Thursday, November 8, 2007

PUMPKIN BARS

I'm still cranking out class projects so I don't have any new stamped creations to share right now. I'll be sharing my class projects with you next week. I also plan to show you how I organize class projects.

I think Drew caught my flu bug ... he is home from school sick today. (I think he's just recovering from me beating him in a game of Scrabble last night! lol).

This is the last week of marching band season for Allie with the state competition on Saturday. Monday night, they had a Parent March-Along. Our kids taught us how to march, stand at attention, march backwards, groucho marching, and more! After some rigorous basic training, the parents followed their child through the entire show. What a workout! ... and we weren't even playing an instrument or marching ... just running to keep up! I have always admired the kids for what they do, but now have a whole NEW appreciation! Great parent/child bonding time!

I have another FABULOUS recipe to share with you today. My SU sideline, Lorri Heiling made these for our demonstrator meeting last week. They are INCREDIBLE !!!!!

PUMPKIN BARS

1 C. flour
¼ t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. soda
½ t. baking powder

Mix and set aside.

2 eggs
1 C. sugar
½ C. oil
½ C. Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
(1 small can makes about 3 pans of bars….I usually get my ½ C. out of the can, then freeze the rest. It thaws out just fine.)

Combine.

Stir first set of ingredients into moist mixture. Add 1 handful of chocolate chips. Pour into greased 9x13. Bake 350 degrees for 20 mn. Cool.

Frosting
3 oz. cream cheese softened
6 T. butter softened
2 ½ C. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 t. milk

14 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

oh my goodness...my mouth is WATERING now! THIS looks fantastic Nancy, thanks for sharing! I can make these tomorrow for the girls on Saturday at my SAS! YAH!

Hope your son feels better soon!
How exciting for the parents to take part like that!!! A GREAT experience I'm sure!

Flossie's Follies said...

sounds yummy

Missy said...

I just have to tell you how awesome you are! I think it's great that you inspire all of us with your stamping abilities and now these delicious recipes on top of it! I also admire the way you talk about your children and the wonderful bond you have with them. Keep up the fabulous work! :)

Dale said...

Hi Nancy,
So glad you are back to feeling like yourself again.
I have not been in band but I understand it is much more rigorous than it looks. Good for you for spending quality time with you teens.
I am definitely going to try the recipe; it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Dale said...

Hi Nancy,
So glad you are back to feeling like yourself again.
I have not been in band but I understand it is much more rigorous than it looks. Good for you for spending quality time with you teens.
I am definitely going to try the recipe; it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

staci said...

Thanks for the great recipes lately! I plan on trying them both! You seem like a great mom, your kids are lucky to have you! I hope your son feels better soon!
Staci

Dottie K said...

I hope Drew feels better soon. Yummy recipe - will have to try this one. I love anything pumpkin. Ooohh and congrats for winning at Paper Smiles - love that give set you made for your neighbor. Way to go girl!!1 :)

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

I love pumpkin bars, can't wait to try them!

I hope Drew feels better soon!

Rose Ann said...

These sound really yummy!

Hope Drew is feeling better!

Julie Mutch said...

I saw this recipe on another blog last week and I made them since I absolutely love pumpkin! They were sooooo good! Super easy to make, too. I'll be making them again for sure! Enjoy! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

I HAVE to try these. . .they sound delicious! OH my! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Amy G. said...

Oh no...hope Drew is feeling better soon! It's never fun when the kids are sick. BTW, love those recipes..will have to try it. Can't wait to see your projects and organizing! I finally received my ink storage (suink) after months of waiting! Yeah! ;)

Heather Summers said...

OK, can you say YUM!!!!! I am going to make these for Adam tomorrow! We LOVE pumpkin! Thanks for sharing!

nancy morgan said...

Your recipe looks fabulous...comes at just the right time, the rain has started, feels like it's time to bake something! Can't wait to see your class projects and how you organize them! That march-along just sounds like too much fun = ) !!