Friday, November 26, 2010

Best Tip you are likely to get today...

Today was cookie baking day--successful once again!  Lots of cookies baked and lots of laughs--Thanks Denise! xo
It occurred to me again today, as Denise and I were cooking together, just how social food really is.  No matter what the occasion- wedding, birthday, funeral, lunch date , cookie day or everyday  we gain so much more than a full belly by including eating and/or cooking into our social schedules.  We gain insight, laughter, stories, hope, love and so much more by sharing a meal and cooking together--it's not a wonder why I place so much value on good food and good eating--how about you?

Tip of the Day:  Denise asked me today, why I was putting the empty butter wrapper back in the fridge--Well, it makes the best pan greaser you ever had!  No more saran wrap or parchment paper, no more too much/not enough butter--just use your butter wrappers to grease that cake pan!  So Easy!

Magic Cookie Bars
 1/2 cup bitter melted
1 1/2 cup graham wafer crumbs
1 can condensed milk (like Eagle Brand or Rooster Brand)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup walnuts or pecans chopped

In a 9x13 pan combine butter and graham crumbs and press down firmly to make a crust.  Pour condensed milk over base and spread evenly.  Sprinkle chips, then nuts then coconut over the milk and press down lightly.  Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into squares.
Yummy!  See how long you can make this one last--I bet it won't be till the end of the weekend :)


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