Cake Mix Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches


I volunteered to be in charge of dessert for our cul de sac 4th of July celebration.  Celebrating together as neighbors has been a tradition for as long as we have lived in our home – over 20 years. It is a much anticipated party!  I decided I needed to do something really fun for dessert.  I love getting my guests involved in putting their food together so I decided to provide all the makings for ice cream sandwiches.  I’ll be back tomorrow with all the details on how I [Continue Reading…]

Potato Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies

I love making cookies. They are pure comfort food to me.  There are just some days where the only thing that will make it better is a batch of homemade cookies.  Ever had one of those days??  Besides making and eating cookies, one of my favorite things to do is to put something into the cookies that you wouldn’t expect.  Remember those caramel corn cookies I shared a while back??  Yeah – those were good. I also love the sweet and salty combination – putting something salty in with my [Continue Reading…]

Caramel Corn Cookies

Caramel Corn Popcorn

We love cookies at our house and we love caramel corn so why not combine the two!  What’s  not to love about a caramel corn cookie?  We have a little bit of a caramel corn theme going on the blog here this week.  Did you see my Caramel Corn Sundae from Monday?? I am a big fan of adding fun things into my cookies to give it texture and flavor.  Who would have thought that adding caramel corn into your cookie would work?  But it does! There are several things [Continue Reading…]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our gluten free journey continues.  Jim has been gluten free for a month now and is doing great.  Even though there are lots of gluten treats available out there I have not purchased too many because part of this gluten free journey for Jim has been to lose some weight.  I worried if I bought the gluten free cookies and other treats that would slow down the weight loss.  He has been so good about not having too many treats.  But once in a while a guy just needs a [Continue Reading…]

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

Malted Milk Ball Bunny Brittle

It’s the tenth of the month and that means it’s time for another fun Blog Hop with 9 of my favorite bloggers.  Our theme for this month is Bunnies and I hope you are as excited to see what everyone came up with as I am! Ah, spring is in the air and what’s more springy than sweet bunnies? Get your pin fingers ready and take a looksie at these 10 bunny themed projects then read on for my full tutorial how to create your own Malted  Milk Ball Bunny [Continue Reading…]

Lemon Drop Cookies

lemon cookie

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over and we are tired of mint and key lime flavors –  lemon season can officially begin!  I am so excited.  If you’ve hung around here for any length of time you know how much I love lemon.  I think if I had to pick one all time favorite flavor it would be LEMON!  So get ready for some lemon recipes.  But before I share some new lemon recipes with  you I decided we needed to revisit and show a little love to one [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Cookies – a Chocolate Overload Cookie!

Chocolate Overload Cookies

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow.  The day of love and chocolate!  What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate??!!!  Especially chocolate cookies. Today’s recipe is the perfect way to the heart of anyone who loves chocolate cookies.  It is pure Chocolate Overload!  This cookie uses cocoa powder, semi sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.  Triple Chocolate Power! The steps are pretty easy  – add chocolate, add chocolate, add more chocolate! The semi sweet chocolate is melted and added into the butter and sugar mixture.  Then you add the cocoa in with [Continue Reading…]

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

We’ve just enjoyed a couple of beautiful, warm,  blue skies, sunny days here in the Pacific NW.  A little unusual for us this time of year but we’ll take it.  One of our favorite outdoor activities is hiking.  We are lucky to have so many beautiful hiking spots with in an hour of our house.  Even in the winter we like to get out and hike.  As long as it’s not pouring down rain I’m game.  It can get a little muddy in the winter though! But it is totally [Continue Reading…]

Dark Chocolate Cherry Shortbread


I was in the mood for shortbread the other day.  I love shortbread, especially with a nice cup of herbal tea.  It is the perfect dunking cookie.  Since the season of love is upon us I figured heart shaped shortbread was in order.  And I just think things taste better when they are in a cute shape like a heart.  And much more fun to eat. I had picked up a bag of dried cherries at Trader Joes recently so decided to add them into my basic shortbread recipe.  Shortbread [Continue Reading…]