Pregnancy Cravings – Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

We have been M.I.A for quite some time now, but we have a few good reasons.  Last year was a whirlwind for us.  We found out that we were expecting a little baby boy, we bought a new home and we put our home on the market.  We finally moved into our new home at the beginning of March and started unpacking and preparing for Brandon’s arrival, but we didn’t get much done because Brandon decided to come 3 weeks early.  We weren’t ready… but then again is any one ever really ready?

While pregnant, many people often asked if I had any cravings.  I think they were hoping to hear something bizarre such as anchovies, ice cream and a drizzle of pickle juice.  I was sad to disappoint because the two things that I craved were actually pretty “normal” in my book.  Early in  my pregnancy, before I even knew I was pregnant, I craved two things:  green chile tamales and chocolate chip cookies.  I spent days searching for green chile tamales and baked chocolate chip cookies weekly.  During my first trimester I craved a lot of fruit:  apples, oranges, mangoes, Asian pears, berries, persimmons and bananas.  I was especially drawn to orange colored fruits such as persimmons and mangoes.  I guess I needed vitamin A.  During my third trimester Derrick and I had a green smoothie daily for breakfast which usually consisted of kale, apple, carrot, Greek yogurt, chia seeds and pineapple.  I know… pretty boring cravings, huh?

chocolate chip cookies

Life with baby has been a blessing.  Although I have to say, it is quite an adjustment especially with so little sleep.  Can you even call it sleep?  It’s more like a nap these days.  Brandon is growing and changing every day and I wish I could just freeze time so that I can enjoy him longer (and have time to shower, brush my teeth, eat, and maybe sleep).  Regardless, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I could spend hours staring at this perfect little being, so tiny, innocent and pure.  Welcome to the world Brandon – we love you to the moon and back.


Mommy and Brandon


I made Savory Sweet Life’s The Best EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies numerous times during my pregnancy.  It’s crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  I like the use of coarse sea salt in the recipe, it gives a little bit of texture and is just enough savory to balance the sweetness.  The brown sugar adds depth to the cookie that isn’t too sweet.  You’ll have to try Alice’s recipe, you won’t be disappointed.



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  1. Kat says:

    Love these cookies! I’ve made them a ridiculous number of times! I like to add coco powder in place of 1/2 cp of sugar for serious chocolate craving emergencies…

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