(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)
Tags: blondies, brown butter, frosting, heath
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.
Tags: brownies, cheesecake, red velvet, valentines
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.
Tags: cake, chocolate, ganache, strawberry
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.