Coconut Cherry Pecan Granola

I chanced upon this granola recipe from the New York Times; it is originally an Eleven Madison Park recipe. Apparently, after the end of a meal, all diners are gifted a jar of this signature granola to take home. The reviews on the NYT were stellar, and I was intrigued. I will say that I've … Continue reading Coconut Cherry Pecan Granola

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies by Ocean Spray

This is the third oatmeal cranberry white chocolate cookie recipe I've posted on my blog, the others being¬†Cooks' Illustrated and Serious Eats, and I think this one is one of the more successful ones. (Got my coworkers' stamp of approval!) I usually have little faith in corporate recipes and I don't believe them to be … Continue reading Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies by Ocean Spray

No Bake Homemade Cranberry Chocolate Oat Clif Bars

I'm a big fan of Clif chocolate brownie bars. They're only a dollar at Trader Joe's, taste like a brownie, and unlike Luna Bars, don't have rice crispies in them. I might have discovered the holy grail to making no-bake, gluten-free sweets that taste very similar to Clif bars - Medjool dates. By themselves, they … Continue reading No Bake Homemade Cranberry Chocolate Oat Clif Bars

Light and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies were inspired by a mom's homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that she had sent to her (adult) children. When I was vacationing in California and visiting a friend, he opened up a package he had just received from his mom and inside was a big tupperware of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Having felt … Continue reading Light and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free)

As my foray into gluten-free baking continues, I have been pushing the boundaries slowly. I'm not going to be making gluten-free bread or cake anytime soon - basically anything that contains flour as its main component will be tricky to perfect with gluten-free flours. I thought that an oatmeal cookie would be a decent compromise, … Continue reading Soft Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Chocolate Almond Granola

One of my favorite snacks these days is Trader Joe's Chocolate Almond Granola. It's chocolatey, it's crunchy, it satisfies my breakfast and mid-afternoon snacking needs - it's really a great product. What's even better about it is how simple the ingredients list is. Just about everything can be found in the grocery store, and I … Continue reading Chocolate Almond Granola

Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Candied Ginger Chunks

This may look like a nondescript oatmeal white chocolate chip cookie. But little did you know that when you bite into it, there would be unexpected warmth and spice from the candied ginger chunks that cuts the sweetness of the white chocolate a little bit. What I like best about these cookies is how it … Continue reading Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate and Candied Ginger Chunks

Allrecipes Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Although my favorite variety of oatmeal cookie is thick and chewy, this incredibly popular Allrecipes baked up more thin and lacy for me. It's probably because I used old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats (whose wood shaving-esque texture I cannot abide) and that might have caused my cookies to spread out more. Nevertheless, the cookie … Continue reading Allrecipes Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

From-Scratch Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

I already have a seven layer bar recipe on this blog, but this one deserves a post on its own because it's even more homemade. Usually seven layer bars are made with graham crackers, canned condensed milk, sweetened coconut flakes and chocolate chips. All highly processed stuff, and I've a great disdain for things that … Continue reading From-Scratch Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars

Crispy Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies

This is not the first time I made these cookies, and every single time, they turn out wonderfully. Honestly, white chocolate is probably my favorite chocolate in cookies. Sometimes, regular semi-sweet chocolate has a slight hint of bitterness that I don't prefer in my sweet indulgence. Also, I love white chocolate with cranberries in my … Continue reading Crispy Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies