Line an 8″ x 8″ pan in one direction with parchment paper, allowing it to go up the opposing sides. Lightly grease the parchment paper and the exposed pan, or coat with a non-stick spray.
40 minutes, until they’re brown around the edges — don’t be afraid to get a little color on the tops too. They’ll still seem soft and almost underbaked when you press into the center of the pan but they’ll set completely once completely cool.
you can use your parchment “sling” to lift and remove the bars, and place them in their paper on the rack to cool the rest of the way. This can speed the process up.)
which will fully set the “glue,” then cut them cold. To store, wrap the bars individually in plastic or stack them in an airtight container. In humid weather, it’s best to store bars in the refrigerator. They also freeze well.
1 1/2 cup
almonds (or other nuts, raw or roasted but definitely unsalted)
cup Medjool dates, pitted
dried apricots (or other dried fruit like cherries, cranberries or dehydrated apples)
Yay, it’s Months of Edible Celebrations Picnic Day again. I’m going on a picnic, and I’m bringing…. This is actually my second “attempt” at making Ozark Pudding — I made it last Wednesday, and thought it was so delicious and fun that I just HAD to “bring” it to the Picnic
You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six. Yogi Berra. My latest edgy pizza is one that is made with vodka sauce and of course, only Tito’s will do…I had to try it, but for all of the work making the sauce according to the recipe, my today lazy butt could only think, buy a good jarred vodka sauce, but I did make the sauce and the best pizza dough of the month
the next day (the 15th of December) happened to be national cupcake day, which, dear readers, was the answer to my problems (not all of them of course, I still have essays to finish, and that whole world peace thing is going to take some time
Sweden’s Christmas season begins on December 13th - Santa Lucia Day. No one is quite sure why Lucia, a 4th century Sicilian saint, came to be so revered in Sweden, but each year a celebration is held to thank the Queen of Light for bringing hope during the darkest time of the year