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Marshmallow Brownies with Peanut Butter #26

Monday, September 14, 2020
Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies

Marshmallow Fluff + Peanut Butter + Brownies = Yes, please. And you don’t need any kind of mixer to these – just a bowl and a whisk!  Marshmallow Brownies with Peanut Butter  are a combination of rich and chewy, chocolatey brownies with marshmallow fluff and a peanut butter filling swirled throughout the top. From 100 Cookies Notes This recipe is a variation on My Favorite Brownies recipe. This…

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Whole Meyer Lemon Bars with Toasted Meringue

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
whole meyer lemon meringue bars

I’ve been working hard the last few weeks on finishing up projects, working on posts for Breadin5, and helping my kids with distance learning (which seems like another full-time job). I haven’t had much time to bake from some of the beautiful cookbooks I received the last few months, but I finally was able to sneak in some time and made these beautiful meyer lemon meringue bars from…

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Peanut Butter Brownies With Candied Cacao Nibs

Monday, May 21, 2018

The river that runs in the valley makes the valley that holds it. This is the doorway; the valley of the river. – What wears away the hard stone, the high mountain? The wind. The dust on the wind. The rain. The rain on the wind. What wears the hardness of hate away? Breath, tears. – Courage, compassion, patience holding to their way: the path to the doorway.…

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Chocolate Brownie Bars

Saturday, February 24, 2018
chocolate brownie bars on a white backround

I was recently on Twin Cities Live and made the chocolate bars pictured. They are based on a recipe from my cookbook: chocolate brownie base, buttercream filling, then topped off with chocolate ganache. Indulgent, but delicious. I made them for Valentine’s day with edible rose petals, which made them pretty and terribly precious, but if you’re not into that sort of thing, plain tops will work just fine. …

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Blueberry Apple Crumble Bars

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Apple Blueberry Crumble Bars | The Vanilla Bean Blog

A kind reader pointed out to me that there is a slight mistake in the Blueberry Crumble Bars recipe in The Vanilla Bean Baking Book (affiliate link), so I’m putting the recipe below (with corrections). The ingredient list is correct in the book, but the directions mention ‘baking soda’ instead of ‘baking powder’, and list cinnamon in the filling when there is none. Sorry about that! If any of…

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My Favorite Brownies

Thursday, October 27, 2016
My Favorite Brownies

I know brownies are subjective. Everyone has their own way of loving them, and you may not agree with me on texture here. I understand, we’re all unique individuals. But every time I eat these, I nod my head with a smile, confident that my search for perfection is over. My favorite brownies have a deep chocolate flavor, a slightly chewy texture (a nod to the boxed brownies…

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Peach Streusel Bars: The Year of Pulses

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

And indeed there will be time To wonder, “Do I dare?” and, “Do I dare?” Time to turn back and descend the stair, With a bald spot in the middle of my hair — (They will say: “How his hair is growing thin!”) My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin, My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin — (They will say:…

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salty bourbon squares

Saturday, July 7, 2012

When something brings out the worst in me, I find myself scrambling to find the good. After a 5 hour car trip alone with my two kids, where everyone [and that would be especially me] was crabby, where naps were rejected scornfully, and where a zip lock bag chock-full of cheddar bunnies was purposely, but oh so quietly, crumbled into the tiniest pieces imaginable, then sprinkled all over…