Recipe Round-Up

Last week was just one hot mess after the other, and I have a feeling that this week will be much similar. The weather is lovely (ish) here in New Jersey, so I’m enjoying not sweating the SECOND I step foot out of my door.

Also, I spent my Saturday at my best friend’s graduation swimming party. I looked as pasty as ever. Go me. My last name’s Reagan. There isn’t much hope for me being anything but pale.

Anyway, check out these delicious treats I found for you!

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen made these yummy white chocolate Oreo chuck cookies. I bet they taste just like HAPPINESS.

 

Smitten Kitchen brightened up her summer kitchen with this sugar dusted peach pie. I haven’t had a fruit pie in like, ever. Time to change that?

 

Speaking of pies, Bakerella brought out summer berries for her sweet tarts. I’ve yet to make anything berry related this season. I’m getting the feeling I prooooooobably should.

 

Bakers Royale ALSO made berry tarts, though she focused on the cheerful flavor of the raspberries. AND SHE ADDED IN CHOCOLATE.
YES. PLEASE.

These butterscotch, walnut and oat bars from Cookie Madness are similar to a blondie, and provide a break from all of our chocolate treats.
But do we really need a break? FOR THESE WE DO.

And that’s today’s round-up. Bear with me as I make my move to Baltimore on Friday. I have a lot of adjusting ahead of me.

-Niki

 

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Saturday Recipe Round-up, Week 5

Good afternoon, Bakers Anonymous family! It’s Saturday, but more importantly, it’s my Grammy’s birthday. Happy birthday Grammy! You’re awesome.

In honor of her, and tomorrow’s holiday (Mother’s Day, in case you forgot), here are five of my favorite posts featuring delicious treats to make for the mother (or mother-figure, Lord knows I’ve got lots of those, too) in your life.

Usually I don’t post recipes from big company websites like Pillsbury or Hershey’s, but this Chocolate-covered Oreo cake couldn’t be passed up. Many thanks to Lindsay from the berteau life for sharing this with the whole world. I really want to make this cake as soon as possible. I’m so serious about this.

Bakerella, ever the inspiration, created this Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana pudding, made extra special through the use of jars, ribbon and a nifty paper cutter. Now, if only I could find some cute little jars just like she used.

Bakers Royale threw down with the very spring appropriate Strawberry Shortcake Bars. Not only are the bright pink (natural coloring people, no worries), but they are also coated in the perfect streusel topping! I think I want to take that topping and eating it on its own. For realsies.

Need more strawberry? Because I know I do. And let’s add in some chocolate chips, okay? All that goodness equals Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake from Eat at Home Cooks. From the perfect strawberry icing to the sweet chocolate chips, this cake is sure to be a winner.

And for the final recipe share, more strawberry! (I’m sensing that summer is coming soon) Confessions of a Cookbook Queen made these luxurious Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes with homemade strawberry filling on top. Pretty and light? Yes, please.

– Niki

Saturday Recipe Round-up

Good evening, Bakers Anonymous readers! Today I’m bringing back one of my favorite posts, the recipe round-up. This is the part of the show where I gather together five of my favorite recipes from the blogs I read this week. Let’s get started, shall we?

These Caramel Butter Pecan Bars from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen are simple, chocolatey, AND have caramel in them. It really sounds like a no-brainer to me. Plus, bars make for a nice change from the typical cookie.

I’ve been on a coconut kick lately, in case you haven’t noticed, so when I saw this coconut cake from a Little Bit Funky, I almost went out and made it myself. I love it when recipes can be made days in advance, because I don’t always want to eat my treats the same day (crazy, right?).

Speaking of coconut, here’s another cake from Taste of Home – the coconut-layered pound cake that I like to call the Almond Joy Cake. (I’m only slightly obsessed with coconut.

Now that it’s getting warmer, at least it is here in New Jersey, I’m looking for things that keep me away from the oven. Sure, air conditioning is wonderful, but do we have to use all of its wonderful cooling powers at once? Check out this banoffe pie from Brooklyn Limestone. No “real” cooking required.

And, finally, these Toblerone Cheesecake Bars from Once Upon a Cutting Board would be so problematic to have in my house. Who’s to stop me from eating them all by myself?

-Niki