Strawberry Crumb Bars

These Strawberry Crumb Bars have a buttery shortbread base, a layer of fresh juicy strawberries & are topped with a delicious streusel. So easy & so tasty!These Strawberry Crumb Bars have a buttery shortbread base, a layer of fresh juicy strawberries & are topped with a delicious streusel topping. So easy & so tasty!

I love springtime because fresh fruit comes into season and immediately there’s about 100X more baking options.

Blueberry pancakes, raspberry cake, berry muffins…. Your kitchen table looks so pretty from baked goods dotted with pink, red & blue fruit, and you can seriously up the flavor by just going from frozen to fresh berries.

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Cherry Doughnut Holes

Perfect Cherry Doughnut Holes with a Sweet & Sticky Glaze – No need to visit the doughnut shop with these delicious morsels!Cherry Doughnut Holes made from scratch! Delicious cake doughnut texture, perfectly pink in color & dripped in sweet glaze. You NEED to make these!

I’ve been told you’re supposed to learn to let things go in life. Move past and move on. But when it comes to my favorite doughnut shop removing Cherry Doughnut Holes from their menu – not that easy.

At first I was confused. Did they sell out? Perhaps a seasonal menu change? A world-wide shortage of maraschino cherries??? But when the sad reality set in that they had discontinued cherry happiness in bite-sized form – it was clear I would not be moving on or letting go.

I’d simply have to make my own.

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Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars

Delicious cookie flavor without having to turn on the oven. These Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars are so easy to make, have no refined sugars & completely guilt free!Delicious cookie flavor without having to turn on the oven. These Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars are so easy to make, have no refined sugars & completely guilt free!

Last week we had unseasonably warm weather. As in sunshine-y, humid, sweaty, summer-time heat in early spring when there’s usually snow on the ground and I’m huddled under a blanket. I was in love.

And also petrified. Because the realization that summer is around the corner also means that my wardrobe needs to change from chunky sweaters to shorts. And since I spent all winter eating butter – hitting the gym is a definite must.

So it’s time for a healthier snacking option.

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Frosting

Two soft & chewy cookies slathered with milk chocolate buttercream. If you like peanut butter cups – these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Frosting are for you. Two soft & chewy cookies slathered with milk chocolate buttercream. If you like peanut butter cups - these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Chocolate Frosting are for you.

I’ve made my fair share of peanut butter & chocolate recipes. But I don’t believe in too much of a good thing.

And 1kg jars of peanut butter were on sale. So clearly I’d be losing money if I didn’t buy a massive jar and start baking.

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Cream Cheese Brownies

Cream Cheese Brownies – Super fudgy, chocolatey brownies swirled with a layer of classic cheesecake. Can you really go wrong?Cream Cheese Brownies - Super fudgy, chocolatey brownies swirled with a layer of classic cheesecake. These are the ULTIMATE dessert!

The first time I told boyfriend I was planning to make cheesecake he told me he didn’t like it.

What???? How could he NOT like one of my best friends?

Frankly – I was a little hurt and not impressed by his judgemental attitude. But after the initial surprise and anger subsided, I got competitive. It was challenge on – and I was ready to prove to him that cheesecake is delicious.

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