Mom’s Almond (not peppermint) Candy Cane Cookies

  Everyone has favorite Christmas cookies that make the holiday season extra special for them, and I’m no exception. Besides baking at home with my mom and sister, I often had the opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with my Grandma and my Aunts. There’s something about Christmas cookies that I’ve noticed over the […]

I ♥ America (and peanut butter filled cookies)!

Well, it’s been an interesting election cycle, with a lot of strong feelings one way or the other! As my daughter says, “I’m feeling all the feels.” I know she’s not alone, and I also know I’m not alone when I say it’s time to celebrate living in America and all things American! Despite all […]

Homemade Maple Pumpkin Pop-Tarts

I’d say that throughout my childhood and adolescence, pop-tarts were my number one “meal replacement bar”! To be totally honest, there’s a reason that I always bought chocolate fudge pop-tarts for my kids..… Last spring, we were in Washington DC for a wedding and met some friends for lunch. After lunch, they opened my eyes to […]

Veganizing our Sisters’ Gourmet cookie mixes!

It’s time to start “veganizing” our Sisters’ Gourmet cookie mixes! Last week we received this email: Hi – I see that your cookies require an egg and butter. We are vegan…how do you think your cookies would turn out if we used vegan butter (earth balance soy free) and flax meal egg substitute? Have you ever […]

Best of Fall – Dairy-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free “Caramel” Apples

Fall is here and that means apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, and all kinds of delicious foods that for some reason, we love to eat when the leaves change color. I was discussing this with my daughter who is on a dairy free diet and would really like some fun fall treats. We were wondering if it is possible to make […]