Peppermint is my jam. When I was a smoker (I know, bad habit, but I quit a long time ago!) I only smoked menthols. I've chewed the exact same type of gum for a decade (Five peppermint). Don't ever hand me a stick of spearmint gum, that's not my thing. I love dinner mints and… Continue reading Peppermint Mocha Cookies
It's December 2nd, and if your Christmas tree isn't up yet---what are you waiting for?! I'm currently sitting here listening to Christmas music play through my stereo and looking at the lights glisten on my tree. I'm fully in the Christmas spirit, and that couldn't be more visible than if you step into my kitchen.… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Truffles
Sugar is one of the most addicting substances in the world. It buries itself deep inside your brain thinking you need it---always. The holidays make it extremely hard to not overdo it on the sugar. I've found myself sneaking one cookie...two cookies...three cookies or more. Once you get one, you can't stop. These brownie cookies… Continue reading Christmas Brownie Cookies
The holidays are coming and that means it's cookie time! These are a great change of pace from regular oatmeal raisin cookies, and have super sweet white chocolate morsels inside.
One of the best feelings in the world is cleaning out your kitchen when making a meal. That can of diced tomatoes you've had lingering in the back of the cabinet? Throw it in. Half-used bags of shredded cheese? Let's get rid of them! The greatest meals I've ever whipped together were ones where I… Continue reading Italian Potato Nachos
Good news, guys. I didn't get botulism! It's now been over 24 hours, so I think I'm good. I'm breathing a sigh of relief. If you want to read why I thought I would get botulism, click here. Since I'm botulism free (I think), I'm celebrating by eating all the good stuff. My coworker brought… Continue reading Cherry Pie Cookies
One of the best parts about Christmas is all of the goodies leading up to the day. Homemade candies, party mixes and cookies abound. Cookies are never in short supply in my house around the holidays. I don't usually break outside of the box when it comes to Christmas cookies, though. My mom, grandma and… Continue reading Christmas Shortbread Bites