On another note, I've been cooking and baking so I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes with you. I could be addicted to Wendy's breakfast bars. Here is my version:
Super Fruity Breakfast Bars
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 eggs at room temperature
1 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup flax seed meal
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
Mix butter, sugars and eggs until incorporated. Slowly add all the dry ingredients until mixed well, but don't over beat.
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup dried blueberries
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Pour in a 9 x 13 pan sprayed with a non-stick spray. Sprinkle some oats on the top and bake in a 350 degree preheated oven. Do Not Over Bake. I start checking them after 15-20 minutes. They will look wet when they are not and the center will be a bit doughy and dense. Cool on a rack until pan is cool. Turn out on a board and cut in squares and store in an airtight container or large storage bag. They are oh so delicious, especially with a cup of coffee.
Variations: Use your favorite dried fruits. These are my favorites. The original recipe used raisins, dried apricots and plums. You can also bake them as cookies, I just like the bars better.
Enjoy and I'll be in touch when I can. I miss my blog and all blogging buddies! Hopefully, it will not be much longer...