Baking, Desserts, Family, Friends

And now it’s Monday

Where does the time go? I had a three day weekend and now it’s Monday. What happened to all those precious time off moments? I’ll tell you. I had to clean my house and prepare for the arrival of my in-laws. Then bake up a storm for my husband’s birthday. The saddest part was that only he and I partook of his fabulous birthday cake, a three layer coconut cake with fabulous home made frosting. I think I’ll go get a piece right now.

Yum. I guess too many people are watching their weight right now.

This is a photo of my husband’s arm.

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And here are the Hello Dolly bars I made. They were more of a hit than the cake.

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Hello Dolly Bars recipe from the Complete Magnolia Cook Book


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • One and a half 12-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan
  • Mix all ingredients together except the sweetened condensed milk
  • Transfer mixture to pan
  • Pat down evenly
  • Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top to cover
  • Bake for 30 – 35 minutes
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Cover with plastic wrap
  • Allow to set overnight

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