Two years ago, high school junior Nick Normile started his award-winning culinary blog titled Foodie at Fifteen.
"I realized that I had a lot of cool experiences with food that I would like to share with people," Nick says. Now 17, the Philadelphia area native spills that his love for food began when he was only 5. "I cooked apple pie with my grandmothers. It was delicious."
However, not every recipe Nick's whipped up has turned out quite so delish. "I tried a banana-strawberry granola that came out awful," Nick confesses. Yet, his friends still happily step up to serve as his taste testers. "They certainly reap the benefits," says the teen food guru who now cooks over 50 meals a month.
Nick spends about two hours each week working on Foodie at Fifteen and doesn't foresee hanging up his blogging duties any time soon. "I love most when I know that I've established a connection with the readers."
Keep reading for the recipe to Nick's biggest guilty pleasure.
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1tsp of vanilla
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of flour
2/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Grease an 8x8 pan.
3) Melt the butter in a saucepan.
4) Add the sugar, then beat in the egg, vanilla and salt.
5) Fold in the flour.
6) Fold in the chocolate and the butterscotch chips.
7) Transfer to the pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes.