DeVon in LA

Got a sweet tooth? Check out DeVon's goodies here -Recipe included!

Name: DeVon Drakkar Lane Simmons

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Current Location: LA

Day Job: Daily grind as an artist.

Daily Uniform: Wearing all black (J’adore Noir)

I have a few: Football cards that I’ve been collecting since I was 6.

In the kitchen, I swear by: Crystal’s Hot Sauce, parsley flakes, and Adobo Seasoning (thanks to my boy, Gill) – Those burgers changed my life.

The taste I couldn’t live without: Warm Double Chocolate Chip cookies from Subway.

If your kitchen could talk, what would it say? “Where is Tracey?”

Latest splurge: …Two weeks after Thanksgiving dinner I bought twelve cookies for lunch.

Best gift you’ve ever given: My love

Best gift you’ve ever received: An angel that loves me for me. Even when Top Roman Noodles is on the menu to eat.

My mother taught me: To love everyone, and to give endlessly along with not taking NO! as an answer.

Currently listening to: Tré Thom, Dame 55, Portishead, Curren$y, Senor Homme, Nhytee, E-40, Fred Hammond & all R&B. I wish I could sing. But hey, we can’t have it all, right?

I’m amazing at making: Something out of nothing.

Favorite date spot: The beach on Thursdays with my girl.

My TOP 5, ok 6!, Meals:

1. Rolando’s in Phoenix, AZ on 35th & Peoria

2. Home! My Mother’s cooking.

3. The taco truck outside Cha Cha’s in Silver Lake

4. The Original Freebirds in Santa Barbara

5. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Cali

6. Dino’s on Pico & Bernard in K-town, LA

DeVon’s Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies with Minced Peppermint

-self preference on chocolate chip cookie mix.
-1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
-1/2 cup  red & green of semi sweet chocolate morsels
-1/4 cup of self minced peppermint (broken candy cane)

Preheat oven to 365.
Lightly grease cookie sheet.
Combine all ingredients into mixing bowl till no more cookie powder is visible. Then scoop cookie dough based on self satisfying serving size. Place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Place in oven for roughly 9mins, let stand for 5 mins to cool then enjoy!

Happy Holidays!