Vanilla Bean Biscotti – The Perfect Dipping Cookie

Today we are making vanilla bean biscotti. What’s great about this type of biscotti is that it’s a blank canvas. You can add whatever you want to it; dried fruit or nuts. And….you can dip it in chocolate if you wish. That’s what we’re going to do today. What makes biscotti different from other cookies is that it’s baked twice and uses less butter. The … Continue reading Vanilla Bean Biscotti – The Perfect Dipping Cookie

Vermont Spice Cookies

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without these cookies.  This is a recipe passed down from my mom and I bake them every year.  Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  This is just one of the traditions we have during the Christmas season.  I always make a double batch, but guaranteed they won’t last long in this house.  This family favorite is … Continue reading Vermont Spice Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry cookies are the perfect Fall treat. My inspiration for this cookie was simple. What can I do to elevate your basic oatmeal cookie? Many of us add raisins to our oatmeal cookies, but that’s been over done. Chocolate goes well with oatmeal, but I wanted something else. Since we’re at the hight of the fall season, cranberries came to mind. Why … Continue reading Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Looking for dessert ideas for Easter? Try these Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies. For Easter I usually make Carrot Cake or some form of Cheesecake to have after dinner. A couple of years ago I decided to switch it up and made these delicious Whoopie Pies. Boy were they a hit! This year instead of your traditional Easter dinner, the family decided to do brunch! I … Continue reading Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Apricot Cookies -A Gluten Free Treat

Well I took the plunge!  Between the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas, I let temptation get the better of me and I experimented with refined sugar and gluten.  Basically, I indulged in chocolate treats, cookies, pie and cake.  What was I thinking?  The result?  An extra 6 1/2 pounds, a sluggish feeling, and bloat.  Was it worth it?  At the moment, yes…in hindsight, no.  One evening … Continue reading Apricot Cookies -A Gluten Free Treat