The Comfort Cookie

June 25, 2012 would have been my dad’s 77th birthday. He's been gone for almost a year. For the most part, I had a pretty good day. Of course, I had my moments of sadness. But the weather here was picture-perfect – “his” kind of weather. It is hard to be gloomy inside when it is so pretty outside. Plus, it was cool enough to comfortably make comfort food at the end of June....more
 @Cindy La FerleThey are! I hope you enjoy making them.    more

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

After a fairly calm and mild winter, work on the farm is starting up again. Russell is working long days to get ready for the upcoming planting season - which means he has to get up early on weekends to go check sprinklers.Selfishly, I love my early weekend mornings, alone with my coffee and without any real obligations. I spend these precious hours leisurely reading outside or baking while watching girly movies. Truly, I don't think that there is anything more pleasant than watching Pride and Prejudice with a batch of cookies in the oven....more

Cookie Smiles


Pecan Date Nibblers (with cooking video) gluten-free option, oil-free option

Hello my plant-powered buddies!  You get a "2 for 1" special today.  First, my recipe for Pecan Date Nibblers from LTEV (which are oil-free, sugar-free, and have a gluten-free option), AND you get to see this recipe in the making....more

Cinnamon Cookie Dough Bars

These bars are a combination of raw-meets-vegan.  A sequel to my "Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls" perhaps, or maybe my "Lemon-Kissed Blondie Bites".  And, they started as balls.  But, our wee girl keeps calling them "Sticky Balls"....more

chocolate sablés


Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Sunday Supper's post is a very special one. You see, we have been joined by Christina Ferrare who is sharing recipes from her second cookbook, Big Bowl of Love! I am excited to be participating this week with all of the other wonderful Food Bloggers in our Sunday Supper Group, as we share recipes from Christina's cookbook and website....more

White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my recent favorite flavor combos involving peanut butter is pretzels and white chocolate, and this cookie showcases the trifecta of awesome flavors perfectly. It takes a super simple peanut butter cookie that uses White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co. (but can totally be replaced with regular creamy PB if you want), a bit of brown sugar, and other cookie stuff. One pretzel is placed on top of the cookie prior to baking, and when their cool, they get a yummy coat of white chocolate on the bottom. These cookies are simply to die for!...more

In the Beginning....There were Cake Pops!

"Blogging is Good for You"!  Really?  "Yes,it's an outlet for stress and you can share so many amazing creations with everyone!"  Well, I finally decided to give it a try despite my persistent doubt....more
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"Watermelon" Cupcakes

I've been thinking about starting a blog for months now, but a couple of things have made me hesitate.1. Who in the world wants to read what I have to say?2. My motivation for even considering to write a blog about my kitchen exploits and experiments has been the inspiration I get from reading a number of well-written, funny, creative, and knowledgeable blogs. Which brings me back to point number one....more