A Twist on Taco Tuesday

By Pinhole Press /

The most wonderful (and busiest) time of the year calls for oversized sweaters and no-frills weeknight meals. Good old fashioned tacos are an infallible household staple, but it might be time to taco-bout “beefing up” tried-and-true taco Tuesday. Although fresh salsa, ground beef, and crispy tortilla shells are a Mexican fare trifecta, one shouldn’t shy away from experimenting with different flavors and ingredients. Here are some of our favorite non-conformist taco recipes to spice up your family’s favorite go-to meal.

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Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cut Cookies

By Erica Stoeckeler /

There are a few good reasons why crinkle cut cookies are a holiday tradition:

  1. These cookies are so good you need the holidays to force moderation.
  2. This particular type of cookie offers the perfect amount of sweetness. The deep, rich chocolate flavor will lead you to be satisfied after only a few, yet leave room for you to try a few other sweet treats from the holiday table.
  3. The powder sugar finish creates a festive snowy appearance.  
  4. Crinkle sounds very similar to Kringle, as in Kris Kringle, AKA Santa Claus!

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Robert Redford Cookies

By Abby Tolbert /

Admittedly, I’m a pretty sub-par baker. After subjecting my loved ones to countless batches of charred, tasteless creations, I took a hiatus from making desserts. It wasn’t until I unearthed this delicious and easy recipe from a friend’s Detroit-based cookbook, Sister Pie, that I decided to give the whole baking thing another go. Read More “Robert Redford Cookies”

Carmelita Cookie Bars

By Anglie McMasters /

Carmelitas are a no-mixing-necessary, layered bar. The crust and topping are both made with the same buttery, brown sugar, vanilla-infused oatmeal and flour mixture. In the middle, there’s chocolate and caramel sauce. They’re comparable to a soft oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a streusel-crumble topping.  The amount of melted caramel in this recipe probably even supersedes the number of napkins you have on hand. Read More “Carmelita Cookie Bars”