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Mocha Walnut Cinnamon Coffee Cake Bars

by on August 3, 2010 · 7 comments

Mocha Coffeecake Bars

Congratulations to Michele for winning the Starbucks Natural Fusions giveaway. I hope she enjoys all the flavors, particularly the caramel, which she was excited about. I’ve finished the caramel flavor and have moved on to the cinnamon, which I liked well enough to incorporate into these bars. This is adapted from an old state …


Published on August 3, 2010
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Golden Raisin Cranberry Spice Bars

by on January 22, 2010 · 7 comments

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I spend so much time at the grocery store I tell people it’s my office.  It’s a joke, but only funny until the monthly credit card statement arrives and I see just how many times I’ve popped into the H.E.B.  Rather than wait for family to stage a grocery shopping intervention, I put myself on a budget and am […]


Published on January 22, 2010
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Butterscotch Raisin Pecan Bars

by on April 8, 2009 · 12 comments

raisin bars

Today’s recipe was recommended by my friend Janet, who made it this weekend for her friends. It was a huge hit, so I’m guessing her friends like raisins – you pretty much have to for these bars. They’re great, but raisins are the predominate flavor/texture and the bars wouldn’t be the same without …


Published on April 8, 2009
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Cranberry Bliss Bar Clone #1

by on October 16, 2008 · 13 comments

Cranberry Bliss Bars

A few years ago, Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss bars were all the rage. Everyone was trying to copy them at home and a few different versions appeared on the Internet. This is one of them, which is why I’m designating it as Clone 1. I’m not sure who came up with this recipe. Even though it’s […]


Published on October 16, 2008
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Small Batch Hermit Bars

by on July 10, 2008 · 18 comments

Hermit Bars

The second cookie of the day doesn’t call for a long chill time, so if you are just starting in on the New York Times cookies, you can make a batch of these in the interim. This recipe is adapted from one I clipped out of a Reiman Publications magazine. I believe it was Cooking […]


Published on July 10, 2008
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Hermit Bars

by on November 23, 2005 · 11 comments

Maybe my not posting yesterday was a subconscious attempt to make everyone believe that I am frantically preparing for a Thanksgiving feast. Well, I’m not. Our responsibilities this year include three things — dressing nicely, driving to Houston and showing up on time in the dining room of my grandmother’s retirement community. …


Published on November 23, 2005