Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Treasures in the Kitchen

Thanks to our daughter, who is awesome and set up this blog for me, also a very good writer, (bragging rights are always left to the parents!!), I'm not left in the dust when it comes to all this blogging and journaling online. I'm not sure how comfortable I'm going to be with it since I'm not that technologically adept, but I'm willing to give it a go.

Since this IS my first post I thought I'd start with something I'm more comfortable a recipe. Maybe this counts as sharing from my heart since I really do like to cook and what comes from my kitchen is usually made with hopes that it will bring culinary pleasure to those who eat the food I've prepared.

This is a simple cookie recipe, not my own I have to admit, that I've modified somewhat and they're really good. I made them the first time to take share with our friends who we meet up with at Forest Park for Twilight Tuesdays. Everyone who tried them pronounced them yummy. I don't, however, understand the name they've been given. Yummy Fruit & Nut Bars seems more applicable, but it's not my recipe so I don't get to choose the name. In any case, I hope you enjoy them.

Dungeon Bars (???)

1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Raisins

I substituted Craisins for the raisins and added 1 Cup of finely chopped walnuts.

Preheat oven to 350* Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Stir in oats and raisins.

Spread batter in greased 9x13 baking pan.
Bake 30 minutes. Cool slightly and cut into bars.

From: Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Hello world.

Greetings! We are the kitchen gnomes. We'll be teaching you all about gnomestyle, gnomery and the fine arts of sauerkraut poetry and nostril flaring. It's going to be grand, hold onto your hats and all other loose objects (read: bifocals).