Friday Tea & Chocolate: PB&J Cookies With Reese Spread

PB&J Cookies with Reese Spread | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

This week’s Friday Tea and Chocolate is all about the chocolate with PB&J Cookies made with Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. This post is sponsored by Hershey’s Canada. I’ll admit it… I’ve been avoiding baking cookies lately for one reason and one reason only… I tend to eat them all after baking them.  Which would be fine, I suppose, except that I can’t really afford a

Pear Cranberry Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

pear cranberry oatmeal cookies

Adding pears to cookies is easy when you use dried fruit – like in these Pear and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies! Happiest of new years to all of you, my readers!  I hope 2015 brings you lots of great things including a little bit of inspiration to create something new every day – even if it’s just something tiny.  A little flower doodled in the corner

Ginger Molasses Cookies Stuffed With Molasses Kisses

ginger molasses cookies stuffed with molasses cookies |

Well hello there! It’s been a while hasn’t it?  No cookies, no photography tips, just empty internet space.  Well, I’m here to fix that today – with cookies! Fall calls out for homemade cookies and my first batch out of the oven is usually my double chocolate chip cookies, but this autumn I’ve been craving some scrumptious, soft, chewy, spicy ginger molasses cookies.  And these

Chocolate Chunk Toffee Chip Cookies and Books

Chocolate Chunk Toffee Cookies | eyes bigger than my stomach

When I was a kid and then a teenager, and then a university student, and then a homesick Canadian living in London and then a person who had a real job with actual lunch breaks, I read voraciously.  In my early years and my teens I would hole up in my bedroom, curled up on my side on the bed with the book resting at

Vacation Time and Christmas Recipes!

dbl choc cookies

I am taking a holiday. This is a big statement. Well, maybe not for a lot of people but it is for this chickybird. I’ve been freelancing full time for three years now – a decision I don’t ever regret making.  Except for one thing… no vacation. Every year I say I will pack up the dog in the truck and treat myself to a

Cocoa Candy Chocolate Chipper Cookies

Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies amidst paint cans

Okie dokie.  The weather, is lousy.  I’m bored of dark moody photos when it’s dark and moody enough outside.  It’s not Thanksgiving in Canada so I’m not much fussed about pumpkin, turkey, cranberry or mashed potato recipes (been there, done that – sorry folks).  I’m not ready to do Christmas baking soooo… Let’s make cookies! Yay!!! <— Kermit T. Frog yay I made these cookies

Currant Cookies & Thanksgiving

Stacks of cookies

This weekend is my absolute favourite holiday – Canadian Thanksgiving. It’s about giving thanks for the harvest, which is truly in it’s prime in October.  I love it because it is the one holiday of the year in this country that isn’t wrapped up in commercialism.  Oh it’s there alright, but it’s minimal compared to Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s and the mother of all commercial holidays,

Chocolate Rhubarb Cookies

cookies and milk

My love for rhubarb is no secret.  And neither is my love for chocolate.  Tangy and tart mixed with sweet and chocolatey… could it be a match made in heaven?  Possibly? I say yes. One of the perks of my little gig in Ottawa was coming home with some freebies… freebies in the form of chocolate.  Are there any better kinds of freebies?  I think

Chocolate Chip, Toffee and Potato Chip Cookies

… or, as it says on my mom’s little recipe card: choco chip crisps! I suddenly had a deep need to have these cookies the other night.  I haven’t had them in years and years.  They were a childhood fave and a big treat.  Growing up with a mom who was a doctor meant we ate a lot of… healthy stuff. Good thing: she made

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

It’s funny that most of the recipes on this blog are baking recipes.  In actual fact, I’m a much better cook than I am a baker.  And I’m a much more adventurous cook than I am a baker. Pastry eludes me.  I have yet to make a really  good muffin, despite 100s of attempts.  Cupcakes and icing aren’t even in my repertoire and I hate