There are many traditions that I have in my family and with friendships.

My husband and I have enjoyed carrying on some of the traditions that we practiced in the families that we grew up in and we have also established new traditions that we have done within our family. As with most traditions and celebrations many of our rituals involve food. We are both of German heritage and we both enjoy cooking as well as eating. From the time our children were little we have included them in preparing meals on a day to day basis and we have made special occasions out of preparing foods for our traditional celebrations. One of my fondest memories of helping my mom in the kitchen was making my grandmother’s butter cookies recipe. It was fun …

Sleepyheads Love Cookie Pancakes. Delicious cookie pancakes are even more fun topped with jam or whipped cream.

Here’s the newest way to serve up some fun at breakfast. Turn everybody’s favorite fluffy pancakes into scrumptious Cookie Pancakes. Think of the happy possibilities–Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes, Snickerdoodle Pancakes, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes, with aromas guaranteed to get your sleepyheads out of bed and racing to the breakfast table. All you do is add a few fresh ingredients to pancake mix and then get creative. The best news? These cookie pancakes are so delicious, your family can either dress them up with jam or whipped cream, or keep it simple on busy mornings and just grab some to go. Breakfast has never been more fun! Chocolate Chip Cookie Pancakes 2 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix 1/4 cup light brown sugar, …

Simple Scratch Cooking For Healthier Families. Homemade meals and desserts can be easier to make than you think, and good for your family.

There’s a quick and easy way to help your kids become happier and healthier-try planning and preparing a meal together. Cooking as a family activity is fun and can be surprisingly quick. In fact, preparing a satisfying meal or dessert from scratch can take less time than dining out. The time it takes to decide where to eat, get everyone ready, drive there and be seated, order and finally eat, takes much longer than you think. The time could be better spent with your loved ones with everyone helping to get the food on the table. Another benefit of scratch cooking is that it allows you to better control the types of ingredients you consume. As people look for ways …

Looking for something a little different to send as a gift this year?

Instead of looking thorough the various options in traditional flower arrangements you might want to consider Cookies by Design. This company merges the best of both worlds. You not only have a beautiful presentation that will be admired, you also have an edible treat to enjoy at your leisure. The general concept is to bring together edible treats with visually appealing bouquets. While many of us like to receive fresh flowers, nearly everyone loves to receive fresh baked goods. The Cookies by Design Company arranges the baked goods to give the feel of a real bouquet. It just doesn’t get better than that. Cookies by Design has a ton of ideas for your special occasion. There are traditional cookie arrangements …

Cookies And Kids

I don’t know what it is but there are some smells that bring back fond memories and one of them is the whiff of a freshly baked cookie. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth and can actually survive without cakes or chocolates but once I am hit by that cookie smell I am taken to a warm and wonderful place. I want to enjoy the cookie all on my own and find myself a quiet place with a cup of my favourite coffee and prepare to be in heaven. It isn’t just eating a freshly ba… I don’t know what it is but there are some smells that bring back fond memories and one of them is the whiff …

Ode To Delicious Chinese Fortune Cookies

Ever since I was a little kid, I have loved Chinese fortune cookies. I think it has as much to do with the associations I have with them as with their actual flavor. I used to love going to the Chinese restaurant with my parents. I loved everything about it. I loved the little ornamental lamps and Buddhist statues around the place, I loved the murals with dragons and warriors on them, but most of all I loved the food. I loved everything – cashew chicken, almond boneless chicken, sweet and sour pork – if it was on the Chinese restaurant menu, I would eat it. Chinese fortune cookies seemed like a perfect end to a perfect evening. There is …

Cookie Dough Fundraisers

Looking for good school fundraiser? Cookie dough sales are an easy moneymaker. What is a cookie dough fundraiser? The basic concept is the same as all order taker fundraisers. You equip your sellers with a brochure, an order form, and a basic sales script. Your group does catalog sales of a three-pound tub of cookie dough. Average retail price is $10 per three-pound tub. The dough comes in a wide variety of flavors, including some that are sugar free. Some suppliers are now offering the dough in pre-sliced packages to further simplify the baking process. Others are offering it in a dry mix that doesn’t need to be refrigerated. All you do is add water, mix by hand, and you …

