Archive for April, 2013

I have been working on a peanut butter microwave cake for so long now it’s silly!  I FINALLY perfected the recipe and have made it four days in a row. It’s SO peanut buttery, but guess what?  It doesn’t even have peanut butter in it!  It’s made with peanut flour, my favorite flour right now […]


I have made (failed) macarons fourteen times.  Yes, fourteen.  The number of trials is quite laughable to me now, but looking back I remember the frustration of each and every failed batch.  I was hopeful when I folded the batter perfectly, I was anxious as I let the macarons rest on the trays for thirty […]


Apr 26

Oatmeal Scotchies

I am slowly getting better at baking cookies!  I still run into problems here and there, like overbaking, too much spreading, too little spreading, etc, but these cookies were definitely a winner.  The centers of these rich Oatmeal Scotchies are soft and chewy and the outsides are firmer with a slight crunch, kind of like […]

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In my last post I gave you two recipes for Homemade Butterscotch Chips — one that can be baked as it is suitable for high heat applications and one that is meant for no-bake treats because they will melt into caramel-like pockets of goo.  I said that the no-bake version would be a great addition […]


I have always had an obsession with butterscotch flavor…  not necessarily butterscotch candies, just butterscotch flavor.  It’s like caramel but with more depth.  It’s like brown sugar but with more sophistication.  So it seems like a given that I would love butterscotch chips, right? False. Factory-made butterscotch chips are probably one of the worst things in […]


Wait, what?  It’s been two years since my first post ever?  I feel like my first blogiversary was just a few months ago…  I’m floored.  Happy 2nd birthday bloggy woggy!  :) Nothing like a decadent chocolate cake to celebrate today’s awesomeness (no, not because it’s 420, that was just a fluke I swear) Here I […]


I have been pretty busy lately so I’m falling back in love with quick and easy “grab and go” snacks.  Scratch that, I meant “snack.”  No plural there, because these Chubby Hubby Protein Bars are the ONLY thing I think about when I’m in a hurry with a stomach that is growling at me like […]


Quinoa cupcakes…  probably not the most appetizing phrase you have ever heard, and certainly not something you hear everyday!  But trust me, these cupcakes are 100% delicious.  I mean, can you really go wrong with bananas, peanut butter and a little dose of healthy? See how moist that is?  I wish I could magically hand […]


These Homemade Chocolate Nougat Caramel Candy Bars are ahhhmazing!! The nougat is sweet, the caramel is chewy, the chocolate is rich.  Sweet + Chewy + Rich = Everything you need in life. Yum, I need another candy bar in my face right now…


Chewy, crunchy, sweet, salty, ooey, gooey, chocolatey and peanutty…  that’s what these homemade chocolate nougat peanut caramel candy bars are. Oh wait, I totally forgot to tell you…  they’re healthy too! I keep forgetting that these homemade candy bars are free of guilt (aka, sugar, partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, and so on) because they definitely don’t […]


I think it’s about time we all admit that we loooove eating raw cookie dough and licking the spoon (and bowl) after making a cake.  And cake batter?  That stuff is the bomb. So let’s drink some cake batter without the risk of getting salmonella from the raw eggs, and without the guilt of consuming […]


Woohoo!  My little puppy turned one yesterday (or should I say seven, knowing dog years) It’s crazy, his birthday is my half birthday…  ah, we were meant to be  :) We got him all dressed up in his jersey and hat, and I baked him his own peanut butter cake suitable for his dietary needs […]


Sugar Cookies!  I am obsessed.  I have baked my healthified sugar cookies three times in the last two weeks because every batch gets gobbled up as if shoving them in our faces were our jobs. I was dying to use my homemade rainbow sprinkles in a batch of cookies and thought that sugar cookies would […]


Caramel is such a widely used ingredient, especially in storebought candy bars.  Those Homemade Paydays I made the other day were sooo freakin delicious, we kind of gobbled them up in less than 24 hours…  yes, all 12 Paydays.  Who cares though, they were only 60 calories each  ;) I made a list of all the […]


Get ready for the easiest, fastest, healthiest candy bar you will ever eat! Healthy Homemade Paydays.  Basically, a strip of ooey, gooey, chewy, sweet and buttery caramel coated in crunchy, rich peanuts.