The Best Lemon Bars

lemon bars

You may have noticed a bit of a lemon theme these week.  I hope you non lemon lovers will bear with me. This is a recipe that I have had for a really long time. The recipe originally came from a childhood friend’s mother in Wisconsin.  This recipe has been in my family for about 50 years.  That is no indication of how old I am! It is the lemon bar my mother always made and it is the one I always make.    I am pretty picky about my [Continue Reading...]

Butterscotch Blondies

butterscotch blondies

I’ve got a fun recipe redo for you today.  I was craving these Butterscotch Blondies this week and realized it had been way too long since we had them. One problem with being a food blogger is that you are constantly trying out new recipes.  I know, what a problem to have!  But the problem is you just don’t get a chance to make those old family favorites very often.  Today’s recipe is one of those family favorites and one I shared back in the very early beginnings of my [Continue Reading...]

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars

Today’s recipe for Pumpkin Bars comes from my friend Sherra.  This is one of their family’s  favorite holiday recipes. One year she made 20 batches of pumpkin bars for her kid’s school.  She printed off the recipe and left it in the school office for all the mom’s who kept asking for the recipe!  It’s that good. A few weeks ago we hosted a get together at our house for the new families in our church congregation.  I needed a treat that I could make stretch as I had no [Continue Reading...]

Raspberry Streusel Bars

Raspberry Streusel Bars

We are in the midst of berry season here in Oregon and I am a happy woman. I am lucky enough to have several U-pick berry farms within a few miles of my home and I’ve been spending some serious time there lately. Strawberries, raspberries, marionberries, boysenberries and next week I’ll be picking blueberries. Pretty lucky aren’t I?! Thanks to those berry farms these Raspberry Streusel Bars made an appearance at my house last week. It was my baby’s 19th birthday and I wanted to send some treats with her [Continue Reading...]

White Chocolate & Toffee Blondies

White Chocoalte & Toffee Blondies

On Memorial Day we had a potluck BBQ with friends from church.  We had spent the day playing.  We went for a hike at the beautiful Silver Falls State Park.  By the time we got home I didn’t have much time but  I had told my friend I would bring a salad and a dessert.  Yeah, I’m a bit of an overachiever. The salad was no problem as I had made the salad dressing the day before.  For once I was planning ahead but I didn’t plan ahead on the [Continue Reading...]

Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treats

Have you noticed all the fun different flavors of marshmallows that have been around lately? This summer I was buying strawberry, chocolate, caramel, swirl, and coconut. All kinds of deliciousness. This Fall there is a new crop of marshmallow flavors. So far I have seen pumpkin, chocolate mint and my personal favorite cinnamon bun. So what do you do with a bag of cinnamon marshmallows? Make Rice Krispie treats of course!  Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats are a dressed up version of an old favorite. I change up the traditional Rice [Continue Reading...]