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Peanut Butter Bars

If you need a little baking therapy, but don’t have the energy to go shopping for ingredients, chances are this recipe will be just the ticket. It was for me. I didn’t have chocolate chips and had to use chopped milk chocolate for the topping, but other than that there weren’t any issues and …


Published on April 16, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s been a while since I posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe. In fact lately I’ve been kind of stuck on the New York Times recipe. It’s consistently good, and I usually have bread flour around, so using two kinds of flour (bread and cake) is convenient. I thought I was all set in …


Published on March 28, 2014
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Chewy Granola Bars

I wanted to make a big, fancy two layer yellow cake today, but reality set in and I realized I wouldn’t have time to go buy cake flour and frosting ingredients. That, plus we’re still working on the pie from a few days ago (I froze pieces individually). Luckily, I did have a hodgepodge of […]


Published on March 19, 2014
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Small Batch Guinness Brownies

by on March 16, 2014 · 4 comments

Guinness Stout Brownies

We took a little vacation over Spring Break, so I’m just now getting around to posting something for St. Patrick’s Day — Brownies made with Guinness Stout. Along with a slight flavor of beer, the brownies have a really interesting dense, chocolaty, non-greasy texture. You can really taste the chocolate, and the beer just enhances […]


Published on March 16, 2014
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Chocolate Whoopie Pies

by on March 4, 2014 · 4 comments

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

As popular as Whoopie Pies seem to be on the Internet, I hardly ever see them at school events or bake sales. We get a lot of cupcakes, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, but Whoopie Pies? Nope. I guess people perceive them as too much work or forget about them altogether.  I usually fall into […]


Published on March 4, 2014
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I hadn’t planned on having a sugar cookie baking marathon this week, but I was tired of chocolate and felt like experimenting. Specifically, I wanted to see if using Wondra in cut-out cookies would make a difference.  The answer?  Well, I think it was yes! So what is Wondra?   I remember it as the flour […]


Published on February 20, 2014
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Black and White Cookies

Here’s a recipe for all the Black & White Cookie lovers out there who don’t have time to bake from scratch.  This one starts with packaged sugar cookie mix, and if you’re skeptical, that’s all the more reason to try it. I wasn’t sure I’d love these since I’ve grown accustom to scratch Black & […]


Published on February 10, 2014
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Caramel Topped Girl Scout Cookie Trefoils

by on February 8, 2014 · 0 comments

Trefoils Covered in Chocolate

Girl Scout Cookie Season is in full swing here in Austin, and last I heard they’d extended it until March 2.  If you haven’t bought a box yet, I recommend the Samoas and the Trefoils.   I’m also curious to know whether any of you taste a difference in the cookies since Girl Scouts of Central […]


Published on February 8, 2014