Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars

Blueberry Crumb Bars are a delicious layer of blueberries sandwiched between sugar and butter! Blueberry season has come to an end here in Oregon but I’m not tired of blueberry recipes yet! I love berry pies – all kinds. Just like the Marionberry Bars I posted a few years ago, these Blueberry Crumb Bars are almost like eating a berry pie – just in the form of a bar!  And if you haven’t tried the Marionberry Bars you are definitely going to want to do that!!  They are so good.  If [Continue Reading…]

Banana Bars

Banana Bars

Banana Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect way to use leftover bananas! When you find a couple of ripe bananas on your counter what is the first thing you think of ?  Most likely – it’s banana bread!  Well, next time you find a couple of ripe bananas give this recipe for banana bars a try – they are so yummy! It makes a huge batch since it uses a big jellyroll pan so there are plenty to share.  It’s a good “potluck” dessert since it makes so [Continue Reading…]

Gluten Free Lemon Bars

Gluten Free Lemon Bars - no one will know these are gluten free.  They are amazing!

Lemon bars are one of my favorite treats.  I have a couple of amazing lemon bar recipes.  One that our family has been making for 50 years  – they truly are the Best Lemon Bars.  And then another recipe for Lemon Cheesecake Bars which are heavenly too.  I have a hard time choosing between the two.  Now I have a third recipe to add to my list of amazing lemon bar recipes.  That would be today’s recipe for gluten free lemon bars. Let  me tell you NO ONE will know [Continue Reading…]

White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

White Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie is not just for Thanksgiving.  You are going to want to enjoy these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars all year round! *This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Food and Karo® Corn Syrup.  I am partnering with them as a Become a Better Baker Blog ambassador.* I was lying in bed reading in the evening after having made these White Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars. My husband had been out and I heard him come into the house.  A few minutes later I heard him [Continue Reading…]

The Best Key Lime Bars

Key Lime Bars

These key lime bars are amazing.  They pack a powerful lime punch! I first made these key lime bars back in 2010 for a women’s event at church.  We were doing a dessert bar and I got to experiment with lots of yummy bar cookies.  As soon as I took my first bite of these key lime bars I knew they were a winner. When I made them this past week and my husband took a bite, the first word out of his mouth was , “Wow!”   It was [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

One of my favorite emails to get is an email from one of my readers sharing a recipe with me.  I love it (hint, hint!) A few weeks ago I received just such an email from Jenny and it contains today’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.    Jenny said, “I have found an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe since moving to Sammamish. It is usually the first to be eaten up at any event. Trick is to under bake.” You know what a chocolate chip cookie fan and there was no way [Continue Reading…]

Malted Milk Ball Rice Krispie Treats

Malted Milk Ball Rice Krispie Treats

The addition of malted milk powder and malted milk balls to make malted milk ball rice krispie treats is pretty much brilliant!A few weeks ago I shared with you my Perfect Rice Krispie Treat recipe.  Several of you have tried them and agree with me!  I love it when that happens.  The secret to a perfect rice krispie treat is more butter and more marshmallows!  But guess what,  you can make it even better.  How you may ask?  Just add malted milk balls!  And for even more malted milk flavor [Continue Reading…]

The Perfect Rice Krispie Treat

Rice Krispie Treats

Do you think you know how to make a Rice Krispie Treat?  Today I’m sharing a few secrets on how to make the Perfect Rice Krispie Treat. Everyone knows how to make Rice Krispie Treats right?  You just follow the directions on the back of the marshmallow package or the cereal box.  You can do that and you will get an average Rice Krispie Treat.  Today I want to share with you a few secrets on how to get the Perfect Rice Krispie Treats.  Who wants to be average when [Continue Reading…]

Oatmeal Carmelitas


The other day I was having a major chocolate and caramel craving.  No amount of water or healthy eating could satisfy the craving.  So I caved. I made a batch of Oatmeal Carmelitas.  When I went to get the recipe I realized it wasn’t on the blog!  How could such a cookie staple not be on my blog.  Oatmeal Carmelitas is a recipe that any serious baker/cookie maker should have in their baking repertoire! Oatmeal Carmelitas are a classic.  I have made them for years and years.  The original recipe [Continue Reading…]