No Bake, Nut-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

Enjoy this on-the-go snack for kids and adults alike. Easy to make with five simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry right now. They are no-bake and just chill in the refrigerator to provide great texture once you are ready to enjoy. Typically overly ripe bananas are great for recipes, such as bananaContinue reading “No Bake, Nut-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Bites”

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Summertime parties and cookouts are right around the corner and everyone needs a good cookie bar recipe to share with friends and family.  A simple one bowl, one pan recipe packed with three kinds of chocolate chips is always a crowd pleaser.  When you are hosting or attending a gathering, cookie bars are an easy,Continue reading “Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

Helpful Tips: 6 Baking Ingredients and Their Substitutions

Have you ever been ready to start making a recipe and then realized you ran out of a key ingredient, like butter or worse yet, eggs! Let’s face it, we have all been there. This post is all about substitutions for common baking ingredients. When I started working on this post my initial approach wasContinue reading “Helpful Tips: 6 Baking Ingredients and Their Substitutions”

Snack Time: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars With Video

Chewy granola bars are always a great on-the-go snack.  I recently hosted a few moms and their children for a playdate at my home and wanted a quick an easy snack on hand for the kids.  These chewy chocolate chip granola bars were the answer.  I wanted to keep this batch pretty classic and onlyContinue reading “Snack Time: Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars With Video”

Not My Grandmother’s Zucchini Bread

I’m certain that when my family members read this “zucchini bread” post, they are going to get a good laugh.  There is an ongoing joke in my family that started when I was just a kid.  Throughout my childhood, my family and I often took trips to visit my grandmother, mémère.   During one ofContinue reading “Not My Grandmother’s Zucchini Bread”

Guest Feature: Four Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s Friday night, and you are craving a bite of something sweet. In an effort to stay on track with your New Year’s resolutions, you have removed your stash of Holiday treats from the cabinets. On top of that, it’s too cold to go outside for an emergency run to the grocery store. You openContinue reading “Guest Feature: Four Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies”

Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins: Allergy Friendly And Minutes To Make

I’m always on the lookout for healthy snack that is quick and easy to assemble.  When I found this oatmeal banana recipe, I loved all the ingredients and the method of using the blender.  The blender made the whole process less messy and easy to pour into the muffin cups.  I’ll definitely use this techniqueContinue reading “Healthy Oatmeal Banana Muffins: Allergy Friendly And Minutes To Make”

Cookies For Santa: Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa will be very happy when he realizes that these are not your ordinary chocolate chip cookies, but maple bacon chocolate chip cookies.  The maple bacon provides a wonderful sweet and salty balance that everyone can enjoy.  To ensure great maple flavor I made maple bacon and added maple extract to the cookie dough.  I madeContinue reading “Cookies For Santa: Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies”

A Christmas Party Favor: Chocolate Reindeer Bark

Chocolate bark can be made in so many creative flavors and designs.  Different types of chocolate and toppings to customize to your liking or event.  When creating the Christmas Kids Table design I wanted to incorporate a cute and festive favor (See the table design post here).  Chocolate Reindeer Bark was a perfect match.  Semi-SweetContinue reading “A Christmas Party Favor: Chocolate Reindeer Bark”

A Trip Down Memory Lane: Mom’s Chocolate Mint Squares

Every Christmas my mom would make these chocolate mint squares and I remember the anticipation of them being ready to eat.  I would peek in the refrigerator and touch the chocolate layer constantly to see if it was set, luckily this time around I had more control, or maybe it was the toddler distraction.  AlthoughContinue reading “A Trip Down Memory Lane: Mom’s Chocolate Mint Squares”