Marshmallow Madness Crispy Rice Treats

It is hard to improve on a classic family treat, but this recipe is even better than the ones you had as a kid. How, you might ask, is that possible? More marshmallows. Freeze dried mini marshmallows (like you find in some breakfast cereals) add a fun pop of color and a little more deliciousness to this recipe. Store any uneaten treats in an airtight … Continue reading Marshmallow Madness Crispy Rice Treats

Step by Step No Fail Cutout Sugar Cookie Video

The first Old Guy In The Kitchen live video is now up on YouTube! Just in time for the holidays, easy to follow step by step instructions for cutout sugar cookies that won’t lose their shape. If you found this recipe video helpful or have any questions or comments please feel free to use the comments section below.  If you want to see more good … Continue reading Step by Step No Fail Cutout Sugar Cookie Video

New Sugar Cookie Video

I have been playing with the idea of adding video content here for awhile, but honestly didn’t want to invest a fortune in video equipment and editing software. Add to that the fact that I don’t really desire to be the talent in a series of videos and you get a good picture of my dilemma. This video is my first attempt at a workable … Continue reading New Sugar Cookie Video

Decorating Sugar Cookies

The great thing about sugar cookies is that they are very adaptable to any holiday or occasion.  You can use my base recipe from Christmas sugar cookies, and just use different shapes to suit your need.  The same techniques apply to any shape.  The design is completely up to you. Piping vs Flooding or Filling No matter how complex the design they all use these … Continue reading Decorating Sugar Cookies

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Haystacks

Grandma’s Recipe Box Series.  For more about grandma’s recipes read my post here. My grandmother made these for Christmas every year.  She would make several batches and freeze them a few weeks in advance.  They were always a big hit.  I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does. Ingredients: 1 Cup creamy peanut butter (I use Jif) 12 oz bag of butterscotch chips … Continue reading Grandma’s Peanut Butter Haystacks

Gluten Free (but still amazing) Sugar Cookies

Soft, delicious and oh so good.  Seriously, no one at work believed they were gluten free.  If you are baking these for someone that has a serious gluten allergy or Celiacs disease, please use extra caution to thoroughly clean any equipment before you begin.  If you bake with regular flour that dust gets everywhere.  I try to use completely separate equipment (bowls, utensils, measuring cups, … Continue reading Gluten Free (but still amazing) Sugar Cookies

Favorite Christmas Sugar Cookies

3/2/19 Update – I finally got around to shooting a video for these. Soft, delicious and oh so good.  These cookies hold their shape and stand up well to shipping, but still have a soft texture.  I also included my favorite icing recipe that gives you that perfect shiny gloss. Ingredients: 2 Sticks (1 C) of salted butter, softened not melted 1 Cup granulated sugar … Continue reading Favorite Christmas Sugar Cookies