Buttery Toffee Cookies


We are trying to cut down a bit on sweets so one of the new things I am trying is if we want a treat we have to make it. I am not much of a baker so the rest of the family has to pitch in on this. This creation was from my partner,…

DoubleTree Hotel Like Chocolate Chip Cookies


We generally stay at Hilton brand hotels because we travel so much that we can accumulate points towards more hotel stays. One of the hotels we stay at, DoubleTree, has as one of its perks that they give your traveling party free warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in. These cookies are not your…

Brookies (Using a Boxed Brownie Mix)


During Intermission of my son’s musical this past weekend they held a bake sale to raise money for the music department. The first night we made Oreo Brownies (click for link to recipe). They were a hit! The second day we decided to try something new. Now the issue with the Brookies (brownies and chocolate…

Spring Sugar Cookie Bars


Being with my family I am not cooking much at all this week but here are some cookies we made. This is the recipe that I used for the St. Patrick’s Day cookies (click for link to original recipe) only with Spring colors. I love the addition of the sprinkles into the batter to add…

St. Patrick’s Day Bar Cookies


My children are slightly older (13 and 16 years-old) but they still love to celebrate all the holidays. No holiday can go by without decorations, special food, or talk about our past celebrations. I love these cookies. They are so very easy to make and are so fun. You can change them with the holidays by…

Christmas Memories and Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a cookie from my childhood. It is still a family favorite. Of all the cookies and sweets I make this and the Apple Kuchen are the two things that always signify Christmas in our house. They are the cookie that my children ask for and family wants us to bring to family gatherings….

Super Chocolate M&M Christmas Cookies


We had our first snow day yesterday. I LOVE snow days. I like having my kids both home with me and because everything is cancelled we have this “free” day to play. Now, both kids still have things to do like emptying the dishwasher and shoveling but somehow the whole day just seems more fun…

Christmasy Fairy Bites


Do you need a super simple cookie that tastes great and can be made in under 30 minutes? These tiny little cookies are perfect! They are tiny and offer a nice sweet bite. In February my daughter’s Girl Scout troop made Fairy Bites for one of their events. We loved these little cookie bites. So,…

Quaker Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies


These cookies are a favorite in our house.  I use the recipe for Quaker’s Best Oatmeal Cookies from  Quaker Oats.com just like my mother used to make them off the back of the oatmeal box.  I almost never bake but when I do I want a recipe I know that will turn out each and…

Country Crock – Make It Your Own, Mix-Ins Cookies


I received this product free from Influenster in exchange for my unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I remember Country Crock from when I was a kid. We had big giant brown tubs of it in the refrigerator and ate it on toast and bread every day.  About 10 – 15 years…

Fairy Bites


It was a busy weekend for us. My son had Science Olympiad practice both Saturday and Sunday and my daughter had the Girl Scout International Bazaar to get ready for on Friday and the Bazaar on Saturday. One of the things the girls go is sell items, for under $1, that are representative of the…