Tag Archives: Baking

Red Velvet Cheesecake Marble Brownies

I know, I know. V-Day was so last weekend.

Well, call me a rebel but red velvet can be made and eaten all the time, whenever, wherever. No special occasion needed, but if you’re in a pinch for a bridal shower or a birthday party, make something with red velvet. There’s just something about that vibrant red color that easily transforms any classic dessert and elevates it to another level.

Gah, I looove that color! And I don’t even really like the color red on anything else. Yes, it’s totally baffling.

Back in college, there was a period of time when I was obsessed with red velvet anything. I didn’t care if it was red velvet cakes, bars, or cookies – I loved them all. To this day, I don’t know if it’s because I loved the food coloring or the fact that the name “red velvet” sounded so pleasing to my ears. I guess that will remain a mystery. What I do know is that making these red velvet brownies elicited a lot of nostalgic feelings. Gah college days, I kind of miss you. Sorta.  Continue reading

Lemon Bars

I love cold, rainy days. It’s too bad that that they’re few and far in between in Southern California. There’s just something about cloudy weather that cheers me up, and I really enjoy snuggling underneath my bed covers with a good book and my favorite cup of tea. I guess I live in the wrong side of the country.

But do you know what’s even better than being lazy on a rainy day? Having a baking date. Not just any baking date, but one that was full of deep conversation. Seriously, one of my favorite activities in the world.

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