Carrot Cake Cookie Bar Sandwiches with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Cookie Bar Sandwiches with Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake, like most things in life, makes me think of Pine Cove.

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April 9: Foreground

I don’t know how the debate began, but by the end of my third summer working at Pine Cove, the summer staff were engaged in a serious, opinionated discussion about carrot cake.  I sided with the pro-carrot-cake side of the debate, led by the assistant work crew director.  But, the carrot cake haters also had a strong team.

I remember that the debate continued on GroupMe for several months after camp ended, but I don’t think we ever reached a consensus.

What do you think about carrot cake?  Yay or nay?

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Simple Joy Saturday #52

Simple Joy Saturday #52

In 2019, I am posting a roundup of “simple joys” on the last Saturday of every month. Feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments!

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Enjoyable Reads

The 100 Books Bucket List brought some good reads (or listens) this month.  Here are my top three recommendations:

  1. My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  3. Winnie the Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne

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Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Do you buy discounted chocolate the day after Valentine’s day?  If so, the February cookie bar of the month is perfect for you!

Chocolate Overload Cookie Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 24 Hershey kisses

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5-Ingredient Apple Pie Cookie Bars

5-Ingredient Apple Pie Cookie Bars

You should read past this recipe; the post includes a bit of a surprise.

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Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • One 20-ounce can apple pie filling

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Reese’s Cheesecake Dip

Reese’s Cheesecake Dip

Do you watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve?

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Mint Chocolate Pudding

Mint Chocolate Pudding

I love pudding.

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Whenever I whip up a box of powdered pudding, I know that I will eat the entire thing in one sitting.  It’s a habit, and it’s unavoidable.

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Peanut Butter S’more Sandwich Cookies

Peanut Butter S’more Sandwich Cookies

PB Lover month

“They were almond cookies, although they could have been made of spinach and shoes for all I cared. I ate eleven of them, right in a row. It is rude to take the last cookie.”

– Lemony Snicket

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