No Bake Fig and Banana Bites

Are you a fig lover? I love figs and hate wasting them, especially when they are overripe and too soft to eat fresh. Figs are also expensive which makes them even more difficult to waste. I decided to try making them into granola bites for a healthy snack. If you prefer a sweeter bite, add more maple syrup. If you don't like a sweet granola … [Read more...]

No Bake Energy Treats

Are you looking for a quick and healthy treat in the afternoon? These no bake energy treats take less than ten minutes to prepare and there is no baking necessary! Just prepare and stick them in the fridge. These energy treats are packed with nutrients and healthy ingredients including homemade almond butter, old fashioned oats, maple syrup, a … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Quinoa

Do your kids like chocolate chip cookies? How about oatmeal chocolate chip? I decided to add some quinoa flakes in the batter to experiment with the flavor and texture. The cookies came out slightly crispy, sweet and cakey in the middle.  Quinoa flakes are a great way to add some nutrition to baked goods and it was super easy adding it to these … [Read more...]

Low Fat Banana Biscotti with Cinnamon Chips

Do you like banana? Do you like cinnamon? I was in the mood one morning to make biscotti and take a break from my granola making. I found a recipe at cooking light for Banana Pecan Biscotti which looked interesting. I didn't want to use the nuts and had some cinnamon chips that I recently bought. I replaced some ingredients (substituted the … [Read more...]

Apple Chips

Your only regret making these chips is that you didn't make enough! These chips do take a long time to crisp up but are worth every bite when finished. I now understand why the apple chips are so expensive at the market! These apple chips are super easy to make but need some time in the oven. The key to making these chips crunchy is cooking them … [Read more...]

White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Do your kids love chocolate chip cookies? Do you want to add more fiber and protein to their diet? Try these white bean cookies and your kids will eat them up and get fiber and protein at the same time. These cookies are sweet, soft and "cakey". Why combine beans in cookies? Well, I like to challenge myself with sneaking in some fun … [Read more...]

Graham Cracker Butter

Love graham crackers? Make graham cracker butter! This butter is sweet, creamy and super delicious in oatmeal, on crackers or even in a crepe. I combined a bunch of different flavors together but feel free to adjust to your own taste. I am a big fan of biscoff, speculoos spread and cookie butter so this butter was right up my alley. It's very … [Read more...]

Overnight Nut Free Mondel Bread

I love chocolate chip mondel bread both for Passover or any day! Unfortunately, this recipe you will need to save for after Passover but I do have a great Mondel Bread recipe for Passover here. I wanted to make a nut free mondel bread that would be good for breakfast or a snack. It's also great for a holiday or family get together. Since it's an … [Read more...]

Puffin Biscotti

I decided to venture one morning into making one of my favorite cereals into a biscotti. Why? Well, I do love biscotti but wanted to make a healthier version by swapping the flours with half whole wheat, substituting canola oil with vegetable oil, adding puffins and then my own favorite flavors. The biscotti came out sweet, crumby and … [Read more...]

Rugelach

I have been on a quest for the ultimate rugelach recipe for many years now. For anyone who doesn't know what rugelach is, it's a bite size cookie made with a cream cheese dough that is filled with nuts, jam, and/or dried fruit. It is a traditional Jewish pastry served on holidays. Each time I tried to make rugelach, the dough was just not right. … [Read more...]

Wheat Germ Granola Bars

I have been making these bars for years and wanted to share them with my readers. They are healthy,  easily modified, and  ideal for a quick breakfast or a snack. They store well in an airtight container (after cooled) and freeze well. They are a cinch to make and can be enjoyed by Mommy and child! If you don't like them too sweet, you can easily … [Read more...]

Maple Shortbread Cookies

  I was at Trader Joes the other day and saw organic maple sugar for an excellent price. I immediately bought it and started thinking about how I can use it. I love the flavor of maple (which is why my Basset Hound is named Maple). I also love the buttery taste of shortbread. I happen to love an intense flavor of maple so I added some maple … [Read more...]

Easy Sprinkle Cookie

This cookie reminds me of when I was little and my dad would bring me home a sprinkled cookie from the bakery. I always love these cookies because they were so buttery, crunchy and sweet.  I was craving this type cookie this past week so decided to make them one afternoon with my daughter. I think that most of the leftover sprinkles wound up more … [Read more...]

Yummy Madeleine Cookies

I have been trying to achieve an excellent Madeleine cookie since trying them a couple of years ago in a bakery.  Madeleine cookies are sweet and delicious. They taste a bit like sponge cake. Nothing like butter, sugar, vanilla and flour! What a perfect union. My daughter is in a stage now that she LOVES Madeline books so these cookies were … [Read more...]

Passover Mondel Bread

This Passover recipe was originally given to me by a friend of my moms. Its a delicious recipe that is definitely addicting. The mondel bread is crunchy, sweet and satisfying. It is something I make each year and can't get enough of.  Depending on how you keep Passover, you would need to adjust some of the ingredients below to make sure they are … [Read more...]

Ginger Cookies

Your little ones won't stop eating these. They are sweet, a bit crunchy and delicious. The ginger and molasses gives them a nice taste and the texture is spot on perfect. My family and I love these cookies. They are also easy to make for both parent and child and ideal to make around the holidays or anytime! They are even better the next day with a … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are my basic chocolate chip cookies that I have been making for years. They come out great each time and even do well as a cookie pie when using a deep dish pizza pan. The recipe is from the Great American Cookie Cookbook (2001). The cookies are sweet, a little crunchy and chewy. They are crunchy coming out of the oven but nice and soft the … [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Cookies

These cookies are one of my favorite recipes. The cookies are crispy, sweet and hearty. I also love that the cookies are made out of brown sugar to give them a nice molasses taste. The white chips are a perfect compliment. If you have cinnamon chips or coffee chips those would be great as well. Here is the recipe: [tabs] [tab … [Read more...]