I have never made a gluten free recipe before, but a friend of the family was recently diagnosed with gluten allergies and was looking for cookie recipes. I had some rice flour in the pantry, so I told her I would test out recipes for her. I'll take any excuse to bake cookies. I had my reservations about baking gluten free. I was afraid they wouldn't taste as good as regular chocolate chip cookies, but man these Gluten Free Maple Chocolate Chip Cookies came out awesome. Of course, it doesn't hurt that I made them with my dad's maple syrup.
What do you do when you have an over abundance of blueberries and blueberry pie filling? You make scones, that's what. These moist, delicious scones have twice the blueberry impact with hints of lemon in the batter and in the glaze. I am a big fan of the blueberry/lemon combo ever since I made those Lemon Blueberry Basil Rice Krispie Treats a while back. Unfortunately, my basil plant has gone dead since then, otherwise I may have put some in these scones too. Perhaps next time.
Sometimes adults have to have their own special treats. Sorry kids. These Spiked Lemon Oreo Truffles are to die for. They have a nice crunchy vanilla outer shell and a soft gooey lemony center, with a little help from some Bacardi Limon Rum. If you love lemon desserts, you are going to want to make these. I think my husband ate about half of them. The other half, I was kind enough to share with my neighbors. I am going to have to make another batch for the 4th of July neighborhood party.
It's almost time for the 4th of July. Time for picnics, cookouts, parades, and fireworks. Why not make some cute treats with the kids to celebrate. There is lots of fun packed into these Firecracker Rice Krispie Treats. They are full of strawberry marshmallows, sprinkles, colored frosting, blue and red Twizzlers, and Pop Rocks. Kids will enjoy decorating and eating these.
Well, since the decorations for my daughter's birthday party came out even better than anticipated, I thought I'd share a few more photos. Since we now live down south, I thought a "Krispy Kreme" theme would be appropriate for the party and my daughter agreed. I found so many great ideas on Pinterest for decorations. The colors are what drew me in, maybe because they remind me of Christmas. Everything was fairly simple to put together, my daughter helped out with a lot of small details.