It may be evident by now that I love the combination of peanut-butter and chocolate, especially when they are in the form of cookies.  But I also know someone else who is very fond of this flavor and she just happened to have a birthday recently. I knew just what to make.

These are not the prettiest of cookies but once you taste how good the chewy chocolate cookies are with the sweet peanut butter filling, you won’t care what they look like. They are reminiscint of brownies with the addition of a creamy peanut-butter filling. Giving them away worked out well because I could not be trusted around these cookies! I was lucky enough to see Holly last weekend, so she got a few too!

Peanut Butter-stuffed Milk Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - makes 8


Clean Eating Cookies

I picked up a Clean Eating magazine to do a little research for Camp Endeavor and because I’ve heard a lot about this book/diet/magazine and never looked into it. I was actually expecting a very high protein, veggies and fruit diet (no carbs or sugar) but it was much more balanced than I thought! I

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coconut strawberry shortcake

I wanted to make a special dessert for Valentine’s Day and thought that a Coconut Strawberry shortcake would be the perfect way to go! Raw strawberry shortcake that is. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately for me) the taster doesn’t fully appreciate raw foods as much as I do, which kind of defeats a special dessert for

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photo by musicpb

in the news: new years food traditions

Growing up, I don’t recall any traditional New Years fare, but after visiting New Orleans and Haiti this fall I was exposed to some food traditions – all regarding what to eat on the New Year for the best of luck in the year to come. Down South: Eating black-eyed peas on New Years Day

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lime cooler cookies

We all know that I am not much of a baker – BUT I’m working on improving and that is the important part!  I was actually at the mall, ready to get a mixer, just so I could make these cookies – and many other baked goods to come –  and the taster told me

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jam phyllo

jam & mascarpone

The sweet take on my mushroom & parmesan pillows. By the way, in the future I will just use the phyllo cups. So much easier – and more room for filling! These sweet treats contained a dollop of mascarpone cheese and a dollop of Crofter’s Superfruit Spread – South American (Maqui & Passionfruit blended with

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fleur de sal

in my cupboard: lindt fleur de sel

Apparently I prefer my chocolate with some salt. After searching every store possible, I finally found this chocolate with a touch of salt at Walgreens. Of all places! I love good quality chocolate because you can eat a small portion and be totally satisfied. That is certainly the case with this – one square is

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