How do you make a brownie (even more) irresistible? Mix cocoa powder, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla and top with a delicious chocolate buttercream.

May 7, 2017

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

What’s better than a big chocolate brownie?  How about a big chocolate brownie with chocolate buttercream frosting!   Recently my husband got a request to bring baked goods for a fundraiser.  Our daughter offered to bake brownies and I decided to make chocolate buttercream to put them over the top.  If you are a food blogger there’s nothing more embarrassing … Continue reading

New Year's/ Christmas Crack Toffee

Dec 30, 2016

New Year’s/ Christmas Crack Toffee

One. Last. Party.  A small one too.  But even for immediate family (and a few guests), the food has to be good.  So, I am making some New Year’s/Christmas Crack Toffee (the toffee that goes crunchy/salty over crackers) to snack on.  And decorating it with gold sprinkles for New Year’s!  Toffee is something I normally do straight—butter, sugar, vanilla, no … Continue reading

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Nov 27, 2016

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Have you jumped on the gluten free bandwagon?  Or perhaps you have friends or family who have? While I eat almost anything, I know so many people who are gluten free.  And doesn’t everyone deserve fun foods like these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies?  I previously made some delicious One Flour Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.  But my adventures aren’t ending … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies closeup

Nov 10, 2016

Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every fall, one of my CSAs, Rare Earth Farm, has the best party!  Members gather to walk the farm, carve pumpkins, feast on delicious, healthy food and get warmed by a roaring bonfire.  Most years I come home with a great recipe or two—this year for Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I was especially excited by this since I … Continue reading

Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies

Feb 12, 2016

Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies

Aren’t fudge brownies beautiful?  Gooey, chocolaty, sweet.  Even the box mixes are good—enough to make this organic girl cave. Until I tried this recipe for Fudgiest Whole Wheat Brownies. Now I’m a convert to homemade!  The recipe came from King Arthur with just a few small changes (including reducing the batch size by half).  To make them extra special for … Continue reading

Nov 25, 2015

Word Vision Giveaway & Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

Thanksgiving is tomorrow—how did that happen!  This year I’d like to put more emphasis on the “thankful” part. Isn’t that what the holiday is all about?   My husband’s uncle has a tradition at the Thanksgivings he hosts.  They go around the room and everyone says one thing they are thankful for.  I think that’s a great idea!  I am thankful … Continue reading

Swedish Elephant spice cookies

Aug 12, 2015

World Elephant Day Thin Spice Cookies (Pepparkakor)

Did you know that it’s World Elephant Day today?  Not exactly a Hallmark holiday, but I wanted to celebrate.  This is a “green” blog after all!  So I baked elephant cookies–elephant shaped thin spice cookies, based on Swedish Pepparkakor!   Elephants are fascinating creatures. Did you know that…    

Whole Grain Ginger Chunk Cookies

Jul 22, 2015

Whole Grain Ginger Chunk Cookies

Do you love ginger? The sweet, spicy root is famous for adding zing to ginger snaps… or ginger ale… or even apple pie. While powdered ginger is the baking workhorse, candied ginger–juicy chunks of sweetened ginger root–holds a special place in my heart. Enough to create a cookie that is full of it: the Whole Grain Ginger Chunk Cookie (based … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondie Closeup

Apr 19, 2015

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies

I saw a picture of these Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies in an Eating Well Magazine. And, I must admit, their picture looked even better than mine. Not that I didn’t wouldn’t gobble mine down in a heartbeat mind you.  When our local market had no oysters for this afternoon’s planned recipe, these blondies just called out to me. What … Continue reading

Christmas cookie snowflakes and stars

Dec 17, 2014

Christmas Cookie Snowflakes and Stars

When I made my popular fall leaf cookies last month, I was already thinking ahead.  I had just learned how to do a fun icing technique called “cookie flooding” and I wondered…  How could I adapt this for Christmas cookie snowflakes and stars?  This year, daughter #3 is appearing in a community theater production of the Christmas classic, Miracle on … Continue reading