Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

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I was looking for a recipe for soft peanut butter cookies because my Aunt Sylvia is sick and peanut butter cookies are her favorite. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m glad I did. The cookies were soft and delicious. They’re probably now one of my favorite peanut butter cookies. My boys inhaled them (the […]

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Hummus II

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With a couple of vegetarians in the house, we go through a lot of hummus. I have another hummus recipe on the blog, but wanted to make sure I posted this one because it’s currently my favorite. i love the ratio of ingredients and the addition of cumin.You can make this with canned chickpeas, but […]

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Cashew Cinnamon Energy Bites

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This is my new favorite snack / dessert. I have a couple of my boys hooked on these too. They’re a four ingredient, all natural, sweet treat. We keep ours in the freezer, but keeping them in the refrigerator will make them slightly easier to eat. I could eat these day and night.Our […]

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Dill Pickles

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I have been doing a lot of cooking during this summer of pandemic, but I have been primarily relying on my favorite, tried-and-true recipes. That said, I have made a few new recipes this summer and these dill pickles are one of them.Dill pickles are surprisingly easy to make. If you see pickling cucumbers at […]

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Instant Pot Yogurt

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First things first – definitely start this in the morning because it can take up to twelve hours before it’s finished.I’ve read a lot of articles about making yogurt in an instant pot and since we are a big yogurt-eating family, I decided to try it. I found the process to be a little finicky […]

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Peanut Butter Cookies

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Who doesn’t love a good peanut butter cookie? During this pandemic I have been doing lots of cooking and lots of reading. I love to borrow e-books from the library, and I have found that lots of cookbooks are available to borrow. This cookie recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook. Magnolia Bakery is a […]

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Fluffy Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Muffins

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The name of these muffins and their ingredient list might seem a bit odd, but please trust me, these muffins are delicious. They remind me of a childhood snack that we would get to eat occasionally as a treat — Funny Bones. Those were always my favorite Drakes Cake. I enjoyed Yodels, Ring Dings, Devil […]

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Chia Pudding

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Ch-ch-ch-chia!

One of our sons is a runner, and after I read Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall (great book, by the way), I suggested that he, like the runners in the book, start to make chia seeds part of his regular diet. I […]

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Banana Oat Energy Bites

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We go through a lot of protein bars in our house, Rx bars being one of our favorites. I love their simple list of ingredients. Similarly, this is a recipe for a healthy snack that uses a simple list of ingredients and as a bonus, doesn’t involve any baking. It’s mix and go. We keep […]

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Spiced Cocktail Nuts

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I love spiced nuts. Most of the recipes I make tend to be on the sweeter side. This recipe is just the opposite. It’s more savory than sweet, and perfect to serve at a cocktail party, or with hors d’oeuvres before dinner. We had some friends over for dinner the other night and I […]

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