Gloria’s Gingerbread

Christmas is one of my favorite times for so many reasons – and as more Christmases pass by, the more intense my focus on creating vivid memories with family becomes. There is no other holiday that stirs up memories of my childhood as much as this one. There were always weekends spent together in my…

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love sharing freshly baked cookies with people. Not only that, but the baking process is linked to a strong sense of nostalgia for me. It brings me back to being a little girl in my grandma’s kitchen, elbow deep in cookie dough with the aromas of freshly baked cookies and coffee filling my senses….

Black + White Cookies

FACT: I absolutely cannot watch horror/thriller movies. My overactive imagination prevents me from separating fiction from fact and runs wild. Then I get the craziest nightmares. Being we have two littles who are known to throw middle of the night raves, we don’t need help in the loss of sleep department. So when I choseĀ Get…

Brownie Crisp Cookies

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m eager to get back into the kitchen to create recipes for this little space ‘girl meets kitchen.’ It’s a space I love to share with you and my goal for 2018 – both here and in life – is to be a source of love and encouragement. Joy. Laughter. Love….

Chocolate Almond Peanut Butter Bars

My husband has a soft spot for these bars – the bars that go by many names. Depending on with whom you’re speaking, they may be called Special K bars, Scotcharoos – or in my case fat bars. I’m not sure who coined the name fat bars, but growing up at my grade and high…

Oatmeal Cream Pies

We were recently having dinner with friends and the topic turned to favorite childhood snacks – specifically the ones that concluded a sporting event’s win or defeat. My memory was swift and sweet. Summer nights for me were filled with softball. From the moment I could toddle my father had me holding a bat and…

Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies

Let’s be honest for a minute. There’s always something brewing in most our minds that fills us with some sort of “guilt” factor, am I right? If it’s not engrained in our personalities, the world throws enough out there to attempt and make us feel guilty about something we are inevitably “doing wrong.” For me,…

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free

These cookies are insane. Though I am not a celiac, many of my close friends + family are either gluten intolerant or suffer from celiac disease. Whenever possible, I try to create a copy cat recipe that tailors to those friends + family. Sometimes it works out well, and then every once in a while,…

Peppermint Chocolate Crunch Bars

I’m not gonna lie: I’m pretty excited about these candy bars. Who hasn’t had a Nestle Crunch bar? Chocolate meets crunch? Genius. But THESE!! In my opinion these beauties are the Crunch bar re-incarnated in minty fashion, only better! The best part of these is the non GMO + non guilt factor that comes along…

Krumkake

Everyone has a favorite Christmas cookie; mine are undoubtedly Krumkake. They remind me of both my grandma and heritage, boasting a classically delicious flavor. Krumkake is a Norwegian waffle cookie, cooked paper thin on a special iron then rolled into a cone shape. The process of making these are fairly simple but require a good…