Martha Stewart meets Two Tiny Kitchens: MONDAY, March 12th! (and… a GIVEAWAY!)

(Martha Stewart and Anna Thompson are seen in this photo from the production of “The Martha Stewart Show” in New York on Monday, March 5, 2012. Photo: Rob Tannenbaum/The Martha Stewart Show)

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heath bar blondies with brown butter frosting


These blondies had me at Heath, but the brown butter frosting sealed the deal.  I shared them with our church choir, as well as a fellow foodie (that’s you Kari!), and all agreed that these were delish.  The base was a solid blondie, nothing too fancy, but hard to go wrong.  And then there was the frosting… We thought the technique of browning the butter and then chilling it was a clever trick. The result?  Pillowy frosting with a depth of flavor that was just so unique and very worth the effort.  Seriously, we are now looking for an excuse to slather this frosting on absolutely anything.  Also, I made a batch with butterscotch chips instead of Heath, so if you’ve no Heath on hand or it’s not your fav (gasp), try butterscotch chips!  Just as tasty.

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raspberry almond bars

These here bars are some of our absolute favorite treats of all time!  We know we love them, and we know they are delicious, but when we actually make them they manage to far exceed expectations, EVERY TIME!!  Raspberry and almond are truly a match made in heaven.

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chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes

These may not sound all that exciting, but I always fall for the dessert surprise in disguise.  I was shocked to discover that both the cupcake and the frosting taste EXACTLY (IMHO) like chocolate chip cookie dough. They are supposed to be stuffed with cookie dough balls, but if that’s too much for you, they are equally delicious without.  Really, they were much, much tastier than I had anticipated. Highly recommend to any chocolate chip cookie dough fans!!!

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red velvet cheesecake brownies

Gearing up for Valentine’s Day (so glad, I was starting to get post-holiday depression), and there’s no better excuse to try a new red velvet recipe.  These brownies weren’t super sweet, so they weren’t my favorite, but both my husband and 9-year-old said these were the best treat I’ve made in a long while.  Just like red velvet cake, the chocolate flavor is a bit milder, but the consistency is fudgy and moist, which I love.  Also, in my experience these are much better the next day, which requires patience I simply don’t have.  If you’re a fan of cheesecake brownies, and you don’t like sickly sweet desserts, you’ll absolutely love these!  And they’re quite pretty, if I do say so myself.

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double white chocolate and pretzel peanut butter cookies

Have you ever had white chocolate melted into your cookie dough before?  Because I haven’t, and it was amazing.  I absolutely love the texture of these cookies – moist and chewy, but also almost crumbly.  I hope I’m using the right descriptive words.  Let me just say that these are genuinely delicious and a new favorite.  Another fabulous salty/sweet combo, sure to satisfy both cravings.  Make them nice and big, and then have two or three with lots of milk on a Sunday afternoon.  That’s what I just did, and I’m a happy, happy girl.

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chocolate strawberry celebration cake

First, this picture was taken with an iPhone.  Usually I wouldn’t share it, but the cake was too amazing to keep quiet.  Ashley and I had so much fun making this together for Christmas Eve dinner.  Mom made a fabulous prime rib and the whole family feasted like we’ve never feasted before!  Our favorite part was most definitely Ashley’s chocolate buttercream – OUT OF THIS WORLD!  Absolutely amazing.

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