Two Peas and Their Pod

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies & FoodieCrush Magazine

FoodieCrush, an online food magazine, launched this week and I am honored to be a part of the debut issue. Heidi Larsen, the creative genius behind FoodieCrush, approached me months ago and asked if I would be the contributing editor for the holiday cookie section of the magazine. Of course, I said yes. Food magazine, holiday, and COOKIES. I didn’t hesitate for a second.  Plus, I love working with Heidi. She is fabulous and beyond talented. I knew the magazine was going to be a success, but when I clicked through the issue I was blown away. It is AMAZING.

FoodieCrush gives you a sneak peek into the lives of some of your favorite food bloggers. The magazine contains gorgeous photos, touching stories, and of course delicious recipes. I love the online magazine format. You can sit at your computer with a cup of hot cocoa and devour every word and beautiful photo. The magazine is easy to flip through and links back to the featured bloggers-so you can stalk them after you fall in love with them in the magazine.

Heidi came over on a Saturday morning to take photos of me and my cookies for the magazine. Yes, she is also a photographer, this women does it all! She took a lot of photos of my Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies, but she also snapped a few photos of me and our little pea:) Caleb loves helping his mama in the kitchen:) Take a look at a few “behind the scenes” photos.

all photos courtesy of Heidi Larsen

A HUGE congratulations to Heidi! The magazine is absolutely fabulous. I am thrilled to be a part of the debut issue. You can read it from cover to cover here. And yes, those are my Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies on the cover of the magazine:) You will find the recipe inside (my feature starts on page 42), along with several other cookie recipes from your favorite bloggers.

The next issue of FoodieCrush will hopefully be out in the Spring. I know, that is a long time to wait, but the wait will be worth it, I promise. Until then, you can follow Heidi’s FoodieCrush blog. Ok, what are you waiting for, go get your crush on!

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58 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies & FoodieCrush Magazine”

  1. Joanne — December 11, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    (a) just look at that cute head of hair! Caleb gets more adorable by the second, I’m sure!

    (b) mint+chocolate = obsession. NEED.

  2. Courtney — December 11, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    Those cookies look amazing!!! You’re gorgeous and so is Caleb!!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 11, 2011 @ 7:53 am

    Your baby makes me sooo happy!

  4. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 11, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    When I saw the magazine, I too was absolutely blown away by how stunning it is!

    You did an amazing job as cookie editor (and thank you for selecting some white cookies n cream fudge of mine to be included)…and I wish I could have had the job of taste testing some of those cookies featured :)

    The pics of you and Caleb here are gorgeous!

    And also saw your cookies on Britany’s/birdfood last post…yum!

  5. Erica — December 11, 2011 @ 9:19 am

    Awww:) the pictures are beautiful! And those cookies look beyond good. Totally checking out the magazine

  6. Kelley — December 11, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    Heidi is so crazy talented, isn’t she? Your cookies, your pea, AND you all look fabulous!

  7. Bev Weidner — December 11, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Soooo crushing on this! And you! And that BABY BOY, holy goodness.

  8. I adore the first picture with Caleb looking over your shoulder. He is so precious and getting so big already. :) These cookies delicious, I can’t wait to click over and see what Foodie Crush is like.

  9. Tracey — December 11, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    I loved the first issue of this magazine – it was just stunning! Thanks for the behind-the-scenes peek at the pics, Caleb is such a handsome little boy :)

  10. Melissa // thefauxmartha — December 11, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Love the behind the scenes shot of you and your little man! And those cookies look good enough to pluck one off the screen! Yum.

  11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 11, 2011 @ 11:10 am

    The first issue was amazing. I sat, reading it for almost an hour at my computer. Gorgeous pictures of you and Caleb too :)

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — December 11, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    super cute pictures!!!

  13. What a cute helper!

  14. Amanda — December 11, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    You are right, that magazine IS fabulous! And your cookies look divine! Just gotta tell ya, those pictures of you and Caleb made my heart melt! SO, so beautiful!

