Apple Cranberry Bars

This recipe for apple cranberry bars turned out so good, I had to eat some before writing this down. These are moist, delicious and oh so yummy. I cannot believe this recipe originated from a diabetic cookbook. Remember how I wrote about picking apples at a you-pick farm? This recipe is another way to utilize…

Peanut Butter Cookies

I just could not get enough of these cookies the last time I made them. This is my take on the classic Betty Crocker recipe. I have adjusted to make it gluten-free and dairy-free. I hope you like these peanut butter cookies as much as my family does. They never last long. I try not…

Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to…

Slice and Bake Cookies

Slice and Bake Cookies Did you know you can take your favorite chocolate chip cookie or shortbread recipe and turn it into slice and bake cookies? I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at home-made slice and bake cookies. To do this I took the basic Toll House…

Breakfast Cookie

Breakfast Cookie Cookie – breakfast, combine the two and you have a hit on your hands. I mean who does not like a cookie for breakfast. Breakfast Cookie? Who ever heard of such a wonderful thing? Well that would be me, and I have been making these since my kiddo was a toddler. Being a…

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake

Gluten Free Ricotta Cake I’ve been in a baking mood the last month and heard about an Italian gluten free ricotta cake. I looked around and found a recipe, then tweaked it to be not only gluten free but dairy free as well. My entire family loved this. It had a rich buttery texture, was…

Virtual Cookie Swap 2018 Link Party

You know what time of year it is? It’s cookie baking season! My favorite time of year. As many of you know, I used to host an annual cookie swap party, but unfortunately I had to stop doing that because at my last cookie party I had a nasty allergic reaction to a cookie with…

Cream Cheese Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

This recipe for a Cream Cheese Cookie comes from my mother who got it from her grandmother. When my mom was little they would visit her grandparents in Pompton Lakes, NJ for the holidays and my great grandmother Albigese would make these Italian cookies for my mom and her siblings. I have since turned it…

Anise Cookie: VIRTUAL COOKIE SWAP

Here is another recipe my mother got from her grandmother.  My Italian great grandmother Albigese used to bake this Anise Cookie when my mom would visit Pompton Lakes (PL) as a child. I hope you enjoy baking these  with your loved ones and that you make happy memories that will live through the generations. ANISE…