Category Archives: COOKIES and BARS

Last night, I decided to make one of my favorite cookies. These little pastry swirls are so delish! I usually use my favorite pie crust recipe, which I have previously posted, but I decided to try a pastry recipe by the Barefoot Contessa. This recipe calls for lots of butter! I used my 14-cup Cuisinart […]

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Have I got a great Cookie recipe for you! This recipe is the 2009 Betty Crocker winner. They are rich and deliciously good. These treats are a bigger and better version of one of my favorite snacks – you know the Chex Muddy Buddies. Your family might call that snack Puppy Chow. These cookies taste […]

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Nothing finishes off a meal, like a tender shortbread Lemon Bar. I’ve been craving these for a while now, and decided today was the day to dive in and make them. A while ago, on GMA the Hill Country Chef shared her recipe for these Lemon Bars. It’s the chefs favorite in her new cookbook, […]

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It’s raining again today, and rain puts me in the Baking Mood. This morning, I made these beautiful little devils! Palmiers are one of the most delicious little pastries you will ever make. They are also the fastest and simplest cookies ever. The delicate little cookies are certainly full of butter, sugar and calories. They […]

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Here is a fabulous idea from Betty Crocker. I think it would be a yummy, easy dessert to serve during a summer party, Bridal shower, etc. Nestled between the brownie layers is White Chocolate pudding, then topped with strawberries. You could even drizzle Hot Fudge sauce over the top, to make it even fancier. This […]

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Today I made these yummy cookies, since I had two bananas that were screaming – “Use me – Eat me!” It was between banana bread or cookies. The cookies won out. This recipe is from a cookbook called “Martha Stewart’s Cookies.” It calls for chocolate chunks, but I knew that if I added the chocolate, […]

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Pecan Pie is one of my weaknesses. I can’t resist eating it, so I usually only make it at Thanksgiving time. One of my Son in Laws (Stacey) also really likes it, so I don’t eat the whole darn thing by myself. Pecan bars are even easier to make. If you haven’t ever made them, […]

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We all love Magic Bars in this house. This recipe from Hershey is very similar, only the bottom is a chocolate crust made with a Chocolate Cake mix. Who doesn’t love the taste of chocolate and peanut butter together. When you add coconut, nuts and Eagle Brand milk, you just can’t miss. I always buy […]

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I’ve made many blondies in my day, and this recipe is a keeper. They are soft, dense & chewy, like a good brownie or blondie should be. The added coconut give these bars a wonderful flavor mixed with the chocolate. Use a good quality chocolate chunk or chip, so you don’t get that waxy taste […]

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Today I decided to make something a little different, knowing I will probably have to eat the entire pan by myself! These granola bars are very simple to make. They are chewy, nutty, fruity good. You could also drizzle white or milk chocolate on the top, or dip the entire bar for that matter. I […]

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I don’t usually buy packaged Brownie mixes, however my girls love them. This recipe is from Betty Crocker and they look really yummy. I have not tried these yet, but plan to very soon. I will have to eat them all, because my husband doesn’t really care for chocolate or sweets! Can you imagine that? […]

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