Thursday, May 27, 2010

more mommy shots. and one of my top recipes.

so i am trying to keep up with em's challenge of taking a pic a day with your kids. not just of your kids. this is slightly more difficult than i thought for some reason.

here is the sweet platypus and yours truly. in my bed. she was annoyed by me kissing her and was trying to get away. lila's developing quite the personality and is even throwing fits. like big ones in the store and everything. i never thought this day would come...

and here is her new chin move. i don't know what it means, but she does it a lot.

it can get boring looking at me and my kids post after post, so please enjoy this recipe that i stole from my mother. it is a party favorite (as you can tell from the recipe, it gets used often). i will warn you that it is extremely delicious. even as a breakfast of sorts. really takes the edge off the morning.

Chocolate Revel Bars
2 sticks butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups rolled oats(i don't use the quick kind, but any will work)
1 14-ounce can (1-1/4 cups) sweetened condensed milk
1 and 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips(dark chocolate is fab!)
2 teaspoons vanilla

1.Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter. In a large mixing bowl beat the remaining butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar; beat until well mixed. add in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well incorporated. In another large bowl stir together flour and baking soda and oats. Gradually mix dry mixture into beaten mixture. Set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan combine the reserved 2 tbsp butter, the sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 teaspoons vanilla.

3. Press two-thirds (about 3-1/3 cups) of the oat mixture into the bottom of a grease 9X13 glass pan. pour chocolate mixture over the oat mixture. Using your fingers, dot(drop chunks over) remaining oat mixture over the chocolate.

4, Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned (chocolate mixture will still look moist). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into 2x1-inch bars and devour like a wild monkey.



  1. LOL! Are you sure Lila isn't Italian instead of half Asian? Don't Italians do some sort of chin-hand-bleap-you kind of thing? :) I'll definitely be trying that recipe...

  2. That chin move is precious. I'm pretty sure I would give her whatever she wanted with that cute little expression=)
    And I can't wait to make the bars. Can't wait even more to eat them.

  3. soo cute, thanks for sharing. as far as the chin thing and fits... its a girl thing. girls are hard!! my boy was a piece of cake.

  4. you girls are so cute. those bars look delish!

  5. great pictures... hysterical one of Lila. thanks for the recipe looks awesome..definately going to try it!

  6. Yummy, so going to make those bars!!

  7. ha, chelsea i didn't even think about that...funny! oh well.

  8. just tried a new granola bar recipe today. will try this when they are all gone. happy breakfastes for me and my girls. yeah for new recipes!


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