Category Archives: cookies

Chocolate Raisin “N’Oatmeal” Grain-Free Cookies and @BobsRedMill Nut Flour Giveaway

Chocolate Raisin "N'oatmeal" Cookies made with almond flour (gluten free)I really need the weather to warm up.   My pants are getting tighter with every cold front that moves through the state.  Seriously, it is totally Mother Nature’s fault that I keep baking (and eating) delicious chocolate treats.  That is my story and I am sticking to it. Continue reading

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies (Flourless)This is the most amazing recipe.  I say that not because there is something special about the ingredients or the taste, no, I say it because it is so huge.  In fact, I have halved the original recipe.  Perhaps these were called Monster Cookies because it’s a monster,  humongous batch.  As it is, be prepared to have cookies cooling on every surface of your kitchen if you make these.  Continue reading

Chocolate Covered Biscoff Filled Ritz Sandwiches

chocolate covered biscoff ritz

I get tired just thinking about the holiday rush.  We add so many things to our schedules: gift giving, buying, wrapping; decorating the inside and outside of our homes; parties at school, work, church and home; concerts or other musical festivals, recitals, etc.  As we pile more and more into our already busy lives, we also feel guilt because we aren’t extra loving, charitable or kind 24/7 as we try to get everything done.  Songs about good cheer simply add fuel to the fire. Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip CookiesIt is getting so that gluten intolerant people don’t have to give up nearly as much as they did a few decades ago.  Every time I go to the grocery store or look at a magazine, it seems like I am seeing a new gluten free product.  We are even getting our own convenience foods from the big food companies, right there in the refrigerator section next to all of the “normal” food. Continue reading

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin CookiesMy oldest son, the Musician,  loves to bake cookies.  Snickerdoodles have become his specialty.  When he was in high school, he’d bake up a batch to take to school as often as I’d let him into the kitchen.  Everyone in school started to recognize my round, blue topped Tupperware container that he carried around filled with cookies.  During his senior year, one of his teachers made the statement that her Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were better than any other oatmeal cookie out there.  The gauntlet was thrown and my son had to accept the challenge. Continue reading

Orange Cream Cookies

Orange Cream Cookies

Welcome to #cookieweek, friends!  Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen and Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic have joined together this week with 23 of their blog friends to present you with a week of cookie treats!  We have every type of cookie you can imagine listed this week, including some for our furry friends.  Now is the time to bookmark these recipes for the upcoming holidays and cookie swaps.  Make sure you enter the giveaway at the bottom with some fabulous prizes from Kitchen Aid, King Arthur Flour, OXO, Silpat and Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to help with your cookie making needs. Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: #Allergy-Free and #Vegan Recipes

There is a bakery in Los Angeles that caters strictly to allergy free, vegan, refined sugar free treats.  Now, the owner, Debbie Adler, has written a cookbook so everyone living outside of that metro area can enjoy her amazing creations.   Filled with recipes for muffins, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, donut holes, bars and even some savory breads, Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-Free and Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery
is a great resource for anyone baking for someone with allergies. Continue reading

Cinnamon Muffin Balls

Cinnamon Muffin BallsHave you ever had a little voice in your head tell you to do something, ignored it and then afterward saw that you should have gone with that original thought? The other day I made a batch of Donut Muffins.  They are an old family favorite that always please my kids.  As I was about to put the batter into the muffin tins, I had a fleeting thought about using muffin liners.  I have a nice nonstick muffin pan that never gives me trouble, so I dismissed the thought.  When the muffins were done baking and cooling slightly, I turned the muffin tin over and every stinking one of the muffin tops came out without the bottoms. Continue reading

#Cookbook Review: Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking

Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking: Includes 250 Delicious Recipes
(ad) by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt was a cookbook perfectly suited for my kitchen.  This is a book of no fuss recipes that are tasty and easy to make.  It seems like most people who have to give up gluten spend a lot of time trying to replicate the foods they had to stop eating.  This book contains a lot of recipes that will keep those longings for the “old days” to a minimum. Continue reading