Recipe Post: Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Waaaay back when, I worked a contract administrative position for an amazing national Art Gallery in my home city. One of the things to know about non-profit organizations or institutions that receive funding from either the public or the government (many of which I have worked in over the course of my administrative career), is…

Recipe Review: Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every so often, I have a special request baking commission, such as the vegan cookies I made HERE. I’ve even dabbled with gluten free (GF) baked goods before, with some success, like the GF macaroons I made, and some major failures, like the GF carrot cake that exploded all over my oven and irritated me…

Christmas Baking Recipe Post: Gingerbread Men for DAYS……

Recently, an amazing new friend and I had a hoot and holler of a time at the BirdHouse, making and decorating gingerbread men from scratch. The idea was to batch-bake and decorate a bunch of gingerbread cookies which we would then gift pretty much entirely to a big group of other friends we were hanging…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – My Matches!

I happily received all my cookie swap matches last week, and have been in Cookie Heaven! I’ve been nomming away at my stash with friends, family, and coworkers, discussing the different merits of each cookie. My three matches really went above and beyond in quality and awesomeness this year, and I was so very pleased…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap: It’s Time! It’s Time!!!

  *My apologies to anyone who sees this as a re-post; I didn’t program my scheduler correctly, and this post went live a week early for several hours before I noticed and pulled it back out. Sorry!* Yay! My cookies have been mailed out (and hopefully received by my swap matches), and now I can…

2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is ON!!

Yay! I finally got my three swap matches last night for my cookie awesomeness…I was starting to fret that it was taking so long! While I can’t give details about who my matches are, or what recipe I’m going to make (as that takes the fun out of the surprise), I will say that I…

It’s Time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which is a fun and interesting fundraising activity-slash-community builder for food bloggers around the world. The funds go 100% to the charity, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosted by amazing food bloggers, Love and Olive Oil and The…

Recipe Post: ANZAC Biscuits!

Strewth! Happy ANZAC Day to all of my Aussie and Kiwi readers and friends! This Saturday, April 25th is a much-beloved public holiday for those DownUnder. The official description, according to the Australian High Commission in Canada‘s website: “ANZAC stands for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The day marks the anniversary of the…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – FINAL POST (I swear!)

The hosts of this year’s #fbcookieswap, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen, have just released the recipe roundup for all the cookie recipes that were submitted! The number of submissions this year, in fact, were so numerous, they split them into two separate parts; I thought it would be useful to also link…

2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 2)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

2014 Great Blogger Cookie Swap – reviewing my swaps! (Part 1)

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is over for another year and all cookies have been sent to their swap matches. Many thanks to Love and Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for the Herculean effort it must have taken to arrange all of the logistics for this year’s (and every year’s) swap! Kudos,…

The 2014 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap – our submission!

At last, it’s here, it’s here! I’m sad in one way to see the end of another swap, but happy at the same time, since it means it’s almost Christmas! :oD It really has felt like ages since we started this year’s cookie swap…and by “we”, I mean my partner in cookie crime, Miss Kitty!…