Baking cookies

After All the Banana chips cookies Banana chips cookies I made the other day were gone; (thats how delicious they were) I had to bake another batch, but this time I doubled the recipe to accommodate the demands for these delicious cookies…

Today I had a helper in the kitchen to help me bake, she is as cute as she can be, my two years old gorgeous granddaughter Bella and my one year old handsome grandson baby Isaiah!

So here is how Bella’s day went baking the cookies…

I am concentrating here!

How many cups you said!

You said to mix them by hand now? Ok I do it! I do it!!

I think they are mixed!!

I know how to scoop them out, I could do it! By the way did you notice my apron?? How cute Am I!!

Ok one more scoop…

I am working hard here for my cookies

Scraping the bowl to get the last bit of these delicious cookies…

Not me…..I am chilling watching my movie…. I don’t do kitchen!!

Checking if I got everything out of that bowl…yes I think I did…

Time to put the banana chips on top, see I am good at following recipes hehehe

I think I got them all, hummm did I? I think I have…

Time to bake the cookies…

My work here is done for now….

The apron is coming off!

I worked soooo hard today I needed a drink to relax until the cookies are done!!

Did you notice how good I am!!! I am just ignoring the photographer!! No smile here…

No matter how hard she try I am not smiling! Just ignore her…….Anywaaaay orange juice is sooooo good for you after a hard day working in the kitchen…

Yummmm juice is that good!! Ok ok I cracked a little smile for her but still ignored her at the same time… she is pushing it isn’t she?!

Yep setting here and looking as handsome as I can be watching my movie…

Which one!!!

Oh this one looks good to me, yummm!

Are you kidding I have to do the dishes? Why me!!

Here I go again doing all the work around this kitchen…

Actually I am just playing with the water hahahah I tricked that photographer…

Ask Isaiah to wash the dishes!! He didn’t do anything! Just watching his movie…look at him! He is a bum…

Sorry big sister you are on your own, just let me know when the cookies are done!! Look at me!!! See how handsome I am…

Thank you for reading my story for today, talk to you soon, love Bella…

I wanted to share this story with everyone to just show how much fun and exciting it is to have kids in the kitchen no matter how old they are… to let them help you and share the experience with them is the most rewarding feeling you could ever have..

I enjoyed the same experience with my older granddaughter Nashwa when she was Bella’s age, she just celebrated her eleventh birthday few days ago and one of the smartest young ladies you will ever meet, and becoming more gorgeous every single day I might add…she learned at a young age to love and appreciate homemade cooking and baking…

Cranberry and Protein powder muffins

I made these babies yesterday, these are made without flour or butter, I used the protein powder shake that is sold at the Health stores….

So far the nutrition value showing they are only 64 calories each! They are really tasty with your morning coffee or afternoon tea….

The recipe needs tweaking, I will post it once I have it finalized! They really taste good and I hope my friends enjoyed them…..

Did I mention these are completely sugar free….

Chocolate birthday cake

Tomorrow we have two birthdays at the office, so i am making my delicious chocolate cake…

Everyone loves this cake, it’s so chocolaty and moist..

I been making this chocolate cake since I was in high school, every time I baked it my brothers and sisters went crazy over it!

This time I topped the cake with homemade cranberry jam and buttercream frosting, two layers of cranberry jam and two layers of chocolate buttercream frosting…

First I did the crumb coat and I let it set in the fridge for half hour for the frosting to set a little, after half an hour I did a second coating to finished it off…

This is a homemade cake so I was not really worried about mastering the decorating part, the only concern I had is how would it taste… so a simple swirly wiggly touches with the offset spatula and I was done!

I was creative with the leftover crumbs, I lined a small cake pan with parchment paper for easy left, folded the sides and held them with a metal office clips…

Pressed the leftover crumbs in to the pan and made it in to a small cake, also I had a leftover frosting and I always have sprinkles in my pantry…

Frosting a little sprinkles and a mini cake was born for the little ones in my life to enjoy, well at least one of them was present at that moment!

