Something Completely Different

Have you ever noticed how company and community meet well with food?

I don’t usually include in my profiles that I enjoy cooking, but cooking and baking are pastimes I do enjoy. I don’t often get a chance to cook for a group seeing as how I live alone. But I like to try new recipes and have many that are tried and true.

Below is a recipe shared with me years ago. It’s one that is tried and true. I have others, especially my chocolate chip oatmeal cookie that people always want a recipe for. When I said once that it was my “secret” recipe, a friend told me I should always pass on to others what I’ve been blessed with, including recipes. So here we go.

My blog isn’t dedicated to food or cooking. But I’m sharing this because pumpkin recipes are popular right now. I’d tell you that it’s not necessary to try it first before sharing, but you can try a batch first if you want. All I can say is these pumpkin bars are so moist they melt in your mouth.

Enjoy the bars. And enjoy the company with whom you choose to share them. God bless you.

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
¾ c. oil
1 ½ c. sugar
1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, cream together eggs, oil, sugar and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and blend.
Spread mixture into a 13” x 9” and bake for 25 minutes.
(Ovens vary, so time may vary as well. A glass pan works best if you have one)
While pumpkin bars are baking, make frosting.

Frosting
1 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese (room temperature)
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ c. butter or margarine, softened
2 c. confectioner’s sugar

Cream together the cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla. Add the confectioner’s sugar and blend well. When bars are cooled, spread frosting on top.

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