Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Is this a solution?

I have been following the local wet/dry discussions for several months, with great interest. I have read all the economic reasons that alcohol sales in my community will boost tax revenue, encourage business growth,new jobs. But in all my years of working in emergency medicine, I cannot reasonably think of any situation that there is a problem, that alcohol would be a solution.

Enough said about that.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

I finally finished the quilt

A year in the making, but I got this finished. I did not piece the quilt top, but a friend brought it to me,asked if I knew how to quilt. Well, sorta, kinda, maybe. So I got on the internet, youtube, went to quilt shops , I perservered, took me a year, but I got it done. Quilted, and bound. It feels good to start a project, and finish it. Now on to start Christmas.

Fall Is Here

Okay, not the best picture, but take my word for it, this stuff is the best bar cookie, dessert, whatever you want to label it, fantastic is the best description. A cross between a butter cookie, and a payday candy bar. Peanuts, marshmallow, peanut butter. it has it all.

Fall Candy Corn Bar

1 yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, or margarine,softened
1 egg
3 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups rice crispy cereal
2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup fall candy corn

In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, butter, egg, stir well, Press in the bottom of 15x10 pan. Bake 10-15 minutes, until base is set. Sprinkle with marshmallows, bake 3-4 minutes more. Let cool, and preparetopping. In large saucepan, combine syrup, sugar, brown sugar, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add peanut butter, cereal, peanuts, vanilla, and candy corn. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallowa, spread to cover. Chill until. This makes a big pan.

Line the 15x10 pan with the Reynolds non stick foil. If you use a 13x9 pan, it makes a really thick bar, very difficult to cut. The next batch I am going to sprinkle with some fall M&M's.

Enjoy your fall baking