Recipe Post: Coconutty Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (GF, DF)

It should be pretty apparent that I enjoy developing my own recipes; one of the ways I do this is by converting tried and true “standard” recipes to accommodate certain special diets, as I did with these cookies for a friend who is gluten intolerant. I heard from her recently that she was just finishing…

Recipe Review: Orange Sesame Biscotti

Confession: I baked up these little gems some time ago, but I came across an old photo of the finished product recently, and was transported back into the heady days of culinary school, when my roommate and I decided it would be a great idea to take a baking cookbook and work our way through…

Recipe Post: DIY Multi-Style Cookies

Oh my, these cookies. So ridiculously easy for being so delicious! And making a 5x batch like we did certainly means that I’ve had cookies galore for oh so many Christmas giftbags this year! This cookie base is amazingly versatile; we came up with our top five variations, as mentioned in a previous post, but…

Recipe Review: Gingerbread Cutout Cookies

I know I’ve already been writing about Christmas cooking and baking, but I’m having trouble grasping the fact that it’s actually time again to talk about holiday baking and all things wintery and December-ish. The lack of snow in our region is also hindering my “Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas” vibes, too….

Recipe Post: Christmas Cookie Extravaganza

My friend Kat and I have a festive tradition of going bawls-out over December and trying to BAKE ALL THE THINGS!!! for gifts and our own celebrations. This multi-day effort usually happens at my house because I own all the cool kitchen gadgets EVAR and have a larger kitchen in which to have more than…

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…