Passover Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies (Gluten Free)

Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies are ultra-chocolaty, chewy chocolate chip cookies sandwiched with marshmallow filling and dipped in shredded coconut. Yes, they happen to be kosher for Passover. Yes, they happen to be gluten free. But no one would ever know. They are THAT good.

Passover Chocolate Coconut Whoopie Pies (Gluten Free)
Until I was 12 years old my family lived on Long Island in New York, an easy drive from both sets of my grandparents. Our extended family is small and we spent holidays together. Thanksgiving was at our house. Passover was at my paternal grandparent’s house.

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Chocolate Covered Oreos for St. Patrick's Day and Military Care Package #10

St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Oreos and Military Care Package #10

Chocolate Covered Oreos decorated for St. Patrick’s Day have been sent off in Military Care Package #10. I hope the “luck of the Irish” will help keep Soldier B. and his comrades safe as they serve and bring them all safely home soon. Soldier B. is very busy doing his job, so I really don’t expect to hear from him much, but I worry. So, I was delighted to get a Facebook message from him letting me know that the care packages are appreciated. Most importantly, the message let me know he was ...

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Rainbow's End Rocky Road Candy

Rainbow’s End Rocky Road Candy

According to Irish mythology, somewhere down Ireland’s cobbled lanes or over the rolling green hills, leprechaun’s gold is hidden in a pot at the end of the rainbow. If the little men in green were also stockpiling candy along with their treasure, it might look like this Rainbow’s End Rocky Road, a scrumptious cobblestone confection of marshmallows, chocolate, peanuts, and what might be tiny bits of that magical rainbow. This batch of Rocky Road candy is a bit of a triumph for me. I was FINALLY ...

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Chocolate-Maple Banana (or not) Bread| The Monday Box

Chocolate-Maple Banana (or not) Bread

On Monday, in honor of National Banana Bread Day, I baked a loaf of banana bread for my son’s Monday Box care package. It was no ordinary loaf. It was a Chocolate-Maple Banana Bread; moist and dense, sweetened with maple syrup, and made extra chocolaty with mini chocolate chips. ...

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Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies (花生饼)

Chinese New Year Peanut Cookies (花生饼)

Peanut Cookies are a traditional Chinese New Year treat. Each melting, crunchy, toasty bite is cause for celebration! One of my favorite things about the internet is learning about other cultures’ customs and foods. My spice collection has expanded exponentially as I dabble in world cuisine. I get especially excited whenever I discover an international cookie recipe that fits the care package requirements of The Monday Box. The flavors or preparation methods can be different than what I am used ...

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Valentine Envelope Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #9

Valentine Envelope Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #9

This is a Valentine’s Day themed care package for someone I don’t know. Red hearts, love notes, and roses were not appropriate. I struggled for a while, trying to figure out what to include in this military care package that would convey my Valentine’s Day message of caring and support. Not surprisingly, I decided to express my support in cookie form.  Valentine Envelope Sugar Cookies are sealed with a red heart for caring and a yellow “Support our Troops” ribbon. ...

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Celebration Sprinkle Cookies

Celebration Sprinkle Cookies

Yesterday was my son’s 22nd birthday! That called for a festive care package and a birthday treat to mark the occasion. Cakes don’t ship well, so each year my son has been away from home at college, I have tried to come up with a birthday cake substitute. Celebration Sprinkle Cookies, chewy chocolate sugar cookies dipped in creamy chocolate and adorned with sprinkles, are the cookie equivalent of a neon sign proclaiming, “You are WONDERFUL and this is YOUR special day!” ...

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