Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Vanilla Cupcakes

Friday, September 28th, 2012

These are a quick doctored cake mix recipe that turns out very well and is just perfect for weeknight baking. I frosted some of these with chocolate frosting and left others un-frosted. I'm bringing these into work today - a nice birthday treat for myself and my coworker, ...

Key Lime Swirled Cheesecake Bars

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

These awesome cheesecake bars are based off of this recipe by Baking Bites. I made my own modifications and will be taking the pan into work tomorrow. :-) I love the refreshing zing of key limes in just about anything, but this lime curd is an ...

One Bowl Brownies

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

These easy one bowl brownies come together in no time flat. They're chewy chocolatey goodness :-) These are modified from the one on the Hershey's cocoa box. One Bowl Brownies Makes 16 brownies 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tbsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 ...

Smoked Habanero Salt Caramels from Bargello Bakery

Friday, April 20th, 2012

I like the little convenience store in my office building. They often have neat local products for sale. Today, they had an assortment of caramels from Bargello Bakery and Confections down in Shoreline. The salted caramels caught my eye right away, but as I looked at the ...

Double Chocolate Double Cherry Cookies

Friday, March 30th, 2012

These are a creation of mine inspired by a couple recipes in my favorite cookie book, The Colorado Cookie Collection. It's a deliciously rich, cake-like cookie that goes over well with just about anyone. :-D Double Chocolate Double Cherry Cookies Makes about 56 cookies 2 large eggs 1 tbsp pure ...

Valentine’s Day Crisped Rice Treats

Monday, February 13th, 2012

These are classic crisped rice treats with a little holiday twist. I love vanilla, so I always add more than the official recipes call for. :-) I made a double batch and brought them into work to share with my coworkers. Valentine's Day Crisped Rice Treats Serves 16 3 tbsp ...

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

These are some of the best oatmeal cookies you will ever have. Soaking the cranberries is the secret that makes these cookies so wonderful. The technique also works well with raisins, if you prefer. Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Makes about 4 dozen cookies 3 eggs, well beaten 1 cup dried cranberries 1 ...

Pastel Berry Pie

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

This is a beautiful, light, fresh pie that's just perfect for spring and summer. It can be made with just about any type of berry. The recipe originally appeared in the May 1986 issue of Sunset magazine. My mother found that adding gelatin made the pie set up ...

Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 4th, 2011

A happy Independence Day :-) I have some fun socks that I wore today: Breakfast was some delicious duck eggs from the most recent CSA box and some pan fried diced ham. Today was a gorgeous summer day and we enjoyed walking around some and puttering cleaning up around ...

Pavlova

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

This recipe is based off of one from AllRecipes and one from Elise of Simply Recipes. It's named after a famous Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, and like a ballerina is light and graceful. The dessert was created after one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in ...