Miss Murder’s Easy Lemon Melt Cookies

I can’t get enough of these delicious, flavorful, but surprisingly light lemon cookie sandwiches. I make them all of the time. Ingredients I cup  room temperature unsalted butter ¼teaspoon salt 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1½ cups flour ½ cup cornstarch 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of one lemon Frosting 1 cup confectioner’s sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature (50 grams) Juice of … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Asparagus Tart (Three Ingredients!)

This might be my new favorite summer meal, and you can get it done in about half an hour. Serve it aside a salad with sliced strawberries or raspberries, poppyseed dressing, and feta cheese. Or maybe simply with chocolate chip cookies. However you do it, you’re golden. 🙂 You will need: 1 can of pizza dough, refrigerated pizza crust, or … Read More

Black Ice Cream! With Sprinkles.

Run, do not walk, to Little Damage in LA. It has delicious, charming black ice cream that tastes faintly of roses. It’s kinda one of the best things that has ever happened to me.

Indoor Camping

We Yardleys really know how to rough it. Or at least we know how to enjoy ourselves. Ever have a day where you just want to build a blanket fort and crawl inside for the rest of your life? We have those days quite a bit. What’s more? We do it. Not only did we build a fort big enough … Read More

Miss Murder’s Easy Pressure Cooker Mac and Cheese

You guys know me: if it isn’t easy, I most likely won’t do it. But I’ve fallen madly in love with my pressure cooker (I named it Sachiko after the friend who introduced me to it) and one of my favorite things is easy Macaroni and Cheese. You throw everything in one pot, it takes four minutes once it comes … Read More

Miss Murder's Easy Fruit Bites

“Mooooooo-ooooom, I want a treat but we don’t have anything.” Or “Let’s bake a pie, but that will take a million years!” Or “It’s too hot to have the oven on for very long, but piiiiiiiie.” I have it covered. This is a go-to treat that whips up quickly, is super easy, and still manages to taste decadent. Better yet, … Read More

I Was Having A Bad Day So I Made A Cake.

It was the most glorious cake. Everything I could wish for! I found the recipe on The Stay At Home Chef’s blog, and she has the most mouth-watering pictures. I also used her Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream recipe on the same page, and it was divine. This cake was rich. Decadent. It was easy to make and there was plenty … Read More

Easy Homemade Apple Pie Filling

My parents brought me a box of apples from our tree back home. I remember climbing this tree as a kid and throwing apples to people walking down our street. There’s something so honest and homey about feeding people, and I like it to this day. I washed, peeled, and cored the apples, and then used this recipe to make … Read More

Miss Murder's Easy Finnish Cake Recipe

  Boys and Girls, today I am going to impart the wisdom that Sister Kaameriinaan taught me in Finland! (Yes, I’m nostalgic for Finland. We lived there briefly ten years ago.) She invited Niko and I over for a day of baking and drinking Pepsi Light in order to keep us out of Luke’s hair while he studied for his … Read More

Easy 90 Minute Bread Recipe

Easy? YES. Can anyone make it? YES. Do you have to be a baker in order to whip it up? Absolutely not. This is a quick, easy recipe that makes gorgeous round bread with only a mixer and a cookie sheet, cast iron pan, or pizza stone. I originally came across this recipe here, and they have beautiful pictures of … Read More