Cheesecake Bites

  If you’re a cheesecake fan, but you’re not a baker, then I’m very happy you’ve arrived here. These no-bake cheesecake bites, are the closest you can get to delicious cheesecake without having to turn on the oven and without having to buy a springform pan. The crust is delicious. Salty, buttery, and graham-cracker forward….

Apple Crisp

I better post this quick before apple season really is over. Although, in California, is it really ever over? I made this years and years ago to bring to a backyard BBQ potluck with friends. Everyone could not leave this crisp alone and announced it to be the best apple crisp ever. And honestly, it is….

Nutella Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

These no-bake treats may be small but they come packed with flavor and texture. They’re sort of like trail mix (minus the nuts…although, maybe shouldn’t be!) held together by a combination of chocolate and Nutella. Ohhhh, you’re welcome! I had my Mom, who doesn’t like Nutella (gasp), try these. I told her they were “chocolate…

Italian Lemon Bundt Cake

Beautiful on the inside and outside. This cake is really the whole package. An Italian lemon cake usually has two distinguishing features: The interior, both in taste and texture, is similar to a pound cake It’s presented as a bundt or doughnut in shape The reason this cake stands out so much to me though…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I make chocolate chip cookies when I want something easy and delicious. I make chocolate chip cookie bars when I need to accelerate the process. Cookies are notorious for being quick to make and bake (as long as no chilling is involved). However, the process is slowed down when forming the cookie dough into balls. I…

Beer Bread

5 ingredients. No kneading. No resting. No rising. No work. …SUPER delicious, soft, springy, moist, bread. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Boy, have I found the ultimate Saint Patrick’s Day recipe for you. This is, to date, the easiest thing I have ever baked. Seriously. If you have a bottle of beer, flour, baking powder, brown sugar,…

Baked Glazed Salmon

I come from a very big family. I’m the youngest sibling of six! I have two brothers and my Dad in Texas. A brother, sister, and my Mom in the Bay Area. And another sister in Southern California. Add all their children and extended family, and you’re left with quite the crowd. It’s rare now…

Dark, Dark Chocolate Mousse

I announce (far too often) that my favorite dessert is chocolate mousse. I’m certain this will never change. There’s just nothing like getting to eat a bowl of rich, smooth chocolate. This dark, dark chocolate mousse is for the real dark chocolate lovers. I love rich chocolate mousse, and I consider chocolate a food group, but…

Buttermilk Biscuits

How (and why?) on earth have I not been making and eating biscuits my whole life? After recently baking these (simply to add variety to ABeeBakes), I realized just how much I’ve been missing out. There’s nothing quite like eating a buttery homemade biscuit with dinner. The taste  is so specific and unlike yeasted dinner dolls,…

Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This sheet cake is far too easy to make considering how delicious it is. My best friend, Tania, loves the banana cake with cream cheese frosting that they sell at a local bakery here in the Bay Area called Icing on the Cake. It’s a soft banana sponge cake topped with creamy cream cheese frosting and…