Paleo Chocolate Cherry Treats


  As you can probably tell if you have been reading this blog for any length of time, I don’t prescribe to any sort of special diet.  I have recipes that are vegan, gluten free, paleo and even recipes that are full of fat, full sugar, full of crazy bad things.  I have recipes just for carinvores and recipes for vegetarians.  Just an odd mix–because

Cardamon Spice Cookies


Years ago, while I was pregnant with my daughter, I decided to buy a copy of Gourmet magazine (Dec 2004) during the holidays.  Something about the cookies and treats on the cover inspired me to not only purchase the magazine, but to bake every cookie recipe in it.   I have pictures of me baking, about 8 months pregnant, in our tiny Seattle apartment.  The countertops

From the Archives: Halloween Slice and Bake Cookies


****FROM THE ARCHIVES: I made some goat cheese sugar cookies the other night and they made me reminisce about these great cookies I made years before. Halloween is next week and though I have not gotten anywhere with costumes or decorations, I have made cookies. I suggest you do the same. **** First, Happy November!  Hope you had a great Halloween and are stuffed to

Chocolate Chip Biscotti with Frosting


As I strolled down the aisles at the grocery store yesterday, I realized I wanted it to be fall. I wanted to sit in my slightly cool kitchen, sipping coffee, perusing magazines while eating treats. I didn’t really want to jump in the pool or lay in the sun–I wanted soup, hot beverages, and an IKEA catalog. I had planned on making a recipe using

Biscoff Sandwich Cookies

Biscoff Cookies

My husband is kind of weird. He doesn’t seem to get a sweet tooth until 10 or 11 pm and then he rummages through the cupboards for something to snack on. After I received my box containing two jars of Biscoff (!), he began turning to the jar of sweet goodness for his late night snack. He would put some in a bowl, mix it

Peanut Butter Slutty Brownies (Take 2)

Peanut Butter Slutty Brownies 3

I am posting this AGAIN because for some reason the recipe was just not working. Hopefully, this one should work. And, just so you know–this recipe is NOT vegan but I am working on a vegan adaptation and hope to get it up on the site soon. A while back I made these Slutty Brownies, inspired by What’s Gaby Cooking and they have been one

Vegan Peanut Butter Dream Bars

Vegan Cripsy Treats

I told you I have been experimenting with eating as a vegan a few weeks ago. Well, so far so good. I have lost a few pounds, feel great and am loving all of the food experimentation. Unfortunately, I have not been as avid with my camera these days…something is wrong with the focus and it is driving me nuts. Sometimes it works, sometimes it

Chocolate Brownie Cookies with a Surprise

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies 2

I was so excited to make a cookie for my Food Bloggers Cookie Swap buddies. I considered so many different cookies but finally settled on these. My family always loves the chocolate crinkle cookies that seem to pop up during the holidays and these are the same…with a little surprise in the middle. The surprise in the middle of these were Rolo candies, but I

Our Holiday Kiss Cookies


We are starting our holiday baking! Yesterday, we made our traditional Kiss Cookie with a few special twists……they were amazing! Since moving to Florida, a land far away from our families, we have had to change up our holiday traditions a bit. Instead of usually spending Christmas Eve with family, we have started having an open house and inviting anyone who has a few spare

Peanut Butter Slutty Brownies


(It has come to my attention that the post I did last week wasn’t working for some reason….here it is again in a hopefully, more readable format.  This is one recipe you don’t want to miss.) A while back I made these Slutty Brownies, inspired by What’s Gaby Cooking and they have been one of the most popular recipes on the site. And, one of