Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

2 cups creamy peanut butter (not the all-natural variety)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Heat oven to 350° F.

1.Using an electric mixer, beat the peanut butter and sugars on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in the eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and salt.

2.Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. With a fork, press the dough to a ⅜-inch thickness, making a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie.

3. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges are set, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Recipe via Real Simple


Post 4th of July: Quick and easy dinner with leftover BBQ Corn on the cob.

If you are like me, post 4th of July meals need to be simple with little clean up. After a busy weekend with friends and the BBQ on all weekend I love a “leftover” meal that doesn’t cost much, quick and delicious.

This isn’t a post about cupcakes and special treats however it does involve SWEET corn on the cob.


1 box of De Cecco Angel hair pasta (any pasta would do)
A pinch of salt to taste
1 tablespoon Kerrygold Irish Butter (milk from grass-fed cows)
1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano
Black pepper to taste
1/2 cup of grilled corn on the cob, sliced off the cob.

I prepared the pasta dish as individual portions so preparation noted above is based on personal preference.

Since the corn on the cob are leftovers they are cold, straight from the fridge. You could probably warm the corn up separately, I preferred the cool crisp texture and flavor.

1. Prepare pasta per instructions on box.
2. In separate bowls add pasta, butter, grated cheese and mix together.
3. Add corn and pepper.