Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My doctor recently scolded me about the abundance of sugar and high glycemic carbs in my diet.  Type 2 diabetes is common in my family and I always start to have blood sugar issues anytime my weight starts to creep up.  She also recommended a dairy and wheat free diet to help my tummy and… Continue reading Honey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Polvorones and A Poet’s Cure for Writers Block

Writers Block sucks. I took these pictures last Fall and then uploaded them to a new post. And that is where they sat for the next several months.  Every time I would sit down to write a post to go with these photos my mind would turn up nothing.  I figured something would come to… Continue reading Polvorones and A Poet’s Cure for Writers Block

Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

I woke early.  The morning was unusually quiet.  Fog enshrouded our hill and the valleys beyond it dampening any sound.  I put the kettle on the stove, made a fire and then sat on the couch for a while just staring at the landscape, the fog, the apple trees.  Suddenly I was overcome by a… Continue reading Cookie Month: Caramel, Walnut and Chocolate Thumbprints

Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011: Pistachio Shortbread Rounds

As soon as I heard about the Food Blogger Cookie Swap hosted by Lindsay and Taylor of Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen I was all over it.  I signed up just in time too!  The cookies we have been getting this week have been phenomenal and I want to send… Continue reading Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2011: Pistachio Shortbread Rounds

Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Monday morning felt calm.  Perhaps it was because the sun was shining again after a week of rain and the wind was finally silent.  Sparrows chirped quietly in the trees happy for the warmth of the sun, but still sleepy from the long cool night.  Maybe it was because I didn’t need to take my… Continue reading Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Working Man’s Granola Bar

“I am starving!  I haven’t eaten for hours.” I walk in the living room to find Tom sitting on a chair by the door kicking off his muddy boots and peeling back layers of dusty clothes.  He casually drops them at his feet and heads straight for the kitchen. As he passes me I glance… Continue reading A Working Man’s Granola Bar

Peanut Butter Cookies

I tend to associate my friends and family with a recipe they have once cooked for me.  One friend is forever tied to an amazing layered ice cream cake she made for a party.  Another will never escape the delicious chunky spaghetti sauce she made one night we came over.  My mom will always be… Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies