Bars & Squares

Blueberry Crumb Squares + Francis’ 1st Birthday Party

August 9, 2017 Bars & Squares
Walter Whale

When I sat down to write this post about my friend Francis’ 1st birthday party, I realized I’ve documented all the major events leading up to this milestone: his parents’ engagement party, his mom’s wedding shower, and of course his baby shower! The theme for Francis’ party was Under the Sea, based on his love […]

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Rhubarb Cheesecake Blondies

June 22, 2017 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Cheesecake Blondies

Of all the baking I’ve done with rhubarb over the years, one of the things I’ve never paired it with is chocolate, and I wasn’t about to start now. I just don’t feel like that’s a good match AT ALL, which is why I swapped out the brownie layer of these squares for a blondie. […]

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Rhubarb Almond Shortbread Squares

June 20, 2017 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Almond Shortbread Squares

Every year when Winter seems to be dragging on forever, I start researching rhubarb recipes, so I’m ready to go when Spring finally arrives. So when I got a text from my friend Erin one weekend at the end of May asking if I wanted any rhubarb from her garden, I automatically knew what my first […]

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Chocolate Pretzel Crumb Bars + My First Cookie Exchange

December 7, 2016 Bars & Squares
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I didn’t think I needed to start off this post with a description of what a Cookie Exchange is, but evidently I do, since I had to explain it to about six of my co-workers this week. So before we get into the details, a brief lesson: a Cookie Exchange is a gathering/party where each person in […]

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Chocolate Toffee Shortbread Squares + Chi’s Baby Shower

April 21, 2016 Bars & Squares
Chi

My friend Kristine’s asked me to make some sweets for her sister’s baby shower back in March, and I believe I responded “it is my joy in life to put together a treat table”. She knew she wanted Dolly’s Doughnut, plus two dozen vanilla cupcakes, and then we looked through some of my cookbooks and […]

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Apple Cheesecake Crumb Squares

October 22, 2015 Bars & Squares
Apple Cheesecake Crumble Squares

I feel like you often hear that it’s hard to make friends as an adult. I haven’t really found this to be the case, but I work in a huge company and have switched departments twice in the past three years, so have had the chance to meet a ton of new people. While it’s […]

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Rhubarb Lemon Bars

July 27, 2015 Bars & Squares
Rhubarb Lemon Squares

When I was sick back in June and lying around on my couch drinking hot water with honey and lemon, I pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going to completely miss rhubarb season this year. I accepted the sad tragedy that it would be a rhubarb-less summer here on Planet Byn. […]

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Baked Sunday Mornings: Date Squares

December 7, 2014 Baked Sunday Mornings
Date Squares

Date Squares hold an extra special place in my heart as my Aunt Joan makes the best ones in the world. I’ve only ever eaten the ones she makes, and haven’t had them in about 10 years, but I refuse to eat any others so I don’t muddle my memory of hers. Until now! For […]

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The Dream Slice {Butter Baked Goods GIVEAWAY!}

November 26, 2014 Bars & Squares
The Dream Slice

Today we’re celebrating Butter Baked Goods! If you read my October recap, you know that I spent my birthday afternoon with my blogging friends at Butter in Vancouver, and I basically wanted to move into the store. It was so cute and cozy, from the pretty rose wallpaper to the big display cases of treats, […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Squares {Virtual Baby Shower for Christina}

October 4, 2014 Bars & Squares
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Our friend Christina is having a baby, and of course we’re having virtual baby shower to celebrate! Christina is expecting another boy in November, and he’s sure to be a heartbreaker just like his big brother. When Christina and her husband Simon found out that they were having a boy, their cutie pie Timothy suggested […]

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