Chocolate covered cheesecake bites

This is such a supreme dessert that trying to describe it seems redundant. Vanilla cheesecake is made extra creamy with mascarpone cheese and tops a buttery pecan and graham cracker crust. A thick covering of chocolate covers the entire very worthwhile goodie. You will want to cut these small as they are very rich. Cut them into squares or rectangles, or use a cookie cutter to make elegant little rounds. Top with candy flowers or whatever edible decor you fancy! Read More

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Chewy Coconut Bars

These coconut bars have a satisfying chewiness, a rich caramel brown sugar flavor, and the crunch of toasted pecans.  They can be whipped up in no time and will add a fun tropical flair to your next picnic! Read More


Raspberry Lemonade Bars

On the lengthy list of special days in the month of May is this:  May 6 is Lemonade Day!  It’s true– the first Sunday in May is designated as a day for the appreciation and consumption of lemonade, specifically from a child staffed booth.  This tasty day was actually created as a way to encourage young entrepreneurs by helping them set up neighborhood lemonade stands**.  So, along with your refreshing glass of lemonade, why not consider a cookie bar with delicious complementary flavors.  These bars taste like summer… fresh raspberries are layered on a tart lemon filling and shortbread crust, and topped with a sweet crumbled topping.   Read More


Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars

These fantastic cookie bars are the real deal– rich dark chocolate, strong espresso and a dash of cinnamon baked in a buttery brown sugar pie crust.  They are so good!  So good, so good!  This is a big batch recipe, baked on a large cookie sheet, so you will end up with extras to put in your freezer, plus have some to share with your friends and some to keep all to yourself…   Read More