Now that baby girl is over the age of 1, I’ve found a new appreciation for honey. Sweet as sugar but a much more natural sweetener option. Tess loves it and I’m quickly realizing how great it is to bake with. Cue these bars!
Typically, I don’t like to mix fruit and chocolate. Bananas and strawberries are the exceptions. I am well aware that chocolate and orange are a famous pair, but I haven’t been on board until just recently.
I used to love those 60 calorie sugar free chocolate pudding snacks. I say “used to” because when I was pregnant and then nursing I avoided a lot of sugar substitutes, and when I bought a pack recently I was surprised at how eh I found them to be. In trying to go the “whole foods” route in general, the ingredients list on those babies is reason enough to say a permanent bye-bye.
Back in the day I was a “brownie” and wore the ugly sash but I never made it up the ranks or sold a box of cookies. When my friends partook of this cookie many reviewers mentioned how they resemble a girl scout cookie, but no one could remember the name. I looked it up – it’s a Do-Si-Do!
Wow – not quite a sentence but what a fabulous string of words. Butter, twice? Yes indeed. Health food these are not, but in the same breath I must say they’re not to be missed.
I heart pears. Seriously, I love them. I like them under-ripe, over-ripe, in desserts, whatever. Since I’ve been wanting to make a crostata for a while now, and my pears were perfectly ripe and crying out to be used in some magical way, the winter pear crostata was born!
You might be saying – really? cookies? and me on this new years diet plan? But the thing is, I couldn’t possibly be more excited to share this recipe with you, and I don’t even care if you make them NEXT December – just hold onto the recipe and make them at some point! Or maybe you’ve been on a sugar binge like I have, and these cookies could help you descend slowly and smoothly back into routine.
I really like to work ahead. I make lists, cross items off said list, and think about the leftover items in the back of my mind until I finish them and cross them off. Sometimes, I’ll write things in my planner after I’ve already done them, just so I can cross them off. I bought my nieces’ and nephews’ Christmas presents in October. I’m not bragging, I know this makes me uncool. Also, this information has nothing to do with this supercute picture of Tessa, Cade and Lukas in their pjs, nor does the picture have to do with what I am about to tell you.
Alternate title could be “I didn’t know key lime pie was so easy to make”. And also, “I didn’t know that I am obsessed with key lime pie”. True, this is a rather tropical dessert, but my taste buds didn’t care as I dug into a second slice.
My daughter was just crazy over Santa, as you can tell in this heart-warmingly festive photo. As I forgot to take a picture of my catering job yesterday, I thought I’d share the scary Santa one! OK, holiday desserts for 20…
I like this recipe mostly because the title rhymes. Just kidding. I like this recipe mostly because IT’S AWESOME. I made it somewhat on a whim – I had all of the ingredients on hand and I’ve been stuck in the house with a sicky-poo toddler for three days. What I ended up with was a much lighter, even easier to make version of something we ALL know and love.
Wow, could that title be any longer? “Hi, I’m Chandler, could I be wearing any more clothes”. Did you know that the current high school-aged kids don’t know Friends references? I’ve heard crickets many a-time in my classroom. These mini-cupcakes are toddler approved, both because they’re healthy and because my toddler ate three. And she doesn’t really like eating, so I was pumped. I also ate three. So good. Let me explain.
Food is super trendy – just check Pinterest. It’s like an explosion of green smoothies and 3 point crockpot dinners. Buckeyes are a sweet that I do actually remember from childhood but haven’t seen at a party for years and years. A sweet, peanut butter dough ball enveloped in bittersweet chocolate and chilled to perfection. Who let this go out of style? And why? Let’s bring it back. Come on, all together now.