Cookie Decorating Book – Learn the art of decorating

Cookies are delicious to eat and can be eaten any time of the day. Why not try making delicious cookies all by yourself. Today there are different types of cookie decorating book that can help you prepare delicious and yummy cookies. These books provide you with not only mouth watering recipes but also different ways of decorating your cookie. Everyone likes to eat cookie especially children who may love to eat every day. Don’t you want to give tasty and decorated cookies to them or have it yourself? This book gives a different look to your cookies that attracts the attention of your guest. Moreover the tips provided in this book are simple and easy to understand. Cook decorating book …

Collectible Cookie Jars As A Home Based Business

I doubt there are any kids out there in this world, who do no like eating cookies. Dunking cookies in milk is synonymous with snacking and children. During my childhood, some fifty or so years ago, cookies meant the heavenly things that grandma used to bake every afternoon. Today, when time is of paramount importance, cookies are usually found in grocery stores, ready to eat. Collectible Cookie Jars Today During my days, cookies were baked and if any were left (which was extremely rare) were stored in beautiful large, transparent, glass cookie jars. After my grandmother’s demise, the cookie jars almost disappeared from our kitchen shelves. What replaced them were ready-made cookie jars of all shapes and sizes. One day, …

Recipe – Lavender Heart Cookies

Lavender, its bushy hedges wafting a delicate scent in the winter sunshine, is one of my favourite herbs. It is hardy, smells wonderful, cleanses the air of viruses and repels insects. All these virtues and you can bake with it too! I was going through my recipe books yesterday, looking for something new to try in the biscuit baking line and saw a recipe for Lavender Heart Cookies. Every time I’d glanced through the book it had always intrigued me, but I’d never tried it before, as the idea of using lavender in baking seemed a little bizarre…interesting but probably getting results of ‘yuk Mum, what are these bits?’ Anyway, in the spirit of culinary adventure, I thought I’d have …

Cookie Bouquets: How To Make A Great Mothers Day Gift.

This year, instead of giving your mom a boring mothers day gift, how about making her a cookie bouquet? They are really quick and easy to make, and look great. The best thing about making a cookie bouquet, is that your mom will absolutely love you! Cookie bouquets are appreciated all year round, but they make a particularly great mothers day gift, because your mom will know you have spent time on it, rather than just going to the store and spending 2 minutes looking for some chocolate to buy 🙂 Many cookie bouquets are basic, and only have cookies in them. I like to add a bit more style to my bouquets, so I’m going to show you how …

Celebrating A Milestone With Semi-Homemade Chef Sandra Lee

Remember the smell of freshly baked raisin oatmeal cookies when you were little? Chances are, sitting on the counter while your mother was baking them was a red box with the memorable image of a woman in a red bonnet holding a tray of freshly picked grapes. Since 1916, the Sun-Maid girl has been in the hearts and homes of families across the country and she is receiving a digital makeover for her 90th birthday. In honor of the new, more modern look, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, of “Semi-Homemade” fame, has done a contemporary take on the traditional oatmeal cookie recipe and has helpful tips to freshen up any dessert. “I’ve been baking raisin oatmeal cookies since I was 9 …

Different Types Of Cookie Sheets Yield Different Tasting Cookies

Anybody who takes the time to make cookies from scratch obviously wants the cookies to come out perfectly and taste delicious. Mixing ingredients is almost unheard of these days with just about everything being available in pre-mixed or pre-made packages. Most people simply buy a roll of cookie dough, slice it, and stick it in the oven for 15-18 minutes. However, for the individuals out there who still take the time to make their own cookie dough, it’s important to know the differences between all the types of cookie sheets available in stores today. There are a multitude of them, and believe it or not, they all yield different results. Insulated Non-stick Cookie Sheet Most insulated cookie sheets are made …

Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is our families secret chocolate chip recipe. We have a large family so this one makes over 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies. You can experiment with most cookie recipes to adjust to your own taste. Remenmber the more brown sugar you use the more chewy type cookie you create. I don’t think this one needs much adjusting. First we will start with ingredients. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate 1cup butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups yellow cake mix 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4cup sour cream 3 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips Directions …

Bake Up Some Cookies For Family Fun

There’s lots of reasons parents are baking with their kids these days. The delicious result is of course on the list. But more importantly, baking with children is a great way to spend time with them and to teach them things at the same time you’re all having fun. Baking cookies with any or all of your children is a naturally fun activity. Cookies are portable, sweet and fun to make. They can be made in stages if time is tight-prepare the dough in the evening and bake them the next morning. Older children can read the recipe and direct adults on what steps to take. Small children can roll the dough into balls and flatten it with a fork, …