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Apple Almond Cheesecake Bars

by on November 25, 2009 · 13 comments


If you like cheesecake and apple pie but can’t choose between the two, here’s a good compromise. It’s a cheesecake bar with almonds, lemon and apple – a little of everything. I found this recipe in one of Fine Cooking’s special publications “Sweet Cakes”. Their photo made it look more like an apple bar, but […]


Published on November 25, 2009
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Mix it Up With Betty Winners

by on May 8, 2009 · 4 comments


If you haven’t heard the news, the “Mix It Up With Betty!” Cookie Mix Recipe Contest has officially wrapped. The Grand Prize winner was “Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookie Treats” by Jamie Emerson of Iowa City, IA and the Online Voters’ Choice winner was “Lime in the Coconut Frosted Cheesecake Bars” from Janice Elder of Charlotte, NC. […]


Published on May 8, 2009
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Mocha Cheesecake Squares

by on January 6, 2009 · 23 comments

Mocha Cheesecake Squares

I was going through a stack of old recipe cards and came across one with a picture of a big & flashy mocha cheesecake. It looked delicious, but I couldn’t justify making a whole cheesecake for just the three of us and cheesecake isn’t the easiest thing to share. A few days later, …


Published on January 6, 2009
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Eggnog Flavored Cheesecake Bars

by on December 23, 2008 · 6 comments

I have some other things on the agenda for today, including a fun giveaway, but I ran across this recipe and thought I’d put it up here for safekeeping. This is from the Land o’ Lakes test kitchen, where you can find the original version and a photo. I’ve adapted it slightly below …


Published on December 23, 2008
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lemon bars with Kit Kat crust

As fun as it is to incorporate candy bars into baked goods, I’ve come to the conclusion that the best way to use Kit Kats is to eat them straight. Some candy bars are great cut into chunks or baked into cookies, but if you think about it, a Kit Kat is a marvel …


Published on November 4, 2008
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Amaretto Cheesecake Bars

by on September 26, 2008 · 14 comments

Amaretto Cheesecake Bars

If you don’t want an whole Amaretto cheesecake, make these bars instead. Amaretto Cheesecake Bars 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup brown sugar — packed 6 tablespoons unsalted butter — softened 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temp 4 tablespoons amaretto 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 4 […]


Published on September 26, 2008
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Sweetie Swirl Cheesecake Bars

by on September 12, 2008 · 10 comments

If I had frozen raspberries and raspberry extract on hand, I would run to the kitchen and make these right now! This recipe is from Woman’s Day magazine. Grab it while you can before the link goes away. Picture included with recipe! Woman’s Day “Sweetie Swirl Cheesecake Bars”


Published on September 12, 2008
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Spice Cake Gooey Butter Bars

by on July 8, 2008 · 25 comments

Spice Cake Gooey Butter Bars

I’m taking Sudafed this week and feeling like the inside of my body is on top of my skin. However, I’m getting a lot done. In fact, I finished today’s baking by 9:00 AM, which is a good thing because by 10:00 AM it is too hot to bake. So here’s a new recipe for […]


Published on July 8, 2008