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Party Bars

Party Bars

These were a staple for Matthew’s family as they grew up. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it better.

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup cold butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 egg, slightly beaten

1 Tbsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Stir flour and brown sugar together. Cut in cold margarine/butter until crumbly. Stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Press mixture on bottom of ungreased 13x9x12 baking pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Combine egg, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in remaining chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups).
  5. Spread evenly over baked crust and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool completely in pan on wire rack, then cut into bars.

Try not to consume entire batch in one sitting.

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Great Guacamole

Great Guacamole

INGREDIENTS: 2 ripe avacados

1/2 lime Generous pinches of ground cumin, cayenne pepper, and salt.

1/4 small red onion (Optional if onions give you gas. They give Honey SERIOUS GAS.)

2 roasted red peppers

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil or coriander ( I like coriander)

1/2 cup sour cream

DIRECTIONS: Mash avacados (sans peels and pits), but leave it chunky. Add everything else, and mix.

Try not to slather it all over your body.

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