Category: Sweets

Boozy Mustache Cookies

    * * * I asked my boyfriend, Jordan, what flavor he associates with mustaches: Uhhh, I guess maple syrup since lumberjacks have pretty intense facial hair. That got the ball rolling and made me think of the French moustache paired with COFFEE, British whiskers with TEA, and finally American mouth brows with BEER. Imagine that sandwiched between 2…

Mini Cookie Stash by Belgian Boys

  * * * Snack 2 of 4 in Try the World  Box Review   Each week I’m featuring snack products from different countries. After eating and reviewing each treat, I’ll create recipes inspired by them! Below are my thoughts and reactions.   EXPECTATION: mini mustache cookies that taste like gingerbread. REALITY: Right on the money! Even better when dunked in hot tea.   *…

Apple Oatmeal Cookies with the Works

This recipe took a lot of painful brainstorming. I just didn’t know how to approach it… Should I re-create these easy-but-kinda-boring Coconut, Cashew, Apple Thins by blitzing all the ingredients in a food processor? Or should I go outside of the box? Maybe make trail-mix clusters, or better yet, an actual Apple Cookie! I asked friends and family what they…

Apple Cookies by The Beginnings

  * * * Snack 1 of 4 in Try the World Box Review   Each week I’m featuring snack products from different countries. After eating and reviewing each treat, I’ll create recipes inspired by them! Below are my thoughts and reactions.   EXPECTATION: A cookie or cluster of big chunks of apple, nuts, & dried fruit. REALITY: A granola cracker.   * * *…

Lemon-Kiwi Berry Muffins

These little guys are the perfect treat for breakfast. Kiwi berries bring a pop of tropical sweetness while the lemon zest fills your kitchen with the scent of citrus. EQUIPMENT muffin pan large bowl whisk large spoon   INGREDIENTS  1/2 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil 1/2 cup honey 1 large egg 1 cup kiwi berries, chopped 1-1/4 cup milk…

Pinot Noir Brownies with Cherries

  You’ll be delighted by the bursts of flavor and fruit from this red wine flour. Tasting slightly of dark cherry bourbon and root spices, these rich and fudgy brownies are the perfect complement to a red wine.   EQUIPMENT 8-inch baking pan medium saucepan medium heat-safe bowl wooden spoon or spatula   INGREDIENTS  10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 1…

3 Breakfast Gjeez Toasts

Satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt! A crunchy toast base pairs nicely with fudge-y gjetost cheese. Apple slices bring it all together for one bright and bold bite.   EQUIPMENT cheese grater knife   INGREDIENTS  waffles, bagels, or cranberry bread 1/2 cup shredded or shavings gjetost 2 tablespoons cream cheese 2 tablespoons yogurt half an apple, thinly sliced   MUSIC…