Thursday, November 20, 2008

Apple Cherry Crumble Bars

Johnny really liked these. I had to make him swear he liked them before I told him the big secret....THERE IS CHERRIES IN THEM! He is strongly apposed to cherries. I thought they were too crumbly. I had a hard time finding dried apples, I don't know why though. They are on Martha's site, but her site is having troubles today, so you may not be able to open it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dried Figs

I found these guys at the grocery store today while on a hunt for dried apples. They were located by the raisins, craisins, and other dried fruit. They were on sale, so I thought I would give them a try. I have never really ate figs, unless you count Fig Newtons. I was pleasantly surprised! They have a really complex taste and texture. The inside is full of tiny seeds, but so small they don't bother your teeth. There is a weird stumpy end that I just toss to the dogs. I am not sure how to use them in cooking, but they are fabulous for snacking. Ultra high in fiber. I would really suggest you try them! I bought ones that came in a resealable plastic pouch, Orchard Choice Brand Mission Figlets.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Maple Pecan Shortbread

These were super good. The recipe called for Grade B maple syrup and maple extract that was not available in Winona, so I had to use Grade A and vanilla extract instead. Also, they were suppose to be 2 inch rounds cut outs, I used a flower shape. My husband wondered how I got them in such a nice shape.....cookie cutter (duh). These are not on Martha's website. So, ya gotta buy the book!

Friday, November 7, 2008

ANZAC Biscuits

These were very good. Nice and chewy. I did not have Lyle's Golden Syrup, Hy-vee does carry it, but I didn't want to buy a huge jar of it for 2 tablespoons. So I used honey instead. If I make this cookie again, maybe I'll splurge for the Lyle's. ANZAC stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corp. No eggs, so good for those allergy folks. Check out the recipe on Martha's page.