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…]

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars

White Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars

The countdown is on and I am more ready this year for Christmas than I think I have every been.  I’m not sure what’s wrong with me??!!  My shopping is done and wrapped.  Yikes!  The only problem with that is I have a tendency to keep shopping.  Oops! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I loved every minute having all five kids home.  They have all returned to their respective homes and the sheets are washed and beds are made and ready for most of them to return the week [Continue Reading…]

Perfectly Peppermint Brownies

Perfectly Peppermint Brownies

I am a big peppermint fan and I am so excited that peppermint season is here or almost here.  At our house though it is pretty  much peppermint season all year long.  I stash candy canes and other goodies away in the cupboard so I can enjoy them all year round. Today’s recipe for Perfectly Peppermint Brownies is for all peppermint lovers.  These brownies are packed full of peppermint!  White Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels, Peppermint Oreos, Peppermint Andes Mints and Peppermint Candy! Peppermint times four! They are pepperminty, chocolatey and nice [Continue Reading…]

Orange Brownies


Welcome to Emily of is this REALLY my life?  I met Emily a few years ago when she introduced me at an event I was speaking at.  She’s a doll and I have to tell you when I first saw the photos in this post my mouth starting watering.  I am a huge citrus lover and love the idea of Orange Brownies.  Can’t wait to try them.  Be sure to visit her over at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as [Continue Reading…]

Toffee Blondies in a Jar

Toffee Blondies in a Jar

We are kicking off our Handmade Holiday}Bake Craft Sew series with Tiffany from Pics and Pastries.  Be sure to visit her blog to enter the Blendetec Giveaway and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hey everyone! My name is Tiffany and I blog at I love being in the kitchen preparing food for my family and friends. Leigh Anne’s blog has been one of my favorite blogs for  a very, very long time and I was excited  when she asked if [Continue Reading…]