I spent time in my kitchen cooking, baking, and then cooking some more.
Bet you thought I was going to say blogging…
I guess you were right too!
So, where have I been? Well…it’s a pretty long list!
Champaign for Christmas
Wisconsin for New Years
Doing yoga on the Sky Deck
Meeting Friends at Begyle Brewery
Baking Banana Bread
Teaching Kids Yoga
Taking Pics with the World Series Trophy
Cuddling with Cooper
Traveling to DC
Told you it was a long list : ) Did I mention that it was also a fun one!
So here I am back at the blogging with Cooper on my lap and I’ve got some recipes for you.
Last Friday, after a busy morning, I decided to spend a bit of time in my kitchen. Isn’t the whole point of having this awesome kitchen actually using it?
The more challenging problem has been coming up with some down time to sit, type, and share all the amazing recipes with you. With some help from impromptu house guests (my mom and dad), I made meatballs, jalapeno mac n cheese, Red Velvet Cake Batter Dip, and the most incredible Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars.
I was a bit worried about the looks of these bars, but looks can be deceiving!
These bars are absolutely delicious!
And were met with rave reviews from everyone who tried them!
Of course, I went dessert first, but I should also share with you the recipe I found in the Whole Foods Market Cookbook for Jalapeno Mac N Cheese. And I will…just not tonight because I have to run. We’ve got Saturday night dinner plans with friends (and I am bringing these oldie but goodie salad…Mmm!)
What are you cooking and baking this winter???
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
From Mom Endeavors
- ½ C butter
- ½ C brown sugar
- ⅓ C peanut butter
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ C sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 C flour
- 1 C oatmeal
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 C chocolate chips
- ½ C powdered sugar
- 2-4 Tbsp milk
- ½ C peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix sugars, egg, and butters.
- Add flour, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and oatmeal.
- Spread mixture into a 9×13 pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- While that bakes, prepare the frosting (mix together the powdered sugar, milk, and peanut butter).
- Remove pan from oven and while hot, sprinkle with chocolate chips. When melted, swirl with the frosting.