OreNo Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies

No “creamy” filling, and NO GLUTEN!

Call me a heretic, but when it comes to Oreos, I’m all about the chocolate cookie part. I don’t want that greasy white filling, and I have been known to scrape it off into the trash. I love the deep, intense flavor of those crisp little chocolate cookies. I know, I know, we’re in the age of triple-mega-ultra-extreme-stuffed Oreos that come in 27 different flavors. But I’m a simple girl, with simple needs. I find it surprising that with all of the available options, you can’t buy just the wafers. I think Nabisco is really missing out on a market.

But even if they did come as non-filled cookies, my hubby still couldn’t eat them. Oh, gluten – shame on you! Continue reading “OreNo Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies”

She Sells Sea Salt by the Sea Shore

Salted Caramel Brownies

Not gonna lie – this is one of my most favorite treats yet! I knew it was going to be good, how could it not? Brownies, caramel, salt…yesss! But I was surprised with just how much better than “good” these were! Like, we ate the whole pan, and I’m going to make more tomorrow. We were even scraping the parchment paper to get all the little bits of caramel off it. Ho-lee-cow!

This recipe is a little bit of a cheat. You start with an 8×8 pan of brownies. Homemade, box mix, whatever. I used a box mix of gluten-free brownies from Aldi’s (yay, Aldi’s!) which are really, really good – better than many of the glutinous brownie mixes I’ve had over the years! The brand name is Live G-Free, and they¬† have a number of GF products in their stores. And every single one that I have tried has been good – not just “good for a gluten-free _______,” but really tasty all on it’s own. Their bread is the shining star – I can’t even tell that it’s gluten-free, and believe me when I tell you that making tasty gluten-free bread is grabbing the brass ring! Continue reading “She Sells Sea Salt by the Sea Shore”

In For A Penny, In For A Pound

Pound Cake

I needed to bake.

I don’t want you guys getting the wrong idea about me – deep down, I’m all about the baking. And I realized I hadn’t posted any baked goods in quite awhile, and frankly, that’s just not cool. So as I was daydreaming about what I wanted to eat next and flipping through my scribbled-down recipes, I decided on pound cake – another one of those seriously underrated desserts that deserves its turn in the spotlight.

And I’m not talking about the ones from the frozen-food section of the grocery store. Oh no, my friends – I mean the real deal! Not only is this cake moist and rich, but you get an added bonus with the homemade version…this incredible, crispy, crust. It’s almost like a cookie-ish, candy-ish treat that melts in your mouth. Full disclosure here – the crust does make it a challenge to slice a “pretty” piece, but oh my gosh it doesn’t even matter! We may or may not have gotten into a scuffle over the pieces that fell off. Continue reading “In For A Penny, In For A Pound”