Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10, 2014

There are a couple of family birthdays this Happy Birthday!!!  Wish we could all be together, but we are together in spirit!

In the test kitchen it was a good week for fall treats, but the two new dinner we tried were lackluster at best.  Too bad!  Both had ingredient lists that appeared to be fantastic, but both had the same sort of problem, they were just kind of odd.  Oh well, better luck this next week with dinner recipes.  Maybe we'll try out some new side dishes or veggies.

But back to the keepers!  Miss H's class at middle school made a dessert called Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars.  She was raving about them, and salted caramel anything these days is so trendy, I thought we should give them a try here at home.  Over the weekend she actually made them with her brothers!  I was out doing school stuff, Ryan was home but he just let them do their own thing in the kitchen.  The bars were a huge success...Ryan enjoyed them so much (and as you know he isn't much of a dessert guy) that I made them myself later in the week!  These bars are fantastic, and a cinch to whip together.  You can add the caramel sauce or not, and they are delicious warm or straight out of the fridge (I think that is why we ran out...people were enjoying them out of the fridge without so much as a plate, let alone the sauce!).

The other fall treat that was a hit at bookclub was Snickerdoodle bars.  They were also easy to put together and require ingredients I imagine are in your pantry at this very moment.  No chocolate, just cinnamon sugar yumminess.

Three keepers this week, but hoping for a new dinner or side dish keeper this coming week!  Wish me luck.

Happy Cooking

New Recipes
Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Salted Caramel Sauce
Snickerdoodle Bars

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