Archive for August, 2012

My father’s coworkers are demanding asking for more desserts.  Those little tips and comments here and there throughout the day finally made their way to me.  Of course, the first thing I thought was peanut butter, but after these, these and these, I figured they might want something new.  Okay, probably not… since no one […]


Aug 28

Raw Walnut Butter

I’ve been on a nut butter craze lately, and I’ve bought almost every type of nut possible within the last couple of weeks.  From walnuts to almonds, peanuts to cashews, and pecans to pistachios.  I even bought some raw peanuts, marcona almonds and brazil nuts. Some nuts can be expensive, so it’s best to find […]


I’m really surprised that I’ve never gotten sick with Salmonella.  I used to eat raw cookie dough by the tub. The 36oz tubs.  From Costco.  Yeahhh. So I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss grabbing a movie, a spoon and the cookie dough tub then plopping myself on the couch… ehem… so I […]


If you were sick of my gazillion blondies before, you sure aren’t now.  Know why?  Because these ones have chocolate. Oh yes.  Chocolate. You know, I never thought I’d say this but there is a time and place for chocolate… which happens to be now and here… but personally, I don’t think chocolate would match […]


I really hope you’re not tired of my fruity blondie recipes.  I gave you fair warnings that I am addicted.  Let’s see, how many flavors did I make so far?  First I made the Lemony Peach Blondies, then I made the Blueberry Muffin Blondies, and just recently I made the Strawberry Blondies. All delicious.  All […]


You had it coming!  Like I said in my Blueberry Muffin Blondies‘ post, I’m obsessed with these chewy, dense and fruity squares.  I feel the need to bake them with every fruit I can get my hands on.  I even made a giant list of the flavors I wanted to try.  Embarrassing enough, I’ve thought […]


My older sister is completing her summer internship next week, and then in a short three days she will be returning to school to complete her final, senior year in university.  Congrats V!  Since she is so busy and lives an hour away, she can only visit every few weeks or so.  And even though […]


I definitely think macadamia nuts are an acquired taste… especially when they’re raw.  Personally, I think they are actually somewhat bitter, but have a sweet and buttery aftertaste.  I wasn’t a fan of them when I snacked on a few straight from the tub, so I thought making a nut butter out of it would be […]


These sweet and salty, crunchy and chewy squares were inspired by Ben & Jerry’s Chubby Hubby ice cream.  You know, chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels all swirled into vanilla ice cream?  Yeahhh, probably not the healthiest stuff on the planet, but most definitely addicting, yes? That’s why I made this fudge.  It has all the […]


Those peach blondies went faaaast, so to cope with the withdrawal I remade them but instead, a blueberry version!  I don’t know what it is about these fruity squares of goodness, I just can’t get them off my mind.  Seriously, I want to make blondies out of every fruit possible.  I had to make a list of all the […]


You know how when you’re reading a book and you come across a particular word that sticks in your mind, and not much later you hear it in a completely different scenario?  That’s kind of what happened to me recently with protein bars.  Ever since I made my first protein bars at home, I’ve noticed […]