Apple Spice Granola Bars

A few weeks ago I was at the grocery store picking up some cheerios for our one year old in the cereal aisle, and I spotted some limited edition Sunbelt apple spice and Sunbelt pumpkin spice granola bars. They were only $2 a box, but I really thought spending $4 on granola bars was a little spendy. I’m super cheap. I stood there for, like, 10 minutes trying to decide which ones I wanted. In the end I settled on the apple spice granola bars.

Apple Spice Granola Bars // bakingyum.com

Then a couple of weeks later I went grocery shopping again with the intention to pick up another box, because we loved them so much, and they were gone! Talk about a limited edition. Sheesh. I didn’t even get to try the pumpkin ones! I am sure I could go to another store, but these kids of mine can really only handle so much grocery shopping at once. You know, temper tantrums and things. Continue reading “Apple Spice Granola Bars”

Just One Dozen Snickerdoodles

The perfect soft and cinnamon-ey small batch snickerdoodle recipe. These are quick and easy to make and will satisfy any snickerdoodle craving. The batch makes just one dozen snickerdoodles.

Just One Dozen Snickerdoodles (a small batch recipe!) // bakingyum.com

Life is so busy. I am still adjusting to David’s increased hours at school and at work; we hardly see each other these days. As I look around the house today I’m reminded of how nice it was to have him home a little more often during his first year of grad school.

There’s a long list of things that need to be done, which if he were here David would be glad to help with!

The kitchen floors need sweeping and mopping. The floor in the kids room is covered in toys. There are baskets of laundry that need to be folded. The bathrooms need cleaning.

I need to go to the grocery store, but oh shoot… that would mean having to take both kids (instead of just one or none at all). I would love to go to the gym, but no David at home means no one is here to watch the kids while I exercise.

Sheesh, David really spoiled me last year and I’m beginning to realize just how much he did for me when he was able to be home more frequently and how I took him for granted!
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Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two

Oatmeal cookie bars inspired by Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies. These bars are soft, sweet, and loaded with cinnamon. They are even better than the original!

Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two // bakingyum.com

This morning I had the pleasure of taking my three-year-old guy into the dentist to get two cavities filled. Truth be told, I waited way too long to take him into the dentist. His first regular cleaning was just a couple of weeks ago. I put it off for a long time mainly because I just knew the probability of him having cavities was going to be high (NOT because this mom of his is a dessert blogger though).

I knew he’d likely have cavities because brushing his teeth has always been a battle (and we started brushing as soon as he had teeth as a little baby)! We are talking… screaming, crying, wiggling, weeping, and having to pin him down just to get that brush in his mouth for a few seconds. On the days when he begs to brush his teeth on his own, he just gets the fronts of his top and bottom teeth, and then he thoroughly enjoys sucking the rest of his berry flavored toothpaste off of his toothbrush. Probably better for him than not brushing at all, but still probably not very effective.

And so when they told me he had two cavities way in the back of his mouth a couple of weeks ago I was not surprised, because those back teeth hardly get cleaned like they should. Continue reading “Oatmeal Creme Pie Bars for Two”

Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies

A flavorful twist on the classic chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookie. These are made with Biscoff spread and cinnamon for a warm, buttery, blondie-like flavor. They’re taken to a whole new level with melty marshmallows and butterscotch chips. You will simply love these cookies! 

The first time I tried Biscoff spread, I have to admit that I wasn’t a fan. I’ve never liked the cookies either, so that came as no surprise to me. My husband on the other hand thought it was love at first bite. There were literally times when I thought he might have more of an infatuation with the cookie spread than with me. I joke, I joke.

He could never love a food more than me.

Right?Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies // bakingyum.comDavid has eaten Biscoff spread on just about everything. Fresh fruit, hot homemade bread, cookies, crackers, pretzels, ice cream… you get the idea. One day he asked me to make these little beauties from Jaclyn at Cooking Classy, Continue reading “Butterscotch Biscoff No-Bake Cookies”