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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

AN AWESOME RAIN and some Good Lookin' Foods.....

Hello, ya'll... 

 We had the most magnificent rain on 6/17 that we had to 
MAKE our silly selves not get out in it
and DANCE !!


We needed it sooo bad and was so happy to get it...

That's a little POOL of  RAIN WATER  in my violets
*clap clap

We had 1 1/2" in our rain gauge....


We stood on the porch for awhile and then I ran inside,
popped some ORVILLE REDENBACKER
and we sat in the porch swing  eating it and watching it rain
and hoping the lightening didn't strike us....

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....more good lookin' food...






I just bought the most 
BEAUTIFUL..

DELICIOUS...

CRISP...

S.W.E.E.T.

grapes I've ever seen.

Aren't they just luscious !!

and, for some reason,
very reasonable in  price right now....

love it !

I sure was glad I had a couple cans of WHITE CHICKEN....
and I made CHICKEN SALAD sooo fast. :))


Now, these pecans MAY not be a new item at the grocery store...
but, I have just discovered them...

O HONEY

They are so awesome.
Just about 3  of these glazed pecans sure tame my sweet tooth.
I love pecans in Ck. Salad but ......

I didn't put them in this salad, tho....too sweet, I think.
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The words I LUV to hear...
"NO BAKE  "


NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BARS

I borrowed the recipe from
our sweet blogging friend, KARIANN over at THISTLEWOOD FARMS....

Aren't they GOOD LOOKIN' ...!?

ok, ok...
now THIS photo is
HER'S...

Yes, I know....
she can sooo outdo me on EVERYthing
she does...
better writing
better picture taking
better sense of humor
she wears brighter lipstick
she can run faster..


but, by golly, since I followed her recipe TO A TEE....

I am PRETTY SURE
mine TASTED the very same as hers....

ok...
I can see that HER layers are more precise than mine...
that SOME of my crust was waay too thick...


but then again...
that's
ONE FINE TASTIN' CRUST so nobody seemed to care that mine might be a little thick.
AND I used HER cute trick of the little papers beneath each bar (for the photo shoot...:)
tryin' HARD to make mine spectacular....
just like HERS....:)

Well....ANYway...you are gonna LOVE these bars...
and to keep you from stressing out,
you can make 'em look like MINE instead of HERS...
that'll take a little pressure off ya....

They are SO FAR OVER THE TOP that I can't even find WORDS.
i mean...we're talkin' 
PEANUT BUTTER
RICE KRISPIES
FRENCH VANILLA PUDDING
POWDERED SUGAR.....
BUTTER....BUTTER...and more BUTTER
C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E.

O yes, baby 

you'll have to GO TO HER SITE for the recipe and,
I might add,
MUCH BETTER photos of these little gems.
I can't decide if she has a BIGGER, BETTER camera than I....
or
it COULD be that she is a MUCHO better photographer than moi.

Well, regardless....
when you leave her a comment, would you add that "bj says hey"...?


Yep, you gonna have to MAKE 'em to know how awesome these are...
SOOO SWEET..
SOOO RICH....
and. FOLKS..........
NO BAKE...!!

One little tip from the Kitchen of Sweet Nothings...

Measure out ALL ingredients BEFORE you start....
this will make things move along faster and it does
take a little while to put this 
CREATION OF DELICIOUSNESS
all together.
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Ya'll .........
have a wonderful day...and

DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE 
GIVEAWAY BUTTON AT THE TOP OF MY PAGE
for a chance to WIN....

 

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30 comments:

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I couldn't find your give away button
but please put my name in.
I would dance down the street in my nightgown if we could have rain like that here in So CA.
OMG the bars look great - where is the recipe? Chicken salad look yummy.
That would be nice on a hot day like today.
So glad you got rain.....
Have a terrific week.
Mary

Vee said...

Oh I remember seeing those at Thistlewood. They looked great. Seriously.

Love the joy you have over the rain! Maybe I'll go to the window and grin.

Nonnie said...

I feel the very same way about rain! The grapes and the chicken salad - oh, yum!

Nonnie said...

I found the giveaway button, but didn't see how to enter. Will you please put my name in, too? Thank you.

Salmagundi said...

I'm so jealous of that rain - it is SO dry here, that we are burning up - we really are -- more fires, but nothing close at the moment. Thankfully!! Those bars look so good; just might have to try them. Sally

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So glad you had a great rain BJ, I know you need it! We're actually in the middle of an intense down pour here as I write. All of your munchies look great-enjoy:@)

Debbie said...

