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date nut squares

Date Nut Squares

When I was a kid my mother sometimes bought cereal that had dates in it. I used to pick them out, making a neat pile of hard, dried dates next to the bowl. I thought they looked like cat treats and their chewy texture interrupted the enjoyment I got from the otherwise delicious bowl of […]

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Biscoff Bars

Biscoff Bars

In my recent Key Lime Pie post, I mentioned that my cousin Jaime opted to use Biscoff cookie crumbs instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust, which showcased their signature caramel flavor.  I have since realized that not everyone knows what Biscoff cookies are, but they should, because “Europe’s favorite cookie with coffee” is a title worth celebrating!

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Gooey Layered Everything Bars

I was the kind of kid that ordered bubble gum ice cream and actually ate the Peeps in my Easter Basket.  I complained loud and long whenever my mother put nuts in her brownies and cookies (which earned me the classic mom line, “Someday when you make your own brownies and cookies you can put whatever […]

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Raspberry Walnut Shortbread Squares

Bar cookies are my favorite of the cookie family.  I have a tiny apartment oven and I am prone to clutter.  This means most varieties of cookies are not ideal because I can’t fit as many in the oven at once, can’t see them cooking, and can’t find enough clear surfaces to cool them on […]

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No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares

These peanut butter squares are my original signature dessert.  I have been making them for years, and they have served me well.  My mom got the recipe from my first grade CCD teacher and they were an occasional treat in our family, until I got to college and started making them all the time. Peanut butter, powdered sugar, butter, and […]

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Lemon Bars

Sometimes the dessert picks you.  I recently found myself in the following situation:  I was finally in possession of a proper lemon squeezer/juicer.  It was $1.99 at Marshalls (yes!) and the orange matches my Tupperware measuring cups, which cost way more than $1.99 on Etsy.  I had an upcoming dentist appointment, and my dentist is near my Nana’s house, and Nana loves […]

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