Monday, December 15, 2014
The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014
I've had the pleasure and honor of participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by Lindsay of Love & Olive Oil and Julie of The Little Kitchen, for three years in a row now. My family and I love receiving the unknown batches of cookies from fellow food bloggers but I enjoy even more baking up some creations of my own to share. This year I decided on making a cookie bar that my mom has always made each year for Christmas although I put a tropical twist on it...
Tropical Magic Cookie Bars
1/2 c. melted butter
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 (6 oz.) package dark chocolate chips
1 1/3 c. or (3 1/2 oz.) can flaked coconut
1/2 c. chopped dried mango
1/2 c. raisin medley
1 1/3 c. (15 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Into the bottom of a lined cookie sheet pout melted butter and evenly sprinkle on graham cracker crumbs. Then also evenly layer remaining ingredients, reserving the condensed milk for drizzling on last.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool before cutting into squares.
I would like to give a special thank you to the three lovely bakers for sending their tasty treats our way...
Pint Sized Baker and Karyn's Fudgy Macadamia Nut & Cranberry Pistachio Sugar Cookies
Abbie and Erica's Coast to Coast Adventures and Erica's Peanut Butter Cookies three ways (original, dark chocolate & Pretzel and Marshmallow)
Ink Foods and Kristen's Oatmeal Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
Want to get in on The Food Blogger Cookie Swap in years to come and help support Cookies for Kids Cancer...visit http://eepurl.com/qCABj, where you can sign up to receive notifications about the cookie swap!!!
Monday, December 8, 2014
Kaia's Meatless Monday Lunchbox
I always have fun packing up lil' lunches for my kiddos, Kaia, who is eight and in the third grade, and Marlee, who is 20 months...both huge eaters and definite foodies in the making. On Mondays we like to celebrate Meatless Monday, filling up the lunchbox with a variety of flavors and colors. Here's what's on the menu today...
~ Egg Salad Sandwich on Whole Grain with Pickle Spear
~ Veggies with Hummus Dip
~ Orange Slices
~ Graham Cracker-Banana-Cream Cheese Squares
~ Carrot Bread with Raisin Medley & Dark Chocolate Chips