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strawberry lemonade bars

June 20, 2013

One of the best parts of summer are the long and lingering days. I’ve been walking (or attempting to run) most evenings after dinner, timing my workouts to coincide with fiery sunsets (confession time: my iPod shuffle is filled with The Black Eyed Peas and ...

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strawberry cheesecake bars

April 15, 2013

My favorite way to eat cheesecake is in bar form – does it get any better than easy, portable cheesecake bliss? These strawberry cheesecake bars have a buttery shortbread base that holds up plenty of creamy cheesecake filling plus a pretty pink swirl of strawberry ...

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salted caramel-cashew bars

March 11, 2013

If you happened to see my salted caramel-pecan bark last week, these bars will look familiar – they’re simply a spin-off of that recipe. I swapped the chocolate layer for a brown butter shortbread crust, kept the brown sugar caramel layer (no need to touch ...

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meyer lemon-brown butter bars

January 17, 2013

If you’ve ever wondered what sunshine tastes like, look no further than these Meyer lemon-brown butter bars. Bright and bursting with Meyer lemon zest and juice, I’ve never liked a lemon bar more. The secret is pairing the fruity lemon filling with a brown butter ...

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brown butter & cinnamon shortbread

December 9, 2012

Shortbread needs little introduction – the pure butter cookies are rich and pair well with coffee or tea. In this instance, I turned the volume up (as Ina Garten would say) with brown butter and cinnamon shortbread. Brown your butter first, and you’ll find yourself ...

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toasted cashew shortbread

February 15, 2012

Buttery shortbread has always appealed to me – I’m a cookie girl at heart, and I love the versatility of crisp and crumbly shortbread. It’s hard to beat a cookie that can be flavored with anything from lavender to chocolate! In this variation, cashews give ...



March 14, 2011

Boxed cookies rarely tempt me. Because I love to bake, I’d rather whip up a batch of homemade cookies to satisfy a craving (like thin mints, for example!). Walkers Shortbread is one exception. The pure butter shortbread fingers or triangles consistently fulfill my desire for ...