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Jesus In The Manger Christmas Cookie

The idea for this humble little manger Christmas cookie began last December when I was helping my girls and a few friends make reindeer cookies. The peanut butter kind with pretzel antlers and red M&M noses. Those reindeer were fun. Everyone loved making and eating them. But they weren’t really Christmas cookies. So my mind started […]

Gluten Free Treats to Make Date Night Special

Looking for gluten free treats? These sweet recipes will help make any occasion special. We love our simple at-home date nights. Sure, we’re at home together a lot. Working at life. And projects. And parenting. It’s easy to get caught up in those things and forget to enjoy each other’s company. So we purposefully set aside time (almost) each […]

Soft and Cakey Gluten Free Chocolate Cookies

I love chocolate. My husband loves chocolate. My kids love chocolate. I really like fruit based desserts too, but everyone else prefers that dessert includes chocolate in some way. This recipe started out as one of H.’s favorites from his mom. He called them Wagon Wheels and they were dense, chewy and chocolatey. Kind of like a brownie […]

Easy Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Making cookies any time of year is a lot of fun, and Christmas is no exception. In my mind, cookies made at Christmas time should be different than cookies made the rest of the year – something you wouldn’t make just any time. I have fond memories of working on elaborate and time consuming creations. Stained […]

Applesauce Muffins {with Gluten-Free Options}

Summer is winding down and apple picking season is just around the corner.  Apple picking means applesauce making!  I haven’t used up last year’s applesauce though, so applesauce muffins (cupcakes?) are showing up a lot at our house these days.     I’ve had a fondness for these since childhood.   My mom used to make […]