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…

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…

Nut Your Average Brownie

Elevate a standard fudgy brownie to a level of class and elegance beyond imagination. What flavor elements might I speak of that enrich these brownies with bourgeois sophistication and raise them to the epitome of luxury? Edible gold dust? Truffle butter? Russian caviar? Saffron? Nothing so pitiful. I speak of a sumptuous combination far more…

Stall & Oats

Waiting around for a technician to arrive and check, service, install, fix, break, or fill-in-the-blank something in your home, stalls the majority of normal activity for that interval. Bound to the house, the usual pastimes and chores seem useless as anticipation builds while you wait for this potential grim reaper to emerge and cast a…

OReeseo Bars

I am not the first to attempt this tectonic treat. I walk in the footsteps of giants who have already successfully combined milk chocolate with peanut butter and chocolate cookie wafer with frosting. I follow in the wake of magicians who have already skillfully sandwiched these well-known confections between batter and dough and layered them…

The Perfect Bar for a Date

Oatmeal Date Bars Anyone familiar with the beloved children’s books that document the escapades of Amelia Bedelia might recall a specific moment involving dates. Asked to make a date cake, this unlikely heroine uses her literal reasoning skills to clip the dates out of a calendar and mix them into the batter. This option occurred to…

Turn that Frown UpsideBrownie

Salted Double Dark Chocolate Brownies Problem: Figurative sandbags filled with soot and grime weigh down each emotional and physical limb of your body. Solution: Engage in the gentle therapy of manipulating butter, sugar, and chocolate. You’ll feel better, and then these brownies will happen. Win-win all around. 1 ¼ Cups AP Flour 1 ¼ Cups…

I’m about to Butter your Blondie

Brown Butter Blondies with Salted Chocolate Caramel Swirl Indulge in some abstract edible artwork that is all about butter, salt, and swirl. 2 Sticks Butter 2 Cups Brown Sugar 2 Eggs, Room Temperature 2 Tsp. Vanilla 2 Cups AP Flour ½ Tsp. Baking Soda ¼ Tsp. Baking Powder ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt Jar of Salted…