Chocolate Layer Oat Bars for Two

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Grab a bar, sit down. Lets have a chat about nothing to do with food blogging. Let’s have a big, clear the air, what’s really been on my chest talk. No, Dad. I am not pregnant. Now that I got all of you parents calmed down Let’s talk about 2014 and my pursuit of happiness. I have spent 2014 struggling. Really grasping to figure out who I am, what I really want, and what it is I am supposed ‘to do’. I spent so much time fixated on trying to figure it all out that I pretty much have missed […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Krispie Treats

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Because some of us aren’t ready to give up flip flops and iced lattes. Because some of us don’t want the pumpkin take over quite yet. And because I know at least one person in the room is not ready for Christmas themed pins. Yeah, that’s right. In a world where all things caramel pumpkin apple cinnamon spiced are taking over, I’m standing my ground. And these little krispie treats are standing there with me. Sure, we may be over looked at first rush of the cookie aisle for those new pumpkin cream cheese bites. Yeah, you may rush right […]

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Sometimes it’s about the simple things. Ok, lately, it’s all about the simple things. Finding time to squeeze in a homemade baked good instead of just binging in the bakery aisle like I am a kid who just toked up for the first time leaving with 4 desserts between two people under the judgemental eye of the sales clerk (true story, minus the toking). These strawberry oatmeal bars are perfect for on the go quick busy weekdays (or even weekends). I had a few jars of homemade strawberry jelly from Handsome’s mom and I thought – even though he cherishes […]

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Sometimes plain Jane cheesecake just doesn’t cut it. Sometimes you have to dress it up a bit, put on the black tie, and douse it in caramel. Because sometimes you want something a little bit more than your classic old fashioned cheesecake. Let Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars come to the rescue. A quick and easy recipe, that makes kicking banana loaded dessert bars topped with a caramel sauce and extra bananas (just in case you weren’t getting enough already) is perfect for your next celebration. And celebrate we shall. PrintBananas Foster Cheesecake Bars Ingredients2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/2 cup […]

Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

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Is it just me, or is there a white sand beach with crystal clear waves calling out because it seriously needs a beach chair and a mai tai in it these days? I think it has a lot to do with the end of school and summer vacation season kicking off… you know, even though I don’t have kids. Speaking of not having kids…. the puppy has been hilarious lately. We were giddy with how docile and mellow he was. Haha! Tricked us. His newest phase is eating frogs… It’s gross. It doesn’t end well (for the dog or the […]

Salted Caramel Brownies

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These are my go to brownies. Like, the best brownie recipe ever. The only brownie recipe you will need. I have been baking them for two years trying to find a way to make them not disappear before the camera got a moment to snap a pic. Trying to snap a pic without stealing a bite and smearing caramel everywhere. Debating on if you guys realllly needed to know what the best brownie recipe in the world was. I mean, we have set some boundaries. Keep some secrets from one another. Right? Otherwise this relationship just may start to get […]

Snickerdoodle Bars

Snickerdoodles are a cookie that I would have never picked up as a child. And really, when push comes to shove, I can’t say that next to a chocolate chip, it would ever be my first choice. But as an adult, with more exposure to the soft cinnamon cookie, I can  say that they are pretty freakin awesome. The other night, I was headed over to a friends house and needed to make something on this quick as we were fighting a broken heater and time constraints. I had everything all out and ready to make these, and at the […]

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Dear Santa, it’s been rough this year. I can’t come up with a single idea for anyone. Normally I know exactly what I want to get everyone, plotting and scheming for months ahead. Counting pennies and making sure everything magically comes together. This year… Nothing. Where oh where is my Christmas magic? Will there still be a Christmas, heck yeah. Do presents matter? Not one bit. But I do really enjoy giving them, so I’m a little bummed out. Last month Staples sent me the Nexus 7 to test out. And to be honest, I’m against these sort of hand […]

Classic Brownies – and a KitchenAid Christmas Favorites Giveaway!

