Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars-Gluten-Free

                Strawberry Oatmeal Bars                 

                                                                   Gluten -Free !

  1 3/4 sticks butter, cut into pieces, plus more for greasing pan
*I am making this recipe Dairy- free - I am using Earth Balance Butter spread
(1 cup +4 Tbsp)
1 1/2 cups Gluten-free  flour
1 1/2 cup oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves


                                                 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
                                                Butter a 9-by-13-inch rectangular pan.

Mix together the butter, flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.

                                          With a pastry cutter -mix all ingredients

                                              until the mixture has formed a crumble.

                                      Press half the oat mixture into the prepared pan. 

                                                   Spread  the strawberry preserves

                                                                over oat mixture. 

                                            This will be a thin layer of Strawberry filling.

                                   Sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top

                                                                  and pat lightly.

                                                                  30 to 40 minutes.
                                                               until light brown.
                                                            Let cool completely,
                                                          and then cut into squares.
                                      These will be great for Breakfast or Mid-Day snack!

RECIPE INSPIRED BY : Ree Drummond "The Pioneer Woman"


Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunset Beach


                     A Sunset is a Promise of a New Beginning!

                                I have enjoyed a nice walk with my husband on the beach 
                                                getting ready to watch the sunset!


                                                 A Seagull going to catch  his Dinner ....

                                                      This lil guy looks hungry too...

                                   This is the  best way to escape from the daily stress.....
                                                     Wash away any negative energy ....

                                           We always look for shark teeth for good luck!

                                                                     So calm ...........


                                                                      Pretty ......

           My husband is capturing  the beautiful pictures of tonight's Sunset ....

                                                                         Breathe in .......

                                                                         ~  Let go ~

                                                         What a Beautiful evening !

Going through a dark time of the soul is often a time of preparation for a new phase of life; a time of renewal, healing and rest. If we are preparing, learning and moving ahead with our new challenges, it can be a real blessing. 

                                             A beautiful sunset shows that promise 
                                 no matter what happened during the day it concludes.

                                          That is when it is important to remember
                                     the promise of the sunset that brought the night.                
                                         After the most spectacular moment in a sunset
                                                 heralding in the new day comes!

                                                                   Inspired by ......
                                                       Artist :Judy Rey Wasserman

Watch a painting of a sunset and "universe" be born in the video below: