Food - Family -Faith

Food - Family -Faith
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Lori’s Strawberry Oat Bars

This is a recipe my friend Lori who is in the Palmetto Christian Writer's Network with me shared. I baked them last night and they were delicious. They remind me of a granola bar. They call for strawberry jam and that is what I used, but I guess you could use any kind of jam you like. My husband thought they would be good with dates.

¾ c. margarine, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1-1/2 c. plain flour
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1-1/2 c. oatmeal
1 c. chopped walnuts

Cream brown sugar & marg. together. Add other ingredients. Mixture will be crumbly. Reserve ½ c. for topping.  Spray 9x13 inch pan w/Pam and press mixture into the bottom. Top w/ ½ c. strawberry jam.Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.

 Bake at 400 for 20-25 min, being careful not to over bake. (Watch the edges for browning.) 

**I used a glass pan to bake mine so I decreased the temperature to 375 and didn't have any trouble with over browning. They were golden brown.

Can drizzle top w/ ½ c. chocolate pieces mixed w/ 4 tsp. margarine for an extra oomph.

Here is a link to Lori's blog if you would like to check it out:



Friday, March 9, 2012

Cherry Dump Cake

Have you ever made a Cherry Dump Cake. I like it because you don't have to mix anything up. You layer it in a casserole dish and put it in the oven. It reminds me of a cobbler. It is good served hot or cold. I like it best as soon as it comes out the oven.

1 can Cherry Pie Filling
2 sticks margarine or butter, melted
1 can crushed pineapple
**I like to use the one packed in it's own juice**
1 pkg. dry yellow cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts
**I usually use walnuts, but you can use pecans if you like**
1 can flaked coconut (if desired)
**I have made it with or without the coconut it is good both ways**

Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Layer in pan pie filling, pineapple, dry cake mix, butter, nuts, coconut (if desired). Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

**This recipe came from an old cookbook I have from Summerville Baptist Church.**