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Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013 – Chocolate Gingerbread Crackles

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Holidays are upon us and that means the that food bloggers from all over are dutifully making donations, and baking and shipping secret packages of cookies to one another. This is my second year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap and it was just as fun this year as last. Again, a big thank you to the folks at Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen for coordinating such an awesome swap and keeping all the moving parts in motion. What a feat!

Now let’s get down to the cookies …  (more…)

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Cookies

Back to school is just around the corner!

That means that lunch box and after school snacks are a consideration again and there is no sweeter lunchtime treat than cookies. These petite chocolate cherry coconut cookies are a cinch to make and fully deliver as a special bite-sized indulgence.

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Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve been making some different food choices lately, leaning further than ever away from processed foods and closer to more wholesome items. The idea is that it’s not just a health kick, but the first chapter in a lifestyle change that will allow my love for food and feeding people to take a more balanced role in my life without being a “diet”, without being a poorly masked process of deprivation. In this process, I’ve made some serious reductions to sugar and almost everything that our bodies metabolize as sugar. This means that potatoes, alcohol, white rice and flour, along with my beloved honey have all become “every once in a while” foods. As you can imagine, this makes baking and desserts in general a bit of a challenge. Trouble is, I have a sweet tooth. The hard learning here is that a treat should be just that: a treat – an occasional indulgence, in which case, I will confidently have a slice of birthday cake at a party or a warm buttery piece of garlic bread alongside pasta when there is (special) occasion to do so. But between those times there are a multitude of other bites to be considered and by being more mindful of the many, I can more happily indulge in the few.

I have said before and I’ll say again: I’m not here to tell you what to eat or how to be. (more…)