Coconut Almond Macaroons and A Lovely Giveaway!

I know I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. I’m sorry! I’ve been helping a friend with her new venture, so I had to put some of my own adventures on hold for just a little while.

To make up for it, I have the best giveaway for you!  Enter to win volumes 1-4 of The Gathering of Friends Cookbooks by liking this post and subscribing to my blog.  Super easy!

AND I have something really special to share with you. It’ll be a gift that keeps on giving, I promise! You might not even make it to the end of the blog post before you bust out your Kitchen Aid. Especially after seeing these beauties…


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My Double Date with Oatmeal Cookies

I’ve been craving oatmeal cookies for over two weeks.  Daydreaming about their homey oatmeal sweetness hugging bits of dark chocolate and dried cherries and shredded coconut, and comforting chewy bites of oatmeal cookies with pistachios and cranberries…

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Amazing Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I try to make gluten and dairy a “sometimes food.”  Eliminating gluten and dairy would be just about impossible, especially since I love butter and french bread.  I have lots of friends that have food allergies, especially with dairy and gluten.  So this is an extra special recipe just for those of us that need to be dairy and gluten conscious.

At least 6 months ago, I created a delicious gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe and made the horrible mistake of not writing it down and forgetting the measurements of the ingredients.  That recipe was amazing, no one could tell they were gluten free, and everyone raved about how delicious they were.  One of the greatest regrets of my life.  Especially when I get constant requests for me to make them again.

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