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These simple but hearty oatmeal jam bars are a wonderful weeknight dessert or afternoon snack.

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Oatmeal Jam Bars |

It never fails, three o’clock rolls around my kids are suddenly in dire need of a snack. (I am too, if I’m being honest.) It’s like they haven’t eaten anything all day and I better hurry up and get those bellies something to eat before the crankiness takes over.

For this afternoon snack we usually enjoy a sweet treat, often whatever I happened to have baked that day or earlier in the week. And these oatmeal jam bars are by far my favorite afternoon treat yet! They’re a treat for sure, but they’re also hearty and satisfying. >>


The ultimate blondie mashup— white chocolate macadamia nut snickerdoodle bars!

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White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Snickerdoodle Bars |

This recipe was developed in partnership with Diamond of California.

Fall is here! Fall is here! Fall is here!

And I can’t believe it, but I’m actually pretty excited. I’d been holding onto summer like something fierce, but I think I’m finally ready to embrace it all— changing leaves, chilly weather, and all things cinnamon.

Last weekend we took a drive up into the mountains to see if the leaves had turned yet, and they had! It made me so happy. You know something else that makes me happy? These white chocolate macadamia nut snickerdoodle cookie bars. >> More


It’s two desserts in one!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies |

This recipe was developed in partnership with Go Bold With Butter.

Cookies or brownies? Brownies or cookies?

This is the dilemma I often face when I’ve got a sweet craving. Do I want rich and fudgy chocolate brownies or do I want soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies? The truth is I actually want both, and now I don’t have to pick just one! >> More


Homemade brownies, berries, and whipped cream layer together to make this super simple summertime dessert.

Brownie Berry Trifles |

This recipe was developed in partnership with the American Butter Institute.

The thermometer has been there for weeks, but today the calendar finally caught up. Summer is here! And for me summer sweets should be all about quick and easy, light, and fun. Bonus points if there’s fresh summer fruit involved.

I’m such a berry gal. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries— I love them all. And they’re all currently stocked in my fridge. I just can’t get enough!

These brownie berry trifles are my kind of summer treat. Fudgy brownies + whipped cream + berries. Such a great combo! >> More


You’ll go nuts for these outrageous fudge brownies loaded with walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts.

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Nutty Fudge Brownies |

This recipe was developed in partnership with Diamond of California.

Like most kids, I used to be firmly anti-nut when it came to brownies and most desserts. Then I got older and wised up. Nuts are where it’s at! And now I actually prefer my brownies have nuts— I love the crunch and flavor.

These bars are pretty much my brownie heaven. Super dense, rich and fudgy, and packed with nuts. >> More