Saturday, November 28, 2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
When Holly emailed me asking if I wanted to be a guest blogger for as part of the 12 Guest Bloggers of Christmas, I was honestly thrilled. I have never guest blogged before, so the invite was quite the honor. I was not sure what I was going to make, but I knew it had to be something delicious because I did not want to disappoint. Conveniently my fiance bought me a copy of Martha Stewart's Cookies for my birthday a couple weeks ago which gave me plenty of options. I wanted to bake just about everything in the cookbook, but these bars were screaming to be made. The original recipe calls for caramel, but I did not start baking these until 9pm and did not feel like running to the store. I left out the caramel, added some peanut butter chips, and halved the amount of white chocolate. These bars are perfect for any baker who has several opened bags of miscellaneous chips stored in the pantry. You can really throw anything in them and they are incredible! They stayed fresh for several days and because they are bars, they will ship well if you plan to ship holiday goodies.
Thanks for letting me share!
Rocky Ledge Bars
Adapted from Martha Stewart Cookies
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups packed dark-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until well combined. Mix in flour mixture until combined. Fold in half of each of the marshmallows, chocolates, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter chips.
Spread batter in prepared pan. Scatter remaining marshmallows, chocolates, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter chips on top. Bake until top is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Cool completely before serving.
Bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
No, my recipe does not have anything to do with a partridge, but you will need a pear off a tree for this wonderful Winter Salad!
This dish is a great salad to make in the Winter or for the holidays. I usually make it for my family Christmas get together but have decided to try it for Thanksgiving this year, as if for either holiday we need more food. But it's salad, so it's healthy right, there's always extra room for healthy?!
No picture yet, but I will try and get some shots when I make this Thursday. But, believe me it's delicious. Make it and you will not disagree.
* 1 large bag of romaine lettuce (chop into bite size if needed)
* 4 oz shredded Swiss cheese
* 1/4 cup Craisins (but I like to sprinkle extra in)
* 1 cup chopped cashews
* 1 apple cubed
* 1 pear cubed
You should mix all these ingredients together and refrigerate.
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/3 cup lemon juice
* 2 tsp finely chopped onion (optional)
* 1 tsp Dijon honey mustard
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 2/3 cup oil (canola of veg.)
1 Tbsp poppy seed
Mix and add the dressing just before you serve the salad.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!