Counting The Last Year

We have enjoyed our holiday break.  We hope that your holidays were all that you wanted.  The new year is off to a start and we’ve got lots to do even this weekend.  You might catch us at a Chicago Wolves game or even at the Travel & Adventure show in Rosemont.   However, mostly […]

Culinary Fight Club During Baking Week

As you may have guessed, we’ve been busy.  This time it’s not all work.  However, baking week is upon us.  Yesterday was our first full day of baking in preparations for the holidays!  Before I forget I wanted to tell you that Culinary Fight Club is tomorrow night!  My job still requires that I share […]

Bake Your Heart Out

This will come as a surprise but I am not allowed to cook.  Yes, those words went together in that order.  My family refuses to let me cater everything at our holiday gatherings.  Even though this is my job to cook delicious foods, the ban hammer came down on me years ago.  So, instead we bake […]

3 Bakeries We Crave

We are foodies. We live to eat the tasty pastries most of all.  There is just something baked into them that we love more than most other treats.  Be it savory or sweet, we want our bakery items.  We want them fresh and delicious.  Healthy doesn’t really play into it for us.  Spunky Dunkers -I […]

Cappuccino Cravers for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013

When we heard about the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013, we knew we wanted to participate.  While we had no idea what we were in store for in return, some surprises are more than you expect.   Getting mystery cookies in the mail makes the entire month of December feel like Christmas!!  I really […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Snicker Doodles

Earlier last week I was looking for a cookie recipe that would go well with Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee. I ended up getting some for the women at the prayer shawl group and thought they might like some cookies to go with it.  I’d actually never made snickerdoodles before, I’m not quite sure why though. […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Snicker Doodles

Earlier last week I was looking for a cookie recipe that would go well with Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee. I ended up getting some for the women at the prayer shawl group and thought they might like some cookies to go with it.  I’d actually never made snickerdoodles before, I’m not quite sure why though. […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

We love cookies at my house.  But we love them more when they’re unusual.  I can easily see these becoming a favorite.  Not that they beat whole wheat peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip, but they’re just such a different taste.  They’re kinda like a macaroon without the chocolate on the bottom. They’re crisp, golden brown […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

We love cookies at my house.  But we love them more when they’re unusual.  I can easily see these becoming a favorite.  Not that they beat whole wheat peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip, but they’re just such a different taste.  They’re kinda like a macaroon without the chocolate on the bottom. They’re crisp, golden brown […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Zucchini Lime Bars

It’s been incredibly hot here in Chicago the past couple weeks and then we’ll have the extremely odd cool day.  Last Friday, when I got my grill from Sears it was cool.  I promptly came home and baked something.  I’ve been having baking withdrawal lately and its hard to get excited about making yet another […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Zucchini Lime Bars

It’s been incredibly hot here in Chicago the past couple weeks and then we’ll have the extremely odd cool day.  Last Friday, when I got my grill from Sears it was cool.  I promptly came home and baked something.  I’ve been having baking withdrawal lately and its hard to get excited about making yet another […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Swirly Jell-O Cookies+My Family’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

Today’s recipe is something I’ve been making for many, many years.  My mom has been making this sugar cookie recipe since before I was born.  Both turn out excellent every single time.  They are so easy to make, you don’t even need a kitchen-aid or a mixer.  Just a bowl and a spoon.  My Jell-O […]