Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Nutella Bars {gluten free}

My husband and I live in an 850 square foot one-bedroom apartment in New York City. You may be surprised to learn that 850 square feet is rather large for a one-bedroom apartment. However, this means I have a 6 foot by 8 foot kitchen. Cue gasps. Now, I know from watching… well… every showRead more

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies #gfree

Throughout the blogosphere a lot of food bloggers include either “peanut butter lover” or “chocolate addict” or something like it in their bios. You never see “marshmallow mavin” or “carrot crazy.” Just a love for one of these foods that is so strong that people, myself included, actually use it to describe themselves. I meanRead more

Pistachio Lemon Bars

Take Pistachio Lemon Bars to your next gathering. They are always a hit and these happen to be gluten free!

I’ve never been a huge lemon bar fan. I know sacrilege. I mean, they seem to be at every party or bake sale. But no matter how many I tasted, I was always left cold. Give me a brownie instead thank you. Until I sank my teeth into these! It must be the pistachio (which, as a side note, I think is the most underused flavor in American desserts). The nuts break up the intensity of straight lemon curd, still leaving you with a pungent lemon flavor but one that doesn’t cause your lips to pucker. It also tempers that day glow yellow which is so pretty but not something I am 100% comfortable eating.

Salted Toffee Blondies

These may be the best blondies I ever had! Oh, and they happen to be gluten free.

Blondies have always held a special place in my heart. In high school,  I always made them for pep squad bake sales. Now before you picture a perky girl with pigtails, I want to remind you that I am urban. So pep squad was more like 20 girls lined up doing the steps. Yes that’sRead more

Apple Butter Crumb Bars

Apple Butter Crumb Bars; easier than #apple pie. Go to OnlyTasteMatters.com for the #recipe. #GlutenFreeBaking #BakeSale

I was having my daily phone conversation with my mother and was going over my plans for apple crumb cake bars. You see, I always talk through my recipe plans with my mother before I start. I am convinced it bores the hell out of her but she always so politely pretends to care. (She has zero interest in baking. Zero.) So I am discussing my plan to cut up the apples when she interrupts me and says “What if you use apple butter? No working mom wants to slice apples.” “Hmm good point” I reply. “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”