Category Archives: Baking

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

Against All Grain is one of my new favorite blogs and new favorite cookbooks! She has some of the best gluten-free and paleo recipes out there. Seriously everything she posts looks appetizing, which isn’t always the case when you remove the gluten. Not only does she have gluten-free recipes but she has recipes that work for the Special Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), something that I tried to go on at one point. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old), I was diagnosed at age 8 so I’ve pretty much had it my entire life. I’ve been in and out of remission, on and off medicine, it’s just an on-going thing. The last time I had to go back on meds I tried to start the SCD and failed miserably. You pretty much can’t eat anything. No sugar {except honey}, no grains, no starches and limited dairy. Sounds like a baker’s nightmare to me. That was definitely the hardest part for me, I love baked goods. I like to make them, like to eat them, like to share, and all the recipes I was finding that worked for the diet tasted horrible. Like really not good. Now I try out recipes here and there, but I don’t stick to a strict diet by any means. I am happy to say that this recipe is probably THE best grain-free cookie recipe I have ever tried. I will go so far as to say it’s just as good as real thing. I guess that’s why they are called, “Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Finding recipes like this makes that I really can stick to a diet like this {though chocolate is actually a no-no on the SCD}, but then I realize that these are also probably the most expensive cookies I have ever made…so the diet may need to wait until we’ve accomplished a few more of our financial goals 😉

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Monster Cookies {recipe}

Today I am sharing a family favorite…Monster Cookies! Colin’s family introduced these to me and they are amazing. And addictive {confession: I had around 10 of these cookies right out of the oven….and probably 10 cookies worth of dough before they went in the oven}. I’m not really sure why they are called monster cookies but my guess would be because they turn you into a monster cookie eating machine.

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Frosted Valentine’s Day Cookies {Recipe}

Happy Valentine’s Day! Colin and I will be spending it making dinner, playing with Claire, having some wine, and maybe we’ll search through Netflix for a movie….that pretty much describes every night of our lives. I did decide to make some festive cookies using my tried and true sugar cookie recipe that I make for every holiday. In case you missed it I’ve blogged about it here and here already.

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