The Daring Bakers: Dobos Torte

I posted a few days ago about the baking slump I’m in. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: dieting is bad for baking mojo. So much of the fun of baking is sucked out of the experience when you can’t fully enjoy the finished product! Or, in the case of these mini…

TWD: Lime Cream Meringue Tarts

For some reason, motivating myself to make these lime meringue tarts was like pulling teeth this week. No, scratch that. Making these tarts was like visiting your tiresome Great Aunt Gladys for the holidays. You don’t want to do it, but you feel a great sense of obligation, and you imagine the pangs of guilt…

TWD: Applesauce Spice Bars

Say hello to entry #276 in the “Not Much To Look At But Darn Tasty” category of desserts: Dorie’s Applesauce Spice Bars. I wasn’t head-over-heels about making this recipe, since it seems very autumn-ish and it’s still only August. More fresh berry desserts, please! However, the day after I made this, we had a beautiful…

TWD: Brownie Buttons

I loved everything about these wee cute-as-a-you-know-what brownie buttons. Adorable size? Check. Easy to make? Yes. Good crunchy-crust-to-fudgy interior ration? Uh-huh. Twee name? Absolutely. Great taste? Certainly!After a morning of airplane travel and hours spent at the Sprint store and grocery store, it was a relief to be able to come home, make these, photograph…

TWD: Yes, We Have Banana Bundt Cake

Fans of Arrested Development may be familiar with this little guy here: Allow me to introduce Mr. Bananagrabber, who is, in the words of the Arrested Development wiki, “an anthropomorphic banana who rides a Segway and steals and eats other bananas. When he speaks, his S’s whistle.” [You may well be asking yourself the same…

TWD: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Sandwiches and Bonbons

Let it be known: this was the week all of my husband’s dreams came true. You see, he is a simple man, with simple dessert needs. While I love deep, dark chocolate cakes drizzled with five kinds of sauces and topped with sorbets that involve obscure ingredient combinations, he likes vanilla ice cream. By itself….

Daring Bakers Knockoff Cookies

I had mixed feelings when I read about this month’s Daring Bakers challenge. We were given two recipes that were “copycats” of popular store-bought cookies: chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies, and Pepperidge Farm Milanos. On the one hand, it didn’t seem too daring. On the other, summers get busy, and whipping out a few batches of cookies…

Pita Bread, Jell-o, and a Radical 80′s Dessert

Hey, look, I have a blog! Life’s been busy recently and I took an unplanned blogcation for a few weeks–whoops. Sometimes a little break can be a good thing, though. Here are the highlights: I had a dinner party recently. The theme was “Dining Through the Decades” and the dinner featured nine courses, each from…

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