We've had a lot of rain this year, but I will NOT complain about a single drop. After all those years of drought, every drip drop is music to my ears.

I've had fun catching up here tonight. I'll be pinning this for future reference, and I loved that post below about loving the old fashioned stuff. ME TOO. I have two wooden drying racks that I like to use. Our neighborhood doesn't allow clotheslines. Hrmph....

And I voted in your poll. Just in case you give a hoot how I feel, I voted with the majority. I'm frankly disgusted by the way she is being treated.

It is really going to hurt a lot of people, too.

Sarah said...

Thrilled to hear you had that rain. Keep wishing for more to come our way. It's getting hot!

The French Hutch said...

Hi bj, I certainly hope those storm clouds didn’t rain out over TX, we sure need some here. Your post has some delicious ideas. Your chicken salad looks delicious and so do the treats. I think these may just have to be on the menu here soon! Thanks for sharing.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Jessica said...

The rain and grapes photos made me so jealous! I can't have the rain but I can go out and get some grapes :)

Linda said...

Praise God for RAIN!!!!

Theresa said...

Fun on the porch swing, popcorn and a good rain... YES! Those bars look yummy! I saved the recipe to try them! Yours are beautiful and I am SURE they are tasty! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Madeline's Album said...

Glad you got the rain you needed. I woke up to thunder and rain here today. I was glad to see the rain also. The bars look so yummy. You do a great job of photographing your creations. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Whooooooo-Hooooooo! Rain, rain, rain. So happy for you.

"Auntie"

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! That was a drencher, how wonderful for you:>) We have had a very wet spring and if I had a covered porch with a swing I would be out there with a bucket of popcorn enjoying the sound and smell of the rain too. I'm so glad you got it after such a long dry season.

Beverly said...

BJ, I do believe KariAnne would share her crown with you, and you are a queen.

I know you were loving that rain. We got a wonderful rain last night, and we sat in our sunroom to enjoy the sounds.

Rettabug said...

You would have LOVED Ohio's weather this past week...rain, rain, rain! I'm grateful that I don't have to spend money watering the lawn, flowers & tomato plants.

I always love to see what you're cooking, BJ. With my DH being diabetic, I don't get to make all the wonderful goodies that you create but I can enjoy them in my mind.
You chicken salads always entice me. I will have to look for those pecans.

Teresa said...

Don't make me hate you ;)

I want the rain and a slice of that yummyness. I'm waiting, do you hear?!

Love and wishes that everything is happy your way. Happy Sweet 4th for you and your lovely family,

Teresa

Lorrie said...

I'd send you some of our rain, if I could. Love the idea of dancing in the rain. But even more, I love the idea of eating popcorn on the porch while watching the rain. So cozy.

The bars look scrumptious.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

So happy you got the much needed rain! Oh those sweet treats look so yummy but I'd better be good and stick to the grapes and chicken. Chicken salad sounds yummy, too.
Have a wonderFUN day!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Yeah for rain! I am so glad you got some BJ.

Michelle said...

Glad you got some rain!

living from glory to glory said...

Your writing just made me so happy deep down inside. Like a good home cooked meal. I love your heart!
Thanks for leaving me a comment! It was like getting a letter in the mail.....
Blessings, Roxy

kitty said...

Oh my bj, we sure need some rain over this way! Your chicken salad looks so good and dear me, those bars look wonderful AND no-bake!! That's what we need in this 100 degree heat right now. xo

Jackie said...

Those peanut butter bars look soooo good. I am going to have to give these a try very soon.

God bless.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow those look Rich and delish!!!

Stopping by from Festive Fridays :)

Laura Lane said...

It is 5:34 in the morning and....
you've made me HUNGRY!

~smile~

Your photos are fabulous. So glad you got some rain.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,

Laura

Audrey said...

So happy you got some rain. Hope we get some this week-end.
Blessings,
Audrye Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Audrey said...

So happy you got some rain. Hope we get some this week-end.
Blessings,
Audrye Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Jann Olson said...

Yours or hers, I'm a eatin it! lol! They truly do look scrumptious. I think you did just dandy. I just made chicken salad with grapes, pecans(not glazed) celery, a little granny smith apple and it was pretty darn tasty. I do love glazed pecans or almonds in my salads. So happy you got rain. Wish we could get some! Record hot here, 103 today. We are on water restrictions and my gardens are begging for some rain. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann