Category Slices/Bars/Brownies/Blondies

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Oreo-Stuffed Brownies

Crunchy, chocolate-y Oreos stuffed inside a fudgy brownie. Studded with chocolate chips and you’ve got the best kind of chocolate overload! Hi everybody, I’m baaaaack! Morocco was awesome, thanks for asking! No, but really, we had a really great time. We covered a lot of ground in two short weeks, but it’s such an interesting […]

Chocolate Biscuit Slice | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Chocolate Biscuit Slice

An easy, elegant, no bake slice consisting of a rich chocolate coating encasing layers of biscuits then topped with coconut and almonds. Perfect for those times when you want the best results for the least amount of effort! Wooot! The long weekend has arrived! This is probably my favourite weekend of the year, because we get […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Guess what? This is my 100th post! If I’d had the foresight, I would’ve made something extravagant, but alas, it only occurred to me today. Oh well, these chocolate chip cookie bars are pretty damn tasty, so they’ll do just fine for the celebration. These chocolate chip cookie bars are awesome because they’re so easy to […]

Brownie Mix in a Jar | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Brownie Mix in a Jar

What is everybody up to for Christmas this year? Whatever it is, I hope it’s wonderfully awesome and full of happy memories. Iain and I are off to Australia. I can’t even wait. After not going home for the first two years I lived in London, I’ve now been home twice this year. It’s Iain’s first […]

Russian Caramel | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Russian Caramel

Is it too soon for me to mention the C word? No, not the rude C word. I mean Christmas! I think it’s about to get all Christmassy around here very, very soon and I can’t wait. I heard the first Christmas song of the season on the radio the other day. A little early you […]

S'mores Slice | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

S’mores Slice

S’mores are a big thing in America right? They seem to be the quintessential summer treat, perfect for camping trips and synonymous with the outdoors. There aren’t many components involved in making s’mores, but those components have taken on a life of their own. They’ve been incorporated into everything from muffins to ice cream. Three ingredients and […]

Cookie Butter Rocky Road | Close Encounters of the Cooking Kind

Cookie Butter Rocky Road

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that the soccer/football World Cup has started this week. I personally find soccer boring, but we have a sweepstake going at work, and I drew Brazil, so I’m interested enough to barrack for them, especially because they’re a decent team and […]