Peanut Butter Pie Bars

I shouldn’t admit this, but I still had a few bags of graham cracker crumbs left over from when I made graham cracker chocolate chip cookies. While I hate throwing anything away, I tend be in a never-ending race between waiting for the right recipe to come along, and the expiration date. I still had…

Rhubarb Bars

It’s rhubarb time!  It’s so funny to me that I get excited about and love to bake with something I really don’t like to eat.  I hated rhubarb as a child, teen and most of my adult life, but now I’ve come to have a deep appreciation for it.  I have a few friends that…

Tom’s Tavern

While in visiting Detroit recently, my girlfriends and I went on a historic bar tour.  Our first stop was Tom’s Tavern.  It’s literally a few miles from where I grew up and had no idea it was still in business.  This place is a gem of a  dive bar. The drinks are cheap, the staff is…

Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

It’s almost Thanksgiving and we still have Halloween candy in the house. My son likes to horde the candy like Gollum and the ring (shameless Lord of the Rings reference), saying that he’s going to eat it all, reluctantly sharing a left over laffy taffy. Yet fall turns to winter and turns to spring and…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  My son has been home sick for the past couple of days with a sinus infection, so I’ve been on nurse duty. My mom would always make chocolate chip cookies when I was sick, whether I could eat them or not. I think she knew I loved the smell of cookies baking and wanted…