Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I can easily say that these are my favorite cookies of all time.  My grandmother always used to make a tin of these and keep them around for me during the holidays.  I can’t even tell you how many I would eat in a sitting – enough to get my daily dose of iron, IContinue reading “Big Soft Ginger Cookies”

Margarita Mandarin Jell-o w/ Coconut Whipped Cream

This weekend went by so quickly!  We started off with outdoor movie night on Friday with a few friends.  I made a cake for a friend’s half birthday and decided to throw in another adult-only dessert for the evening.  We are into full-fledge use it up mode around here.  If we don’t use it inContinue reading “Margarita Mandarin Jell-o w/ Coconut Whipped Cream”

Ginger [sugar-free] Chocolate Cake

Yum to this cake.  This vegan cake recipe has proven to be a regular in this household.  It is so moist and fluffy without being at all complicated.  One would never know it is a vegan recipe, either.   The idea came to me whilst shopping in my favorite local health grocery store, Earth Fare.Continue reading “Ginger [sugar-free] Chocolate Cake”

Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Sugar Free Cupcakes

I tried a variation on my original sugar-free banana peanut butter muffins – adding cocoa!  This addition and a one other, makes these dense, rich treats more cupcake-like than before.  I highly recommend you try this and some other swaps – you could switch the peanut butter for any nut butter.  You could switch the bananaContinue reading “Chocolate-Peanut Butter-Banana Sugar Free Cupcakes”

The Best Cookies Ever

….proclaimed Eric.  Actually he said, “These are the best cookies you have ever made.” Followed by a quick, “Good thing you didn’t make the whole batch or I would sit here and eat them all night.” Followed by, “Seriously, you can make those anytime you want.”   This time I used a mixture of Truvia andContinue reading “The Best Cookies Ever”

Happy Valentine’s Day + Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cake

It’s not too late to make this sweet treat for your Valentine.  It is fast, simple, and takes very minimal prep time.   I spread out on the dining room table last night to make this cake for Eric, who actually requested a cake.  Usually if I start talking baking on a weeknight there isContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day + Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cake”

S’mores Brownies

Oh tomorrow’s Super Bowl will even S’more Super thanks to this easy recipe.  This recipe calls for 1 boxed brownie mix (1 egg, 1/4 cup oil, 1/4 cup water, and 1 packet of Hershey’s chocolate syrup which was part of this particular mix), 14 graham cracker squares, and 24 marshmallows.  Grease a pan or spray with cooking spray.  IContinue reading “S’mores Brownies”

Broiled Grapefruit + Chocolate Ice Cream

I wish I could come home to this as a snack every day after work.  It would be such a nice way to enjoy my afternoon.  Though, I know I would have some problems getting Greta to eat a healthier dinner with me chowing down on this dessert.  How many other moms out there areContinue reading “Broiled Grapefruit + Chocolate Ice Cream”

Gluten-free Black Forest Cake + Christmas Day

This chocolate cake was wildly delicious and one would never guess it was gluten-free!  My mother in law has a plethora of gluten-free baking and food items around the house due to gluten intolerance.  This particular cake was made from the Williams-Sonoma Ad Hoc Gluten Free Cake Mix.  This mix is more expensive than others,Continue reading “Gluten-free Black Forest Cake + Christmas Day”

Scotch Short Bread + Easy Table Top Tree

There have been too many sick days in our household as of late.  This past weekend after plenty of naps, a trip to the science center, the last of the Christmas shopping, and some craft time, I found time to bake.  This recipe is in my top 5 favorites for Christmas.  It is an easyContinue reading “Scotch Short Bread + Easy Table Top Tree”