Pineapple Lime Cheesecake

  Flecks of fresh lime zest swirl throughout a creamy cheesecake filling dotted with vibrant pops of pineapple. Each bright bite sings with flavor, bringing comfort and contentment to your day. Make it for the family at home, or bring it to a party to share with friends. This show-stopping slab of sweetness will steal…

Twice Merrily Baked Potatoes

“Po-Ta-Toes! Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…” -Samwise Gamgee OR Bake them twice with a bunch of other scrumptious ingredients. Plus cheese! Treat this recipe as less of a list of rules and more as a set of guidelines. The vegetables, seasoning, and cheese used for the filling can all be substituted…

As Pretty As a Peach Bars

Slice a peach cleanly in half and gently pull the pit from the center, revealing blushed craggy walls. This textured core gives way to juicy ochre flesh surrounded by skin that echoes the simultaneous soft and rough quality of a cat’s tongue. The sweet tang of a perfectly ripe peach is irresistible and can’t be…

Cake by the Pound

When Beyonce stated, “Every girl in here got to look me up and down All on Instagram, cake by the pound” I am certain this recipe is what she was directly referring to. Currently, I am in possession of only one loaf pan, a baking transgression I will hopefully rectify sooner rather than later. Fortunately,…

Cocoatmeal Cookies

When oatmeal is present in a cookie or other sweet treat, do not mistake its presence as a means to force health onto unsuspecting confection ingesting participants who simply want to satisfy a sweet tooth. While, yes it might stand as a comforting mental trick to quell feelings of guilt that might accompany the consumption…

Presenting, The Almond Butters

Friends, I was born a blondie fan. Tryin’ to bake some blondies, and doin’ the best I can. And when it’s time for eatin’, I hope you’ll understand, that I was born a blondie fan. Forgive the musical parody. Just swirl up these Almond Butter Blondies. It is worth it! 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, Room…

Fall-ow the Path of the Pumpkin

Pumpkins are en vogue again and few can resist this gourd-geous craze. Balk at yet another recipe that integrates this fad if you wish, or just recognize that the bellyaching comments stem from hunger which can easily be remedied with this delightfully tasty muffin. Hard Cider Pumpkin Muffins 1 Stick Butter, Room Temperature 2 ¼…

CocoMond Cookies

My Bearded Man Boy Husband lacks one highly sophisticated component to perfect a palette capable of fully appreciating the finer things in life, at least from a gourmet perspective. He was born without a sweet tooth. It is not so much that he does not LIKE sweets, he just does not crave them and would…

Chai Touched the Bundt

When reflecting on the potential circumstances that led the earliest humans to create dishes that are now commonplace, like cake, it is hard to wrap my mind around that proclivity to innovation. Through osmosis and experience (#inaforanhour) I know that butter, sugar, flour, eggs, etc. when combined and forced towards stimulation via heat results in…

Baking Up a Storm

Cooped up in a warm and cozy brick home, the wind blowing 35 mph sending sheets of sideways rain, we wait out the storm. A weekend family visit turns listless as cabin fever sets in and UNO games fail to entertain. The cure to boredom? Enlist the stirring skills of a 9-year-old to whip up…

Up Late for a Cupcake

In case you were wondering… Butter + Milk ≠ Buttermilk The word buttermilk is formed by fusing together the words butter and milk, but the THING buttermilk cannot be obtained by the same equation. This understanding leads to further thoughts on the matter which results in the illuminating realization that nothing is ever as it…

Smarter Than The Average Bun

Start with something soft and simple. Plunge into a boiling ocean. Send to vehement depths. Allow to emerge victorious with the self-assertive crust that every hero needs to succeed. This is the journey that pretzels are made of. Overcomplicate the path to grilled fish sandwich heaven by opting to make these homemade pretzel buns. Totally…