Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

Magic Turtle Bars

I’ve always loved the bars with many layers.  They go by many different names but usually they’re called 7 Layer Bars.  This recipe has 7 layers, and I was pleased one of the layers wasn’t coconut.  I’m not a coconut fan unless it’s toasted on a Girl Scout cookie.  You know those cookies.  I could probably eat an entire box in one sitting.  Ok I did that once.  I ate lettuce sprinkled with water for the rest of the week. Continue reading

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Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever made a recipe, decided it wasn’t that great, then read the comments people posted about the recipe and wondered if you were living on the same planet?  I made a new cookie recipe and they turned out nothing like the pictures.  I was highly disappointed.  My cousin Shirley was baking with me and she agreed.  They just weren’t what we were expecting but apparently the rest of the world loved them. Continue reading

Fresh Apple Cake Revisited

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

The second post for “redo” week was a more recent post.  I was going to immortalize my Grandma Lil’s fresh apple cake with a post but neither my mother nor I were sure we had the right recipe.  I made the cake but one taste and I knew what I made wasn’t Grandma’s recipe.  Close but no cigar.  It was good but not memorable like Grandma’s cake.  We were stumped. Continue reading