Category Archives: Cookies & Muffins

Peanut Butter & Granola Cookies

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.

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Granola, Avocado & Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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Chocolate Almond Raspberry-Filled Twists (A Pillsbury Blogger Event Exclusive)

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

“Bundle of Joy” Piñata Cookies

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

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

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