When in Doubt…Leave it at 350

baking, cooking, and other adventures

Tuesdays With Dorie: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses September 7, 2010

Filed under: Baking,Cookies,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 11:00 am
Tags: , ,

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine.  She picked Dorie’s Peanut Butter Crisscrosses, which are located on page 78 in Baking: From My Home to Yours.

Who doesn’t love a peanut butter cookie?

I know that if I wasn’t trying to be good that I would probably have eaten most of the half batch that I made.  With self-control in place, I ate 2 last night.  They were great.  I loved the random crunch of peanuts, and the absolute softness of the cookie.  PERFECT!!!!

I am currently drinking a Strawberry Banana Protein Shake and all I can think is, “Peanuts have protein.  Lets go eat a cookie.”  My self-control is still intact and hopefully it will stay that way the rest of the day.  Great Pick for this week 🙂


Tuesdays With Dorie: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars January 19, 2010

Filed under: Baking,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 12:06 pm
Tags: , , ,

This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie was chosen by Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm.  She chose Dorie’s Chocolate Oatmeal Almost-Candy Bars which is located on pages 114-115 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. Once I saw the ingredients in this bar, I knew that I would love them.

But we had a problem.

I just started the zone diet and knew that these could not be kept in the house for any period of time because I would munch on them.  The plan, make half a recipe and use a 8x8x3 pan, then give all of them away.  The plan worked.  I did however eat one just so that I knew what it tasted like 🙂  It was yummy, and I was in heaven.  I took them over to my in-laws and they loved them, and then Mike took them to work.  I would definitely make them again, but be care because they are addicting.


Tuesdays with Dorie: Caramel-Peanut-Topped Brownie Cake October 7, 2008

Filed under: Baking,Cake,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 7:00 am
Tags: , ,

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy.  She chose Dorie’s Caramel-Peanut Topped Brownie Cake which is located on pages 264-265 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. If you go by Tammy’s site you can pick up a copy of the recipe, or you could go out and get Dorie’s book.  You will not be disappointed with it at all. (more…)


Tuesdays with Dorie: Granola Grabbers August 19, 2008

Filed under: Cookies,Tuesdays With Dorie — pastrybrush @ 7:00 am
Tags: , , , , ,

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Michelle of Bad Girl Baking and she chose the Granola Grabbers cookies on page 82 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. My first thought was interesting a cookie with a base of granola with peanuts, almonds, wheat germ, golden raisins, and sweetened coconut. Funny thing is I had all of the ingredients except the granola. Just looking at the recipe all I could think was this actually is a pretty healthy cookie as cookies go. Not too much butter, sugar or flour.