White Chocolate Granola Bark

White Chocolate Granola Bark-8

Today I am so excited to welcome Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia to the blog.  I have been a big fan of hers for a long time.  Her photos are gorgeous and her recipes amazing.  I am a big white chocolate lover so can’t wait to try this recipe!  Be sure to visit her at her blog to enter to win a Blendtec Blender and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hi there! I’m Lindsey Johnson and I blog over at Cafe Johnsonia. I [Continue Reading...]

Peppermint Cookie Bark

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So the love affair with peppermint continues…. I just can’t seem to get enough of it! I have also had a love affair with cookie bark over the years if you look through my blog archives! I think I have a version for every holiday and season of the year. Two years ago I shared my Christmas version- Reindeer Corn Cookie Bark. I am excited to have today’s recipe for Peppermint Cookie Bark be a part of a very fun Holiday Sweet Treat event put on by 50 bloggers! Be [Continue Reading...]

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bark

Pretzel Bark

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is deciding what treats I am going to make, especially what treats I am going to be sharing with family and friends. But I have discovered that what is even more fun than deciding and making the treats is packaging them up nice and cute. It’s all in the presentation (of course it helps if they taste good too!) But seriously, when I receive a gift that is wrapped up fun and cute I almost don’t care what is in it – [Continue Reading...]

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Treat Ideas


If you need a fun treat idea for St. Patrick’s Day be sure and check out my Leprechaun Bark that I made last year. And for dinner you might want to try Pesto Chicken and Roasted Asparagus. And of course a nice Spinach Apple Salad would go perfectly too!  Add in some thin slices of green apple for extra green (apples missing in the photo). Hope your St. Paddy’s Day is a good one – best of luck to you!

Avalanche Bark

avalanche bark

About a month ago I received a package in the mail.  A package from one of my amazing blog readers, Abby. This package contained something delicious – Avalanche Bark.  I had never heard of Avalanche Bark before but knowing that I was a fellow “bark” lover Abby was sure I would enjoy it too.  She was right. The recipe is a copycat recipe from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  I love their caramel apples but have never tried the Avalanche Bark.  But now I don’t have too.  I can make it [Continue Reading...]

Red, White and Blue Cookie Bark

Cookie bark

Yes, I did it.  One more cookie bark. I think I now have a full years worth of holiday cookie barks. I couldn’t let the Fourth of July go by without it’s own version of cookie bark. I love the Fourth of July. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that my ancestors came over on the Mayflower and I have relatives that fought in the Revolution War but I love America!! We usually spend the Fourth of July at the Oregon Coast with a bonfire and s’mores [Continue Reading...]

Cookies and Cream Candy Bark

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On my second trip to Home Goods this week I found these… …darling brown and white mugs. (Yes, I think I need some type of intervention!) What do my new mugs make you think of? To me they just screamed Cookies and Cream! So they became the inspiration for today’s candy bark recipe – Cookies and Cream Candy Bark! I used a combination of white almond bark (or vanilla melts) and semi sweet chocolate melts.  You could also use milk chocolate. I used 2 cups of each and melted them separately [Continue Reading...]

Lemon Bark

lemon bark

As I mentioned yesterday I am on a little bit of a bark streak!  Candy bark that is.  I love making candy and thanks to my friend April who taught me how to make candy years ago I actually prefer it to making cookies at the holidays.  I am a little picky about my cookies and really think cookies are only worth the calories when they are fresh and warm out of the oven.  Candy, however, is worth the calories all the time – days and weeks later. So I [Continue Reading...]

Candy Corn Cookie Bark

Candy Corn Bark

Fall is here. I can tell because my furnace has turned on and there is candy corn in the store! I have a bit of a love affair with candy corn! I won’t tell you how many bags I have already bought! I am not sure what it is about candy corn other than it is so darn cute! I love the shape, the color, the size, the taste – I just love everything about it. I was in Target today and they had the cutest little Halloween costume – [Continue Reading...]