Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Spicy Apple Bars

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 unbeaten eggs
1 cup sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup rolled oats
1-1/2 cups diced pared apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375°. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Sift dry ingredientstogether and add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, apples, and walnuts. Spread into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Cool for five minutes and cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

From my mother's recipe files.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)