You know I’m a dessert fiend. No need to go through this again in great detail. If I had to rank desserts, it would go: cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and then pies (with other desserts thrown into the lineup as well). I wanted to focus on a cookie for this blog. My favorite cookie would have to be chocolate chip. I have made Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Chip Potato Chip Cookies on here before. Both of these recipes rock. So I wanted to add in another chocolate chip cookie recipe that is slightly different and still low in calories.
I recently purchased some cinnamon sugar pita crisps to satisfy my sweet and crunchy cravings. Sometimes I just want a small snack for a little pick-me-up in the afternoon. While the crisps were delicious, I figured I could make my own snack that would be healthier and cheaper. So, I set out trying to create a snack that would be similar to the pita crisps. I believe I found a perfect combination of sweet and crunchy with this easy to make snack. It only takes four ingredients and just a few minutes!
I feel as though I may have a problem. My love for breakfast pastries seems to be frequently appearing on my blog. It could be worse right? At least these are healthy breakfast sweets. But seriously, I can’t help myself. I’m at it again. This time, you’re in for a treat. This may be one of the most successful recipes I have ever made. It had rave reviews, and no left overs. Prepare yourselves.
Now that Christmas has come and gone, I should probably finish my last installment of Christmas candies. Although, who am I kidding? Candy is perfect any time of the year. However, I specifically made this recipe for my family for Christmas. I have made it a few times, and it’s always been a hit. It’s another salty and sweet combination, and we all know how much I love salty and sweet.
I have always been a fan of the “old fashioned” Christmas candies. This love comes from many years of enjoying candies as a kid and making them as an adult. There is one type of old fashioned candy I love to make above all others: fudge. I have been making fudge since I was in high school. I have made this particular recipe countless times, and I will say it is my most requested recipe by my family every Christmas.
If you’ve read some previous posts, you may think I’m an innovative thinker in the kitchen, way ahead of my time with culinary exploration. Or you think I’m weird. I have tried some interesting recipes, and they came out so delicious (see Chocolate Silken Mousse and Caramel Cheetos). So, I’ve made another interesting recipe this week. It may scare you because it’s a bit out there, but it’s one of the most delicious cookies I have ever had.
Have you ever purchased the candied nuts that are sold at fairs and carnivals? They have a crunchy, sugary shell with a slight cinnamon flavor. Well, I decided to make my own cinnamon sugar candied nuts for my employees. I like making homemade candies and treats during the holiday season. So, I gave this recipe a shot. And boy are these good.
Sometimes cooking for two can be a challenge. It seems like when I half a recipe it still makes more than what Samuel and I can eat without getting burnt out. Cooking for two gets more challenging when baking. Samuel doesn’t love sweets as much as I do. So, the majority of the time I will eat double the baked goods I make, or I will share them with friends. It would sure be nice to have a single serving, individual sized dessert that is easy to make and low calorie. Oh wait! Enter the individual snickerdoodle cookie.