Mini Banana Split Baked Alaskas

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Lee Greenwood – Home To Alaska This is a dessert that I have made for my kids’ birthday parties, but this year we made it for our fancy New Years’ Eve dinner. It is always a hit with young and old! Also, easy to make, especially if you buy a…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18 large cookies Time: 1 ½ hours Music Selection: Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun These cookies have the perfect balance of cookie to chocolate chip ratio – trust me! These are a favorite for my kids and for me as I like that it has fruit in them and not too much…

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

Time: 1 hour Music Selection: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home My middle kiddo, loves peanut butter, chocolate and bananas all together… always has. I made these today as a change to our typical chocolate banana peanut butter chip cookies and which are his ultimate favorite. These are also very chewy and delicious….

Best Chewy Ginger Cookies

Time: 1 hour Makes 14 – 16 large cookies Ginger snap cookies are a must in our house. I like to make them big, soft and chewy. They don’t last long — usually, I make a double batch, so we have enough for the kids in the neighborhood – wink, wink. These cookies are best…

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Makes 48 large cookies This song is one that once you hear it, you hear it in your head all day long – it is addictive. So are these cookies. You can’t just eat one. Try it… You should also know these cookies require a bit of time to make as you can only make…

Buttery Shortbread Cookies

Time: 35 minutes Makes: 22 – 24 cookies Music Selection – Jason Graae & Rebecca Luker – Tea for Two Shortbread cookies melt in your mouth and are the perfect accompaniment for tea, coffee or milk. I have a vivid memory of visiting my great-grandmother in her cozy warm house, and she always served us…

Hubby’s Favourite Dad’s Cookies

Time: 1 hour Makes: 22 – 24 cookies Music Selection: Sound of Silence – Disturbed In our home, the only time there is “the sound of silence” is when everyone is eating something so amazing, they can’t talk. They just smile and chew… I follow the Mrs. Field’s approach to make large, soft cookies –…

Double Chocolate Cherry Biscotti

Time: 90 minutes Makes 12 – 14 (5 inch long) biscotti Music Selection: Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime” but Everybody Loves Biscotti All the Time! Especially if you have a great cup of coffee/espresso or tea and Dean Martin crooning. How relaxing is that? While biscotti is not “breakfast”…

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Time: 1 hour; makes about 20 medium cookies Music Selection: Pharrell Williams “Happy” When my boys were young, my Aunt Jeannette brought over home made snickerdoodles. Needless to say, my boys gobbled them up and we added the recipe to our family favorite list. I married up the recipe with Mrs. Fields tried and true,…