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.
I recently saw a recipe floating around online for some sort of citrus blueberry bread. I was excited to try and make it since I’m fond of that flavor profile. Unfortunately, my boyfriend is not. In order to meet somewhere in the middle, I came up with my own combination of fruit, nuts and other ingredients to create this recipe instead. Continue reading
Ice cream can be your best friend or your worst enemy depending on how you look at it. For the longest time, it was the latter of the two for me since I’m lactose intolerant. Even those digestive pills on the market couldn’t help me enjoy a cup of soft serve at the local parlor anymore. So I sadly did without it. In time, I discovered a few lines of non-dairy brands, although there weren’t too many flavor options and the ice cream itself was as hard as a rock! Finally, I decided to just make my own.
During a visit with my parents, my mother and I discovered coconut extra virgin oil while shopping. As I began searching for recipes that featured this product, I came across banana bread. I had never made one before and figured it might be a great opportunity to try out two new things at the same time! Continue reading
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
Ever been in the mood for something sweet but didn’t know exactly what for? Well I had that moment, and I conquered it by making an all-inclusive dessert pie of pure indulgence. 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 don’t know much about making candy but I do hope to learn one day. In the interim, my mother thought of me when she saw this recipe because she knew it was a quick and easy way for me to get my occasional sweet and salty fix. 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
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
Sometimes it’s dangerous to be on Facebook when you’re hungry. There are so many great food ideas that people post which I simply can’t resist! A few friends shared a photo of frozen treats similar to these so I searched online and found a detailed recipe to mirror them. Continue reading
I love it when things fall into place unexpectedly. We’re having a combo birthday celebration tonight for TJ and his sister, Joanna, whose birthdays both passed a few days ago. Yesterday, Joanna asked me to bring the dessert but since I didn’t have time to run out and buy ingredients, I knew I’d have to use what was already in our kitchen. At the same time, my dear friend, Leah, was sending me photos of these awesome-looking “krabby patty cakes” which her six-year-old son, Patrick, had just made with her. 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