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Let’s Have Pie!


It’s raining here in “Sunny Florida” today…and this kind of weather always makes me think of food…and mainly desserts! I have a great recipe from Authentic Foods for BlueBerry Cobbler. This is my idea of warm, comfort food. Let me know how it turns out.


Cobbler Filling
6 cups Blueberries
1/4 cup Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour
1/3 cup Packed Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Molasses
Grated Zest of 1 Lemon
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice 

Cobbler Topping

1 1/2 cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

1/3 cup Granulated Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 teaspoon Salt

6 tablespoons Butter

1/2 cup Buttermilk

1/4 teaspoon Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder

1 egg beaten


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Grease an 8×10 inch pan.  Set aside.

Cobbler Filling

In a large bowl, toss the blueberries with the molasses and the lemon juice.  In a separate medium bowl, combine the Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, the packed brown sugar and the lemon zest.  Then mix this mixture into the blueberries.  Pour the cobbler filling into the pan.

Cobbler Topping

In a large mixing bowl, combine Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla powder.  Using an electric mixer, mix in the butter until the mixture has a course crumb consistency.  Then mix in the buttermilk.

Spoon the cobbler topping on top of the blueberries.  Brush the beaten egg on top of the cobbler topping to create a shiny crust.  Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cobbler topping is slightly golden brown.  Let the blueberry cobbler sit for at least 5-10 minutes before serving.  Serve the blueberry cobbler with some ice cream, frozen yogurt or some warm cream. 

Blueberry Cobbler

Chocolate Cookies…Everyone’s favorite!

Me again…I just had to get this one to you today too! With the holidays just around the corner, you can probably use all the great cookie ideas you can get. This is another recipe that came to me from my friends at Authentic Foods. Please try it and let me know. Enjoy!                                                                           (p.s., I substituted the Enjoy Life Chocolate chips to give you a Dairy-free version)

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints

Servings: 40 – 50

Prep Time: 25 Minutes

Bake/Cook Time: 13 – 17 Minutes



1 1/2 cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder or 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

3/4 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted in microwave for 1 minute

2 eggs, slightly beaten


Peppermint Icing

1 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (place ¼ teaspoon if you do not want the peppermint flavor to be too strong)

1 1/2 tablespoons water



Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large cookie sheet. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, combine Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, cocoa powder, Authentic Foods Vanilla Powder, and salt until fully combined. In a bowl of an electric mixer, cream the unsalted butter and granulated sugar together. Then mix in the flour mixture, the melted semisweet chocolate chips, and the eggs. Mix until a dough forms.


Make 1 inch balls out of the dough and place them on the cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Then use your thumb to make a thumbprint in the center of each ball. Bake the cookies in the oven for 13 to 17 minutes or until the cookies are crisp on the outside. Let the cookies cool on a rack for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Then place a dollop of peppermint icing on the thumbprint of each cookie.


Peppermint Icing

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Use a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off or a pastry bag to pipe out the icing onto the center of each thumbprint cookie.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

This wonderfulholiday recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Authentic Foods, one of our manufacturers. See the recipe below.  This company makes great flour blends and I will definitely try this one before my next Holiday Cookie Exchange. Let me know how much your kids and family enjoy them!

Gingerbread Man Cookie 

 Servings: 48 cookies (with 3 inch cookie cutters)

Prep Time: 45 – 60 Minutes

Bake/Cook Time: 7 – 8 Minutes


Gingerbread Cookies

1 3/4 cups Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour

1/8 cup Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour (optional)

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons molasses

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Cooking spray


1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 tablespoon water


Gingerbread Cookies

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground nutmeg and packed brown sugar. Use the paddle of the electric mixer to combine these ingredients together.

After about a minute, add the butter—increase the mixing speed to medium and mix until there is a course crumb consistency. Then add the molasses, followed by the eggs. The mixture should come together to form a dough. Make 2 balls out of the dough and wrap them in plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for about 1 ½ hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a large cookie sheet with cooking spray. Coat a baking mat and a rolling pin with flour. Then roll out each portion of the dough; cut the dough with your desired cookie cutters and place onto the greased cookie sheet (if the rolling pin continues to stick to the dough and if it is difficult to get the cookies off of the baking mat without breaking, then mix in an extra 1/8 cup of Authentic Foods Multi-Blend Flour into all of the dough). Make sure to place the cookies at least 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 7 – 8 minutes or until lightly browned.


Combine the powdered sugar and water together in small bowl using a spatula or electric mixer. Spoon the mixture into a Ziploc bag or piping bag. If using a Ziploc bag, use a spatula to push all of the icing to one corner of the bag. Then snip off a small hole on the corner where all of the icing is located. Decorate the cookies as desired.

Chebe Cinnamon Rolls…Rule!

Let’s get started on our “cooking adventure” with Chebe’s Cinnamon rolls. I decided to make them without any additional ingredients…but would suggest, depending on your dietary restrictions, adding some filling items. The rolls were great…texture and taste were good. If possible in your family kitchen, you could add maybe apples or nuts to give more flavors. These roll would be good for a breakfast/brunch or even dessert.  The package includes recipes for a pie crust, cinnamon crisps and the “oh so wonderful” version of Sticky Buns! I see these on your table for Christmas morning with a hot cup of coffee sitting by the fire. Living in Florida, I will have to run the airconditioner to enjoy my first fire…we all have our problems! Enjoy….

Chebe's Cinnamon Rolls

The First Post!

As you may know, I own the online store,

My goal with this blog is to use my own kitchen and products I sell in the store to make some great dishes to share with you. In addition, I will be using the creative minds from our food manufacturers as well. The ultimate goal, give you some good dish ideas to try yourself.

Remember, if you like any of these products used, please stop by our store. We appreciate the business!

Healthy Eating…