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Today is double awesome! I have teamed up with 19 other bloggers, hosted by Karyn of Dieter’s Downfall and Pint Sized Baker, and we are hosting a HUGE holiday favorites giveaway. There’s like a billion prizes to be one (ok, 20, including the grand prize) but that’s still kind of crazy, right?! Let’s kick things off with some holiday brownies. A classic recipe. Nothing fancy, no layers, no stuffing, no hidden candy surprises. Just a classic down home brownie. Because sometimes that’s all you need. PrintClassic Brownies Ingredients1/2 cup shortening 6 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tbs unsalted butter 2 […]

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies

{Notes from my past self to my future self – some weekends are awesome} Yesterday was one of those rare days where Handsome and I had off and weren’t obligated to some crazy list of events that sped out weekend into a blur that we wouldn’t remember three days from now. No, it started with sleeping in. It was followed by a serious dose of mountain biking with a friend of mine. Some hipster activities that involved leggings, Converse’s, over priced coffee shops, and loitering at one of our local bike shops. We then tried to get all outdoorsy by […]

Caramel Hazelnut Brownies

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Life has been flashing by like pumpkin memes on Pinterest for me. I’ve been racing, riding, slinging comic books, and designing websites like mad. Plus I have this crazy idea to do something other than snap photos of cupcakes with that not-so- fancy camera of mine. What that means for you is that I’ve unleashed three new sites in the last week and have three more on the chopping block! Chef Dennis is one of the most friendly and helpful bloggers out there. He is all about community and helping others grow. I have known him online and in person […]

No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

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Last year while on a group ride that was a little too slow for even me, a rider looked over and told me some day I would have to get a ‘real bike’ if I wanted to be taken seriously. Wow… really? First, I think anything you have to pedal yourself is a real bike. I mean, lets be real, the bike will never make the ride – it will always come down to how well the rider can handle the bike. And on that note, I am still a novice. But, I finally got a ‘real bike’. Actually, I […]

Peanut Butter Krispy Treats

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I admit it. For as little as I know about football, I know even less about basketball. I know that people are playing the game right now, and that it’s some sort of March Madness, so I’m guessing it’s similar to the playoffs for football and getting close to basketball’s version of the Super Bowl. I don’t think they get nearly the commercials though, as I’ve never watched a basketball game for the commercials. Heck, I’ve never watched a basketball game. One thing I do know, though, is how to feed a room full of hungry fans. I might not […]

Andes Mint Brownies

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You know those commercials  this time of year jamming jewelry down your throat? Then there’s the reminder that it really is ‘engagement season’ by the random texts and phone calls I have gotten lately from excited friends who are sharing their good news. But you know what sends me over the top? Facebook rubbing my nose in it. Facebook loves to remind you someone has had a change in their ‘relationship status’ for far too long. I saw it, I congratulated, now go away. But no, every time I log in for the next week, Facebook is going to point and laugh it’s little […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars

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  Whether you are ready for it or not, baking season is here. Thank God those over sized sweaters are popular this year because you are going to need them this holiday season with all the things I have in store for you. Trust me, I am already feeling the calories set it. Diggin’ It Tuesday is a little hint hint wink wink at some of the supplies you are going to want to have in your well stocked pantry for the upcoming recipes on PtS as well as any killer recipes you have planned at home. These few secret […]

Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake

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This weekend at one of those extended family-family barbecues (because we refuse to believe it was BITTERLY cold this weekend) after about 40 minutes of non stop chatter about my cats at home and our dog, who made the trip with us just to see his BFF, I realized I talk about my pets the way some people talk about their kids. And that’s totally annoying. No one cares how cuddly my cat is, their cat is cuddly too. But it’s nice that people humor me while daydreaming of Hawaiian vacations and projects that need completing at home. So this […]

Copycat Luna Bars

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This week’s Diggin’ it Tuesday is all about taking 5. So shake off the rest of the work week and drama and enjoy: Lack of cell phone reception. (That’s right no way to check texts, emails or tweets. And I love it.) Mountain biking on cold slippery trails (And being muddy. I’m weird and I love it.) The leaves that happen to be on mentioned cold slippery trails Daydreaming about new mountain biking gear… Drooling over friends biking pics and races and stories. (Yes, it really is my crack.)  Good company, good entertainment, and a great weekend outside and away […]

Apple Slab Pie

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This round of Digging it Tuesday is all about clinging to the summer sun. This weekend I packed a ton of last minute summer loving and even though Fall is here and we are full into soups, stews, and the sun setting way to early (killing my rides by the way). Random end of season beach trips  Martinis. Pretty much all of them. Summer Recipe Round Ups Photo booths. Seriously, there should be more of these everywhere, even if that did mean we would have to deal with insane amount of inappropriate images that would pop up if there were more secluded areas […]

