Something yummy for the weekend. It's definitely the season for raspberries. You can make this recipe with your own fresh raspberry jam or use any kind you wish. Hopefully next year I'll have a garden full of red raspberries :)
These are some of the things you'll need.....
Mix until crumbly......
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
3 cups flour 3 cups oatmeal 2 cups packed brown sugar 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter 2 cups raspberry jam
Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined. Cut butter in cubes and gradually add to mixture until combined and crumbly.
Press a little more than half of mixture in ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Stir jam until smooth and spread on top. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top of jam.
Bake 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool and cut in bars. This is also Yummy served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. So good!
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Hope you had a great weekend :) Here's a little Italian dinner we made tonight.....thought I'd share.
I found this Bow-tie Lasagna over here, thought it sounded yummy. Dan makes his own spaghetti sauce, so this turned out really yummy.
I made salad with my first tomatoes from the garden (hooray!), shredded some colby jack, pepper and Parmesan. I wanted some cherry tomatoes from the garden.....hmmmm....someone ate them? Yep, Gertie, our Retriever is a tomato thief.
Also, made some garlic bread.....this is what I do.
Slice one loaf of french bread down the middle. Spread butter, sprinkle with Parmesan, garlic sprinkle and parsley flakes. Broil for a few minutes. Best Garlic Bread ever.
We finished dinner with "Salted Caramel Bars", a recipe out of Country Living that I wanted to try. These are yummy and gooey-----they did not disappoint :)
Salted Caramel Bars
8 cups rice krispy cereal 3/4 cup corn syrup 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 4 TB unsalted butter 1 tsp. sea salt 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Liberally spray large mixing bowl and 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Add cereal to bowl, set aside.
In medium saucepan over medium-heat, combine corn syrup, condensed milk, sugars, butter and sea salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir for 3-5 minutes or until light golden brown. Turn off heat and add vanilla. Stir.
Immediately pour over cereal, stirring until well combined. Spread in prepared 9 x 13 pan. Let cool 45 minutes. Invert on wax paper.
Melt 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips in microwave for a 1 1/2 minutes, stirring in between. Add to sandwich baggy, clipping end and drizzle over bars. refrigerate 15 minutes, repeat with white chocolate chips. The original recipe only uses dark chocolate chips, with one step. I had to be a rebel and use two of the naughtier ones :) Cut in bars.....YUM!
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We set the table, lit the candles and played music to fit the mood.....perfect