Maple Granola Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treat meets granola bar right here in this perfectly sweet treat! Olive Oil is swapped for butter here, but you would never know! #pledgeforEVOO

Granola Rice Krispie Treats are everything you love in a granola bar and everything you crave in rice krispie treats! My kids’ last week of summer break was spent about 5 hours away with their grandma and grandpa.  When this trip was in the planning stages, I have to admit, I was excited by the thought of having the whole house to myself.  No tv, no music, no doorbell, no fighting, no kids running in and out.  Just me, my … Continue reading →

Sweet Tea Lemon Bars

A shortbread crusts holds a sweet and tart filling infused with sweet tea. A lemony glaze rests right on top!

I have been compensated for this post, but I assure that all opinions are 100% my own! Simple lemon bars with shortbread crust, a sweet tea infused lemon filling and fresh mint!  A lemony glaze rests on top!  A refreshingly simple dessert! There was a time when I actually drank my coffee black and my tea straight up.  I was hard core, although I’m not really sure how that ever got started.  I’ve always been very fond of very sweet things.  My … Continue reading →

Cherry M & M Blondies

Blondie brownies with a hint of almond and lots of cherry flavored M & M’s!

Blondie Brownies made with lots of brown sugar, a hint of almond and tart cherry M & M candies! Are you following Lulu on Facebook? My poor husband had a real moment of panic on Sunday as the realization hit him that Valentine’s Day was only days away.  He turned to me and with a wild look in his eyes, he asked if he should do something for me or not.  I told him not to worry about.  But he continued to stare at me as he was trying to … Continue reading →

{Gluten Free} Chocolate Chip Orange Cheesecake Bars

Gluten free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars.

These gluten-free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars couldn’t be simpler, especially since they start with refrigerated cookie dough!  A refreshingly pleasing dessert! This post was sponsored by Pillsbury, however, all opinions are 100% my own. Our family of 5 has many little family Christmas traditions that we feel we must cross off our list.  We have to drive through the park to look at lights, we go to the Festival of Lights at the … Continue reading →

Reese’s Peanut Butter Caramel Bars { appreciation post for the worlds best taste tester}

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Need something sinful and decadent? You need these bars!  Choc full of chocolate chips, gooey caramel, peanut butter  and chopped Reese's Cups! My husband and I have very defined roles, much like many married couples.  He works outside the home and provides for his family, he takes care of all landscaping duties.  He is the painter, the fix it man, the chief financial planner, the sports "trainer", and the taste tester.  I am everything … Continue reading →

No Bake Nutella Mint Granola Bars

No Bake Nutella Mint Granola Bars

No bake Nutella mint granola bars come together quickly and easily! The perfect snack for back to school!   I made my 8 year old son cry the other day.  He was innocently watching tv when I walked in and announced that I had just printed off their school supply list!  I guess my announcement was delivered with a little too much exuberance because he lost it.   That wasn't my intention, honestly.  But it IS August, it's time to start thinking … Continue reading →

Coconut Key Lime Bars

Coconut Key Lime Bars

 These easy bars have all the flavors of key lime pie! This simple bar recipe starts with a cake mix and ends with graham cracker crumbs and coconut! Coconut Key lime pie bars are sure to be a new summer favorite!     I am a Muppet Show baby.  I watched it faithfully when I was a kid.  Truth is, there wasn't much else on.  My favorite characters were Beaker and the Swedish Chef.  I had a soft spot for … Continue reading →

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

I was quite the cougar back in the day.  When I was in the eighth grade, I had a very serious relationship with a seventh grader.    I think we "went together" for a whole two weeks.   Of course, back then, the term "going with someone" meant that I thought he was cute and he thought I was cute.  That was it.  We didn't really see each other, unless it was a school event.  And we didn't really talk on the phone.  It was easy to forget about the … Continue reading →

Hazelnut Magic Layer Bars

Hazelnut Magic Layer Bars

If you NEED something sweet, have I got a treat for you!  These hazelnut magic layer bars are exceptionally sweet and easy! Hazelnuts happen to be my most favorite nut in the world, which is why I could eat Nutella straight from the jar!  Really, some folks eat ice cream out of the container, I eat Nutella! Between the Nutella and the nuts, these bars are heavy on the hazelnut flavor!  These are sweet, sweet, sweet, have a tall glass of … Continue reading →