Baking made easy! Sharing fabulous recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, breads and family dinners.
This site is under new ownership!
As of June 2022 Melissa Griffiths now is the one adding recipes. So think of it as Barbara Bakes, and Melissa too!
Melissa and Barbara have been blogging friends for over 10 years and when Barbara was ready to retire and spend more time with her family, Melissa took over the site.
All of Barbara’s wonderful recipes will remain on the site and Melissa will be adding new cookie, cake, pie, muffin, and other baking recipes to the site every week. The quality and tradition of Barbara’s recipes will continue with fun new additions that Melissa is sure you’ll love too.
Most Popular Posts on Barbara Bakes:
- Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake
- Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies
- Neiman Marcus Cookies
- Strawberry Crepes
- Easy German Chocolate Cake
About Barbara (2009-June 2022)
I’m Barbara Schieving and I’ve been an avid baker for over 40 years. I love to bake, especially breads, cookies, cakes, and pies. On Barbara Bakes I post my adventures in the kitchen, my favorite new recipes, as well as our family favorites.
I live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband who is often in the kitchen with me. He likes to refer to himself as my slicer and dicer. We have four grown children and two adorable grandsons and a new sweet granddaughter.
Barbara Bakes began as a way to post my favorite recipes so my daughter wouldn’t get me out of bed any more when she had a cookie craving late at night and needed a recipe. What I didn’t realize at the time I started Barbara Bakes was that there were so many other people worldwide that would love my recipes too.
Barbara’s Favorite Recipes on the Blog:
- Barbara’s Famous Eclairs – better than any bakery or pastry shop!
- Barbara’s all time favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies (they are thick and perfectly chewy)
- Lemon Bar Cookie Cups – Barbara’s makes these all the time for parties
- Key Lime Pound Cake – also a party and family favorite
- Barbara’s favorite muffin recipe – Best Blueberry Streusel Muffins
About Melissa (June 2022 – current)
Melissa Griffiths, is a food blogger, recipe developer, and food photographer who loves helping busy families reclaim dinnertime and enjoy their time together. She also specializes in sourdough baking, quick and easy dinners, and back to basics recipes.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreational Management and Youth Leadership and is a member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America and the American Society of Baking. She’s been blogging since 2009 and professionally since 2012 and her other blog, Bless this Mess, reaches over 1,500,000 people monthly.
Melissa and her husband live on a 12-acre farm in Southern Utah with their 5 incredible children, chickens, rabbits, turkeys, honey bees, and a million night stars that only country life can show you. She loves to cook for friends and family, grow flowers and vegetables in her massive garden, read all the self-help books, and hike all over Utah.
Keeping the Beauty of Barbara Bakes:
(Melissa) I’m so excited to be adding all kinds of baking recipes to Barbara Bakes and I’m grateful that Barbara has given me this opportunity. I promise to keep with the spirit of this well respected website and publish my best time-tested recipes for you.
Stay in Touch:
One of the great rewards of being a food blogger is all the wonderful people you “meet”. I love connecting with my readers. If you have a question, I prefer you ask it on the specific post, so that others can learn from your question.
You can also email me questions at babarabakes at gmail dot com.
All content on this site is copyrighted by Barbara Bakes. Unauthorized use or duplication of the content without written permission is strictly prohibited. For permission to use any material or other copyright matters, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org