Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies
Baking Goodness! / Cookies / Desserts / Fresh Produce / Snacks / Sweet Treats! / Using Freshly Ground Flour / Vegetables

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Yesterday I tried a combination in batch of cookies that I hadn’t really thought of pairing together before – oatmeal and zucchini. Now, before you cringe, gasp, gag, and/or turn your head away in disgust about having a vegetable {and a partially green vegetable at that} in your cookies, take a deep breath and think … Continue reading

Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread
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Whole Wheat Chocolate Zucchini Bread

One of the things I love about summer are all of the fresh vegetables that we are able to grow, pick, and then eat up! Our zucchini plants look excellent this year and we’ve been chowin’ down on everything from grilled zucchini, stir-fried zucchini, sautéed zucchini, to zucchini bread. My family loves zucchini bread, but … Continue reading

Tart Cherry Pie Jam
Dairy Free / Desserts / Egg free / For the Holidays! / Fresh Produce / Fruit / Gluten Free / Goodness on the Side! / Homemade Gifts! / Preserving / Sweet Treats! / Using Coconut Oil

Tart Cherry Pie Jam

I am not sure why I was amazed to see two of my children come inside from the backyard the other day with a bowl full of ripe cherries. I know there are cherry trees back there, and I realize that it is summer…the two kind of go hand-in-hand! I guess in my head, it … Continue reading

Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}
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Blackberry Orange Jam {seedless}

Last summer we were fortunate enough to acquire some beautifully plump and ripe blackberries from an aunt that has amazing blackberry bushes. I had very good intentions at the time of taking them home and making a lovely jam right away. Unfortunately life, and other gardening and canning duties, took priority over the blackberries. They … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}
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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies {gluten-free}

Today I am getting in the spirit of Christmas with lots and lots baking! I have been excited to try out this gluten-free all-purpose flour in some Christmas cookies, namely something with chocolate and peppermint. Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, and peppermint are a combination which I absolutely adore! I love peppermint mochas and Mint Hot … Continue reading

Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}
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Mint Hot Cocoa Mix {Great For Gift Giving!}

My kids love hot cocoa.  I try to serve it on Christmas morning in our special Christmas china cups {along with snowmen pancakes, or Christmas tree french toast}.   It makes for great Christmas morning memories!  Me though?  Normally I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it on any regular day…unless…there was something special about…