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...]

The Perfect Holiday Cookie Plate and Salted Peanut Butter Blossoms

Salted Peanut Butter Blossons

Christmas means cookies and at our house that means our Annual Cookie Baking Day.  What started as a family day of baking cookies together has grown to include neighbors and friends.  This year we will being it Friday, Dec. 20th and I was perfectly serious in yesterday’s post if anyone local wants to stop by to join in, help out and eat a few cookies just email me! I’ve been working on my To Make list for a while and today I thought I’d share with you some tips for putting [Continue Reading...]

25 Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes

Favorite Christmas Cookies

Have you done your holiday baking yet?  We’re having our Annual Cooking Baking day on the 20th, a little later than normal but wanted to wait until at least one of my girls was home!  Anyone local want to stop by and join in the fun or sample a cookie just let me know!! I’ve been busy making a list of what we will be making and baking that day so I thought I’d share with you a list of 25 of my favorite Christmas cookies I have shared with [Continue Reading...]

Almond Raspberry Shortbread Cookies

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies

Today’s recipe is one of our family’s favorite holiday cookies.  In fact over Thanksgiving Tessa specifically requested we make these almond raspberry shortbread cookies. I have shared them before but when I went back to get the recipe the one poor photo that had been on the post had disappeared so I figured that meant it was do for a redo! This time of year I become addicted to holiday baking magazines- especially the cookie ones.  I am always looking for new holiday cookie recipes.  Well, as soon as I [Continue Reading...]