Cookie Dough Fudge


I found this recipe while perusing Bake at 350. If you’ve never visited her blog, you should go. You’ll find endless tips for decorating cookies and all sorts of delicious-looking treats. Even though my freezer is currently stuffed with flapjacks, muffins, cookies and cheerio bars, I couldn’t not make this recipe once I saw it….

Chocolate Swirl Flapjacks


On my new quest to introduce the world to flapjacks, I’ve decided to experiment in order to find the best flavors around. (I already have the first two: the classic British Flapjack and the Flapjack Scotcheroos.) I intended for a completely different result when attempting this recipe. (Wasn’t going for a chocolate swirl flapjack but…

Chicken Marsala


The first time I tried this dish was when I worked at the Cheesecake Factory. It was during my week-long training class. Every day we ate lunch in the restaurant dining on the various dishes so we would know what the food tasted like and be able to describe the dishes and make recommendations. The…

Cheerio Bars – Updated


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
When I was in high school one of the perks of being in Student Government was that the lunch ladies often gave us treats to eat during our first period Student Government homeroom. Whenever cheerio bars were brought to the room, we all went crazy. Since high school, I…

Buttermilk Pancakes – Updated


Originally posted on Le Food Snob:
One of the first recipes I ever made as a child was buttermilk pancakes. Buttermilk pancakes were something my mom made often for breakfast on the weekends (along with waffles and French toast) and eventually when I was old enough I took over making pancakes. (Especially during summer break…

Multigrain Pancakes


I like whole-wheat bread. Sometimes. Whole wheat rolls are fine, too, if white rolls aren’t available. But that’s the extent to which I normally enjoy my whole wheat. I’m not a huge fan of whole wheat tortillas or any kind of dessert made with whole wheat. Whole wheat pancakes? Pass. Then my grandma sent me…

Grocery Store Style Frosted Sugar Cookies


I realize that the title to this blog is not very tantalizing. Really how many people are looking for a recipe that mimics cookies bought at a grocery store? Well. Turns out you never know. I stumbled upon Brown Eyed Baker’s recipe for this cookie when looking for a graham cracker crust recipe. I was…

Brown Sugar Brownies


I have this compulsion with recipes. Whenever I see a new one (no matter what the recipe is as long as it sounds delicious), I have a compulsion to try it as immediately as possible. I find recipes everywhere and anywhere. Most my recipes are sent to me by grandma. The next biggest majority come…

Flapjack Scotcheroos


After the success of recreating British Flapjacks in my kitchen, I wanted to make the flapjack I remember eating the most when I was across the pond. My memory is hazy, but I want to say it was either peanut butter flavored, had a layer of chocolate on top or possibly both. So I decided to cross Rice Krispie…

British Flapjacks


Rarely do I cook or bake during the week unless I have to. (I work nearly 50 hours a week and find that any kitchen activity after such a long day just drains me.) I made an exception when I opened up my Valentine’s Day gift (for my dog) sent from my dad. Included with…

Brown Butter Peanut Butter Brownies


I found a recipe for ‘chewy’ peanut butter brownies in the Penzeys Spices catalog. The last time I attempted peanut butter brownies, I believe they were a total flop. I believe the last time I attempted peanut butter brownies I took a recipe and went rogue. Just like today when I crossed the Penzeys Spices catalog…

Easy Potato Soup


It’s winter. It’s cold (relatively speaking – cold and damp in the Pacific Northwest). It’s time for soup! My grandma sent me a potato soup recipe a few weeks ago. This below recipe is based on the one she sent me. The main difference is I used way more potatoes, way more garlic and way…

Brown Butter Honey Oat Muffins


Of my recent food obsessions (red velvet, brown butter and pancakes), brown butter is the most versatile technique/the easiest ingredient to incorporate into a recipe. For example, this morning I thought to myself, I wonder if brown butter would work well in muffins. So I googled brown butter muffins. And came across about a bazillion…

Brown Butter, Oat and Chocolate Chip Muffins


Sometimes my kitchen experiments turn out for the better (most the time, I would say) and sometimes they don’t (thankfully this is rare). This recipe is based on a recipe I found for Brown Butter Honey Oat Muffins. While stirring the honey based mixture, the thought occurred to me that I should be using brown…

Peanut Butter and Cocoa Almond Swirl Brown Butter Cookies


This recipe is a cross-over of one my grandma sent me for Peanut Butter and Chocolate-Hazelnut Swirl Cookies and Brown Butter Snicker Doodle Cookies (minus the cinnamon and sugar). I think they taste best frozen or chilled. ingredients. 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp….

Puffy Peanut Butter Pancakes


I am a lover of all things pancakes as well as all things peanut butter. In order to satisfy an intense peanut butter craving this weekend, I went with a peanut butter themed brunch. ingredients. 1 c. flour 2 T. baking powder 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt* 1 c. peanut butter 4 T….

Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza with Tomato, Red Onion and Dill


I’ve been dreaming of this recipe for a week now. Scanning the internet for recipes I discovered there aren’t that many salmon pizza recipes out there – unless you’re looking for smoked salmon. I found a few people who used either fresh or leftover salmon and stole bits and pieces of the ingredients and directions…