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Hip! Hip! Hooray!  My baby turned 6 today!  (Well, he turned 6 on the day when I made this cake…that was a bit ago).  He’s my son that has food restrictions, so I make most of our food from scratch.  For sure, I make most of his food from scratch.  It’s a bummer, but things Read more


Frank Sinatra says: Love and marriage, love and marriage They go together like a horse and carriage This I tell you, brother You can’t have one without the other But, maybe the following is also true: Chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and peanut butter They go together like a love and marriage This I tell Read more


Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins!

We love Blueberry Banana Bread at our house! My boys just devour it, so when it came time to make something for the teachers at one of my son’s school, I thought about that bread. But I wanted to make it a little easier to eat than a slice of bread. So I turned it Read more


Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe!

Snickerdoodles!  They’re just a great, traditional cookie, ya know?  But I often think of them as being store-bought, never made at home.  But it doesn’t need to be that way.  It’s an easy cookie to make – a simple dough, chilled for a bit, then rolled in a cinnamon/sugar mixture.  And, yet, I’ve only made Read more


Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. Read full disclosure policy. Know what’s really delicious?  Chocolate.  Know what’s even better?  Adding peanut butter to the party.  Combine both of them together in a brownie and it’s close to heaven.  If you’re my husband, you take that brownie and add a scoop (or 3!) of vanilla bean ice cream Read more


I’m just so thrilled with these!  They are the most ridiculously easy “recipe” in the world that I hate to even call it a recipe, but they are my new favorite.  Seriously, they are.  One of my favorite desserts has always been sweetened strawberries on top of vanilla ice cream.  It’s just divine.  This is Read more


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

It’s no secret around here that I love cookies. Chocolate chip Oatmeal Raisin White Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies Peanut Butter M&M Cookies But I also like cookie bars.  They’re easier in some ways, but they are still essentially a cookie in rectangular form!  Bars like: Sugar Cookie Bars Monster Cookie Bars Read more


Disclosure: Contains referral link. Read full disclosure policy. My success rate with making sugar cutout cookies is 0%.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  Zip.  No successes ever.  It isn’t from a lack of trying – I’ve just never been able to master it.  So I’ve kind of given up.  It’s a simple thing to go to the Read more


Monster Cookie Bars

I love my jelly roll pan.  Or half sheet pan.  Whatever you want to call it!  Before I started staying at home instead of going to an office every day, I used to bake treats for my co-workers every so often.  And, then eventually my husband’s co-workers.  So when I baked, I found myself baking bigger batches of cookies.  Or doubling recipes to make 2 9×13 pans of bars.  Eventually, I succumbed and bought a jelly roll pan and started finding recipes that were made just for that size.  All of a sudden, making treats for a few dozen people was easy.

This is one of those recipes.  They’re Monster Cookie Bars as they have hearty oatmeal, creamy peanut butter, melty M&Ms, and yummy chocolate chips.  AND they don’t have flour in them!  So those that are looking to be Gluten-free, these could easily qualify as long as you made sure to get gluten-free oatmeal. Read More…