Copycat Twix Bars

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Not quite ready to give in and shove the flip flops back in the closet until next spring? Me neither! But that doesn’t mean I am not itching to pull out the plaid and rock me some autumn wares. So here’s to a little fall themed shopping I may or may not have done yesterday, hopes to cleaning out the closet, and the inevitable must of going back to my parents house and gathering the remainder of my shoes I left behind in the last move (followed by a serious inventory and probably a trip to Good Will). Stripes Sweater Socks Biker […]

Monster Bars

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  The Birthday Edition: Since all the food went over so well at my party, I figured this weeks Things I’m Diggin should give you a hint into what I made (sorry for the lack of featured images for each recipe, but I was really busy!):  The Killer Cherry-Peach Sangria  My Go-to Mayo-free (so no need to worry) Summertime Pasta Salad Jessica’s Drool Worthy Pizza Dip  This couldn’t be much simpler Spinach and Artichoke dip (for my man)   And more from Jessica (cuz you can’t go wrong here) with this perfect for summer flavor packed hot corn dip & […]

Toasted Marshmallow Squares & The Big Summer Potluck

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Timing is everything, and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time to score myself  a ticket to the third annual Big Summer Potluck. BSP3 is the kind of foodie event that is a little more grounded from the usual food events and you aren’t going to find forums on how to code your site with the best SEO over, or how to snap a photo to be approved on a food site every time. Instead there were several small discussions on things of a more personal nature. How to make it all work for […]

Cranberry M&M Blondies

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It’s amazing how one piece of furniture can inspire a whole lot of change. I have been living in the same house for almost four years and yet it has never been a home. The word home is weird to me. As I don’t pay for the roof over my head, I don’t treat it with the same sense of creativity. Slowly but surely my style is creeping out and I am settling in to this place, making it more then just walls, and learning to like it. The other night we added some decals to our bedroom walls. I know, it’s […]

Mississippi Mud Brownies

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This is the kind of brownie I would pick out from the dessert table a mile away. The dense, gooey, thick kind of brownie that goes best paired with an ice cold glass of milk. If there is one thing I am a sucker for every time, it’s a great brownie. These ‘Mississippi Mud Brownies’ are the perfect kind of treat for social gatherings, block parties, or organized beauty pageants. Ok, that last thought may have come from a dangerous combination of Benadryl and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. (Danger, danger). So with that in mind, we’re cutting things short.   […]

Baked Bars

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If you had told me a year ago that I would be mountain biking upwards of 20 miles in a weekend, over rocks, roots and the occasional fallen log, I would have laughed and changed the conversation. I didn’t know then that some crazy people actually clip their feet into tiny metal petals – yes, locking your feet into the bike – and if I did, I certainly would never clip my own shoes in. I had no idea that bunnies, squirrels, and groundhogs would dart widely in front of mountain bikes just like cars like tiny suicidal madmen. And oh […]

S’mores Bars

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Post-it is a company built for people like me. They thrive on freaks like me that can’t leave the house without at least one small tablet and a slew of writing implements or tiny little OCD cells start to fire away in the brain. The big honcho’s over there sticking their colorful tablets into perfectly stacked cubes know that cell phones, tablets or even space age technology will never replace my need to jot things down. They own me. On any given laundry day, you can find three of 4 tiny scraps of paper shoved in my pockets holding the keys to the secrets […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bars

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  Who’s got two thumbs up and is addicted to Instagram? This girl. I know that I am like 4 years late to the party. Sue me. When Handsome first got his smart phone, I was addicted to Angry Birds. I wanted to play with the little gadget any chance I got so we finally broke down and purchased me one of my own, and you know what? I haven’t played Angry Birds on it once. I tried Words With Friends and Sudoku and forgot about them after a few weeks. I have a twitter ap and can check my […]

Sugar Cookie Bars

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It seems pastels are popping up everywhere and Pinterest is leading the march for this one. I am seeing beautiful Easter egg designs, image from Rit dye  cute outfits, image from Shabby Apple and as always, damn good looking food. image from Cupcake Project.com  And since I am always late to the party, I figured it was my turn to bust out the food coloring and get down to business.