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Dairy-Free No Bake Lactation Cookies

That title is a mouthful, right? I love this recipe because it encompasses lots of things I love and some lifestyle choices I've made through motherhood. Here's a no bake version of lactation boosting cookies that I've changed into a safe alternative for mamas who go dairy-free like me. :) Dairy-Free No Bake Lactation Cookies Ingredients: 2 cups sugar (you could be fancy like me and use vanilla bean sugar) 1 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 cup dairy-free butter 1 cup rice milk 5 cups rolled oats 6 Tbsp. brewer's yeast 1 cup flaxseed (meal or ground) 1 cup crushed walnuts (optional) 1 cup peanut butter 2 tsp. vanilla Directions: Set … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip & Pecan Cookies for Gaia’s Pre-K Graduation

My baby graduated Pre-K yesterday. The ceremony was adorable and I am so proud of my little girl. She's growing so fast! It was nice celebrating everything she's accomplished and imagining all the lovely things she's going to do with the rest of her life. I'm going to cry like a baby when she starts school in the fall. After the ceremony there was a potluck. I am so glad I made these cookies because all I could eat were these delicious babies and a fit full of meatballs. Dairy Free Chocolate Chip & Pecan Cookies Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter flavored shortening 1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 Tbsps. milk alternative (I … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Swap

Back in November I signed up for this Christmas Cookies swap with Julie at White Lights on Wednesday and all her fun foodie blog friends. In the days awaiting my recipe in the mail I just kept thinking "please not sugar cookies, please not sugar cookies, PLEASE NOT SUGAR cookies." See folks, I like to bake, and I can make an un-cracked cheesecake last minute look easy. But I can not do sugar cookies. I have no idea why. I have tried them several times in several different ovens with no success. It's my all-time mom failure... my child will never decorate cookies for Christmas. I suck that way. So I go t the mailbox and I open my letter. … [Read more...]

May Buffet Giveaway Hop [Ends 5/15]

It's May! And for many of us that means the start of grilling and cookout season. Good food is great all year round, but there is just something about the warm weather that says bring on the steaks! I am sure you like to check out recipes shared by your favorite bloggers, so we thought we'd share some yummy prizes with you! Each blog listed below on the linky has a prize valued at $25+ for each winner - ALL FOOD RELATED! This means goodies to eat and items to help you fix, mix, cook, and serve delicious dishes. So let the May Buffet begin!   I was a little behind schedule and so I rushed today to put together this lovely set of three jars of … [Read more...]

World Nutella Day!

Joyous occasion! My oven works and I am back in the cookie making business! Just in time for World Nutella Day! Nutella is like a staple in my house. We even buy it in bulk from Sam's Club. It's one of those things that I need in my pantry even if I go a week without eating any. I'm going to share with you one of my favorite recipes. I hope you can enjoy these babies as much as we do!     Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe originally from Lovin' From the Oven Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp of salt 8 tbsp … [Read more...]

Why Does My Oven Hate Me?

I am rather angry with my oven. Around the holidays I was having problems baking my cookies. They weren't cooking all the way through. To give you an idea, my Nutella cookies normally take 11 minutes (9 after the pan gets hot) at 350. When I was doing holiday baking, I had to watch them like a hawk, sometimes for 20 minutes, only to have the edges burnt and the center slightly gooey. I let them completely cool and sent them anyway, but I was not a happy girl. I assumed it was because I used tub butter, but then there was today... So Gaia and I were making Nutella cookies for a friend of mine. My friend, Kat, had just discovered Nutella and … [Read more...]