Keepin’ it Real Sweet’s Life Tips:

Keepin’ it Real Sweet’s Life Tip#1:

Do you have a friend’s baby shower coming up or a birthday that you just don’t know what to get? Don’t be that person that shows up empty handed. Put in an order for some home-baked macarons, cupcakes, or cookies. You can choose from the many flavors listed on the site or feel free to suggest your own. It would be a great gift or small addition to give it that extra touch of thoughtfulness. Don’t forget, anytime is a good time to give sweets to your sweetheart. =D

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Oat so Good cookies

Mmm mmm. I love a good old fashion oatmeal cookie because it simply reminds me of being a child again. My go to brand was Grandma’s home style oatmeal raisin cookies. Growing up, it was probably my favorite cookie just because unlike the run of the mill Chips Ahoy brands these gems were soft and chewy. I thought to myself at an early age why aren’t all cookies like this??! It didn’t make sense to me, but I guess to each their own. It took awhile before Chips Ahoy caught on with their own chewy cookies. So props to Grandma’s for being the original. ;P


One day while my boyfriend was eating a chocolate bar, he turns to me and says, “Man, this would be great in an oatmeal cookie.” Immediately, I had to have a bite of this bar. Sure enough, he was onto something. I wasn’t satisfied with just throwing this into a plain old oatmeal cookie. No, I had to make this an amazing complex oatmeal cookie. One that was savory, chocolate-y, chewy, and different. It actually took me a few months to conceptualize this baby up, but once it came to me I knew this would be amazing. So there you have it… My “Oat so Good” cookies. It’s probably my new favorite cookie on my epic baking journey.
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These cookies have a great balance of sweets from the dark and milk chocolate, as well as texture from the oats and bits of toffee, and a savory side from the sea salt and special ingredient. Bet you can’t guess what it is. So far out of all the test tasters no one has guessed it correctly.
P.S. Happy Birthday to my friend, Toni! I sent out a little box of these brand new cookies along side some tasty beer. Happy snacking! =D
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“C3” Cookies

While the boys were marathoning through the new revamped Tomb Raider video game, I got the craving for some thing sweet and yet …..something spicy. Good thing I always keep some chocolate bars stashed away that piqued my interest on hand. These chocolate bars were the perfect ingredient to give a plain old chocolate chip cookie a face lift. And just like Lara Croft, these cookies have a nice balance of sweet and yet kick ass. I think I’ll dub these cookies “C3” for Cherries, Chilies, and Chocolate.

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