Red Velvet Funfetti Seven Layer Bars


I am a red velvet lover. I love anything red velvet. I also happen to love seven layer bars. I adore them. So when I came across a recipe at Sally’s Baking Addiction for seven layer bars made with a red velvet base I decided I must try it immediately because seriously – why hadn’t I…

Oreo Ooey Gooey Bars


I decided I’m an evil genius. An evil food genius that is. I may have concocted the best ooey gooey bar ever made: with Oreos. I got the idea when I was rearranging some furniture and came across a package of open Oreos. I wanted to make something to use up the oreos and my…

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars


I don’t know why raw cookie dough gets such a bad rap. I mean, scientifically, I get it, but realistically I’ve been eating raw cookie dough (in large quantities) for about the last 30 years and nothing adverse has ever happened to me. But whatever. I was eyeing up recipes for no-bake cookie dough bars…

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…

Gooey Butterfinger Cookie Bars


I found this AWESOME recipe that (along with another recipe I made recently) has me obsessed with condensed milk and its capabilities. The bars were so good the first time I decided to make them twice. The first time I used a dark chocolate and sea salt bar in place of the Hershey’s milk chocolate bar….

Tres Leches Cake Ice Cream


This past week I was invited to Kyna and Lucas’s place for giant tacos. What are giant tacos? They’re sort of like an overstuffed quesadilla. Lucas heats the tortilla up in a frying pan and gets the cheese all melty. Then he opens the quesadilla back up and lets you stuff it with whatever taco…

Tres Leches Cake


I had my first encounter with Tres Leches Cake in 2009 when I was working and living in the L.A. area. My coworker, Charley, brought in a Tres Leches cake much different from the recipes I’ve run across – it was smothered in frosting and looked like a normal cake. For Charley’s birthday, I made…

Peanut Butter Pleasure Surprise Bars


This bar was inspired by a friend of mine who thinks peanut butter makes every baked good tasted better. In this case he was absolutely right. Think of this bar as a cross between Seven-Layer Bars and Peanut Butter Scotcheroos. I took these bars to work and literally had a coworker moaning with every bite….

Slightly More Difficult But Definitely Worth It Chocolate Chip Macaroons


I must have sleep-blogged my last macaroon post. I didn’t realize I even posted it until WordPress notified me someone liked my post – thanks Lesley and happy and safe travels to you! On to the fantastic macaroon recipe… Every time I’m in Cannon Beach I stop at Waves of Grain Bakery for a gigantic chocolate chip cookie…

Brown Butter Seven-Layer Bars


The only way to improve upon a classic (and favorite!) family Christmas cookie? Use brown butter in place of melted (regular) butter. ingredients. 1 1/2 c. butter, browned 1 box graham crackers, crushed with a rolling-pin 2 14-oz. cans sweetened condensed milk 3 c. butterscotch flavored chips 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 c. flaked…

Seven-Layer Bars


My mom makes this recipe every Christmas. Since moving away from “home,” I’ve taken over the tradition. These are my second favorite Christmas cookie, and they go over extremely well at the office or at any party.