Apple Spice Bars

We’ve moved on from our apple hiatus and came back swingin’! These apple spice bars have a super moist inside and a delightful crunchy topping — probably helped by the generous addition of a cinnamon sugar topping. Note this: even after 40 minutes of cooking, they may taste a little undercooked but I’ve decided that…

Fig Bars

One night James and I were eating dried figs when we started talking about fig newtons. We discussed the unlikely possibility of finding a good fig newton-like recipe out there. Well the very next day I looked at one of the usual food blogs and Voila! Behold! A delicious looking fig newton-like recipe. After baking…

Lavender Cherry Oatmeal Bars

Welcome to the 101st post of Voila!! I have a list of food blogs I check almost daily. One of the blogs that feels more like a museum (look, don’t touch) is Tartelette. The recipes and photos make the desserts she creates look like a work of art. And most of the recipes she creates…

Coconut Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Bars

Do you think that’s a long enough title? This is a two-bowl wonder treat! I’m glad this was the third and final recipe of the weekend cook-off since it turned out to be the easiest, not to mention delicious! Ingredients Recipe courtesy of Everbody Likes Sandwiches 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup…

Long Time No See

Lately I’ve been feeling like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. Running around with a clock and a to-do list. With all this craziness, there hasn’t been time to cook or bake. James and I have not gone to the grocery store in two weeks! We’ve pieced together meals here and there, and have…

Apple Redemption

After a failed apple pie using whole wheat flour, I had too much pride to let an apple baked good go without trying something else. I moved on from apple pie, picked up some all-purpose flour and made these lovely apple crumb bars. The recipe, adapted from Annie’s Eats, was easy…I started making these at…

Sunflower Cherry Oatmeal Bars

This delicious brunch/breakfast recipe comes from Whole Foods BUT FIRST: Our dinner and brunch this past weekend was a complete success! The family, the food, the celebrations – graduation AND mother’s day. Mother’s Day Brunch spread: On the table, starting at the top and moving clockwise: bagels, strawberries, blueberry-kiwi tarts, turkey bacon, tomato gruyere camembert…

Blueberry Oat Bars

These are delicious! They can be eaten anytime of day and cheer anyone up! Total work time: about 30ish minutes. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups oats 1 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour 3/4 cups packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup margarine 2 cups…