You can most definitely say that key lime pie is the key to my husband’s soul. It’s his ultimate weakness. Every year for his birthday, Christmas, our wedding anniversary, and Father’s Day, his little wish list is simple. Key Lime Pie. I have it pretty easy, and it comes with the added bonus of getting some. If he lets me.
Thick and chewy blondies full of peanut butter and chocolate chips topped with decadent chocolate ganache and creamy peanut butter drizzle. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies are the ultimate peanut butter lovers treat.
Summer has definitely hit full force here in the Middle East. It’s only June and Dubai has already seen temperatures of 110 F. It really hasn’t felt too bad, but that’s because I’m hunkering down indoors like someone experiencing a blizzard out in Wyoming. I’m just on the other side of the spectrum. It’s not depressing like a cold winter in the north which is nice. That’s because the dang sun will not go away. Not a single wisp of cloud in the sky for the entire summer.
I always feel like I’m trying to give up on my first love. Coffee. It’s hard guys. That smell of fresh brewed coffee with my favorite creamer…I’m done. Even though you mess with my skin and give me the jitters, I just can’t quit you! Whenever I’m on that “down with coffee” kick, I always reach for my second favorite hot drink. The good ‘ole Earl Grey standby. With cream of course. I’ve been trying all sorts of teas lately so I’ve been feeling totally British.
So what goes best with a nice cup of tea? These Lemon Scones with Strawberry Glaze of course! I know you saw that coming. So if you want to feel perfectly British, grab your favorite tea and make these scones. They’re incredibly tender and have the perfect lemon bite to them. My favorite part is that crunchy top from the sprinkle of sugar right before baking.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 stick of cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
- ⅓ cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
- ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
- 1 cup Finely Chopped Strawberries
- 1 teaspoon milk
- Preheat your oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- With your mixer, combine the flour, butter, sugar, baking powder and salt until it resembles wet sand.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the ¾ cup of cream, 2 eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract.
- Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture until just incorporated.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and form into a flat disc about 8 inches across and 1½ inches thick. Using a large knife, cut into 8 wedges and transfer to the parchment paper.
- Make an egg wash with an egg and the 3 tablespoons of cream and brush the tops. Sprinkle a generous amount of sugar.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes until the tops are golden brown.
- In a food processor combine all ingredients into the glaze. Add more sugar for a thicker glaze. Drizzle on top of scones.
A luscious chocolate bundt cake full of peanut butter chips and dark chocolate chips. Smothered in chocolate and peanut butter ganache, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt cake looks so indulgent you’ll be shocked at how easy it is!
This May will mark our family’s one year anniversary of living in Dubai. I’m shocked at how that creeped up on us. We absolutely love it here and we won’t be moving back to the States anytime soon, mostly because my husband has at least 5 years of work left! Dubai is growing like crazy and they’ve been on a theme park craze lately. (Chris is a project manager for an indoor theme park that’s being built) It’s only one of the may under construction right now.
Lets take a minute to admire these whimsical sugar cookies. How fun are these?! Sure, they look like a unicorn sneezed on them, but that’s part of the fun. They’re perfect for a birthday party or even a circus clown Bar Mitzvah. I’ll let you pick. They’re so Lisa Frank! Only my 90’s chick girls will catch that last reference.
I want to start of this post with a formal apology. Not because I haven’t been posting as much as I want to (heck, I’ve got a life. Well, not really. I have kids…so no life.) I’m apologizing because I’m positive that once you bake these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake bars you most likely will become a recluse. You won’t want to share these with anyone which is not very nice, and no one’s going to want to hang out with a meanie. So what’s your option? You will probably lock yourself in your home and eat these for the rest of your life. So even though these are one of the most delicious things your will ever eat, I’m super sorry for turning you into a modern day Gollum.
Moving on…apologies aside, these are so worth it!
The iconic caramel slice redressed for Valentine’s Day with a chewy red velvet base, a dreamy caramel center, and topped with dark chocolate, chopped white chocolate, and cute little red heart sprinkles. This Red Velvet Caramel Slice is way better than a box of chocolates!
I know lots of people don’t particularly look forward to the dreaded V-Day. Let’s look at the perks though. Chocolate. Red Velvet. Cheap cutesy pink and red candies. Champagne. Oh, and chocolate. I know I mentioned chocolate already, but…chocolate. I like Valentine’s because it distracts my brain from realizing my birthday was the day before and now I’m one year older. Ughh. It helps to gorge on copious amounts of champagne and sweets. Which is why I’m excited to dig into this huge slice of Red Velvet Caramel Slice.
I’m not one of those crazies that claim they aren’t a fan of cheesecake. Who are they kidding?! Cheesecake is awesome! I get it…it can be really intense, and rich, and thick, and freaking amazing. But hey, if you can’t handle it go eat a salad. I will eat the heck out of this Oreo Brownie Swirl Cheesecake. If you are one of those unfortunate few that can’t take the heat that cheesecake has to offer, have no fear. This big ‘ole hunk of deliciousness is more brownie than cheesecake. It’s smack you in the face, grab a glass of milk kind of brownie dessert.