Monday, October 20, 2008

This Never Happens...

Anyone know what you rarely see on my blog...besides proper grammar?

Recipes.

Let's just say that cooking...well, it's not my joy. I can do it. I just don't particularly enjoy it...or ever look forward to doing it. My mom claims this will change someday...which generally makes me respond with my inner 15 year old: whatever.

But today, I have a recipe. My bloggy friend Tonya at A Mrs. and a Mom, commented on my post yesterday that she didn't know what a pumpkin bar was...and as I read it...my heart stopped for a minute (oh I exaggerate, it was probably only a couple seconds, but still)...The pumpkin bar is one of the tastiest treats of fall...next to the candy corn, peanuts, and M&M combo...my heart broke at the thought of anyone missing out on my beloved pumpkin bars!!

I must share this recipe. It is my blogging duty. PLUS, I'd like to spread around the added 5 pounds that this little recipe seems to come with.

It's a recipe that I got from my aunt (which in IA we pronounce the proper way, "ant")...and I'm not biased or anything...but it's the best one out there. *smiles*
Tonya, this one is for you.
Pumpkin Bars: 2 Cups Sugar, 1 Cup Oil, 4 eggs - cream together
1 Can pumpkin pie filling (8 or 12 oz.)
2 Cups Flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp Baking Soda, 1/2 tsp salt; 1 tsp cinnamon.


Spread in large ungreased bar pan.


Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.


Frosting: (i.d. best part) 2 Cups Powdered Sugar, 3/4 Stick Butter (melted), 1 tsp vanilla, 3 oz. cream cheese (softened)



Enjoy...and sorry about the added poundage...but it's totally worth it...I think I'll go make another pan...

29 comments:

  1. OH MY!!!! Those would last 2 seconds in my house! I'll try them today! YUMMY!!!!

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  2. Ok, so I don't bake EVER, but I might just have to try these out this week! Thanks for sharing...even the extra lbs will be worth it, I'm sure! ;0)

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  3. Did I miss this recipe? It sounds delicious. I will try it this week. Thanks for the extra poundage.

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  4. So agree with you...pumpkin bars are dangerous for the hip region! Love them, how i love them going down!

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  5. LOL...Sounds good...I had a pumpkin tasting party once....it was awesomeness

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  6. I just gained five pounds reading it. Thanks!

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  7. I love, love, love pumpkin bars. Did I mention that I LOVE them?
    I made them last year to take to my in-laws for Thanksgiving and all those who said they don't "like" pumpkin stuff, LOVED them!!!

    I have been deemed the official dessert maker!

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  8. So if we are going to consume thiese on a regular basis, it would be a good idea for us to become runners? :)

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  9. This sounds delish! I'm a sucker for just about anything with pumpkin. Maybe we'll all have to try your little guy's method to fit into our clothes after the holidays! :)

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  10. They sound fantastic (and easy)! I'm not sure if I want to make them, though...they also sound slightly dangerous.

    Oh, wait...I like dangerous :-)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh so yummy sounding! :) Perhaps I will make them with some of the leftover 'real' pumpkin I baked the other day. :) Always good for a pick me up. :)

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  12. BLESS YOUR HEART!!!!!!!

    Thank you, my friend! I'm on my way to the grocery store RIGHT NOW!!

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  13. Yum!!! I like baking desserts and treats, but I hate cooking (thankfully, my husband loves it -- and is awesome at it, too!!)

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  14. yum! we'll have to try those!

    in tennessee we say "ant" too! and here i thought that was a southern thing!

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  15. i have been in the mood to bake. i am going to try these yummy bars! thanks for sharing!

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  16. Thank you!! I read your post referring to them, too and am so glad you shared! (Although my hips may not thank you later...oh, who cares!!)

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  17. We say "ant" too, not "ont" like some folks. :)

    You should post recipes more often - these sounds awesome! I just got 2 cans of pumpkin last night at the grocery store, so I'm going to try these.

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  18. Thanks a lot for posting this sinfulness on the day I'm supposed to be starting my weight loss challenge. ;) I am a sucker for anything pumpkin and anything with cream cheese in the recipe...it sounds very similar to the Pumpkin Roll recipe that I love to make.

    Ok, fleeing the temptation know...

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  19. Your pumpkin bar recipe should be outlawed. And I'll get started on that project just as soon as I make a batch. Just for research, so I know what I'm talking about.

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  20. I still TRY to go by Awnt Sarah, not Ant Sarah. She was the evil aunt in "Lady and the Tramp".

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  21. okay, first of all - how DO you get 21 people to comment on your blog? That's impressive!
    Second of all - My husband made this EXACT same pumpkin bar recipe yesterday...YUM! Love me some pumpkin bars!
    And lastly - I'm not so hip on cooking either. You made my day. I thought I was the only mom/wife that didn't find the joy in this domestic duty. Sure wish you and your parsonage weren't so far away. I think I'd have to drive over so we could chat over some coffee. (I like mine with mostly creamer and a little coffee) :)

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  22. Love the light and the picture wall in the dining room! Will have to try the pumpkin bars this week. I thought "ant" was a Southern thing - we say that in SC!

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  23. there is another way to pronounce "ant"?? not in texas!

    so i'm guessing i'd have trouble making this w/o a "bar pan"? i have no clue...but i'm thinking i don't have one of those!

    the only thing i do in the fall is roast pumpkin seeds...all that requires is a cookie sheet!

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  24. Sounds SOOOOO good! Thanks for sharing :>)

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  25. In my family, it's always been "ant," but once I took a phonetics course, I thought, "This really should be 'Ahnt.'" So I tried to get my first sister to have kids to say "Ahhhnt J," but she said, "Only if you want to be the weirdo Ant." So much love...
    My other sister tries, but I'm beginning to think this is a losing battle... :-(
    Ahhhhnnnttt J!

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  26. oh, yummy! can't wait to try this out! and ya know, I wouldn't know proper grammar if it smacked me in the face =P

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  27. Hi- I'm de-lurking :), i love your blog and the pumpkin bars sounds yumo.

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  28. Yum! I may try these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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