Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

gluten free chocolate chip cookie bars

Looking for a delicious gluten-free dessert? These Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars are perfect for lunch boxes, after school snacks, and evening dessert. My sister eats gluten-free, as does one of my best friends. I’d heard of their struggles to find baked goods that were, well, good, but I didn’t really understand until I started […]

20 No-Bake Dessert Recipes

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When the temps heat up, the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. This summer you’ll love these no-bake desserts.

Strawberry and Chocolate Icebox Cakes

Strawberry and Chocolate Ice Box Cakes

Want a most delicious summer dessert without heating the oven? Make these Strawberry and Chocolate Icebox Cakes for one of the easiest treats under the sun.

Cinnamon Puffs


Cinnamon Puffs come together easily with commercial puff pastry and cinnamon sugar. They are delightful with tea, but even better dipped in chocolate.

Pepita Cookie Bars

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Pepitas, also known as pumpkin seeds can be used as a nut substitute in a number of recipes, including these delicious, caramel-scented cookie bars. Years ago I borrowed my mom’s recipe box and transcribed all the recipes from her collection into a small family cookbook. I made photocopies and bound the pages to give as […]

Bake Someone Happy with Cookies

Bake Someone Happy with Cookies | Great Cookie Recipes |

Bake someone happy with one (or more) of these fantastic cookie recipes. December is cookie time! I think I could bake a different kind of cookie for the entire month and still not run out of great ones to bake. I can’t wait to spend an afternoon or evening baking up cookies with my kids […]

Jessika’s Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jessika's Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think these just might be the best chocolate chip cookies in the whole wide world. Try them and let me know. My friend Jessika is amazing. And just like her, her Chocolate Chip Cookies are, too. Seriously. Last time we spent the weekend at their house she was baking up a storm, on our […]

Use Marked-Down Holiday Chocolate

Use Holiday Candy to Save Money | Good Cheap Eats

When a holiday has come and gone, snap up that holiday-themed candy on sale! Use that in your baking instead of pricier baking chocolate. In just a couple days parents everywhere will be raiding their kids’ candy stash. Don’t lie; I know you do it. My kids know that all Twix and Heath bars are my […]

Coconut Crunch Pie

20 No-Bake Desserts | Good Cheap Eats

Mix up this quick and easy coconut pie. It only takes about fifteen minutes. You will wow your guests! I love to create recipes that surprise people. Typically it happens when they have some preconceived notion about how something’s supposed to taste, probably based on past experience. They don’t like what they had, and they […]

Orange-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orange Choc Chip

Bake someone happy with these delicious chocolate chip cookies scented with orange zest. Years ago I dove head-first into the world of couponing. We were deep in debt. Coupon deals were just starting to become more prevalent. The recession was strong. And I became a coupon junky. Our grocery budget was $400/month to feed 7 […]