Gluten Free Glazed Cinnamon Scones

Ok, so I've never actually had a scone, gluten free or otherwise. Whenever I was presented with a baked good choice I would go with whatever contained the most chocolate. What can I say, I'm a chocoholic. Since scones always made me think of something prim and proper that fancy people had with tea, it had never crossed my mind to even make them. That was until I came across a recipe for them on Pinterest that was accompanied by an amazing looking picture....more

A Natural Sweetener — Stevia

If you are like me, you are probably wondering if Stevia will be another Agave story. The truth is, I used to eat agave, but I didn't do the research before consuming this alternative sweetener. I heard from a doctor that agave was so much better than eating sugar or honey and that I should be using it in everything for which I normally used sugar. I honestly didn't add sugar in many things, but then again, I didn't realize how much sugar, maltose, dextrose, or high-fructose syrup were in the foods I used to eat....more

Lemon Blueberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu. The word alone makes me salivate with excitement!I’ve always been a huge fan of desserts that consist of layers. Whether it’s a chocolate trifle, the rich, yet painstakingly involved, Baklava, or those sweet 7-layer bars. However, there’s something about Tiramisu that just makes it irresistible....more

Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats

Looks like a quick after-school snack! Thanks for the recipe!more

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

When you combine the blissful taste of peanut butter with the deeply chocolatey goodness (more like Godliness) of brownies, you can't go wrong. Not to mention, adding a third layer of rich, deep chocolate ganache. My mouth is salivating just typing this description. These brownies were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G....more
These need to!  Yum!more

Reese's Stuffed Monster Cookies

If you've never heard of Monster Cookies before, my question to you would be, "Who are you??"...more

Thin Mint Truffles

I had two boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints lying around, and I wanted to make something with them, rather than engulfing both boxes while watching reruns of The Golden Girls.My solution?Thin Mint Truffles!!!...more

Swiss Icebox Cookies

I fell in love with Swiss Icebox Cookies a few years ago. When my cousin gave me the recipe (thanks D) I didn’t expect much, because it seemed they were made of familiar ingredients. But when I tried them, soon I found out they were terribly addictive – I just couldn’t stop eating them. Slice-and-bake icebox cookies (or refrigerator cookies) are very practical. You can prepare them ahead of time and keep them in your freezer. Then you can just pull-out when you need them, and bake straight from the freezer. This comes especially handy in holiday season or when preparing for a large party....more

Moist White Fruitcake

This Moist White Fruitcake was served at my Easter table last Sunday. For years I’ve been trying to make a replica of a cake that I used to buy in the shop, but up to now without much success. This is closest that I managed to come. The cake is perfectly moist and flavorful, yet without spices of a traditional Christmas fruitcake. Rum and vanilla are dominant flavors. Try it and you won’t be disappointed! Read more......more

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I went through several recipes for Lemon Crinkle Cookies from scratch (without cake mix). I’ve never made crinkle cookies before, so it was not easy to decide which recipe to try. In the end I decided to play it safe and try the award winning recipe from LDS Magazine. The winner of best cookie recipe was the Lemon Crinkle Cookie by Lauren Brennan from Lauren’s Latest. The cookies turned out fine, but if I make it again next time, I would add a little bit more baking powder (or baking soda) to get more crinkles....more