Brownies/Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Snack Cake

I know that I have been on pumpkin overload lately but I just can’t help it.  I love the flavor and moistness that baking with pumpkin creates.  In fact, the contrast between the soft cake and cinnamon sugar topping is one of the best parts of this Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Snack Cake.  I really can’t get […] Read more…

Pecan Shortbread Bars

In my world, fall just wouldn’t be complete without a pecan recipe.  They are my favorite nut to bake with and this time of year they seem to be especially perfect.  I decided on these Pecan Shortbread Bars because it brings my love of shortbread and pecan pie together in one recipe.  The shortbread crust […] Read more…

Halloween Brownie Bites

My kids are older now but I remember all too well the last minute panic of needing a school treat.  I can’t exactly remember what grade my Tater was in but it was well past 9 p.m. on the night before his Halloween party that he informed me that we needed to bring something for […] Read more…

Blackberry Crumble Bars

After the Lemon Pound Cake I posted earlier in the month, I decided that I needed to keep the fruit theme going.  Today is the third day of Spring Break for us and although the weather is much better than last week…it could still use some improvement.  My Tales and I are heading to Redding […] Read more…

The Giving Plate

If you are anything like me and hoping to give more in the New Year…than this plate is a perfect place to start.  My life revolves around food and so when I think about how I can give to others, it is always the way I go.  Food is comforting and makes people happy, so […] Read more…

Peppermint Brownies

Brownies rank up there in my top 10 foods of all time.  A perfect brownie in my book is still a little gooey in the center and is soft.  I do however, have an aversion to brownies that have a crust.  I am a “middle” brownie girl all day long.  If it is a brownie […] Read more…

Cranberry Bliss Shortbread Bars

A few years ago my kids and I went to Maui for Christmas.  I thought we would miss being home but I have to say that the warm weather and salt water made up for what we missed in the Christmas department.  Tater golfed all day while Tales drove us around in the golf cart. […] Read more…