Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars embrace the laid back nature of summer. Made with desert-safe ingredients, enabling hot weather care package shipping as well as at home enjoyment, these bars have all of the crunchy, toasty-oat goodness of oatmeal cookies, in a time saving, easy to throw together, bar. Skip the scooping or rolling for individual cookies. One pan into the oven and these treats are done! Add in some colorful, homemade chocolate chips for a festive dessert. With red, white and blue chips, these Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars are party-ready for the 4th of July!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Read More »

3-2-1 Red, White, and Blueberry Cake-an individual serving of patriotic funfetti white cake bursting with sweet cherry and blueberry pie filling. | The Monday Box

3-2-1 Red, White, and Blueberry Cake

This July 4th, celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic dessert that is cooked and ready to enjoy in just one minute! Eaten as a mug cake or turned out onto a plate, 3-2-1- Red, White, and Blueberry Cake is an individual serving of patriotic funfetti cake bursting with sweet cherry and blueberry pie filling. An instant dose of Americana! I believe in making a big deal about birthdays; human birthdays, dog birthdays, country birthdays. The USA will celebrate its 239th birthday this ...

Read More »

Gone Fishing Sugar Cookies | The Monday Box

Gone Fishing Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #12

Gone Fishing Sugar Cookies, swirls of aqua-blue water or fish swimming in sparkling blue seas, have eye-catching pizzazz and crunchy vanilla goodness.  These colorful cookies are ready for summer time snacking. Meet the first set of decorated cookies in my Summer 2015 Monday Box Challenge: sugar cookies that melt in your mouth, not in the mail. This summer, I will share a variety of easy, heat resistant ways to decorate my favorite desert-safe sugar cookies. No icing allowed. These sugar ...

Read More »

Decorated Fudge Brownies

Decorated Fudge Brownies

A little imagination may be required to see what are supposed to be M&M fish on top of these Fudge Brownies. However, blissfully enjoying the rich fudgy flavor of these brownies takes no effort at all. The fish decorated brownies are for a “Gone Fishing” themed military care package I am sending out this week. Maybe if you knew ahead of time that the brownies were part of the theme, it wouldn’t take quite as much imagination to figure them out. Just in case, for the care package I marked ...

Read More »

Black Bottom White-Chocolate Bars

Black Bottom White-Chocolate Bars

Black Bottom White-Chocolate Bars are a no decisions, all-in-one kind of bar; a chewy double chocolate brownie bottom topped with a vanilla enhanced white-chocolate blondie layer. These bars are easy enough to bake for no special occasion at all, however, they are eye-catching and delicious enough for celebrations. ...

Read More »

Honey Sesame Cookies

Honey Sesame Cookies

I love playing in the kitchen, creating recipes and experimenting with ingredients. Baking is even more fun in the company of friends, even if they are virtual friends! This week I joined a group of 9 other bloggers to celebrate World Baking Day! Granite Mill Farms is sponsoring our posts, providing us with their organic sprouted grain flours. My recipe contribution for this event is Honey Sesame Cookies baked with Granite Mill Farms sprouted hard white wheat flour. ...

Read More »

Spring Flowers/ Sunshine Iced Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #11

Spring Flowers & Sunshine Iced Sugar Cookies and Military Care Package #11

I have always loved shopping at the after holiday clearance sales. It's so much fun to hunt down deals and bargains.Now, as a baking blogger, those sales are irresistible. Decorations and nicknacks for next years care packages? Sounds good! Half priced candy and sprinkles? Count me in! When I spotted these daisy sprinkles and candy eyes discounted at World Market after Easter, I knew immediately how I would use them. Chocolate Iced Sugar Cookies decorated with spring flowers and sunshine are ...

Read More »