October 5, 2011

Lack of Motivation?

Hello Readers and Fellow Bloggers - I have been kindly reminded by my Mom to update my blog  :-) Thanks Mom!

Truth is we've been so damn busy that we finally had some slow down time and I didn't feel like doin ANYTHING! So yep the blog got neglected.

But I logged in today, cleaned away the spiderwebs that were growing and dusted off my dashboard! So we are back and in working order after a much needed to break!

So what will I share with you today? Well a recipe of course! I can't leave you for a whole week with a damn book review and not come back with something delish to share!

For this recipe - a Raspberry Breakfast Bar - you only need: Lemon Juice, Egg, Butter, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Vanilla, and Raspberry Jam (I use seedless).

Combine your two sugars and butter together.

Toss in your vanilla and egg.

Meanwhile combine your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Then gradually add into your sugar/butter mixture to make the crust.

Get to mixin' and mix it well my friends!

After you've got your flour/sugar/most of the ingredients mixed together go ahead and set it aside. Or you can do this step while it's mixing.
Combine your raspberry jelly and lemon juice in a small bowl.

Get out your 13 x 9 pan, spray with baking spray, then take half your crust mixture and spread it evenly throughout the pan.

Top with your jelly/lemon juice mixture.

Then drop the second half of your crust dough in little balls throughout the entire pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes in a 325 degree oven! Then get ready for a big ol' whiff of sweetness when you open your oven door! This really does smell so delish from the get go!

So technically you are supposed to make a glaze with this but I chose not to! I didn't need the extra fat and calories and really it's not needed at all!

This was so good and bonus - it came from Taste of Home's Guilt Free Cookbook so I could enjoy a slice (or two) and not completely screw my weight watchers points SCORE! And the following Sunday I got the newspaper, make myself a Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte, and enjoyed two slices of this heavenly breakfast dish!

I highly recommend for breakfast lovers who are trying to keep it on the light side and who love their pastries! I was stoked! Now to just cut this recipe in half cause goodness it makes A LOT of bars!

For those wanting the recipe here you go: Enjoy!


Alycia said...

ooh! I might have to make this one!

Hi I am Christy said...

Welcome Back!! Those bars look yummy!

Staci said...

Yum! These look so good! :-)


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