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Drink, Eat and Splurge: Memorial Day Menu

24 May

I personally like to use a holiday as a perfectly good excuse to eat slightly naughty foods and not feel that guilty. Well, what do you know,this weekend just happens to be a holiday. I’ll just HAVE to drink, eat and splurge just a little…

Drink:  Cool Blackberry Cocktail

It’s gonna be kinda hot this weekend, so I’m gonna stay cool as a cucumber with this blackberry cocktail.

EAT: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

For all you veggie lovers out there, you can’t go wrong with this cheesy grilled veggie sandwich.

Goodness me, you could hook up a little au jus and some baked fries for this sammie and wowee, wow, wow!

Splurge:  Oatmeal Carmelita’s

 Gonna bust out some of these buttery, beautiful and addictive chocolate chip Oatmeal Carmelita’s! Okay, these might be considered a little more than slightly naughty.

Have a safe and delicious Holiday!



Introductions, Please…

18 Jan

Let me introduce you to my new friend, Carmelita.

I was introduced to Carmelita at this year’s; bring your neighbor some sinful Christmas treats swap. Let me tell you, Carmelita is a thing of beauty with her oatmeal, chocolate chips, caramel, pecans and gooey consistency.

One bite of these will make you will slap yo mama!

In case your mama needs a good slap or you feel like adopting a new addiction today, here’s the recipe.


1 c. flour
1 c. quick oats
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. nuts (opt.)
3/4 c. caramel ice cream topping & 3 tbsp. flour (mix)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in approximately 8″x8″ pan. Combine first 6 ingredients to form crumb mixture. Press half mixture in the bottom of the pan. Reserve other half of mixture for top. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

After the mixture has baked 10 minutes, layer the chocolate chips, nuts and caramel with flour poured on top, in this order. Then crumble remaining flour mixture on top and bake 20 to 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Place in refrigerator to completely cool, before cutting. Store in air tight container in refrigerator for best results.



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