DIY Peppermint Extract

As the holidays roll around, I start baking up a storm. One of the classic flavors of the winter holidays is peppermint (Mentha piperita) . The peppermint used in baking is usually an extract rather than the leaves themselves. You can purchase peppermint extract at any grocery store but if you have a pot-o-mint in your garden like I do, it’s easy to make your own peppermint extract....more

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Cooking Guru S4E7: Baking Brie

SIMPLE BAKING BRIESponsored by Marin French Cheese Company: marinfrenchcheese.comPrep Time: 1 minute Bake time: 15 minutes Serves: 4-6Ingredients:1 Marin French Cheese Baking Brie Kitcrackers, fruit slices, bread, chips, jams etc. for serving...more

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

 I have a busy week and am trying to get as much done for the holidays before my guests arrive next Monday. That means, Christmas trees, wrapping, desserts, and more! EEEK!...more

Brown Sugar & Spice Cookies

 Happy Friday eve peeps!...more

Cooking Guru S4E4: Chocotella Brownies

CHOCOTELLA BROWNIES Prep time: 10 minutes   Bake time: 20 minutes    Makes 12 browniesIngredients:1 ¼ cups Nutella or chocolate-hazelnut spread2 eggs2 tsp. vanilla extract...more

Dark Chocolate & Coconut Ghost Cupcakes + 13 Healthy Halloween Treats

Healthier snacking is pretty much my blogging mission. Halloween is just an excuse to make healthy snacks in the shape of pumpkins, ghosts, spiders, and snacks within the orange and chocolate color scheme (yes chocolate is a color). An excuse to make snacks that aren't worth their weight in sugar, are fun, festive, and quite possibly fruity. ...more
I love the ghosts. But the coconut milk powder might be difficult to get access to in my area.more