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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Bars

by on February 13, 2012 · 2 comments

Strawberry Bars

Chocolate covered strawberries are all the rage right now in Austin, so in honor of that (and Valentine’s Day), I decided to make a bar cookie with a chocolate covered strawberry theme. Adapted from a cherry variation called “Chewy Cherry Bars”, this version uses good quality strawberry preserves and dark chocolate chips. Like …


Published on February 13, 2012
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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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White Chip Raspberry Bars

by on April 27, 2009 · 13 comments

White Chip Raspberry Bars

Tornado watch! Swine flu! It’s a good day to stay in and add metric weights to old recipes. This one is adapted from an old Bake-Off recipe. Along with being easy and delicious, this recipe is lots of fun because you can swap out various types of jam for the raspberry. I’ve …


Published on April 27, 2009
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Sweet Potato Bars

This was a pumpkin bar from Libby’s, but I decided to try it with sweet potato. Since I wasn’t sure I’d like the results, I halved the original recipe and baked it in a 9 inch square pan. I also added pecans and orange zest because those things always taste good with sweet potatoes. The […]


Published on January 14, 2009
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Sweet Potato Pie Bars

by on December 1, 2008 · 13 comments

sweet potato pie bars

A while ago, the assistant principal at my daughter’s school mentioned he liked sweet potato pie. Since I sometimes take baked goods to the teachers’ lounge, I figured it might be a good idea to include some things with sweet potatoes. The first thing I made was a sweet potato pie. It was okay, but […]


Published on December 1, 2008
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Cooking Light Cranberry-Oatmeal Bars

by on October 29, 2008 · 8 comments

cooking light cranberry-oatmeal bars

Today’s been busy, but I managed to fit in two new cookies. This is the first one and it’s from Cooking Light. I love the combination of cranberries and sour cream, so when I saw this recipe last night in the November issue, I knew right away it would be today’s cookie. After running to […]


Published on October 29, 2008
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Creamy Lemon Blueberry Bars

by on June 25, 2008 · 57 comments

Creamy Lemon Blueberry Bars

Today’s recipe was inspired by The Leavening Agent who posted a great photo of a blueberry bar. She didn’t include the recipe, so I checked a few bulletin boards and found the original version which was originally published in Fine Cooking Magazine. It had mixed reviews and some specific criticisms including “too much crust, not […]


Published on June 25, 2008
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Blueberry Oat Bars — No eggs

by on April 16, 2008 · 15 comments

Today’s recipe is for tomorrow’s Teacher Appreciation luncheon. I’m always taking thing with chocolate and wanted to try something a little different. With frozen blueberries on hand, these seemed like a good choice. The bars are packed with berries and each bite is almost like eating blueberry pie. They set up …


Published on April 16, 2008