Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars

Salted caramel and chocolate chips top a buttery oatmeal cookie crust and a crumble topping is the finishing touch – these easy oatmeal bars are so good!
Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Bars | ChezCateyLou.com

Can you handle the ooey-gooeyness of these chocolate caramel oatmeal bars?? I really can’t – I want to eat that entire stack right now! And if you cheat and use store-bought caramel, these bars are so simple to make. And yes, I did cheat…I know that I’m a food blogger and should be making everything from scratch, but you can get such delicious caramel sauce in jars that I figured I would take a shortcut. And you really can’t tell a difference – these are delicious!!

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Lemon Brownies

These bars are called Lemon Brownies because they have the thick and fudgy texture of a brownie! They are made with white chocolate and are full of citrus flavor!
Lemon Brownies | ChezCateyLou.com

I love baked goods (no surprise there). Every recipe I post, I truly love – otherwise, I wouldn’t share them with you. But I definitely play favorites. And these Lemon Brownies are one of the best things I have ever made. I can’t believe I am saying that about a recipe that does not include chocolate or peanut butter, but it is true. I love, love LOVE these lemon brownies. I literally could not stop eating them. I never considered myself a lemon dessert person, but I guess I am!! TheBetterHalf’s love for lemon must be rubbing off on me.
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Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon

My ultimate grilled cheese is a Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on brioche bread, using a blend of two cheeses. Easy and delicious comfort food!

Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Bacon on Brioche Bread | ChezCateyLou.com
Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! This is a holiday I did not know existed until I started food blogging. How did I live my life before without celebrating these food holidays? I’m not sure, but I’m making up for lost time now by bringing you my version of the Ultimate Grilled Cheese….with tomato and bacon on brioche bread, made with two different types of Kerrygold cheeses!

My favorite type of grilled cheese has always been with tomato and bacon. There is something about that combo that is just so amazing. And the best bread for this sandwich is a nice buttery brioche. It really takes it to the next level!

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Mini Easter Brownie Nests

Brownie bites are topped with coconut and a candy egg to make Mini Easter Brownie Nests! These little treats are perfect to serve at your Easter party!
Mini Easter Brownie Nests - brownie bites are topped with toasted coconut and a candy egg to look like a bird's nest.  The perfect Easter treat! | ChezCateyLou.com

Easter falling this early really put a damper on my Easter baking plans! Last year I made lots of fun Easter treats for you but this year I only had a chance to make one. So I figured if I was only making one, it better be good!  I turned my favorite dessert (brownies!) into mini Easter Brownie Nests! These little treats are really easy to make, taste delicious, and are so cute.  They are perfect to serve at an Easter party!
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Spring Cleaning with OXO

Spring Cleaning with OXO | ChezCateyLou.com

Even though it doesn’t feel like spring outside, I have been hit with spring cleaning fever! I spent this past weekend cleaning and organizing our apartment. And specifically, our kitchen.

The one part about food blogging that I do not love is all the cleaning. Creating delicious recipes is so much fun, but pretty much every weekend, our kitchen looks like a bomb went off in it. This past weekend, I think I used literally every single bowl, measuring cup, spatula, and random kitchen tool that we have, all in the span of two hours.

Lucky for me, the nice people at OXO have my back. They sent me an awesome kitchen cleaning kit to get me started on spring cleaning, and to give me a little help with the constant battle that I have with my dirty dishes.
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