• Desserts

    The PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Friends – you know that I prefer to post my own, original recipes. But THESE Chocolate Chip Cookies are actually the BEST most PERFECT Chocolate Chip Cookies that I have EVER tasted! And I simply had to share the recipe with you all. I know, it is unbelievable! Where did they come from? Whose recipe are they? Why are they so delicious? What makes them different? Don’t worry, I will answer all these important questions! Where? My good friend Leah made these cookies first and was SO impressed that I forced her to share the recipe with me! Who? The recipe was posted on Lauren Conrad’s website (shocker, I know)…

  • These Molasses Crinkle cookies have been a holiday tradition since started baking way back when as a little kid. Rich, chewy molasses cookies spiked with a dash of hot cayenne pepper, then rolled in sugar before baking. | NOMaste Kitchen

    Molasses Crinkle Cookies

    I love Molasses Crinkle cookies. All the seasonings, the dark, sweet molasses – they just ooze with holiday feels! Family, friends, time at home – holiday foods just make you feel good inside and out! I can hardly believe we are coming up on the month of November – before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here! Thanksgiving is 100% my favorite holiday though. I absolutely love all the foods, going home to see family and friends, and did I mentioned, the food? Every family has their own Thanksgiving traditions. Whether its a special dish, watching football, or preparing for black Friday – it is just a lovely time to…

  • Sweet, dense, braided Greek butter cookies, perfect with a cup of coffee or tea! These melt-in-your-mouth sweet vanilla almond morsels are incredibly easy to make and even more delicious to eat! One Koulourakia will just not be enough! | NOMaste Kitchen
    Desserts,  Fun with Food

    Koulourakia (Greek Butter Cookies)

    Koulouraki – pronounced koo-loo-RAH-kee-ah. Also known as, Greek Butter Cookies or Greek Easter Cookies. I know what you’re thinking… first Hamantaschen now Koulourakia? Where do these crazy names come from? Well, naturally, they come from the two largest groups of crazy food loving people – the Jews and the Greeks! Its true – I am not Greek! Its all Greek to me! Ha, ha, get it? I have a best friend named Hypatia – she is actually not Greek either. But her name is Greek. I do love Greek food. But who doesn’t? So why am I making Koulourakia? Here in Columbus, Jake and I have two incredible friends – Mike and…

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    HAMATAWHAT? Hamantaschen! What are hamantaschen? Hamantaschen are a triangle shaped cookie often associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim. There are many different theories as to where the cookies came from or why they are named as they are – all I know is that they are delicious! Danielle Feinberg has a great article titled What are Hamantaschen? which has a lot of awesome information if you are actually interested in learning more – if not, here are a few quick, fun facts that I have taken from her article! (All credit goes to Danielle!) The Yiddish word is pronounced huh-min-tah-shun – singular form, hamantasch; plural, hamantaschen During the holiday of Purim,…

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    26 Inspiring Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cookie? The answer is obviously no one – because everyone loves cookies. Unless you are one of those weirdos who does not even like sweets. Well then my friend, this is the wrong post for you to be reading! This year, while I was trying to plan out which Christmas cookies to make when and how many batches to make and who to share them with – I started to question, what makes a cookie a Christmas cookie? After much investigation, I determined that yes – there are a few cookies which are almost always associated with Christmas. But realistically, you can call ANY…

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    10 Must Try Recipes with the BEST Fall Flavors

    10 MUST TRY Recipes with the BEST Fall Flavors Pumpkin might be the most infamous of the fall flavors but there are SO many more out there! Maple, apple, cranberry, butternut squash, sweet potato, caramel, gingerbread, brown sugar – the list goes on! Sweet, savory, healthy, unhealthy – the number of recipes you can find out there are overwhelming! Where does one even begin? Well, I cannot exactly tell you – but let’s go through it together! Today we are taking a moment to honor ALL of our favorite fall flavors with a Fall Recipe Roundup! 10 AMAZING fall recipes, featuring more than just a giant orange gourd. Thai Coconut…