Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome, March! (And a Recipe to Share)

Can you believe it's March?

I know…I can't either!  

Especially when it looks like this out my window…

…Hurry up Spring!!!

So, on my "snow day"off, I made myself a cup of hot tea and curled up with my new favorite magazine, MaryJanes Farm.  The perfect mix of articles about organic foods…sewing/quilting/crafting…using essential oils…and general farmhouse-style living.  You can check out their regional farm girl bloggers (city farm girls, suburban farm girls, beach-y farm girls, etc.) or connect with them via Facebook.

And what better way to enjoy a cup of tea…than with a sweet treat?!

Mary Catherine has been dying to learn how to cook…bake…create meals, so we started with a simple cookie bar recipe from my Eagle Brand cookbook.

Magic Cookie Bars

Bake Time:  25 Minutes

1/2 Cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND Sweetened Condensed Milk (not evaporated milk)
2 Cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 Cup chopped nuts

1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass dish).  In a 13 x 9-inch baking pan, melt butter in oven.

2.  Sprinkle crumbs over butter; pour Eagle Brand evenly over crumbs.  Layer evenly with remaining ingredients; press down firmly.

3.  Bake 25 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool.  Chill, if desired.  Cut into bars.  Store loosely covered at room temperature.  

Makes 2 to 3 dozen bars


I'm off to Jazzercize to burn off these calories…but more importantly keep my blood sugar in check!

I hope you're staying warm where you are...


  1. Yum, yum, yum! Thanks for the recipe. I'm looking forward to Spring more than ever. So much snow still on the ground and never warming up to melt it!
    I'm loving the way you enjoy your snow day. Enjoy.

  2. H Val!
    Sounds like the perfect day...
    Thanks for the magazine tip. Sounds great. : )
    And those magic cookie bars sound amazing!
    Yay for your daughter! : )
    Have a cozy evening, my sweet friend.
    Always enjoy our visits!

  3. Oh we love recipes like that in our house! Glad to see you up here. Was thinking of you lately. Wish I lived closer where I could stop in for a cup of tea :)

  4. OH, my goodness!!! That recipe is making my mouth water....

  5. Really there IS no better way to enjoy a cup of tea than with a sweet treat!


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