Cookie and Bar Recipes

Cinnamon and Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

I was looking through my collection of cookie cutters and came across a dog-shaped cutter. If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I’m a huge dog lover. Growing up, my family had a Golden Retriever named Dude. This wasn’t just any Golden Retriever, this 110 lb+ golden was my best friend….

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Snickers and Chocolate Chip Cookies

I realized the other day that I haven’t baked anything in weeks. That same day, my husband looked at me with a pouty face and asked, “Will you please bake something?” I knew right then and there that I had to get my butt into the kitchen and reconnect with my measuring cups, mixer and…

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Banana Drop Cookies

One of my favorite fruits to have in the kitchen at all times is a banana. I recently bought a decorative banana hook to display these beauties and I just love the way they add a pop of color to my kitchen and complement the color of the walls. Using fresh fruit and vegetables is…

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Pumpkin Streusel Bars

Fall leave garland, fall leave wreath, 10+ decorative pumpkins strewn about the house, four real pumpkins by our entrance and pumpkin spice candles…yes, our house screams fall right now. As if all of that wasn’t enough, I had to go and buy countless cans of pumpkin. Can you tell that I’m just a tiny bit…

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Quick and Easy No-Bake Scotcheroos

This post originally appeared on The Confident Mom’s blog, where How To: Simplify regularly contributes monthly guest posts filled with tips, tricks and recipes to simplify life in the kitchen. As part of the gift portion of my bridal shower, my Mom thought it would be a great idea to ask all of the guests…

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Chocolate Chip and Walnut Blondies

Snow shovels and salt are sold out everywhere, schools are closed for the rest of the week and grocery store shelves are picked clean of meat, milk, bread, fruit and vegetables–one question: why do people always buy the most perishable items? Snoverkill, snOMG, snowmageddon, snowpocalypse…call it what you will, the blizzard of 2010 hit Washington, D.C. hard…

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