Fall Leaf Cookies, Served

Nov 10, 2014

Fall Sugar Cookies

I try to eat healthy.  But every so often I want something indulgent.  Tasty.  Sweet.  Even pretty.  And with  beautiful autumn leaves falling all around me for inspiration, I decided to try making some fall sugar cookies. Now the last time I tried making decorative sugar cookies was a few years ago.  I made them to celebrate Easter.  That year … Continue reading

M&M Cookies in a Jar, Stacked Up

Apr 18, 2014

M&M Cookies in a Jar (with Printable Tags)

Need a last minute idea for an Easter (or any other occasion) gift?  How about M&M Cookies in a Jar?  These are going into my kids’ Easter baskets this year. It started with the commitment to eat (mostly) out of my pantry this month.  I had already bought the holiday colored M&M’s so this seemed like a perfect addition.  By … Continue reading

Apr 14, 2014

Healthy Gummy Candy-Organic, Two Ingredients!

Gummy candy–gummy bears, gummy worms, and in my case bunnies and duckies–holds a fascination for kids that I will never understand.  But since my kids do love them, I have decided to make them healthier.  Easter is coming up after all!  Healthy gummy candy–who would have thought!  My inspiration came from blogger Rachel whose cute treats which were cut with … Continue reading

Sea foam candy closeup

Jan 9, 2014

Grandma’s Sea Foam Candy (Divinity)–No Corn Syrup

After mentioning that I planned to eat (and write about) healthier foods this year, here I am posting a sea foam candy recipe.  Now how did that happen?  This dearly loved old family recipe is for a treat we called “sea foam”– a candy that my grandmother was famous for (at least to us)!   If it makes you feel any … Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Oreos with Milk

Dec 30, 2013

A Chocolate Dipped Oreo Tutorial

Every year, between Christmas and New Year’s, we deliver a thank you gift to one of our neighbors.  They keep an eye on our house when we aren’t there, recommend plumbers, advise on various things… and are generally great people. A bottle of champagne and something homemade–chocolate dipped Oreo cookies this year!  Of course I was going to make these … Continue reading

Whole Grain Gingersnaps

Dec 19, 2013

Crisp or Chewy Whole Grain Gingersnaps

Or How I Set Out to Use Up My Rye Flour and Found the Most Amazing Whole Grain Gingersnaps!  Then ate them all up before blogging.  Then baked them again… decorated for Christmas. This all started more than six months ago when I decided to try to use some of the old neglected food items in my pantry.  One of … Continue reading

Homemade Salted Caramels

Dec 12, 2013

Salted Caramels Don’t Have to Come from the Sweet Shop

Who doesn’t like a taste of something sweet, especially during the holidays?  Salted caramels anyone?  Besides longing for sweet treats, I had another motivation.  Every year of age seems to add to the challenge of maintaining a healthy weight, and I have found that a small taste of something sweet–like a chocolate truffle or a small salted caramel, can help … Continue reading

Granola Bar Cookies

Apr 26, 2013

Melt and Stir Granola Bar Cookies

Earlier this year we were going through a lot of treats.  Five dozen baked goods for the school musical,  four dozen for children’s choir and “we’ll take whatever we can get” for swim club (you know how hungry those athletes get)! In deciding what to bake, I tested the “Oatmeal Scotch Teas” from my youth and they made a big … Continue reading

mint biscotti on platter

Mar 10, 2013

Double Chocolate Mint Biscotti (in Shamrock Green)

A few weeks ago I baked some biscotti for a school event.  They were all sans chocolate per the event restrictions. Trouble is, this gave me a terrible craving tor chocolate biscotti. Finally I made some chocolate espresso biscotti but they weren’t quite what I hoped for.  And so the craving continued… Today I decided to remedy that with Chocolate … Continue reading

Easter Oatmeal M&M Blondie

Mar 4, 2013

Oatmeal M&M Blondies (for, um, really early Easter?)

Easter is now  about a month away–and I’ve already baked Oatmeal M&M Blondies for the occasion. I admit that I normally leave anything holiday-ish until–oh, about 30 seconds before the date, which means that none of my readers really has time to try it (my apologizes).   But the pastel M&Ms in the holiday candy aisle lured me in and who … Continue reading