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The Wayland: Bars We Love

The Wayland: Bars We Love

Alphabet City is one of New York City’s most eclectic neighborhoods, not just because of the diverse range of people who inhabit it, but because of the cultural attractions that are on every corner. Bars and restaurants of all different shapes, sizes, and cocktail prices have set up shop in Alphabet City for the young and outgoing customer base that it attracts, making this a fairly overwhelming part of town, but a fun one nonetheless. The Wayland, a cozy cocktail bar on Avenue C, boasts an incredible cocktail menu that is bringing in more and more of these outgoing people who may enjoy the cheap beers that reside on Third Avenue, but are also looking for something with a little more character.

While the neighborhood and the live music are reasons to stop by, the cocktail menu at The Wayland is what will keep you coming back time and time again. While several of the house favorites stay on the menu year-round, seasonal cocktails constantly rotate to keep things interesting, and keep people coming back to experience all of the creativity that the bartenders at The Wayland have to offer. The food offered here is fairly exquisite as well; all made right behind the bar, all prepared fresh every day. If you find that when exploring Manhattan, you rarely travel east of First Avenue, mix things up and head over to The Wayland. A change will do you good. Cheers!

What to Drink:

The Wayland updates their website every day with the new cocktails being featured on their menu, so if you are looking for a new tipple every time you stop by, be sure to check that out. However, their house cocktails are what have kept me coming back to The Wayland over and over. The I Hear Banjos — Encore! is one of the most amazing cocktails I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying, not just because of the taste, but because of the execution. Applewood smoke is prepared in a glass bowl over top of the cocktail, making for a smoky taste explosion, followed by the sweet and spicy flavors of apple pie moonshine and rye whiskey.

What to Eat:

The food menu, as with the cocktail menu, changes constantly, so again taking a look at their website is a good plan of attack. While their meat dishes are always fantastic, I am automatically drawn to the fresh oysters and rotating cheese selections. Daily East Coast oysters are always on the menu, and the cheese offerings change on a constant basis, giving you the opportunity to always try something new. If oysters and cheese aren’t exactly your bag, go for the BLT. The pork belly is slow-cooked in apple cider bourbon and maple syrup, making for a sweet and salty sandwich the likes of which you’ve never experienced before.

Where to Sit:

The Wayland isn’t a large place, and while it’s always nice to sit at a table, I am partial to sitting at the bar. The bartenders are always open to answering questions about the cocktails on the menu as well as their house made syrups and infusions (black fig-infused cognac, anyone?) and are more than happy to offer samples of whatever you may be unfamiliar with. Making nice with the bartenders here can only do you good, so do yourself a favor and sidle up to the bar to talk cocktail shop. You’ll be happy you did.

— Sara Kay, The

Payday Candy Bar Squares Recipe

If you like Payday Candy Bars you wil like these, so easy and yummie. Enjoy!

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  • peanut
  • butter
  • marshmallow
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  • peanut
  • butter
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  • 3 cups salted peanuts (no skins)
  • 3 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


How to make it

  • Put half the peanuts in lightly greased 11x7 pan.
  • Melt butter and chips on low. Remove from heat.
  • Add milk and marshmallows. Stir well. Pour over peanuts.
  • Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Chill and cut into bars.
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These are absolutely horrible! They are so bad that I ate the whole pan before the kids got home from school. I knew they wouldn't like them either LOL! :)

Henrie you got my 5 for sure!

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YUMMY. This sounds good. Love Paydays and Baby Ruths. I'm sure my hubby will love this too.
Have to give ya a 5 for this.

These are absolutely horrible! They are so bad that I ate the whole pan before the kids got home from school. I knew they wouldn't like them either LOL! :)

Henrie you got my 5 for sure!

2 ingredient lemon bars

We love simple recipes and you can’t beat 2 ingredients! You might be hesitant at first but this is seriously the best dessert.

At first, I wasn’t sure that something with only 2 ingredients could be this amazing. However, this recipe does not disappoint.

Recipes that are easy and budget friendly are the best recipes! Not only is this so tasty but it could not be any easier! You will love it!

We also love this Lemon squares recipe but sometimes time does not allow. Whenever we need something quick and easy, this 2 ingredient lemon bars recipe is the one we make.

Anything lemon around here is always a hit. We love this easy Lemonade Pie , Lemon Cake and Lemon Cake Mix Cookies just to name a few! We can’t get enough lemon!

You will love having this easy 2 ingredient lemon bar recipe on hand for a quick treat.

