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Shelby Cookie Bar Recipe

Preheat oven to 350F.

Crust

1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 c. sugar
½ c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Mix flour, sugar, butter, and vanilla until crumbly. Add eggs and stir until soft dough forms.
Press into a well-greased 13×9 pan.
Bake 15 min.
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Topping

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ c. mini marshmallows
1 ½ c. shredded coconut
1 c. milk chocolate chips

Whisk together first 4 ingredients. Add marshmallows, coconut, and chocolate chips.
Spread evenly on crust when it comes out of the oven.
Bake 10 to 15 min. or until top is lightly browned and set.

Top with 1 c. milk chocolate chips and dig right in! (Or, if you have a will of iron, let it cool and cut into small bars) 🙂

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Learning to draw

I had to set down the tatting shuttles for a while as I’m really not getting anywhere with it (but I’m not giving up! After all, it took me nearly 3 years to teach myself to crochet ’cause I kept getting frustrated with it, but I just couldn’t stay away forever!! And tatting is just to beautiful to give up on!!) But to occupy myself in the meantime, I decided to do something I’ve loved since I was a small child (I’m sure the title of this post gives it away ;)), drawing is so much fun and it’s easy to learn right off the internet for free!
Interweave's "Artist Daily" site has a selection of free downloads that include Drawing Basics, Oil Painting Techniques, and Watercolor Instruction, Wikihow also has a good selection of drawing “how-to’s” including how to
Draw a Medieval Castle which I used this evening to learn how to draw the picture below. For the moment I’m concentrating on sketching and having a lot of fun with it but I may branch out into painting eventually.

My first castle!!!

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Leavenworth Layer Bars

Bottom Layer:
½ c. butter, melted
1 c. oats
¼ c. sugar
1 c. flour

Mix until crumbly spread in a greased 9×13-inch pan, pat down firmly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Turn oven up to 400 degrees.

Raisin mixture:
1 ¼ c. packed brown sugar
3 eggs
2 c. raisins
¾ c. water
1 ½ tsp. vanilla

Mix in saucepan. Heat on medium-high heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Pour half of raisin mixture on bottom layer.

Crumb mixture:
2 c. oats
½ c. butter, softened
¼ c. sugar
¼ tsp. salt

Mix all until crumbly.
Spread half of crumb mixture on top of raisin mixture in pan
Spread other half of raisin mixture on top of the first layer of the crumb mixture then top with other half of crumb mixture.

In a small saucepan heat together:
1 c. unpacked brown sugar
¼ c. water
1 tsp. vanilla

Pour evenly over top layer.
Bake 15 – 20 minutes.
Cool and serve.

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Chicken meatballs

I’ve been told these are best meatballs I’ve ever made 🙂 I’ve experimented with different things for a while now… but these are definitely my favorite!

2 lbs ground chicken
1 ¾ c. unseasoned breadcrumbs
2 eggs, beaten
¼ c. milk
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons BBQ sauce

Preheat oven to 425.
Mix all ingredients. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture on well-greased baking sheets.
Cook for 15 – 25 minutes, turning once.
Makes 30 to 35 meatballs

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