Wednesday Replay: June 24, 2020

Hello, all you cool cats and kittens! Let's visit this week's archives! Remember to click the title to go to the full post/recipe.

From 2014, Cheeseburger Cookies
how to make stacked cheeseburger cookies ... so fun for a picnic or cookout dessert!
I mean, does it get any cuter than this? No, it doesn't. They're not difficult to make, either!

From 2012, Whole-Wheat, Whole-Grain Morning Monster Cookies

THIS is how to do breakfast on the go.

From 2017. Roasted Cherry and Almond Cheesecake Ice Cream
Roasted Cherry and Almond Cheesecake Ice Cream |
Now, I'm a chocolate ice cream girl through and through, but this ice cream is INCREDIBLE and has stolen my heart!

From 2011, Caramel Banana Shortcakes

Move over, strawberry!

Wishing you a week of happy baking!

Surprisingly Scrumptious Date Squares

surprisingly scrumptious date squares
When I set out to make these date squares, I hoped they be good. I did not anticipate inhaling three of them in mere seconds. They're THAT GOOD. 

surprisingly scrumptious date squares
These little date squares bake up moist with a rich deep sweetness that comes from both dates and coconut sugar. If you've never tried coconut sugar before, you'll love its toasty flavor. Light brown sugar works as a 1:1 substitute. 

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake
Prepare yourselves for the easiest, creamiest, summery-est (is that a word?) dessert you can make: No-Bake Strawberry Refrigerator Cake!

*this recipe was created for Imperial Sugar

Fresh strawberries are layered with graham crackers, and a fluffy cream cheese whipped cream. After a few hours in the refrigerator, the graham crackers magically transform into soft “cake” layers. It IS magic!

Wednesday Replay: June 17, 2020

Oh. OH!!! Is this replay ever spectacular! Like, I want to remake allllllll of these in the next 10 minutes. OK...let's take our peek back into the archives. 

Butterscotch + Beer Bundt Cake | a great Father's Day dessert from
Oh my stars! This flavor combo can I insert a chef's kiss here?

Desserts for Dudes: blueberry cheesecake pie ::: bake at 350 blog
The photos leave something to be desired, but this pie is exquisite. Totally, 100% making this for Father's Day! (Don't tell Mr. E!)

Copycat Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets
When you know, you know. (And, you should totally know.) It's a Texas thing, y'all. 

Savory Gouda Biscotti, perfect with a beer
This is a great Father's Day gift! They pair perfectly with a beer. You also might want to click the link for some classic throwback photos. 

Cookie Decorating Hack: How to Use Tissue Paper for Lettering

Please, please, please tell me that you follow Megan of Downtown Dough. Her cookies are absolute perfection - whimsical, fun, precise, and stunning! When her creations pop up in my Instagram feed, I invariably let out an audible gasp. 

Over the past few months, she's been offering online live classes! (Highly recommend signing up for one!) I recently took one on cookie lettering. I was especially curious about this since I don't have a projector of any sort...and don't plan on getting one, but I do love beautifully lettered cookies. 

In the lettering class, Megan shared a method for lettering if you don't have access to a projector. It involves tissue paper and a food coloring pen. I guess this method has been around a while, but guys, it was new to me, so I thought it might be new to you, too.

First, decide on the cookie cutter you'll use and what you'll be lettering. Next, decide on the fonts you want - you may want to peruse some free font websites. 

Format the lettering to fit inside the cookie cutter. (View at 100%.) Print out and adjust as needed. Because I wanted the "one" and "cookie" at little closer to the "smart," I adjusted in the next step. This was as close as I could get it in Word.