I have so much to tell you guys about today! First, today marks 4 years of Dula Notes. Whoa. I can’t believe I picked St. Patrick’s Day 4 years ago to start this blog, but that’s just the way it happened. I appreciate you all so much and thank you for visiting, your comments, your support, everything.
Next, obviously, things are different around here. Thanks to my friend and graphic designer Rachelle and my web developer husband, there’s a shiny new Dula Notes. We didn’t plan on having the redesign done on my blog’s 4th anniversary, but I like it.
Here’s what’s new!
- There’s new navigation at the top to find featured post
- Try out the new recipe index to find recipes by category, season or type
- Recipes will now have a print button!
- Share posts from the pretty peach ribbon on the left
- Connect with me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram etc. on the right
- You’ll notice little illustrated badges on each recipe letting you know if they are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, quick and which season they fall into
- The 404 redirect page is one of my favorite things. I don’t want you to end up there, but the illustration is super cute. Here’s a gibberish url if you want to see!
- I finally have a Facebook page! Like it, if you want!
I hope you like it as much as we do!
It’s ok if you read the above paragraphs as “cookies, cookies, cookies” in your head. It’s ok. I know it’s hard to focus with melty chocolate chip cookies in your face. I haven’t changed to a restricted diet, but I know many people have by choice or by necessity. I was interested in making a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie and I found two different recipes from trusted bloggers. I couldn’t decide which to try first and in the end made them both, side by side. I was incredibly impressed with both recipes. In fact, I feel like they should always be made together. Cookie cousins that just go together.
The texture is a touch different from your typical chocolate chip cookie, but it’s difficult to detect that they are gluten-free. I recommend eating the soft, old-fashioned type cookie first and then following it up with the chewy, melty, king-sized cookie. No doubt, I will be making them both, again. I hoped to crown a winner, but they are both excellent. Try a small batch of each and see if you can decide. If not, just sit back and enjoy one after the other like me.
Best looking dough – Tie
Best tasting raw dough – Old-Fashioned
Best chocolate lovers cookie – King-Sized
Closest to a typical chocolate chip cookie – Old-Fashioned
Best eaten warm – Tie
Best overall cookie – Tie