“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sharing Some Good Things Today

I am sharing two things that make for a wonderful day. They make life interesting and fun, they both nourish us and help us to grow in many ways. These two things couldn't be more different and more alike! What the heck am I talking about? Friends and Food. Today this is what I am sharing, some friends wonderful blogs and some fun and tasty food.



Let's take a peak at the food part first. Sorry, if you are on a diet folks. 
Put this recipe in your file for next month!

Soda Cracker Cookies (recipe below)



Next I would like to thank Barbara from March House Books Blog for a wonderful award. It is called the Liebster Blog award. She tells me that Liebster is German for dearest, beloved or favorite.  I am delighted that she picked my blog as one of her Liebster blogs! The rules are to pass on the award to five other blogger favorites that have less than 200 followers. Let me introduce you to some of my favorite blogs and their owners.

Shana at  Creating My Sanctuary, Christine at  Golden Lilly Crafts
Amanda at  Interpreted By Me, Jenny at  Jenny Igloo, and Geneva at  My Heart's Song.


I am sure they would love it if you would stop by for a visit!
Make sure to visit Barbara's blog as well. Thanks again Barbara!


          

  Congratulations to all of you!




Now it is time for the food part of my post. I found this recipe in a vintage cookbook called North Country Cabin Cooking. This is one of those kind of strange but utterly delicious and simple recipes that are sure to be a favorite.  So first lets look at a picture of this yummy concoction.


If you love caramel-toffee, chocolate, nuts and a bit of crispiness, you will love these!
                

Soda Cracker Cookies

12 ounces chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter  
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

35 soda crackers (saltine crackers)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter


Set the oven for 400 degrees. While it is heating prepare the ingredients.

Line a 10 x 15 baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with non-stick spray. Place the
crackers on the foil. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, on very low heat, melt the one tablespoon of butter and
add the chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. Set aside.

In a small saucepan melt one cup of butter and add the brown sugar.
Stir and boil the brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Spread over the
crackers.

Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. When crackers have been removed from
the oven and the bubbling has stopped, spread the melted chocolate on top.
Sprinkle with the chopped nuts, press down slightly into the chocolate.

Cool for about an hour. If you can't wait that long the pan may be put in freezer
for faster cooling. Cut or break into serving-sized pieces.

Recipe adapted from North Country Cabin Cooking, Garlic Press, Hopkins MN.


Linked with Tasty Tuesday at Nap Time Creations

10 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this blog award! It was a nice surprise to receive it this morning. :)
    ~Shana

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  2. Aw, thank you so much Diane! This made my day. Your blog is one of my favorites as well :)

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  3. Ummm, we want those cookies! Eating them will probably help us write, so we might have to make them.... Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Congrats on your award - most deserved :) I like the sound (and look) of this recipe - I've printed it off and will give it a try next time we want a quick treat.

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  5. Yummy, yummy! - but I have to look away for at least a couple of months to make up for all my Christmas excess!

    Congratulations on your award. Well deserved!

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  6. hi! This is a bit early... but I'm working on my post as I'm off for a vacation. YOU are being featured on next weeks tasty tuesday party! Come by and grab a featured button! Thanks for linking up to Nap-Time Creations. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yay, thank you for the award. I can't wait to share it with some very deserving people.

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  8. What a delicious looking treat. The taste of salt and chocolate is quite yummy.
    Thanks for the recipe!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  9. The cookies sound yummy! I just had to copy the recipe so I can give it a try.
    Congrats on the award!

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  10. Thank you for paying this forward. I was nominated for this award from @shana <3 and now following you!!!

    http://swbeautifullife.blogspot.com/2012/01/liebster-blog-award.html

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Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane