Barbara Bakes™ https://www.barbarabakes.com/ Adventures in the Kitchen Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:52:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.barbarabakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/cropped-favicon-150x150.png Barbara Bakes™ https://www.barbarabakes.com/ 32 32 Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake https://www.barbarabakes.com/blueberry-lemon-layer-cake/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/blueberry-lemon-layer-cake/#respond Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:52:12 +0000 https://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=48091 Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake is almost too good to be true. It is light, fluffy and bursting with flavor from fresh lemons and berries.  This cake is incredibly gorgeous. It would be beautiful for a bridal shower or a lovely birthday cake. There is something so delicious about combining blueberry and lemon. It just really...

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars https://www.barbarabakes.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cheesecake-bars/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cheesecake-bars/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2022 13:30:00 +0000 http://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=15276 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars are rich, decadent and so delicious. A fudgy pumpkin chocolate chip base is topped with a creamy cheesecake layer studded with more chocolate chips. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars For the base, I adapted a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe, using brown sugar and less leavening, so it would be...

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Best Thanksgiving Recipes and Planning Guide https://www.barbarabakes.com/thanksgiving-recipes-planning-guide/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/thanksgiving-recipes-planning-guide/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:42:00 +0000 http://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=13190 A Thanksgiving Planning Guide to help make planning Thanksgiving dinner this year a breeze.

Every year I make a Thanksgiving planning guide. Spending a little time before Thanksgiving creating a plan helps make Thanksgiving Day much more stress free. So many side dishes and desserts can be made ahead of time and either frozen and kept in the fridge ready to bake or serve.

Since I generally cook the same things every year (with a few new things added in to keep it fun for me), I decided it's silly to start from scratch every year making a new plan. So this year I took the time to type up my guide and I decided to share it with you.

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Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies https://www.barbarabakes.com/homemade-nutter-butter-cookies/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/homemade-nutter-butter-cookies/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:30:00 +0000 http://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=14208 Fun, easy to make, soft, lightly crumbly homemade peanut butter sandwich cookies with a creamy peanut butter filling in a fun to eat peanut shell shape.  There are only a handful of store bought cookies that I buy occasionally, usually Oreos and Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookies. Recently I bought a package of Nutter...

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Chicken Pot Pie https://www.barbarabakes.com/pumpkin-pot-pie/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/pumpkin-pot-pie/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:11:00 +0000 http://69.89.31.121/~barbarj5/2008/10/chicken-pot-pie/ There is just something comforting about Chicken Pot Pies. Pot pies are easier than you think and will warm your soul and satisfy your appetite.  Homemade pot pies are so much better than anything you can buy at the store. Plus, it is less expensive to make it at home too. You are going to...

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Brownie Cookies https://www.barbarabakes.com/brownie-cookies/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/brownie-cookies/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:44:42 +0000 https://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=46401 Be prepared for this Chocolate Brownie Cookie recipe to forever alter your life! Maybe a bit dramatic but this features everything you love about a brownie but in cookie form! Chocolate brownie cookies are soft, rich and have the most tender texture. I love these because they are super easy and quick to make and...

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Carmelitas https://www.barbarabakes.com/carmelitas/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/carmelitas/#respond Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:45:00 +0000 https://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=42218 These layered carmelitas cookies have a soft oatmeal crust and a caramel chocolate chip filling for soft on the inside, crisp on the outside treats.

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Monster Cookies https://www.barbarabakes.com/monster-cookies/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/monster-cookies/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:30:19 +0000 https://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=46403 Monster Cookies are thick, chewy and are the ultimate cookie.They take the best parts of your favorite cookies and make one giant conglomeration. So delicious and everyone loves them. These cookies are bright, colorful and yummy. They are filled with peanut butter, oatmeal, M&Ms and chocolate chips. Perfect for school lunches are an after school...

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Cheesy Garlic Bread https://www.barbarabakes.com/black-angus-cheesy-garlic-bread/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/black-angus-cheesy-garlic-bread/#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:30:00 +0000 http://69.89.31.121/~barbarj5/2009/04/black-angus-cheesy-garlic-bread/ It doesn’t get much better than a slice of warm, gooey Cheesy Garlic Bread right out of the oven. This cheesy garlic bread is the perfect side to go with your next dinner or to dip in marinara sauce.  Cheesy Garlic Bread is perfect to serve with your favorite Italian meal or that steak you...

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Lemon Blueberry Scones https://www.barbarabakes.com/lemon-blueberry-scones/ https://www.barbarabakes.com/lemon-blueberry-scones/#comments Mon, 05 Sep 2022 20:58:39 +0000 https://www.barbarabakes.com/?p=46395 These lemon blueberry scones are crumbly, soft, and golden-brown with the balance of the sweetness from the blueberries and the tartness of the lemon. They are a household favorite around here and are sure to brighten any morning! Blueberry Lemon Scones This recipe is easy, yet provides a food with a level of sophistication. They...

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