Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}

Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies // The Spicy RD #vegan #glutenfree #healthy

Last year I was a Grinch, and didn't make you any Christmas cookies.  Not even any super easy, perfect for last minute holiday cookie baking scrumptiously delicious Orange Spiced Cashew Cookies {Jam Optional}. Bah humbug to me! Speaking of the Grinch, did any of my San Diego friends make it to this year's production of The Grinch at The Old Globe?  If not, you should! What a fabulously mean and FUNNY Grinch! {Last show is December 26} Ok, ok...back to these fabulous cookies, which are not only super EASY to make, but also, you guessed it, … [Read more...]

Raw Oatmeal Cinnamon Raisin Maple Pecan Cookie Dough {Part One}

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Happy Friday! Happy June 1! Somehow I was in a panic earlier today when I started thinking we were already halfway through the year. I even posted it on Facebook... Happy June 1!!! Who else besides me is having a hard time believing we are already half way through 2012??? In honor of the 2012 half-way mark, I think it's time for a sweet celebration! Check back soon for my sweet creation! As my friend, KB, might say, my "thinker" wasn't working very well today :-) Thank goodness Shelly brought me back to my senses when she sweetly … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays and Papa’s Chocolate Chip Bar Giveaway Winner!

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Congratulations to the four lucky winners of my Helping Hands Bakery Papa's Chocolate Chip Bar Giveaway!!!! Chosen via random.org, the winners are... #17 Nelly~Cooking With Books #38 Karriann~Creative Cooking Corner #13 Sylvie~Gourmande in the Kitchen #9 Kim Congratulations Ladies!  I hope you enjoy these bars are much as I did! And, a big thank you to everyone else who entered and checked out the Helping Hands Bakery Website! As I stated in my earlier post, I love how Helping Hands in not only making delicious tasty … [Read more...]

December Fitness Challenge Check-In and a Delicious Gluten-Free Cookie Giveaway

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Can you believe we're halfway through the month of December, and halfway through the #DecFit Challenge??? How's everyone doing with their challenge so far? I've been getting my exercise the fun way these past few days... Skiing! Using this fitness calculator, I estimated that I burned 600 calories for each hour I skied. Not bad... Not bad at all considering I got in several hours of skiing over the course of my trip! {P.S....I know I burned a lot of calories, because I was absolutely EXHAUSTED at the end of each day, but … [Read more...]

#cookielove: Miss Hull’s German Spice Cookies

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Welcome to #cookielove! I'm so happy to be one of the hosts again for this month's #love bloghop. And lucky you, in honor of the holiday season, this month's theme is #coookielove! For those of you who have already started my December Fitness Challenge, surely you deserve a cookie {or two} for all your hard work! And, for those of you not doing the challenge... It's the holiday season and I simply CAN'T deny you a cookie, but promise me, pretty please, that you'll try and get some good workout sessions in this holiday season.  … [Read more...]

Luscious Lemon Curd Thumbprint Cookies {Regular and Gluten-Free}

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Today, Ian, SiSi, Big Tex and I are headed to the "Happiest Place on Earth". Disneyland! We're hoping to beat the crowds before everyone in Southern California gets out of school for summer break. Wish us luck... But, before we go, I wanted to leave you with a luscious recipe for Lemon Curd Thumbprint cookies. JUST in case you are in the cookie baking mood this weekend :-) I first made these cookies this past Christmas.  I was inspired by Wendy Jo's recipe over at her fabulous nutrition and recipe blog, Edible … [Read more...]

Kids in the Kitchen: Macaroni and Cheese and a Sweet Surprise…

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Today's post will be less talk, more food, because the Kids in the Kitchen Chefs, my husband, and myself are heading out of town today for a Spring Break Ski Trip. We're headed up north to our favorite family ski area, Mammoth Mountain.. You'll note the picture of me above from our last trip to Mammoth.   I'm quite the ski jumper, no?  :-) But, before we head out of town, I want to give you a little dinner and dessert inspiration for the weekend... The first recipe is for macaroni and cheese that was {very slightly} adapted from The … [Read more...]