Remember that friends episode where Ross freaked out about his leftover thanksgiving sandwich someone stole from the fridge at work? He excitedly described each component Monica’s famous sandwich saying, “You see my sister makes these amazing turkey sandwiches. Her secret is, she puts an extra slice of gravy soaked bread in the middle; I call it the Moist Maker.” It’s a really funny episode. Ah, if only I could recall scriptures and math equations the way I do movie and television quotes. Anyway, I have a “moist maker” secret of my own. Have you ever made a batch of cookies and then the next day come to find them rock hard and dry? Enter the moist maker, a humble slice of bread! Put a piece of bread in with the cookies and they steal all the softness from the bread and stay fresh and moist while the bread is left dry and toast-like. (side note-if your toasters broken this could be a good solution to make toast!) It even works for rice krispy treats. I’m sure there’s some very scientific Alton Brown explanation for the process but all I care is that it works! Last night I made these yummy lemon cookies and before I sealed up (what was left of them, they’re pretty addictive) for the evening, I added a piece of bread. This morning I found deliciously moist cookies and a dry piece of bread. Try it out! Oh and yes, I’m back, so quit your whining!