Granola Bar Ingredients

Just 9 ingredients (all pantry staples!) are required for these delicious, wholesome bars. And here’s why we included them:

  • Oats – for whole grains and a fiber boost
  • Almonds – for crunch, protein, magnesium, selenium, vitamin E, and other health benefits
  • Dates – for a sweet, sticky binder and boost of vitamins and minerals
  • Dried tart cherries – for a tart-sweet combo, antioxidant boost, and more binding
  • Seeds – for crunch, an omega boost, and other health benefits
  • Maple syrup – for additional sweetness and stickiness
  • Almond butter – for a creamy component that helps hold the bars together
  • Coconut oil – to add richness and make the bars soft and pliable
  • Sea salt – for added flavor

To make these bars, dates and dried tart cherries take a swirl in the food processor to create a sticky base. Then they’re mixed with toasted oats and almonds and your favorite seeds.

Next we add a warmed mixture of maple syrup, almond butter, and coconut oil to create a consistency perfect for pressing into bars. Salt and optional vanilla infuse the mixture with even more flavor.

Once pressed into a pan, they take a quick chill in the freezer before being ready to slice into snack-able bars.

We hope you LOVE these granola bars. They’re:

& SO delicious!

Enjoy as a snack, dessert, or on-the-go breakfast!

11 Homemade Snack Bars That Will Actually Fill You Up

When your stomach starts grumbling come mid afternoon, hush it up with these delicious DIY squares. They're loaded with healthy ingredients that will satisfy you much longer than those expensive, preservative-filled bars from the store.

When your stomach starts grumbling come mid afternoon, hush it up with these delicious DIY squares. They're loaded with healthy ingredients that will satisfy you much longer than those expensive, preservative-filled bars from the store.

With mixins like raisins, chocolate covered sunflower seeds, and cereal, this recipe is perfect for anytime your stomach starts talking to you.

Get the recipe at Averie Cooks.

Their deliciousness comes from being sweetened with real fruit and cinnamon. In other words, you can enjoy snack time free of guilt.

Recipes for Sweet and Savory Bars

Arugula and Cheese Bars With a Cornmeal Crust

FANCIES TURN TO PICNICS at this time of year, and brownies, blondies, lemon squares and other bars are my al fresco dessert of choice. Whether cakey, crunchy, chewy-gooey, plain or sophisticated, they are quicker to throw together than dozens of individual cookies, and that means less time spent in a hot kitchen. Sturdier too than most cookies, they are highly portable. I like to transport the entire pan and slice it into individual servings on site.

Though I followed in my mother's footsteps and made the same old, same old favorites when my kids were young, I did eventually branch out. There was the super simple family recipe an Italian friend shared—just press a favorite sweet pie dough into a pan, top with jam and bake at 375 until the crust is golden. But slightly more complex bars beckoned as well. Current go-tos are candied nut bars, a caramelly cross between a cookie and a Snickers, and golden-coconut chocolate-chunk brownies, adapted from a recipe in Lisa Slater's "Brownie Points."

But why skip straight to dessert, when there are so many equally enticing savory variants? On vacation last summer and up too early, I zeroed in on the remains of the previous night's feast: an abundance of caramelized onions and overripe tomatoes. The leftovers brought to mind a pissaladière, the traditional Niçoise pie of onions, tomatoes, olives and anchovies atop a yeast-risen crust.

I had no energy that morning for messing with yeast or a rolling pin, and so I opted instead for a whole-wheat food-processor dough that could be brainlessly pushed into a pan. My creation was oven-ready in minutes and baked in under half an hour. My pan of pissaladière bars, crisscrossed on top with an appealing lattice pattern, disappeared quickly as others awoke and followed their noses to the kitchen. (Does anything smell better than caramelized onions baking?)

Another favorite savory version layers an arugula and ricotta custard atop crunchy cornmeal. Sprinkled with Parmesan and feta and baked until sizzling, it's irresistible.

Our Most Decadent Bar Cookie Recipes To Make Whenever You Need a Sweet Treat

Bar cookies are a special category of dessert. Like if a cookie and sheet cake came together in perfect harmony, these hand-held treats are made to grab and go&mdashor bake and take. Come the holiday season in the South, bar cookies filled with butterscotch, chocolate, and caramel are delivered in batches upon batches of food gift tins and in summertime, jammy fruit bar cookies fill every family cookout table when a layer cake just won&rsquot do.

