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Sweet & Salty Peanut Bars

by on July 20, 2010 · 14 comments

peanut butter bars

This week I’ve been cooking out of an old magazine full of prize winners from I was hoping every recipe would be on-line, but I had a hard time finding yesterday’s meatloaf (It had “Elvis” in the title) and couldn’t find this recipe either, which was called Sweet & Salty Peanut Bars but …


Published on July 20, 2010
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Chocodile Bars

by on April 23, 2010 · 17 comments


Today’s cookie, another recipe from the old Bake-Off book, was “Chocodile Bars”. It’s a cookie with a firm peanut butter base and a topping made with melted chocolate, peanut butter, and a cereal called Corn Soya which I’d never heard of and had to look up on Mr. Breakfast. It sounds kind of good, but […]


Published on April 23, 2010
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Chocolate and Peanut Bars

by on November 16, 2009 · 23 comments

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Finding new cookies I actually want to eat every day can be a real challenge, especially since I’d be happy with chocolate chip seven days of the week. But there are other recipes that get my attention and this was one of them. It’s adapted from a site called All Things Frugal and it makes […]


Published on November 16, 2009
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peanut butter blondies with chocolate ganache

Today’s recipe came from Louise, who emailed me a photo and note saying how great it was. This happened about a month ago, and I’m kicking myself for not making these sooner. They’re dense, moist, packed with peanut butter flavor, and not overly rich or sweet even though they’re topped with a chocolate ganache. As […]


Published on August 18, 2009
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I was flipping through channels the other day and stopped for a few minutes to watch Ina Garten. She was making these cookies and talking about taking them to the beach to share with a friend. I was kind of jealous of the friend even though she was probably imaginary, but the scenario drew me […]


Published on June 19, 2009
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Peanut Butter Coconut Bars

by on March 3, 2009 · 24 comments

coconut peanut butter bars

The recipe for Peanut Butter Coconut Bars is from one of my favorite cookbooks – the big yellow book from Gourmet, which was written with the concept of sorting through the magazine’s old recipes, selecting the best, re-testing them and reintroducing them. The book has never steered me wrong, so I was excited about …


Published on March 3, 2009
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Swag Bars

by on January 11, 2009 · 25 comments

Swag Bars

Today’s recipe is based on a cookie served at The Swag Inn, a country inn in Waynesville, NC known for its beautiful hiking trails. It also appears in the current issue of Cooking Light where there’s kind of a cute story about how the cookie got discovered. I’ll let you buy the magazine …


Published on January 11, 2009
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Peanut Butter Blondies from Redbook

by on December 29, 2008 · 13 comments

Peanut Butter Blondies

Thanks for all the cookbook suggestions! I’ll let you know which ones I pick, but for now here’s a recipe from a magazine. This is from the current issue of Redbook – the one with a picture of Sandra Lee on the front. I bought it partially because I liked the …


Published on December 29, 2008