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I am constantly on the lookout for snacks to make for my two daughters who scarcely have time to eat—let alone to shop and cook.  Such are the lives of third year medical students.

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Yes, yes—I should be posting a recipe for a healthy smoothie right now.  The cold weather, however, has me craving hot chocolate.

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1 - Top Ten - 4 (164x163)Earlier this week, I posted the top ten recipes on my site as viewed by my readers in 2014.  Three of the four copycat recipes for Levain Bakery’s sensationally decadent cookies made their second appearance in the Top Ten most viewed recipes.  They were Levain Bakery’s Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Levain Bakery’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies, and Levain Bakery’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.  These cookies are the gold standard for their flavor categories with a texture that is knee-buckling swoon-worthy.  The fourth Levain Bakery copycat recipe didn’t make a repeat appearance on the Top Ten list—but it, too, is the gold standard for a dark chocolate brownie-like cookie.

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Here for your drooling pleasure are the most popular recipes on my blog in 2014 as determined by readers.  The top three recipes—all copycat recipes for Levain Bakery cookies—also made an appearance on last year’s list proving them to be among the most googled internet recipes as bakers seek to duplicate Levain’s awesome cookies.

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With New Year’s resolutions to lose weight around the corner but still with a houseful of kids and Christmas visitors, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make a batch of poppycock.

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Spumoni Icebox Cookies

December 21, 2014

If you have time for one more addition to your Christmas cookie tray, here is a more than worthy candidate.  Spumoni icebox cookies usually make an appearance in my kitchen both for Christmas and Easter.

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Eggnog Cookies

December 17, 2014

Eggnog lovers, rejoice!  Here’s a cookie worth toasting this Christmas.

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Toffee Graham Crackers

December 16, 2014

If you’re looking for a fast, easy recipe to give as a holiday gift to your neighbors or co-workers or a treat for your own family, I’ve got you covered.

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Peppermint Cream Meltaway Bars

December 7, 2014

Ready?  Set?  Turn your ovens on—it’s time for baking Christmas cookies!

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Oreo Turkeys for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014

How cute are these?  I should have posted them a couple of weeks ago, but time got away from me.  Better late than never!

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