So if you&rsquore as crazy about bar cookies as we are, look to these ultra-decadent bar cookies to see you through every month of the year, whether starting with buttery pineapple-studded bars, old-fashioned Hello Dolly bars, or super chocolatey peanut butter bars. These are 22 of our most beloved bar cookie recipes ever.

1. Smoked String Cheese and Prosciutto Bites

Starting off with some appetizer. This only requires three ingredients (string cheese included) and will surely be a hit at any party.

The best part? They’re perfectly good for you.

2. Cheesy Roll-Ups

String cheese roll-ups are so simple, even your kids can do it. Just grab some tortilla wraps or deli meat like chicken ham or salami, wrap it around your string cheese, and cut them into pieces.

If you’re concerned that your kids aren’t getting the right amount of veggies, you can add some fresh herbs and vegetables before rolling them up,

3. String Cheese Sticks

Cheese sticks are the ultimate comfort food people of all ages reach out for. Take some mozzarella cheese sticks, coat them with some breadcrumbs, then fry either the old-fashioned way or with the air fryer.

Best served with some marinara sauce.

4. Stuffed Crust Pizza

Want your pizza to have a cheesy surprise? Look no further than string cheese.

While you’re making your pizza dough, throw in some of the cheese along the edge before rolling the crust on top. This is one type of pizza you’ll want to eat backwards.

5. Cheesy Skewers

Nothing like putting together some skewers for snacktime. This recipe calls for some deli meat, grape tomato, and green olives, but you can use anything you have lying around in your pantry.

Just cut up your cheese, plus anything you want to thread in your skewer, and there you have instant cheesy skewers.

6. Tomato and Cheese Pasta Salad

Who could resist those cute pasta bows? All you need are some bowtie pasta, grape tomatoes, some basil, olive oil, and of course some diced string cheese.

Toss your ingredients in a bowl and enjoy.

7. Cheese Plate

Who says you can’t have a cheese plate with string cheese? Add in some dried fruit and some crackers for a quick snack.

8. Stuffed Meatballs

Stuffing cheese into anything is a great idea especially when they’re stuffed in meatballs! Whether you’ll use it for pasta or just munch on them, this will be a sure hit.

9. Stuffed Pasta

String cheese is one of the easiest fillings to prepare for any pasta meant for stuffing like ravioli and manicotti. One bite of the pasta and taste the cheese just oozing out after every bite.

Want to level up even further? Here’s how you can make string cheese from scratch from Handful of Tranquility:

With a little elbow grease and creativity, you can do many things with string cheese. We hope we gave you some ideas and read on for more tips and tricks.

What’s your favorite cheese hack? Let us know in the comments section below.

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When the weather gets warmer, relaxed summer dinners are a must. Grilling dinner becomes a weekly activity. But what to serve with your burgers, chicken, fish, or steak? Easy side dishes like grilled vegetables and lots of salads. Everything from grilled corn salad to fresh watermelon and cucumber tomato salad. Don’t worry… we’re sharing delicious [&hellip]

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Want to make dinnertime more fun this summer? Make kabobs! What’s better than eating a meal on a stick? Chicken, pork, shrimp, and steak, you can use what type of protein your family enjoys. They can even be made vegetarian if you’re trying to come up with a meatless meal. During the summer when we [&hellip]

Lemon Desserts To Turn a Bad Day Around

When life hands you lemons, skip the lemonade and make a dessert. Tart, tangy, and sweet, they’re a scrumptious way to end a meal. We know dessert can turn a bad day around. When you add bright and refreshing lemon flavor to the recipe, we promise they’ll be smiles all around.

Brookies Recipe- Brownie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

A great combination of cookie and brownie in a bar


  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Layer
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Brownie Layer:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat softened butter, light brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a large bowl until creamy. Add 1 egg beat until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until dough is combined. Stir chocolate chips into dough. Spread dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to cover completely.
  4. Stir 1 cup white sugar, melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl add 2 eggs and beat well. Mix cocoa powder into butter mixture until well-combined. Stir 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt into cocoa mixture until batter is combined. Pour brownie batter over cookie dough and spread to cover completely.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brookies comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


You can use your favorite chocolate chip cookie and brownie mixes instead of making them from scratch.

Pin this for when you cant decide whether you want brownies or cookies for dessert!

Caitlin and I have decided to partner with a community of bloggers called Kids Cook Monday. Together with this community we are trying to emphasize the importance of cooking with the entire family.

The posts each Monday (we hope) will be anything from a favorite family recipe to family cooking videos to stories of the family dinner. I hope you will join us as we bring the family back into the kitchen!!

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