Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday: French Crepe Wafer Cookies

Hello, hello, Trader Joe's fans! We're back with a new review for you!

Trader Joe's review: French Crepe Wafer Cookies
Trader Joe's Crepe Wafer Cookies. Described on the box as "buttery thin crispy wafer cookies." They're a product of France, ooo-la-laand a box will cost you $2.49.

Trader Joe's review: French Crepe Wafer Cookies

Taco Belle

It's summer. Which really is the season of tacos. Don't get me wrong, I eat tacos year round, but tacos were made for summer. (Or was summer made for tacos?)

Taco Belle decorated cookies

It started with hot dog cookies. Then, there were fried chicken cookies. Next...cookie fries and cheeseburger cookies. Now, I bring you taco cookies. Something about combining junk food and cookies makes me really happy. My boys seem to love them, too.

Taco decorated cookies
Whether you make them plain tacos...or girl them up to make Taco Belles...

Taco and Taco Belle decorated cookies

Taco and Taco Belle decorated cookies

...these really are simple to make, and so much fun.

The Power of a Cookie Podcast

I KNOW that you all know Lisa from The Bearfoot Baker. Did you know she has a podcast??? It's called The Power of a Cookie. Guess who this week's guest is? Moi!

Before I send you to the podcast, I just have to tell you about Lisa. She's THE sweetest! We met a few years ago (in real life), and we talk about that moment on the podcast. Lisa is the PERFECT podcast host because she is exactly the type of person you'd want to sit down with and have a heart-to-heart and a laugh. She's been through the unimaginable lately...hello and goodbye, Bouncer the brain tumor...and has come out with flying colors! Yay, Lisa!

The Power of a Cookie Podcast with Bake at 350

Here's what you'll hear on the podcast:

  • a bit about cookies
  • a bit about Trader Joe's
  • and a whole lot of fangirling over the Pioneer Woman (just like real-life girlfriends do!)

Lisa also asks me about my favorite tool for decorating cookies and my advice for new cookie decorators. 

It was a dream getting to visit with Lisa. Check out the podcast link on her blog, The Bearfoot Baker

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries for the 4th of July!
If you're having a 4th of July get-together...or attending a 4th of July get-together...or staying home and watching the fireworks on your TV...you NEED to make these Red, White, and Blue Strawberries.

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries: dessert for the 4th of July!
I know that sounded bossy, but really, truly - these cute strawberries are the MOST FESTIVE, the MOST FUN, the MOST EASY (I know it should be "easiest" but "most easy" just seemed to flow) patriotic dessert ever.

Getting right to the patriotic point...I'm sharing the details today over on The Pioneer Woman Food & Friends. Go get the details then get yourself to the store!

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries for the 4th of July!
Your kitty just might want in on the fun! 
Happy Independence Day!

Coffee Turtle Ice Cream Pie

Coffee Turtle Ice Cream Pie

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. The last time I made a version of it was waaaaaay back in 2009. Y'all. How does time pass so quickly that a loved recipe doesn't make a return for 10 years?

Anyway, I was so happy that Jack pulled it from my recipe archives to have this summer. Mr. E requested an ice cream pie for Father's Day, so the timing couldn't have been more perfect.

Coffee Turtle Ice Cream Pie

My mom used to request a Baskin-Robbins turtle ice cream pie for her birthday every year. I wish I could make this one for her now. ♥

You might have noticed that we have a thing for ice cream pies around here. I mean, what's not to love? Most recently, there was the Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Ice Cream Pie. Before that...Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie and Chocolate Amaretti Ice Cream Pie.