  15. Courtney — December 11, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    He is so adorable, lovely pictures!!

  16. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile — December 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    Congratulations on the magazine! That is awesome, you deserve it 😀

  17. chinmayie @ love food eat — December 11, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Such beautiful pictures… thank you for sharing :)

  18. Esi — December 11, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

    So cute! The cookies sound amazing too!

  19. vanillasugarblog — December 11, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    awww how cute is he?

  20. HeatherChristo — December 11, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I feel like you are the queen of cookies, so very fitting for one of your delicious recipes to be on the cover (which is gorgeous, by the way!) Also, you and that baby boy are so beautiful Maria- you look way too rested to be a new mom!

  21. Rachel - A Southern Fairytale — December 11, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Your cookies look delicious! Congratulations on the magazine, Maria! That’s so fabulous!

    You and the baby – beyond adorable!!! <3

  22. Ann P. — December 11, 2011 @ 5:50 pm

    Caleb is sooo precious! oh my goodness. You are such a lucky mama. :) And those cookies are gorgeous, too! When Caleb’s old enough to eat them, he’s going to be such a lucky kid, too!

  23. susan — December 11, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    forget the cookies, I will have a huge serving of Caleb

  24. shelly (cookies and cups) — December 11, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

    Such a great post and the magazine is awesome!!

  25. Elizabeth — December 11, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Can you publsih the recipe here? I was trying to copy and paste from the magazine (which his fab by the way) and it won’t let me.


  26. Jane — December 11, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

    Gorgeous pictures of you and Caleb! I am going to check out the magazine – congrats!

  27. Jeanette — December 11, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    Congrats on being the contributing editor for the holiday cookie issue of FoodieCrush Magazine – it is a beautiful publication, so professionally done – Heidi did a phenomenal job as did all the contributors. Love all these shots of you and your little guy that Heidi took.

  28. Louise Hyson — December 11, 2011 @ 7:46 pm

    Congratulations on the magazine, Maria. As for your greatest accomplishment, Caleb is simply adorable – I can only imagine the joy he brings you and Josh. He has grown so much since the last pictures.

  29. MikeVFMK — December 11, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    Maria, the cookies look great and I was so happy to see them on the cover! Love the snaps right here but none more than mom and son. Beautiful.

  30. Amanda — December 11, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

    What a gorgeous baby! And a beautiful mommy too :) You look absolutely stunning my friend! Congrats on the debut issue too, how awesome!

  31. The Italian Dish — December 11, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    Awesome, Maria! And that little pea is so cute!

  32. Flavia — December 11, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    What a lovely post, Maria! I love that you were a contributing editor for the cookie section of the magazine–very appropriate! And I am totally smitten with Caleb! The photos are just lovely. Hope to meet him someday soon. I am sure your holiday is going to be extra-special with Caleb this year. Enjoy!

  33. Congrats on being included in the debut issue! The cookies look amazing. I’m a huge fan of anything chocolate and mint!

  34. Deborah — December 11, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    Love, love, loved the magazine, and you two are TOO cute!!

  35. marla — December 11, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    Love Heidi & her mag. She is such a wonderful & talented woman. Great photos!

  36. Valérie ( France ) — December 12, 2011 @ 1:25 am

    Une joli BB … que d’amour à donner et recevoir
    Je te souhaite un bon début de semaine

  37. thelittleloaf — December 12, 2011 @ 4:22 am

    Congratulations! I’m in love with Foodie Crush already – can’t wait to read the next instalment! :-)

  38. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 12, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    Gorgeous photos of you and Caleb!

  39. Cara — December 12, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Congratulations! And thanks for introducing me to foodie crush :)

  40. Robyn | Add a Pinch — December 12, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Look how big Caleb is getting already! My goodness gracious he is so handsome!

    Those cookies look amazing, Maria {as always} and congratulations on being the cover shot and editor! How fun!

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