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 OVERLOAD. I've probably had more sweets in the last week than I have all year. I can't wait to get back on keto at the beginning of the New Year, but for now I'm soaking up the holiday treats. This cookie cake I made for work on Monday is probably the sweetest thing I've… Continue reading Candy Cane Cookie Cake
Holiday puppy chow made easy and festive. Use your microwave to melt butter and chocolate and then go to town with sugar and sprinkles. There's also a secret ingredient lurking inside!
The air is cool, crisp, and has a hint of fireplace smoke to it. Lights twinkle in the pre-dawn sky, a pine-scented candle flickers in the distance, and coffee percolates on the countertop. These December mornings have got me feeling all kinds of things. Christmas is about a week away, and I've been immersed in… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Sticks
It has been a lazy weekend in the Welcher household. Since we had planned on being snowed in on Saturday, we had nothing in the works to get out of the house. Neither the snow nor the ice came but our plans were unwavering: stay on the couch, in our pajamas, for 24 hours or… Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Cake Balls
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