Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

I stumbled upon this recipe on Facebook. I “like” Saveur, (and a million other things) and this popped up on my news feed. The little blurb above the recipe mentioned that this was a “favorite soul food dessert”. Now, I’m no stranger to soul food, but I’ve never seen or heard of strawberry cake in…

Everything Cookies

Chocolate chips. Peanut butter. Oats. Raisins. Pretzels. Walnuts. I like all of these things. Would I like all of these things all together in one cookie? Maybe? Ok, not really.  For some reason, I had high hopes for this cookie. There were so many great elements. I thought it might turn out something like a…

S’more Rice Krispies Treat

This recipe comes on the heels of my rice krispie treat phase. For a while I was obsessed with putting a “twist” on something that was already pretty darned perfect. The sad thing is, I never think of these “twists” on my own, I always see it somewhere, think it’s pretty interesting and then decide…

French Yogurt Cake

I have to say first, that this recipe was born from having leftover yogurt in the fridge. My folks were in town and my mom bought Greek Activia (Raspberry) to eat for breakfast. I don’t like yogurt, but I didn’t want to throw it out, so I found this recipe. Once I started reading the…

Malted Milk Cookie Tart

I was playing around online last weekend and saw an article on kid-friendly dessert recipes. Meaning, recipes that were simple/safe enough that a kid could help. As luck would have it, I have a kid and decided that this would be our Saturday activity. I had everything but malted milk powder, so we went to…

Butterscotch Blondie Bars with Peanut-Pretzel Caramel

I have to say that I made this recipe because I was curious to see just how sweet these bars would be. When I saw the picture of the glistening caramel mixed with nuts and pretzels over a blondie, my mouth watered a little and my teeth started to ache. I imagined a sweet and…

Cookies and Cream Bars

While I was Google-ing (is this in the dictionary yet?) the word “oreo” for it’s correct spelling/phrasing (oreo vs oreos vs oreo’s), I came across this recipe. The picture looked both disgusting and delicious at the same time. They appeared to be the most rich, dark, dense brownies you’ve ever seen. I was fascinated by…

Greek Mac and Cheese

I love mac and cheese! When I saw this recipe on Saveur.com, my mouth started to water and I knew I had to make this. I wasn’t disappointed. I was however a bit concerned about the pasta to liquid ratio. It seemed like way too much liquid, but most (all) of it was absorbed by…