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Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Oatmeal Bar Cookies

I never dreamed in a million years that the recipe for Oatmeal Bar Cookies would be exactly as the drop cookie.  That’s why I haven’t made them thinking that the texture would be more chewy when all that dough was crammed into one pan.  But, I was wrong and I have wasted so much time doling out oatmeal drop cookies.  Bar cookies are so much easier to bake especially when you are dealing with about 5 dozen.  That was your good news.  The bad news is you have to wait for them to cool before cutting them unless of course you’re just going to eat them out of the pan with a spoon.  And that would be perfectly acceptable!

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Lemon Cheese Danish with Lemon Icing

Lemon Cheese Danish

Here’s what we made in class on Friday our first lab of the year. The first time in the kitchen always makes for some interesting writing here. Just imagine 33 teens in a room with six kitchens all trying to get Danish in the oven, tables set, and kitchens cleaned in a mere 45 minutes. It is organized chaos!!! One group added their milk a day early and two groups got the Danish confused with the icing and added a heaping cup of powdered sugar to the dry ingredients. Another student used a pastry blender as a mixing tool. I haven’t figured that one out yet. After four hours and 124 students later I left feeling exhausted both mentally and physically. It was a great lab with only three wrong turns out of twenty-four that hit the nail on the head.

Here’s what I did to change it up and I loved the results and so did my family. Looking for something sweet, tart and very simple here it is Lemon Cheese Danish with Lemon icing.

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Banana-Berry Frozen Yogurt Bars

Banana-Berry Frozen Yogurt Bars

Are you looking for a summer treat and a way to get the family involved in the kitchen?  I found it or I should say Christy found it, made it, and brought it to school to see what we thought and I loved this recipe.  So here they are for you to try with the kids.  They will love them!  The recipe is right off the box of Nabisco Honey Grahams.  It’s a healthy substitute for ice cream sandwiches since they are made with yogurt and fresh fruit.  I used tart raspberries and bananas which really needed a sprinkle of sugar or a dab of honey to add some sweetness.  Just to give you a heads up here, the end product is not going to be a nice creamy texture.  It’s fruit and yogurt mixed by hand so it will be  a little icy.  Be sure to let them thaw a good 5 minutes before serving.  Very refreshing!

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Hershey’s Chocolate Pudding made in the Microwave !

Chocolate Pudding in the Microwave

I think that I have found the perfect pudding for you!  There will be no more instant pudding nor will there be the yucky pudding that is ready made in those plastic tubs.  This is put together in less than 10 minutes from start to finish.  It is a really rich chocolate pudding that no one will believe  you made in the microwave.

When I posted the recipe on my Promethean board one of my students said, ” Beginner skill?  Mrs. Lupo you know that we are way beyond beginners now!”  That being a true fact we still have only 45 minutes to get the job done.  This recipe was just the perfect fit!  So here are my tips for the pudding after making it twice at home, 4 times for my students, and 24 groups of students making it.  Now yours will be perfect!

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Mixed up Popcorn

The name says “mixed up” popcorn, but I really think that it is “kicked up” popcorn.  This is good stuff.  Just for your information this stuff is very addictive.  I don’t really care for caramel popcorn, but this is more on the side of popcorn and other stuff covered in pralines.  I first had this several years ago when I last went on a real vacation.  You know the kind where you stay for a week or more and read several books while sitting in a chair with the beach breeze gently blowing your hair.  The kind of time that you never want to end.  You have no trouble sleeping.  Work is someone else’s problem.  The only decision that you have to make is what are you’re having for dinner.  I need that right now.  Anyway, Anna made this Mixed Up Popcorn for our vacation and it was a fight for the last bite. It is that good!

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