Val Anderson

Chocolate Crispies

Growing up my siblings and I always had a Little Debbie in our lunches. One of my favorites is the Star Crunch- you know the one: that chocolate-caramel-rice crispie patty. I dream one day of coming up with a version of my own and this…

Banana Ginger Cookies

These cookies are great for using up sub-optimal eating bananas. The consistency is a bit chewier than a muffin, not as crumbly as cakey cookies andĀ  they stay pretty moist overall. They are what I like to refer to as excellent ‘breakfast cookies’ for the…

Chocolate Malt Cookies

I love malted milk balls and I thought they would be awesome in a cookie. Turns out, so did other people, as a quick search on recipezaar.com turned up this recipe. I was disappointed, however, that the dough wasn’t chocolate, which I thought was the…

Chocolate, Cherry and Almond Pinwheels

So, the inspiration for this recipe is from this one from Woman’s Day. This recipe was supposed to have pistachios in place of almonds, but it seems that the Salmonella scare has eliminated all the pistachios in the Chicagoland area. Nevertheless, we press on, nobly…

Homemade Peanut Butter Eggs

Peanut butter eggs are my ‘hands down’ favorite Easter candy. Every year I look forward to when I can find those delectable little yellow packets at the front of the grocery store. In my opinion, they are theĀ  quintessentially perfect peanut butter-to- chocolate ratio, second…