Brownies with Salted Peanut Butter Frosting

We’ve mentioned our Latin class before, when we made these pumpkin cupcakes. However, we didn’t mention that our class really loves food and to bring in treats for everyone. Hey, in the words of one of our friends, just call Latin class AP lunch! Don’t worry, we do work in that class too, like read…

Blackberry Pie Bars

There are sometimes recipes that we see, are immediately inspired to make, and miraculously have all the ingredients on hand. This was one of those happy occasions! We didn’t do any baking all week since we are cutting back a little bit before our trip to California that is coming up (more information underneath the…

Mint Brownies

These brownies are possibly the best you will ever eat, unless you have an ardent hatred for mint! The ganache and the mint frosting (or “mint ice cream,” according to our 7-year-old little brother. We didn’t correct him because it was too funny!) make an almost melt-in-your-mouth topping for the fudgy brownie underneath. Basically, these…

Our Favorite Brownies

Everyone has their favorite brownie recipe. We have tried many different ones but continually come back to the Baker’s one-bowl brownie recipe. This may come as a surprise, because we normally prefer recipes from Cook’s Illustrated or Bon Appetit- certainly not an affiliate of Kraft Foods! But hey, they knew what they were doing when…

Gooey Cinnamon Squares

A lot of people seem to love gooey butter cake- a layer of cake with a creamy topping that’s baked on. While it always sounded great to us, we never tried it, for several reasons, including the fact that “butter” is part of the title- something about that is slightly off-putting when you are trying…

Brown Butter Crispy Treats

Our birthday was on Wednesday- we are 17 now! It’s pretty exciting, even though we don’t have our driver’s licenses yet. However, what we do have now is the awesome and brand-new Smitten Kitchen Cookbook  plus a pizza stone (is that weird for teenagers?). With Thanksgiving being yesterday, we wanted to give the new cookbook…

Caramel Brownies

Whatever your feelings were about the election, these brownies are a perfect response. They will surely cheer you up if you are unhappy about the results (chocolate always improves things!), and serve as a tasty victory dessert if you are happy about the results. We look forward to voting in the next election! Politics aside,…

Blondies

Yesterday we made a batch of these and some beautiful cheesecake brownies to sell at a bake sale at our school today. The sad thing is that all of the blondies and the brownies sold before we could even get one ourselves! So, after we took the PSATs today (who invented them anyway? Obviously whoever…

Peach Crumb Bars

A couple of weeks ago, we made a raspberry-blueberry version of these bars and really liked them. When we saw the peach version, we knew we had to make them! These bars have a couple wonderful elements that all add up to a perfectly delicious treat. The crust is lemony from the zest and the…