Mahalabia pudding

The best desert to eat in this cold weather is this delicious, tasty, hot and flavorful pudding!

I had an extra milk that was about to expire by the end of this week and I really hate to waste food so this was whipped up in no time …

It took ten minuets to get it ready to eat!

This pudding is also delicious in the summer times, stash it in the fridge and you have a cold delicious and refreshing treats.

A little of chopped mixed nuts, cinnamon and rose water to complete it….

Sweet potatoes pie

My oven was having a pie party tonight, i been baking for a while and i am officially done with the pies for thanksgiving!

The house smells like heaven, I made a delicious homemade sweet potatoes pie, a pumpkin pie and a mix of cherries and blueberries mini pies, they all look and smell delicious!

I made it easy on myself this year and used readymade pie crusts and no shame in that! And did I mention that they all sugar free? Yes they are!

I will be working on my turkey tomorrow to get it ready for the big day!

I love thanksgiving, its my favorite holiday!

Sugar free Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chips Cookies

Sugar free Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chips Cookies

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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oatmeal raisin chocolate chips cookies

These Oatmeal cookies are filled with delicious Raisin and Chocolate Chips, I love making them and my granddaughter loves to eat them.

preheat oven to 350

1 Cup Splenda brown sugar

2 Cups all purpose flour

2 Tsp. baking soda

1/2 Tsp. fine salt

1 1/2 Cups old fashion oats

1/2 Tsp. cinnamon

1/2 Tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1 Cup of raisins

1 Cup mini chocolate chip

2 sticks of unsalted butter soften

2 eggs at room temperature

1/2 Tsp. ground vanilla or extract

line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set a side.

Add butter and brown sugar in to a stand mixer bowl with the flat beater attached, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed until it has smooth consistency.

Add eggs one at a time making sure its fully incorporated.

Add Vanilla and mix well for a 1 minute.

In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon, add to the sugar and butter mixture in third, mix well for 1-2 minute.

With a medium size ice cream scope, scope the cookie dough on to the prepared cookie sheets making sure to leave 2 inches between each cookie.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, remove to cooling racks and let them cool completely, store in airtight container for up to two weeks, if they last that long 🙂


Orange Juice Cupcakes

Orange Juice Cupcakes

  • Servings: 12-23
  • Difficulty: easy
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The smell of baked goods is one of the best aromas to have in the kitchen!


I love using fresh or bottled juices in my baking, and i always try different flavors.

Today i made up a recipe of orange juice cupcakes, they turned out delicious, added extra vanilla, and the combination was amazing!


This is the only recipe you will need for quick cake or cupcakes; it does not take more than 23 minutes to bake and not more than eight ingredients to prepare it.


.1 cup coconut oil melted and measured in liquid measuring cup

.2 cups sugar

.2 tbsp vanilla

.3 large eggs

.3 1/2 cups cake flour

.1 1/2 tbsp. baking powder

.1/2 tsp salt

.1 1/2 cups orange juice with pulp

Preheat oven 375

Line cupcake pans with liners and set aside.

In a bowl of stand mixer with the flat beater attachment, add coconut oil and sugar, mix well until combined.

Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.

Add vanilla and mix for 2 minutes until the mixture is somewhat thick and all the sugar dissolved.

In other bowl, sift cake flour with baking powder and salt.

On low speed add the flour mixture in third alternating with the orange juice, start, and finish with the flour.

Mix well for 1 minute, remove the bowl, and with rubber spatchela scrape down the sides of the bowl and stir, making sure all combined.

With 1/2 measuring cup fill each of the lined cupcakes pan all the way up.

Bake for 20-23 minutes, making sure to rotate the pans to ensure even baking.

Remove pans and cool on cooling racks for 5 minutes, remove cupcakes and cool completely before serving.

You could top the cupcake with homemade whip cream or cream cheese frosting, but there is no need for it, since they are delicious on their own, Enjoy!