137.8…Sugar Bomb Bars
I didn’t get a chance to blog at all during the Memorial Day Holiday weekend because I was too busy eating. Seriously. My husband’s family stayed at my house most of the weekend and I seemed to always have a glass of wine in one hand and something to munch on in the other.
For instance, I made a couple of delicious treats for everyone. I kept finding myself reaching into the “cookie jar” and eating them. One in particular I especially enjoyed.
These are normally known as Magic Cookie Bars but I lovingly renamed them Sugar Bomb Bars. One taste and you’ll know why.
If your sweet tooth starts calling, answer with these bars.
Sugar Bomb Bars
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (or whatever nuts you like)
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
- 1 1/3 cups sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a 9 x 13 inch pan pour in melted butter. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs evenly over the butter. Next place the chopped nuts over the crumbs, and spread the chocolate and butterscotch chips over the nuts. Add the coconut over all, and pour the milk evenly over the top.
- Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly brown on top. Cool at least 20 minutes then cut into desired sized bars.
After my family left yesterday, our friends Alicia and Joe came over with their kids for a barbeque. Alicia brought over the most simple yet fabulous appetizer.
Baguette slices with a garlic & artichoke spreadable cheese. She also brought tomatoes marinated in olive oil, garlic and basil. All 3 tasted fabulous together!
Since I had leftover Dinner Spanakopitas in the freezer, I decided to make Greek food again!
Marinated Chicken Kebabs (I used chicken instead of the lamb in the recipe):
A bit of everything:
OMG this meal rocks.
This morning’s breakfast was pineapple Chobani, Coconut-Sour Cherry Granola and strawberries and blackberries.
I took the kids to school and went to Starbucks for a latte.
Look what book I started. I’ve heard so much about it…I can’t wait to get started!
I went over to Great News for a cooking class. Today’s class was taught by my favorite instructor, Phillis Carey, was entitled “Local San Diego Bounty-Seafood and Shellfish.” The class used all locally caught fish!
The first recipe was Steamed White Sea Bass with Pineapple-Orange Soy Sauce:
The fish was so fresh and the sauce was very good. The fish was steamed by the marinade and then the marinade was boiled down and became the sauce.
The second recipe was San Diego Cioppino with Local Seafood in a Fresh Pepper and Tomato Chipotle Broth:
I loved this!! This was my favorite dish of the class. I wanted a huge bowl of it!
The next recipe was Halibut in a Sicilian Sauce with Olives, Raisins, Pine Nuts and Capers.
I didn’t think I was going to like the flavor combination but it was unexpectedly delicious!
Next up was Mussels Marinara with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil and Ciabatta Toasts:
The mussels were great but the sauce stole the show. Loved the parmesan cheese on the toasts. It was perfect to sop up the sauce with!
Dessert was Lemon Shortcakes with Fresh Berries and Cream:
Add some strawberries to this and you’ve got the perfect Fourth of July dessert! Another winner!
After class, I picked up the kids from school and came home. I’m still pretty tired from the weekend. I’m looking forward to a quiet night at home tonight!
Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? Thoughts?
What was the best thing you ate all holiday weekend?