Easter Cookies ( A little late)

This post is a few days late; I scheduled it to publish on Friday but I guess sometimes I’m not as computer savvy  as I would like to think I am. Better late than never, right?

I’m half way into my whirlwind vacation, killing time in the Vegas airport & drinking a spicy mango margarita.YUMMY!  In the past few days we have driven over 20oo miles through 5 states.  Now we’re on our way to warm and sunny California to do some surfing, shopping & wine tasting.

Guest Post by Pamela from Pamela’s Heavenly Treats

I want to thank Dawn for inviting me to guest post on this wonderful dessert blog.  The name of my blog is Pamela’s Heavenly Treats, and I am Pamela.   I am a wife, mother of 6, homeschool teacher and I have a small Healthy Cupcake & Cookie business. Everything that I make is made with 100% Whole Wheat Flour and my secret ingredients. You will not know that you are eating healthy when you taste these treats.
I started blogging January 2012, I started because I opened my healthy treat business and wanted to promote it, but I got more than that,  people that really like my healthy treat recipes, so that’s what I love each day the comments, and the friends I have made over the past 3 months.   I have been baking since I was 12, my grandmother was the best baker in the world, she made everything from scratch, and I watched her, and learned everything she knew, and now I am doing what she did but just in a more healthy way.  One kitchen item that I can’t live without is  my Kitchmaid Commercial Blender, I love it, it does everything from mixing, to kneading, to making ice cream and it can do so much more. My favorite dessert to make is  cupcakes and cookies, I think that might be a little obvious, because of my business. But I will dabble in some other healthy desserts when I come across a recipe that I want to tweak, and 9 times out of 10 it comes out really good.  Now let’s get to the recipe!

Since its Spring season and Easter is right around the corner, I made No Bake Peanut Butter Nests, I got this recipe from Couponing & Cooking one of my favorite recipe blogs, and I just tweaked the recipe to make it a healthy treat.  These are so easy to make, and take only about 10 minutes and you are done, and they are the cutest little cookie.

Peep Cupcakes

By far my favorite Easter candy is Peeps, with Cadbury Creme Eggs coming in at a close second. The weird part about my love for Peeps is that I like them when they are slightly stale. Every holiday that Peeps are available, my mom sends me boxes of them.Because she love me, she pokes holes in the wrappers before shipping them. By the time they make the journey  from Louisiana to Alaska they  have the perfect amount of staleness. This is no lie people; I can’t make  this stuff up.

Chocolate Banana Cupcakes & Peanut Butter Frosting

Last week was a whirlwind. I had plans for something fun almost every night of the week. Then we decided on a last minute Spring get away, a must after an Alaskan winter! I was beginning to wonder if I was going to get around to my Easter treats before we left. I had all these ideas that I had to get out of my head. Does anyone else have this problem? Once you get an idea in your head it bugs you until you do it??  Finally this weekend I found some time to do some baking.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting & Candied Carrots

Notice anything different? That’s right I gave the blog a bit of a facelift this weekend. Although, I liked the old theme I never really loved it & decided to look for other options. The new look is still a work in progress but I think it suits me more. This whole blogging adventure has me wanting to take on new a new hobby, graphic design. I guess having some basic html knowledge would be nice too. Who knows maybe one day I will find an awesome graphic designer that is willing to work for treats. It could happen, right?