Monday, April 22, 2013

{our weekend recap!}

Hope y'all had an awesome weekend! 

We kicked off wedding season 2013 with our good friend's wedding on Saturday Night!  
I love weddings...thanks to my MIL for the family picture!



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I also made up some of Barefoot Contessa's Raspberry Crumble Bars, mine weren't quite as pretty as Tessa's but they sure were yummy! I substituted strawberry jam instead of raspberry. These bars go great with coffee...yum yum! 

NINE + SIXTEEN: Recipe | Barefoot Contessa Raspberry Crumble Bars


Raspberry Crumble Bars

Ingredients
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
10 to 12 ounces good raspberry jam
2/3 cup good granola 

1/4 cup sliced almonds
Confectioners' sugar, for sprinkling


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on medium speed just until combined. With the mixer on low, add the vanilla.

Sift the flour and salt together and, with the mixer on low, slowly add to the butter mixture, mixing until it almost comes together in a ball. Turn the dough out on a board. Lightly pat two-thirds of the dough evenly on the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan and about 1/4-inch up the sides. Spread with the jam, leaving a 1/4-inch border. Mix the granola into the remaining dough with your hands. Break the dough into small bits and distribute it on top of the jam, covering most of the surface. Sprinkle the almonds on top. Bake the bars for 45 minutes, until lightly browned.

Cool completely and cut into 9 or 12 bars. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.


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I've also been spending a ridiculous amount of time scouring realtor.com, still searching for our dream house....I'm learning rather quickly that said house may not exist! :)
Hopeful we will find something soon!


gray exterior, white trim, gray/green door with lantern

Have a wonderful Monday! 



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