Today hit a high of 50 degrees. You’d think it was spring, based on all the people I saw wearing shorts and sweatshirts around downtown Portland. It almost will be, since we dealt with freezing temperatures for about a month now. 20 degrees warmer and we’re pulling out the lighter gear and sunglasses! (Haha. Seriously though, who are these people?)
The warmer weather must be messing with my brain, because I have had sudden urges to clean out my linen closet, pantry, and deep clean the laundry room. That is where I remembered, as I was reorganizing and de-cluttering my pantry, that I had all the ingredients to make 7-layer bars. It seemed fitting, and rewarding, after all the hard work to make these simply irresistible, and super addicting, bars. Continue reading
I have the lucky privilege of having my parents and my husband’s parents living close by. And I love it, because my kids get to spend time with both grandparents, something I wish I had growing up. This Mother’s Day, I had the pleasure of having my in-laws over for dinner and I decided to make this for dessert.
If I were to create a family tree with desserts, I would say that blondies are brownies’ cousin. They have so many similarities–from their chewy and fudgy texture to the unlimited add-ons and mix-ins. And, of course, they are made in a bar pan. (I have seen brownies in cupcake form, and you can try them here, but most are not. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen blondies in a cupcake. Hmmm….an idea to try another time for sure!)
Anyway, what I love about these blondies is that they have EVERYTHING–nuts, chocolate, white chocolate, coconut, and caramel. You can’t go wrong with this recipe. Continue reading