bars · cookies · Desserts

Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

My almost two year old daughter Phoebe is quite a handful.  She’s really giving me a run for my money in a way that her two older siblings did not.  She has a very mischievous, get-into-absolutely-everything, help-myself-to-anything-in-the-pantry, try-to-run-into-traffic, jump-off-all-the-high-things, streak that I am quite certain comes from my Dad’s side of the family and that… Continue reading Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars

bars · christmas · Desserts

Christmas Crack

I make a lot of goodies, so it’s hard for me to choose a favorite, but I’m going to call it now.  After a decade of making it for my neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family, including FOUR pans of it just this week, I think I can safely say that it is the best thing… Continue reading Christmas Crack

bars · brownies · Cakes and Cupcakes · chocolate · Desserts

Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

Oh joy, football season is upon us, and it is my absolute favorite time of year.  Time to cheer my Seahawks on to victory, bundle up in cute scarves and tall boots, eat pumpkin-spiced things, and narrowly avoid rear-ending somebody 4 times a day because I am so easily distracted by the beautiful fall leaves.… Continue reading Cake Mix Peanut Butter Bars

bars · Cakes and Cupcakes · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

It appears that summer may be skipping the pacific northwest this year.  I think our average high has been about 70.  This is not a complaint, on the contrary, I’m super happy about it, I’m just telling it like it is.  Hopefully it will mean lots and lots of snow for us in the fall… Continue reading Applesauce Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

bars · chocolate · Desserts

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

Since I made Ultimate Rice Krispie Treats back in February, I have probably made them half a dozen more times.  That’s a lot for me.  Krispie Treats were a rarity in my life before I found that recipe.  I thought of them as just okay.  Now they are bomb.com. I’m not sure when the idea… Continue reading The Ultimate Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

bars · chocolate · Desserts

Starbucks S’mores Bars

This weekend, I received the following email from reader Stephanie: I love your blog. I’ve made your copycat Starbucks Michigan Cherry Oat bars. Yummy! I didn’t find it on your blog– but, can you figure out the Starbucks S’Mores bars– my new guilty pleasure? Please? I love emails like this. Also, if you haven’t tried… Continue reading Starbucks S’mores Bars

bars · chocolate · cookies · Desserts

Congo Bars

Congo Bars.  Really just a fancy name for a chocolate chop cookie bar.  I tried to find out why they are called Congo Bars instead of blondies, or cookie bars, but alas, I found no definitive answer.  I did find this over on congocookbook.com though: Congo Bars or Congo Squares are a popular dessert in… Continue reading Congo Bars