Gift Idea #3- Cookies in a Jar

Ok, I saved my favorite for last. This recipe for cookies in a jar is so cute and fun- oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with m&m's. Bakerella posted in a while ago in pink, and then Make it Do posted a Christmas version with the Christmas m&m's. I love this because you can customize it to … Continue reading Gift Idea #3- Cookies in a Jar


Candy Bars

We recently added another monkey to our family- a little boy. Once he came, we had an outpouring of meals from our wonderful friends. As a thank you, I decided to make some treats to return in their dishes. I know most of you are probably hating candy right about now, but these are really worth making. … Continue reading Candy Bars

TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars

Have to make this quick as the baby is starting to cry upstairs. This week's recipe was for yummy oatmeal, chocolate bars. I left out the peanuts since I forgot to get them when I went to the store and it was raining cats and dogs today. Crazy.The base is an oatmeal cookie-type crust, topped … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars


Christmas Candy

Better late than never, but here are the recipes from our Christmas candy this year. I just love homemade candy. My mom is much better. She makes all kinds of chocolates- homemade peanut butter, caramel, or truffle fillings hand-dipped in yummy milk and dark chocolate. Not to mention all the peanut and almond clusters!I made … Continue reading Christmas Candy


Carmel Toffee Chocolate Bars

We had some friends over for dinner the other night and I saw these in Dorie Greenspan's Baking, From My Home to Yours and I thought, hmm, that's a lot of things I like just in the title! And then the picture in the book is these cute ice cream sandwiches wrapped in waxed paper. … Continue reading Carmel Toffee Chocolate Bars


TWD- Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops

These yummy cookies were chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart. First, as I was reading through the recipe, there's no oven temperature listed?!! I baked mine at 375 F. I made some substitutions- I thought I had chocolate chips, but I only had white. And I wasn't in the mood to spend … Continue reading TWD- Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops