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Chocolate Strawberry Bars

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I love the flavor of strawberry and chocolate. Being the world's fussiest eater I do not like to actually eat a strawberry. I am all about textures and that is one I can't do. I have to find compromises and in this case my compromise is using strawberry jelly rather than strawberry jam. I am very pleased with my final result. You could use any flavor of jam or jelly to vary this recipe according to what you like. 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups oatmeal 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, cold, cut into cubes 1 cup strawberry jelly or jam 1 package chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, whatever you have on hand. 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
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Preheat oven to 375F.
Combine flour,
oats,
sugar, brown sugar and salt in large mixing bowl.
Cut in cold cubed butter until mixture is coarse. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.
Press remaining mixture into greased 9x11 baking pan.
Carefully spread the jam over the crust.
Sprinkl…

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli

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In some ways it is easier to cook when Mikey is not home. I only need to worry about pleasing my own palate. (Not the easiest thing in the world to do either.)
The hardest part is modifying all the recipes to make a meal for just one or two and not have tons of leftovers growing in the fridge.
The other night while I was drifting off to sleep I was thinking something cheesy with broccoli and chicken. So I looked around and modified some recipes and came up with my own small portion recipe.
I have to say it turned out great. Next time though, for my own personal preference, I will precook the broccoli. I like soggy veggies, not crunchy unless I am eating them cold. I live by Mark Lowry's joke: cook the vegetables and take a vitamin. You guessed it...I"m not a nutritionist.
The recipe is supposed to be for two. Depending on your appetite it may only serve one or for me, three servings. I think it would be very difficult to cut it down smaller than what I have.
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Kladdkaka with Daim Cream (Chocolate Gooey Cake with Skor Cream)

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A while back a friend put a picture of this on Facebook and was generous enough to share her recipe with me. I will post her original recipe first to keep with her tradition then I will post my Americanized version with instructions. Thank you so much Carrie for sharing with me. This cake was AMAZING!! Don't let the name or the looks of this cake intimidate you. It is super easy to make. I put lots of pictures for you to follow along and you know I'm always a message away if you need help.
Carrie's Original Version:
This cake is incredible! It's easy to make. Kladdkaka is a Swedish cake that's a bit gooey in the middle-a bad description but I can't come up with anything better at the moment. Daim is the Swedish equivalent of Skor/Heath bars.
I used half of the dark block (baking chocolate) and half Lindt either 90% or Madagascar-I can't remember. I also used an 8 or 9 inch silicone pan with baking paper in the bottom instead of the spri…