Tell me this isn't the cutest thing you've ever seen! It's a "Candy Bar" and I can't wait to make one. This is perfect for us Utahns. In fact, I think I'm going to throw a party and write, "Open Bar" on the invitation...now wouldn't that raise a few eyebrows? But seriously though, the idea is that party guests get a little cellophane bag and fill it with treats to nibble on or take home. Total sugar high, but if it's cute, the calories don't count, right?
Some people have accused me of being a good cook, but the truth is I am just an avid collector of good recipes. I am not above writing a recipe on the back of a napkin, on a receipt buried in my purse or even on a dollar bill if it becomes necessary. For me, cooking and baking is so much more than food. When I'm in the kitchen, I feel connected to my family and friends (old and new, living and gone) through the recipes they have shared with me. Each recipe has a story behind it and I wouldn't include it here if it didn't. I love the way my house feels when it is filled with the smell of something delicious in the oven. Cooking and baking relaxes me and helps me connect to the less-hectic life that I long for. If only the mess could clean itself up:0)
I will be working over the next several months to save and post all of the recipes from my Tried and True recipe book. I will also be adding many more new and delicious recipes for you all to enjoy. Bon Appetit!