Jam bars 🍑🍒 Easy & Delicious👍

Apricot jam & almonds

To bake healthy and delicious goodies sometimes can be time consuming, expensive, and frustrating. I am not shy to say I don’t enjoy spending hours baking, and waiting for anything to rise for 8hours. But I love trying new recipes, and sharing them with my family, and watching them enjoy my experiments.

Every now and then when I come across a recipe that is delicious and practical, I am beyond happy. In this case fruit bars, that are delicious to pair with tea or coffee, even top them with ice cream, and just perfect to wrap in wax paper as a thoughtful gift for a friend, teacher or the next door neighbor.

This recipe is super easy to prepare, bake, and by changing the fruit layer, you can drastically change the flavor for the next batch. I made these bars to use up my leftover cranberry sauce, and it came out absolutely delicious.

You will need👩🏻‍🍳.

1 cup butter room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt. Zest of an orange ( 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract ) 3 cups all purpose flour 2 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, apricot or cherry jam 1/2 cup almonds, or walnuts

Preheat the oven 375° bake for 40-45 using a 9×13 baking dish. Dough will be soft and buttery, using a rolling pin or your hands lay enough dough to cover the bottom of the pan about 1/4 inch thickness, a layer of jam, and a layer of nuts. Cover with the rest of the dough. Bake until slightly golden.

Layer of apricot jam, and a layer of toasted almonds
Cranberry sauce & walnuts, in squares.

I am planning to bake some with raspberry jam and a layer of shaved semisweet Ghirardelli chocolate. Yummy 👍can’t wait😋

Baking Healthy Desserts

(Scones filled with chocolate chips and berries.)

I truly love baking. I rather bake than cook, and I rather bake goodies that are packed with fruits, nuts & berries.

I know there is always that feeling of guilt that creeps to our head when eating desserts, but I believe when we are baking our own cakes and cookies, we are more aware and use better and healthier ingredients.

For example, scones with cranberries and raisins, covered with vanilla glaze are great as dessert, and when served with a mixture of strawberry jelly and cream cheese or butter and honey is a scrumptious breakfast.

And if you love your coffee in the morning, dunking your scone in a hot cup of coffee is a great way to start your morning. 🌞

Click on the video and watch how I serve the scones.😋👍

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Most Popular Halloween snacks

Marshmallows dipped in chocolate
Marshmallows dipped in chocolate, use Cookie sprinkles for spooky eyes

So easy to make, and all the cookies and the ingredients are some of the most popular among kids and grown ups.

Oreo cookies, pretzels, tiny M&Ms
For creepy spiders use: Oreo cookies, pretzels and tiny M&Ms for eyes

it will take you only a few minutes to put these scary snacks together. Perfect size, and perfect for school parties, team parties, or even for the office.

Creepy spiders, mud monsters,Halloween sugar cookies
Creepy spiders, Mud monsters, Halloween sugar cookies

Ingredients:

Snyder pretzels

Ghirardelli chocolate

Hershey’s chocolate

Jet-Puffed jumbo marshmallows

Pillsbury Sugar Cookies ready to bake

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Belly warming Fall Drinks

hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate
A cup of hot chocolate with whip cream, hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate.

Apple Cider, Spiced Hot chocolate, Hot Chocolate, Warm Pumpkin Spiced Drink, All these drinks are nonalcoholic, so enjoy it with your family.

Apple Cider
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apple cider
Garnish with
whipping cream, Caramel topping, Ground cinnamon

Spiced hot chocolate
milk 3 cups (cow’s, almond, rice, soy)
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of ground chilli or cayenne pepper
1-2 cinnamon sticks
3-4 star anise

hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, spiced hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate, Hot apple cider, Spiced hot chocolate.

Hot Chocolate
1 ounce semisweet or dark chocolate (Ghirardelli)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (Hershey’s )
2 cup milk
1 tablespoons granulated sugar to taste
pinch salt

Warm Pumpkin Spiced drink
1 cup whole milk, heated until very warm
1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Whipped cream, optional
Cinnamon, optional

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