This recipe for blueberry oatmeal bars is perfect for those harried days when you want to bake a dessert that’s super delicious but doesn’t require a lot of prep time.
Chewy as chewy goes are these delicious Chewy Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. What’s more, they are so incredibly easy to make. In fact, they’ve been such a hit I had to make them a couple of times over the past weeks simply because each batch disappeared just as quickly as I could make them.Read More →
Hats off to Edvard Munch, the Norwegian expressionist painter whose famous painting, The Scream, inspired me to make these Halloween Scream Cheese Brownies, together with a second recipe of spider web brownies. Munch’s work depicts a lone figure in the foreground, standing on a bridge, hands held up against either side of his tormented face. But he is not alone. Ironically, he is made even more solitary by the presence of two barely discernible figures behind him. Munch then further mirrors this poor soul’s suffering in the painting’s background with bold, swirling brushstrokes. Harsh colors starkly contrasting against dark and somber ones effectively convey a mood of strong emotion and despair. It is haunting.Read More →
Brownies are a staple in almost every recipe box and bake sale. Take them a step further with patterns of heart cream cheese swirls and you’ll surely delight everyone. I made the brownies two ways: one batch with a cookie texture and shiny, slightly crackled surface, the other with a cake-like texture and matte surface. Everyone has their own preference, so here are two options to choose from to make this all-time favorite cookie bar.Read More →
Here’s a really simple and easy recipe for lemon bars. Whenever I’m pressed for time and have a million and one things to do, a recipe like this can easily be done early in the morning, and would still leave me the rest of the day to do other things.Read More →
Here’s another option that’s quick and easy to bake for the holidays, or any time of the year. The first option was this recipe for holiday cookies in my previous post. I tested this recipe for delicious date bars twice in a row. The first time was great and very flavorful. But the texture was more like that of coffee cake, which wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something more compact and less airy, just like a cookie bar. So I made some adjustments by reducing the flour, adding a little more dates and making a few more minor tweaks here and there. The result… well, I’ll just say the recipe requires no further adjustments. To put it plainly, these date bars are delicious.Read More →