Sunday, October 17, 2010

Toffee Bars

Originally uploaded by jenerationx17
One of my favorite desserts--toffee bars.

Now, you aren't actually making toffee; just a bar that tastes like toffee. And it does taste like toffee.

Toffee Bars

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
3-8 Hershey bars

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Mix. Add the flour and mix. Dough will be stiff.

Spray a 10x15 inch pan. (You can use a different size pan--obviously, the smaller the pan the thicker the bar; the larger the pan, the thinner the bar). Spread dough--it will be hard to spread. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately top with chocolate bars. Let sit for a few minutes and then spread the chocolate.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Foods I Should Like

I could eat massive amounts of mashed potatoes, fresh berries, guacamole and ice cream. My husband is often amazed at the amount of ice cream I can eat. I'm always amazed at the amount of ice cream he doesn't eat.

Of course, there are foods I don't eat. And some I probably should since they are actually healthy for you.

Sweet potatoes. I get that they are so much better for you than potatoes, but seriously, I can't get past the fact that they look like massive amounts of ear wax. Sorry.

Raw tomatoesAs indicated in my last post, I don't do raw tomatoes, unless it's salsa. I know, makes no sense. I know that they are nutritious, but they taste like nothing to me--even the organic, heirloom ones fresh from my own dirt.

Tea. Tastes like extremely watered down coffee. I try, really. I've tried again and again to like it. No dice. I do however like chai, but that's it.

Salmon. I like fish, but salmon? No. Tastes super fishy to me and super fishy fish usually means it is old. Yuck. If a restaurant has fish on the menu, 9 times out of 10, it's salmon. So sad.

What healthy foods do you not like?