Peanut Butter and Jelly Trail Mix


A few years ago I asked my mom to buy me a dehydrator so I could make homemade beef jerky. Sadly the dehydrator sat on a shelf for too long before I began tackling the long process of dehydrating foods. But once I started using it I became a bit obsessed with it, specifically obsessed…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake


I nearly didn’t make myself a birthday cake this year, the reason being I haven’t been eating sugar. Or anything else really yummy tasting either. But I have a friend in town and when I asked her if we should make a cake for my birthday the answer was a resounding yes. So the ambivalence…

Brown Butter Bitttersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies {w/sea salt}


  I was browsing through my “drafts” folder and came across this recipe that I apparently tried in January 18, 2014 without including any photos in the draft. Here’s what I said back in January 2014: This past week I leaned heavily on one of my coworkers for a rather urgent issue and she totally came…

Salty Pretzel Scotcheroo Cookies


This recipe is inspired by the Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies by Cookies and Cups. I knew when I saw it on Pinterest that I wanted to make it even though I found the idea of pretzels in cookies a bit weird. Mainly because I was worried the pretzels would become “stale” in texture when…

Christmas Toffee Monster Cookies


One of the cookies I usually ask my mom to make for Christmas (when I know I’ll be seeing her and enjoying her cookies) is Monster Cookies made with peanut butter and M&Ms. So when I found a recipe from Better Homes and Gardens described as a “monster” cookie I knew I needed to add these cookies…

Sea Salt Buckeye Fudge Bars 


In the beginning of December during an all-hands video teleconference, our VP was talking about how she had made fudge over Thanksgiving break. Which led me to think about fudge (of course). And how I should make some. Flash forward a couple weeks and lots of stress about my dog’s health later and … I…

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars


We are wrapping up the end of the year at work. Normally our organization hosts an end-of the year party with our president flying in to the various cities from her corporate office. This past year our organization quadrupled in size making the various holiday parties impossible for her to attend. In lieu of our normal…

Salted Butterscotch Blondies


Most years on the day after Thanksgiving I will do one of a handful of things: Black Friday shopping (on-line, people -not in the stores!), nab a Christmas tree and decorate the tree and/or my place or spend the entire day baking Christmas cookies. To be honest, it’s been a few years since I spent…

Salted Caramel Squares


OMG. OMG. OMG. Why haven’t I tried this recipe sooner? I was sifting through a stack of recipes sent to me by my grandma when I came across this beauty. Let’s face it, salted caramel anything sounds amazing but how about caramel made with golden syrup? I don’t think I’ve seen a recipe outside of…

Sweet and Salty Blueberry Breakfast Bars


Recently my dad sent me some recipes, including an issue of Outpost Magazine, which had delicious looking recipe for a gluten-free breakfast bar. I don’t have gluten-free flour on hand, so I decided to go another route: whole wheat flour with some protein, fiber and omega-3 additions. I generally detesting using only whole-wheat flour in a…

Salted Caramel Custard


I have some exciting news. Soon I’ll have my own radio show where I’ll talk about food. Well, it won’t be my quite my own. I’ll be co-hosting a show with fellow co-worker, foodie and friend, Matthew. He and I have been talking about food for going on three years now, since we first met…

Black Onyx and Black Sea Salt Caramel Brownies


I did it again. I discovered the best dessert brownie ever, per my boss. Sometimes I wonder if my boss is just being kind, as I’ve mentioned before that nearly every time I bring a dessert to work, she claims it’s the best dessert I’ve ever made. But in this instance I have to believe…

Salted Caramel Ice Cream


For my birthday this year my sister bought me an ice cream recipe book. It was the perfect gift because I’ve been obsessed with making homemade ice cream recently. But I was a bit skeptical that anything in the book could top the insanely delicious ice cream I’ve already made. The first recipe I decided…

Salted Caramel Fudge Drops


Right before the holidays my coworker Cassie and I were talking about the merits of fudge made with condensed milk versus marshmallow fluff. We both agree that the condensed milk variety seems to harden quickly. After attempting to make some fudge filled cookie cutters using a condensed milk-based fudge recipe – and having to pass…

Salted Caramel Frosting


A simultaneously savory and sweet frosting with a bit of a grainy texture is mitigated by adding some cream cheese to the mix. Pair it with Salted Caramel Cake for a very rich treat or your favorite chocolate cake recipe. You don’t taste the cream cheese at all! ingredients. 1 c. butter 2 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar…

Salted Caramel Cake


Updated 12.21.2018 Weeks ago my dad put in his ‘order’ for his birthday cake – Butter Cake with Caramel Icing. As I started in on the baking this morning, my dad asked if I was going to blog about the cake. Generally I do not re-post old posts, which I explained to my dad. I…

Salted and Malted Milk Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies


This recipe is inspired by the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies recipe Grandma Mo sent me. After that unfortunate flop, I decided a malted milk cookie is a wonderful concept that needs to be further tested. So I took one of my favorite chocolate cookie recipes and crossed it with the Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Cookie recipe…