After a round of baking, the sight of all the dishes to clean up usually bums me out. But sometimes there’s beauty to be found.

Sometimes the mess left after baking can be beautiful... © 2014 Sugar + Shake

I made a batch of Peanut Butter & Jelly Blondies (recipe from a recent issue of Bon Appétit) for Shake’s birthday. No one else was home, so I got to lick the spoons, too.