Sunday, January 07, 2007

Christmas Fruit Bars


1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup dark molasses
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir together. With a fork, blend in shortening. Add eggs and molasses; mix well. Spoon into a 9x9 pan and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 or until it tests done.

My mother, Doris Hill, collected this recipe and wrote it by hand for her 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)