Chewy Chunky Blondies

BlondieMy sister doesn’t like chocolate (crazy I know, but her loss), so she makes these instead of brownies. While they are chocolate-free, they are still really good. They’re pretty simple, super rich, and the walnuts, coconut, and toffee pieces are quite the tasty combination. Continue reading

Creamy Dreamy Apple Torte

Apple TorteI love fruit, baking, and baked goods, so you would think that would naturally translate to an affinity for pies and tortes, but you would be wrong. I don’t like cooked fruit (except bananas, such as in my famous chocolate chip banana muffins, and blueberries), but I do recognize that other people like it, so I’m happy to bake it for them – like this creamy dreamy Continue reading

Enchanting Orange Coconut Cake

Orange Coconut CakeAfter already deciding to and completing baking this cake, I realized that I had made a recipe with coconut last week (Amazing Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies), makes you think I have a thing for coconut! The truth is, I do, but I’m kind of (unfortunately) a coconut snob. You see, my grandparents had a house on the Caribbean island Grenada, also known as the Island of Spice. I grew up going there for a few weeks a year until the age of ten, Continue reading