JUNK FOOD Cookies

I grew up cherishing the process of making Christmas cookies. Every year, my Aunt Darlene would invite us over to bake. We’d get sprinkles everywhere, drink Kool-Aid, and giggle at their mounted deer’s head adorned with a red clown’s nose and a Santa hat. My mom would create all kinds of sweet treats with us…

Ingredient Introductions #45 – Coconut Oil & #46 – Mahlep

Sometimes, I’ll avoid a food or product if it seems like it’s the center of a food fad. I’m talking.. Stevia or salad dressing in a spray bottle… And other times, I’ll buy said item because I just can’t help it. I’m talking.. Stevia or salad dressing in a spray bottle. Ok, fine. I cave…

Must Try: No Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies seem so innocent. They’re automatic portion control. Even if you have one the size of a hubcap, it’s still just one, right? Well, store bought cookies, no matter the size, are usually packed with bad oils and preservatives, not to mention way too much sugar. The good news is that cookies are really easy…

The Macaron – Too Good For a Punny Title

I think I’ve found the perfect dessert. That’s saying a lot, because I love sweet treats. It’s funny, though. The basis for baking is science, and I hate science. I was lucky to get by with a C in chemistry in high school. Of all the goodies I’ve made, the macaron has to be my…

Ingredient Introduction #3 – Lentils

I’ve already shared with you my love of beans. But, believe it or not, there’s one I haven’t tried. The lowly lentil. Whenever I think of that peculiar pebble, my mind goes directly to Sister Act and the scene (started at 3:23) where Sister Mary Clarence eats with the convent for the first time. A…