I was inspired for this cookies for a cause post by TJ’s sister, Sara, who is turning 29 in September. Sara reached out to us last week and explained that she was going to make her birthday extra special by planning her own personal triathlon which would add up to 29 miles. In addition to this, in lieu of gifts or cards, she wanted to start a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for two families that she’s extremely close with who have been affected by cancer.
I’ve been on a granola cereal kick for a few months now to the point that I’ve run out of cabinet space! Due to the overload, I wanted to use the cereal in a way other than simply in a milk-filled bowl or mixed with my yogurt. The texture of one brand in particular made me think its granola could work well if it was used similar to oatmeal in a cookie. This recipe is a play on that idea.
Here’s a super quick and easy cupcake recipe that combines the world of PB&J with chocolate. All you need are a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry and voilà, frosting-coated smiles all around! Continue reading
I had an amazing opportunity to travel to General Mills’ headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and participate in an intimate Pillsbury Blogger Event. What wonderful timing since we’re in the midst of the holiday season when everyone is trying to figure out what sweets and eats to make for their parties! Continue reading
I was shopping a few weeks ago when I came across these Limited Edition Winter Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels from Nestlé Toll House. I was very curious to try their cookie recipe and see how they came out. Continue reading
We had some friends over for dinner and to watch some fights on television. Honestly, I don’t care much for the fights; but getting together with good company and eating some tasty food is usually what sucks me in. Right away I knew that I wanted to make these ridiculously amazing Hershey’s brownies for dessert. Continue reading
As the title signifies, this cookies for a cause post focuses on what many individuals and couples would like to experience in their lifetime…to love and raise a child. Unfortunately, sometimes-uncontrollable situations arise which might alter the expected plan. The beautiful thing is that determination and willpower always manages to help find a way. Continue reading
I found another recipe to finish off those extra ripened bananas lying around the house. These muffins came out so good; I may intentionally leave a few bananas aside from now on. Continue reading
I came across the recipe for these s’mores bars when I was researching some ideas for a fellow foodie. My stomach immediately growled! Along with the common ingredients, what’s unique about this recipe is the addition of chocolate-flavored crisp rice cereal. Continue reading
The other night I was watching an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, hosted by Alton Brown. During a cupcake challenge, one contestant sabotaged another by forcing them to use a crudités platter. The chef didn’t flinch and wound up making a “harvest” cupcake with the mandatory ingredients. This actually motivated me to make carrot cupcakes. Continue reading
Whenever I’m in need of a quick side for some soup or stew, I often turn to this cornbread recipe, which I found a few years ago. Continue reading
At most theaters you will likely find movies produced for the masses. However, in this cookies for a cause segment, I’d like to focus on a non-profit organization, the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which promotes a specific genre of cinema. In doing so, their hope is to bring together the LGBT community. Continue reading
My friend Dennis is somewhat of a dessert connoisseur and always finds spectacular-looking recipes. He shared this one with me recently and I just couldn’t pass up something that was named after one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies. Continue reading
I’m very excited about this post today for a couple of reasons. One – this is a recipe that my mom gave me years ago, and which many always ask me for after they devour the cookies, lol. Two – it is the very first recipe (I hope of many) within my new cookies for a cause segment! This cinnamon bun cookie recipe features Forgotten Friends of Long Island. They are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating cats & dogs and then finding suitable homes for them. Continue reading