Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

There are few things in life I love more than the chocolate/peanut butter combo. Nothing can top it. It doesn’t get old. It’s sweet and savory and lends itself to all sorts of heavenly desserts. I made some peanut butter cookies with a chocolate frosting swirl last Summer and it was sort of a life changing recipe. This peanut butter cheesecake swirl brownie recipe is this Summer’s triumph that are sure to be repeated for decades to come. Continue reading “Peanut Butter Cheesecake Swirl Brownies”

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Small Batch Carrot Cake Recipe

Over Easter I was so lucky to have my family come to stay with me. Every time I see my them it takes me back to all of the memories I have baking with them in the kitchen. Starting back as a child standing on a chair peering over the bowl of the Kitchen Aid mixer, and more recently rolling out pie crust with my Dad and my sister as she teaches me how to make a proper lattice weave. Did I mention she is 14? I need to enlist her on the blog more often! Continue reading “Small Batch Carrot Cake Recipe”

Salted Brown Butter Rice Crispy Treats

I’m here to say that rice crispy treats have always been a mediocre dessert in my book. I eat and enjoy the sticky, crunchy bars, but they fall far below a good chocolate chip cookie, a piece of cake, or even a crumble. I thought all rice crispy treats were about the same, improving with a higher butter and marshmallow to cereal ratio, until I had these salted brown butter rice crispy treats.

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Mini Heart Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

And just like that, Valentine’s Day is a week away! With all of the wedding events happening, the Super Bowl was the last thing on my mind on Sunday, so I decided to bring heart shaped whoopie pies to the party we attended to try to fit in a little Valentine’s day celebrating before it passed me by.  Continue reading “Mini Heart Red Velvet Whoopie Pies”

Single Serve Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that Fall arrives and there is a limited time to bake as many desserts as humanly possible. The spiced flavors mixed with seasonal fruits and squashes make for the best treats. After making three pumpkin desserts in a row, I had realized that I had completely left the apple treats to fall by the wayside! Continue reading “Single Serve Caramel Apple Crisp Recipe”

Recipe Update: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

As we transition [slowly] from Summer to Fall here in Houston, I have found myself revisiting old recipes. The season change is never really fulfilled by the weather, so it always leads me to start changing the flavors I bake with to make it feel like Fall. Obviously, I’m talking about pumpkin spice.

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Easy Mini Lemon Tarts with Cheesecake Topping

If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now, you know I can’t help but bake a lemon dessert every couple of months. Lemon blueberry cake, lemon chia seed muffins, lemon sugar cookies, lemon zucchini bread, etc. etc. etc. But my absolute favorite dessert is a good lemon bar: sweet, tart, bright, and perfectly balanced. Continue reading “Easy Mini Lemon Tarts with Cheesecake Topping”

Cream Cheese Stuffed Banana Bread with Crumble Topping

This recipe post is coming to you from a time where comfort food means a lot. We have been huddled inside all weekend as Hurricane Harvey wreaks havoc over all of the Texas coast line. Places like Rockport, Corpus, and Victoria have seen the worst of the wind, while Houston is currently being devastated by floods. So far, most people I know are in the clear and their homes are dry, but many have not been so fortunate. Highways are underwater, cars are trapped in the streets, and no one is going anywhere for a few days. All I can think to do is pray and bake and drink tea and hope for the best.

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