- Friday, July 13, 2007 -- 6pm
- Location: Somerville, MA
- Kitchen: Matty's Apartment
- Dining Companions: Matty, Mike, and some people in the math department common room.
- Recipe Rating: A
This recipe came off the list generated by the random number generator. These bars were awesome! The shortbread crust was buttery and delicious, and the cranberry/pecan/caramel topping was both beautiful and had a fantastic flavor. The chocolate was completely unnecessary though. In fact, the bars were better before I put the chocolate on. It was decorative, but distracted from the recipe. That aside, these were delicious! Although I made them in the middle of July, they would be perfect during the holiday season. Plus the recipe is simple and makes a ton of them!
Here is the recipe.
I am now back in Cambridge and back at the office. After my weekend in the Midwest, I am craving lots and lots of vegetables. I more or less lived off of beer, meat, and cheese for 4 days. Also various desserts: pie, cake, cheesecake, cookies, etc... We really ate some remarkable Wisconsin food. The most remarkable perhaps: a half pound hamburger, topped with a third pound bratwurst patty, topped with bacon, and sandwiched between two soft pretzels. Wow. We also sampled Wisconsin cheese in a whole variety of forms: deep-fried cheese curds, deep-fried chunks of cheddar, fresh cheese curds from the farmer's market, etc... I do love cheese, and there are few things as good as fresh, squeaky cheese curds. They are easily available in Wisconsin, but I have yet to see them on either the east or west coast. It's sad really, because they are delicious! I think I may have overdone it on the meat and cheese though, because by the end of the weekend I was feeling a little gross.
We met Brad in Chicago for Thai food yesterday before flying out, and I ordered a huge plate of vegetables and tofu. It was a welcome change!