Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Recipe Box Swap!

swap blogpost

The first Thursday of every month is The Recipe Box Swap. It's the brainchild of Randi, at i have to say. If you have a blog and would like to participate, post a recipe on your blog; then go to Randi's Mr. Linky (at the bottom her Thursday Recipe Box Swap post) and add your name, the title of your recipe, and the URL of your recipe post. While you're there, be sure and check out the blogs of others who participate. New recipes, new blogs to read, new friends to make. C'mon and join the fun!

I'm sort of cheating this month. I tried this recipe of Pioneer Woman Cooks just a couple of weeks ago and blogged about it; and yes, this is the same picture I posted then (that's the cheating part). It was sooo good, it bears repeating. Plus, I finally have a picture to include with my recipe, even if y'all have already seen it.

Pioneer Woman Cooks!
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Apricot Bars

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt1
1/2 cups oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 sticks (regular, salted) butter, cut into pieces
(I let mine get to room temp)
1 10-12 ounce jar Apricot Preserves (I used Rasberry-use whatever you prefer)

Mix all ingredients except Apricot Preserves.
Press one half of the mixture into a buttered 8″ square (or small rectangular) pan.
Spread with a 10-12 ounce jar of apricot preserves.
Sprinkle second half of mixture over the top and pat lightly.
Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes or until light brown.
Let cool completely, then cut into squares.

When these were hot out of the oven, Mr. Studley and I had them with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream, which made a tasty dessert. The rest were eaten as snacks. Nary a crumb was wasted.

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

~1 Thessalonians 5:11 NKJV


Wool Winder said...

Too good not to use again!

Farm Chick Paula said...

I HAVE to try these... it makes my mouth water just to look at the picture!
My Grandmother used to make fried apricot pies... oh dear Lord they were sooo good.

marigold said...

Yum, I like how you used raspberry! I love PW, and saw this over there, too. I make her bacon-wrapped jalapenos which are awesome!

Tipper said...

I haven't gotten around to making them yet but still want too. They look so good.

Netter said...

My Aunt Vickie makes those apricot bars every Christmas. They are super good. I like the recipe idea, I'm going to try to remember to join in.

Anonymous said...

those look scrummy. I've made a similar one using apple so will have to try these as I love apricot.

ponyknit said...

I want to join, I just didn't have myself together for this months. Next time ;)

Sharon said...

Renna, I've seen this on PW's site but haven't made it yet. You say it's's good! :) But then everything I've made from her site HAS BEEN. eh? :) Thanks for sharing it. NOW I WILL make it for sure.

ByLightOfMoon said...

Oh yummy!

This receipe looks easy enough for even me to bake. I can press dough into a pan. LOL! And I love all kinds of jams and preserves. I shall print this and save it.
Many thanks Renna and thanks for posting on my blog also!

You puppy is beautiful, love him all you can if he knuges up atthe computer even!
smiles, cyndi

Shannon said...

This looks like a wonderful treat! Apricots make my mouth water :)>
I have a huge raspberry patch on my property and am always looking for good recipes to use them in. Maybe an apricot raspberry version would work, too??

Jen r. said...

Those look totally yummy and very easy to make!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! I am off to have look around. Jen R

cinnamongirl93 said...

Stop tempting me with your sugary goodies!lol! Just kidding. It looks really good!

Kelsey said...

Yumm! Thanks

Dana said...

I've been wanting to try that recipe too!

By the way, the comments you left on my blog about your neighbors clothes line CRACKED me up!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Reena Thanks for coming to the party. Please come visit again.
Those apricot bars look good. I may have to try them.

Sandy said...

I'm terrible with receipes...I never end up following, so gave up even keeping them long ago. lol Though I must admit they do look yummy.

Baking just isn't my think, don't even know why.

Have a good wkend, and thanks for compliment.


Gina said...

Yummm they look and sounds delish! :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Yumm-o!! These DO look wonderful!! I would love to try these ~ Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog, Renna...especially so I could find your blog!! Hope you have a great weekend....xxoo, Dawn

Julie said...

Oh man, those look so good. I will have to give them a try. thanks for visiting my blog--come again. Julie

Carol said...

These look delicious.

Randi said...

Yummy! These sound so good! I have a similar recipe, but it uses a yellow cake mix. This one would be better since i already have everything to make it! Thanks!

K.C. said...

Going to use those for a meeting I am going to go to next week. THanks... KC

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Thank you so much for praying for my little Colton. He is doing so much better. I just posted a new happy photo of him on my blog. I can't tell you how much your support has meant to me.

Now for this recipe ... what a good one! My husband LOVES apricot so I am printing this out tonight and hope to surprise him tomorrow. Thank you!


kawaii crafter said...

No wonder these are so good, there's so much butter. I love butter!

homespun living said...

Thank you,those look delicious and easy to make!


Windansea said...

They look soooo good - I really enjoy PW's recipes and I like to see how other people's versions turn out - thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I have actually had these before and with the apricots and they are very good. Good picture too :)

kat449 said...

Hi Renna,
SOOOO THRILLED your happy w/ your goodies. The flower "thingy" is a fridge magnet I made...
I so appreciate your enthusiasm, some folks recieved them but havent said much or anything and I know they were recieved cuz Im notified online when they thank you, it made the entire experience worth it from your response alone, how sweet you are and you made my day!
my email is on my blog giveaway page but here I am anyway...
anytime my friend. hugs, Kat
P.S. youd better start knitting yourself a pair of socks and you know why!

cindee said...

Those look so yummy!!! I remember my grandmother use to make date bars. They were my favorite!!! They looked simular to to your bars. With the oatmeal top etc(-:

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

This just sounds so yummy!!!! I'm in the mood for some bars, too! Thanks for posting! Cora

Dani said...

I am planning on making these with the fig preserves we will be making from our tree...can hardly wait until they get ripe! Yummy, homemade fig bars...

Kari & Kijsa said...

those look and sound amazing!!

kari & kijsa

Kimmie said...

Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe. Looks like it is a MAJOR hit my friend.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Renna, Your recipe looks great. I need to try that one. Thank you for coming by and leaving a post for the apron giveaway. I'll be coming back.
Have a Blessed Day,

Juri said...

Renna....I love your blog! And this recipe sounds like a keeper...I am definitely going to give this one a try this weekend!


Beth J said...

This recipe looks fantastic. I've been after something like this for some time, and it looks so versatile! Fig, apricot, berry... wow, the choices. Definitely adding this one to my recipe collection. Thanks for sharing!