Tag: brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chocolate Orange Brownies

I’m pretty sure brownies are the world’s most perfect dessert! And this chocolate orange version is my new favorite way to enjoy them. I’ve got one simple trick that’s certain to maximize the orange flavor – and my guess is it involves something you normally throw away!

Cocoa + Rye Bread Crumb Brownies

Cocoa + Rye Bread Crumb Brownies

You read it right – bread crumb brownies. Ever heard of such a thing?? Well, as weird as these brownies my sound – they actually make perfect sense. Not only are they sensible — they’re CRAZY tasty.

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

The story of how a blueberry and a brownie met…

On the way to the Anacortes Ferry there is the most delightful outdoor market. I first discovered this market on our trip to Orcas Island 2 years ago. On that trip, I loaded up on fresh, sweet corn, herb bundles as big as my head, tomatoes, carrots, several types of fruit and two flats of blueberries.

The blueberries were my most treasured purchase – one taste and my entire perception of that little blue fruit was forever changed. Unfortunately, blueberries ended up being the only item I cooked with while on that trip. Continue reading Pacific Northwest Blueberry Brownies

Brownies on the Go :: in a jar, in a car, on a train, in the rain…

Brownies on the Go :: in a jar, in a car, on a train, in the rain…

but I would not, could not from a box. And really – there is no need to eat “boxed-mix brownies” when homemade is so very easy and crazy delicious. So with this tasty truth, I am squeezing in a bonus recipe in my recent “Tasty 

Bombshell Blondies ((or Double Chocolate Salted Blondies))

Bombshell Blondies ((or Double Chocolate Salted Blondies))

This is one of those recipes that can be called so many things and, although all of the names are pretty great, none of them compare to the utter amazingness of that first bite. Chocolate chunks mixed with a salty, brown sugar-rich dense, chewy, moist, 

Half-Birthday Boy and Cookie Butter Crumble Topped Brownies.

Half-Birthday Boy and Cookie Butter Crumble Topped Brownies.

Before I share this yummy cookie butter crumble topped brownie recipe with you, let me first tell you why we celebrate the half-birthdays of my “little” herd. It all began on April 15, 2003; the day Baby Kade turned 6 months old. Well, actually – it really began way back when Baby Kade was about 4 days old & since I haven’t told a good story in a while – what better way to tell a story than with a perfect brownie as the punch-line?! Continue reading Half-Birthday Boy and Cookie Butter Crumble Topped Brownies.

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Brownie Sandwiches

Yes, you read it right: creamy cookie butter cheesecake – sandwiched between two fudgy layers of brownie perfection. This deliciousness is even better than it looks and oh my heavens, doesn’t it look good?!

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

There has been a drastic decrease in the number of meals coming out of my kitchen! Honestly, I really don’t even know how I have gotten away with it for so long. For instance, this week’s dinners have included:

“Let there be Brownies…”

“Let there be Brownies…”

It seems as though brownies have always been, or at least they have always been to me. All other things in the pantry may run out but there was an unspoken rule in mom’s kitchen: Always keep brownie ingredients stocked. A “Browniepocalypse” would surely occur if supplies dwindled. I am guessing…because it NEVER happened. Continue reading “Let there be Brownies…”

Blackberry Buttermilk Buttercream & Mother’s Day

Blackberry Buttermilk Buttercream & Mother’s Day

Is it possible to make buttercream taste bad? It may be hard to do – but as I debated using buttermilk in place of cream, I was worried the end result would be nasty. Then I remembered my very favorite quote from Julia Child:

Birthday in the bag

Birthday in the bag

I think there is an invisible list of rules that exists with regard to birthdays for my children..((somehow the words “list” and “rules” just seemed to suck all of the fun out thinking about birthdays – oopsie)). Well, the rules are flexible – more like