Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday Tales

This is a Seeing Red Exchange that I had in one of my Yahoo Groups that I belong to.  Shared Crosses.  I love these ladies!!

Katy is doing better.  We had to rush her to ER last Thursday morning.  It seems that she had a battle with a brown recluse spider and the spider won.  Katy swelled up and looked like a racoon with big red eyes.  This was 2 am.  What a time to find a emergency vet office.  Thankfully, there is one 16 miles from us.  They were waiting for us and took her right back. 

I found a really good sounding cookie bar.  So I want to share:

Buttermilk Cinnamon Bars

1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 tea salt
1 tea cinnamon
1 tea baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1 tea vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.

Blend sugars, flour, and shortening together until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Combine 2 cups of this mixture with coconut and nuts.  Press lightly in to a greased 9x13 pan.  Combine all the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Spread over first layer and bake for 45 minutes.  While still warm, frost with a thin confectioners' sugar icing.  Cool in pan on wire rack and cut into bars.


1 pound confectioners' sugar
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 tea vanilla extract

Blend to a spreadable consistency.

Have a wonderful day.


  1. Those spiders are feared in our area too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Your exchange items look lovely.

  2. nice post thanks for sharing looking for to visit more....blessings