Girl Versus Dough

key lime pie bars

close-up of a Key Lime Pie Bar on a surface

If there is one type of pie I could eat for the rest of my life, it’s Key lime pie. And these Key Lime Pie Bars are the square-shaped, sky-high version of the beloved sweet-tart pie with a buttery graham cracker crust, thick lime filling and delicate whipped cream topping. If you’re in the mood for a treat that’s easy, cool and citrus-kissed, you’ve come to the right recipe!

peanut butter-chocolate skillet cookie

peanut butter chocolate skillet cookie on a surface

Why stop at a simple peanut butter cookie or a chocolate chip cookie when you can combine the two into one giant skillet cookie? This one is soft and chewy, loaded with chunks of semisweet chocolate and sweet peanut butter chips, and stuffed with a layer of smooth, creamy peanut butter. Serve it warm with a mountain of ice cream and dig into one seriously decadent dessert.

one-bowl funfetti cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

funfetti cupcake on a surface

When it comes to celebrating, there’s nothing better than doing so with sprinkles. These One-Bowl Funfetti Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting make getting the party started easier than ever! Fluffy-soft, flavorful, flecked with rainbow hues and topped with a cheesecake-like frosting, these cute and colorful cupcakes are the perfect sweet pick-me-up for days like these.

classic italian bread

sliced Italian bread on a cutting board

This classic Italian bread recipe is soft and tender on the inside with a chewy crust on the outside. Homemade bread doesn’t get much better — or simpler — than this!

(NOTE: This post was originally published in 2014 (!). We’ve since then updated it with new photos, but it’s the same recipe you know and love.)

easy sourdough focaccia

slices of sourdough focaccia bread on parchment paper

Looking for a fun and therapeutic baking project, or another way to use your sourdough starter besides making loaves of bread? Give this easy sourdough focaccia a try! This slow-and-steady (yet very easy-to-follow) recipe will guide you through the process of making your own crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside and totally all-around delicious sourdough focaccia bread made from scratch. This is the final recipe in a month-long series I’m working on featuring recipes that use leftover sourdough starter. For a refresher on all things sourdough, head to this post!

sourdough pancakes

sourdough pancakes on a plate with syrup dripping

These sourdough pancakes pull double-duty as both a tasty breakfast and a great way to use up any leftover sourdough starter! Perfectly soft and fluffy, you only need a handful of ingredients to get them to your breakfast table. This recipe is part of a month-long series I’m working on featuring recipes that use leftover sourdough starter. For a refresher on all things sourdough, head to this post!