Simple Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars that come together in no time. The ingredients might be simple while the taste is anything but.

Simple Lemon Bars

Spring is in the air! I hope you’re experiencing the same heat wave wherever you are. I am finally excited to peek at the weather forecast once again. With highs in the mid 50’s all week long and having more daylight at night, we can’t wait to get back to our evening walks. It’s amazing what a huge difference warmer temps and a little bit more sunshine can make. It’s the simple things that bring me the most happiness.

Simple Lemon Bars

Also, lemons. I’ve been stocking up on way too many lately. While citrus season was in full swing, I couldn’t help but buy all the lemons, limes, grapefruits and anything else citrusy I could get my hands on. Freshly squeezed lime juice over a salad is the best and so are roasted chickens stuffed with amazing lemons. I’ve also gotten into the habit of eating a ruby red grapefruit in the morning and enjoying a hot cup of water with even more lemon juice… yup, citrus fruits are having quite the moment.

And when life gives you an abundance of lemons, you make Simple Lemon Bars. [Read more…]

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake studded with Mini Chocolate Chips sitting on a Red Velvet Cake Layer and topped with more Red Velvet Goodness. Simply Scrumptious!

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars via Deliciously Yum

Happy Monday! Are you ready for a week of Valentine’s treats? If not, this is your fair warning. There may or may not be an abundance of chocolate, sprinkles and unbelievable desserts coming your way. Much like any other week, ha! I was definitely thinking about the upcoming romantic holiday and have something for everyone coming up. A no-bake treat, something a bit more fancy, and a yummy surprise that no one could say no to.

Let’s start out with a crowd-pleasing dessert bar. Red Velvet and Cheesecake definitely speak the language of love, especially when combined into one tasty creation.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars via Deliciously Yum

These homemade bars are super easy to prepare, but I am sure they would impress just about anyone with taste buds and a craving for something sweet. I also love the fact that they can be prepared in just a couple of minutes and are totally make ahead friendly. In fact, they actually taste better if they had several hours to chill in the fridge.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars definitely get two thumbs up! [Read more…]

THE Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Fudge Brownies meet Peanut Butter Bars. One of the best dessert mash-ups to date.

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Hi Everyone! Fair warning: If you’re on a diet you might want to avert your eyes right this second. Especially if you’re having a weakness for chocolate, brownies, or peanut butter. Everyone else, come a little closer. See those layers of brownies, the inside of a peanut butter cup and some swirled chocolate? Good. Because they’re eyeing you as well. Begging to be made ASAP :). I’m speaking from experience, guys. These bars have me wrapped around their tiny cuter-than-life pb cups. Very tightly.

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It all happened on a very exciting Sunday afternoon. Let’s just say a certain professional football team happened to beat the Cowboys and we celebrated like real fans should. Victory tastes so much better when one has something fabulous to snack dive into.

Needless to say, I am ready for another Sunday to roll around. But while I wait, let me fill you in on the recipe deets. Because no matter who you’re rooting for (even if no one strikes your fancy), we can all unite when it comes to dessert. Oh – the power of food. [Read more…]

Oreo Rice Krispie Treats

My favorite Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats are featuring one of the best cookies of life – Oreos.

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Baby it’s cold outside. Since today’s high is -8 degrees I couldn’t help but think about Snow Days. Even though I am no longer able to stay inside all day when the cold and snow hits, I still like to pretend and do all the fun things that kids get to do on an unexpected day off. One that instantly comes to my mind is getting to prepare a special treat and enjoying one or two while watching a movie in my pj’s…

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You all probably know by now that tea in any shape or form is my drink of choice. Especially now. Taking a tea break has evolved into full-on snack time. My snack of choice? I bet you already figured out that Oreos are my go to. They’re not just milk’s favorite cookie anymore.

So on days I’d like to forget about what’s happening outside, an Oreo Rice Krispie Treat in one hand and a cup of tea in the other, are giving me much sweeter and warmer thoughts! [Read more…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars topped with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Two of my favorite desserts in one!

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Another week has flown by. I think it’s because I’m getting so excited for the holidays and have started to make lists, plans and am already bursting with joy. Yesterday I found out that Minneapolis has a holiday market. I hear it’s similar to Chicago’s Christkindlmarket. It looks like so much fun and I cannot wait for it to open. Their website describes it as a magical setting showcasing delicious food, handmade goods and lots of fun. It’s completely outdoors and the vendors are all in decorated wooden huts. I know what we’ll be doing on Thanksgiving weekend :).

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Want to know about another thing that I am beyond excited about? Cheesecake Bars that come with a Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Topping. I am basically squealing over here. There’s sooo much texture. Anything from creamy to crunchy to melt-in-your-mouth wonderfulness. I said it before and I say it again. These bars have it all. For reals. [Read more…]