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No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares. If you happen to have just returned home from a vacation… And realize that your cupboards are sort of bare and that even your freezer stash of desserts is looking pretty bleak, but you happen to have the following on hand: Stick of butter Sugar Cocoa powder Oats Jar of peanut butter …You’re in business and can make these.

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Bare shelves crisis averted. Well, at the least the dessert and snack crisis was averted. Going to the store to pick up apples, green beans, lettuce, and broccoli was still necessary. But not quite as fun as one of these. Christmas cookies – Again! « Lauren’s Cooking and Gardening Journal. Every Christmas, at least for the past 5 years or so, I make a big batch of cookies, and package them up for my workmates.

Christmas cookies – Again! « Lauren’s Cooking and Gardening Journal

Last year I made Nicciolini, the year before that I made Lavendar & Lemon, and for a few years before that I made plain shortbread. This year I was confident enough to “invent” my own recipe, even though I’m positive its been done before. Enter Lemon Shortbread. No-Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Bars. I love it when people request certain desserts for parties because it makes it so much easier to decide what to bring.

No-Bake Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

This year my cousin asked for Christmas Eve that I bring the same dessert I brought last year: Peanut Butter S’mores Bars. These are absolutely one of my favorites, too. I’ve also been meaning to make them all year because I wanted to take better pictures than the old ones I had for this recipe, so it was an all around win. The bars are a layer of peanut butter graham cracker crust with a peanut butter and marshmallow filling topped with soft chocolate ganache.

Gluten-Free Blueberry and Cream Cheese Scones. Gluten-Free Blueberry and Cream Cheese Scones If you’re not of the gluten-free persuasion and you happen to visit Honolulu, the blueberry scones at Diamond Head bakery are pretty killer.

Gluten-Free Blueberry and Cream Cheese Scones

They’re bursting with plump blueberries and are filled with a big, creamy blob of cream cheese. Anybody who brings them into work becomes the most popular person in the office… at least for a day or two. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, I decided it was high time to create my own gluten-free version. They’re little lighter than your typical American super dense scone, with a hint of sweetness. Gluten-Free Blueberry and Cream Cheese Scones Ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine the rice flour, sorghum flour, potato starch, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt in a large bowl. Bridesmaid Baby Cakes Recipe. Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars. I was stumped coming up with a name for these bars.

Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars

There is so much good stuff in them and I didn’t want to omit any key words from the title. I almost called these Everything-In-Your-Cupboard-Bars but decided that didn’t have a great ring to it. White and dark chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, peanut butter, oats, a can of sweetened condensed milk and plenty of vanilla extract. And oh boy, these are my newest favorite bar. After baking the sweetened condensed milk. marshmallow creme, and peanut butter solidifies into a semi-firm, frosting-ish layer but it’s not really frosting. Spanish Bread. Spanish Bread I don’t know why this is called Spanish bread as I guess it does not have anything to do with any Spanish types of bread.

Spanish Bread

Anyways for those who know why, please let me know, I can’t find any resource on why is it named such. Anyways Spanish bread is a popular bakery item in the Philippines after pandesal, ensaymada and pan de coco, it is a soft and moist type of bread with sugar and margarine filling, similar to cinnamon the dough is flattened then fillings are then spread out then finally rolled. It is usually served during breakfast or merienda (tea time) together with coffee or milk. Ingredients (Bread) 4 1/2 cup flour 2 tsp yeast 2/3 cup warm milk 1/2 cup warm water 1 egg 2 egg yolks 1/2 cup soft brown sugar 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp margarine 1 1/2 tsp salt bread crumbs Ingredients (Filling) 1/2 cup margarine 1 cup white sugar Method 1. 100 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies. This week is my brother's last week in New York, so we celebrated last night with a picnic dinner on the terrace of my parent's apartment building, overlooking Herald Square.

100 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'd wanted to try this cookie recipe for a while, so I figured it was the perfect excuse. The recipe comes from Cook's Illustrated Healthy Recipe book. For 100 calories a cookie, I think they're great: light and cake-y, with a strong vanilla taste. Une Gamine dans la Cuisine: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Chocolate Mug Cake. Friday, September 30, 2011 Chocolate Mug Cake As I settle back into reality, I’ve been trying to take things easy in order to maintain the relaxation glow from vacation for as long as possible.

Chocolate Mug Cake

I originally wanted to make another dessert, but I ended up going with something simpler. Two mugs, minimal clean up, ready in about 5 minutes. Lemon Bars. Chocolate Party Spoons! My original thinking with these beauties was that they would become the modern day Welsh Love Spoon.

Chocolate Party Spoons!

The one you'd actually like to receive on Valentine's Day, as opposed to one of those outrageously over-priced and overwhelmingly useless, hideous, hand crafted, wooden goodfornothings. The Pastry Affair - Home - Butterbeer Cupcakes. This is part IV in a mini-series of Harry Potter snacks from the books brought to life (part I is on Honeydukes treats, part II is all about the cauldron cakes, and part III features every wizard's favorite drink—butterbeer!).

The Pastry Affair - Home - Butterbeer Cupcakes

I confess that Butterbeer Cupcakes aren't actually mentioned in the Harry Potter series. In my defense, if JK Rowling had been given one of these while writing the books, she would have found a way to fit them in. They are so exceptional, I wouldn't be surprised if she featured them as a major plot point. I'm only half joking. Humor aside, the release of the final movie is upon us.