Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Yummy Cookies

I plan to post recipes on a regular basis. This is a cookie recipe I found about a year ago and it is great and easy! Every time I take it somewhere I get raves and recipe requests. It makes a lot and they are festive for the holidays. You can use mixed nuts if you try to get as much salt off as possible. Shake the salty nuts in a strainer and then rub between some paper towels or just buy unsalted. Toast the almonds if you use them. Get a big bag at Costco and put them on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 or until light brown. Then they are already roasted for whatever you want or just eating. The "release foil" is available anywhere and makes them easier to work with but other foil might work if you spray it generously with Pam. I have always used the release for this.

Chewy Nut Bars

1 box devils food cake mix
2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter
1 large egg
2 tsp. Vanilla
Mix together and press into the bottom of a large sided
cookie sheet which has been lined with release foil.
Bring the ends of the foil above the ends of the pan.
Bake 350 for about 12 minutes. The center should be flat.
Cool completely. The crust needs to be good and solid to
get the topping on easier.

¾ cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
¼ cup light corn syrup
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 cups of nuts coarsely chopped (any of pecans, cashews,
walnuts, toasted almonds hazelnuts) (I used unsalted except
the cashews but I tried to shake off the salt) I used toasted
almonds cashews and pecans. They were good.
1 ½ C. semisweet chocolate chips

After the crust is cooled, Mix the nuts and chocolate chips
in the topping glaze and pour over the crust. Make sure the
syrup didn’t pool in the middle. Bake for about 20 minutes
until the syrup is set.
Cool and lift out by the end foil and cut into desired pieces.


Maryquilter said...

Hey Charmaine- Way to go. Shannon has been blogging for a long time and so does her husband. Is it a lot of work to do it? I am going to try your cookies. Had a wonderful time at your new home for our Empty Nesters group. See ya soon- Mary

mashipley said...

Charmaine - I'm so glad you are blogging. I feel so fortunate to have you share your recipies - you have always been the best of cooks. It helps me stay in touch with Farmington. Thanks for inviting me.
We have a family blog, and several of our children have their own blogs - and I love them. Soon I will start my own I think.

TnD said...

Welcome to the blogosphere. Michael looks so much like Beau. He is really cute. I can't wait to try the recipe.