Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year - New Look - New Recipe!

As the title of this post implies, I decided to change the way my blog looks. I found this wonderful site that has the cutest backgrounds for you to use. It's called Simply Blog It Backgrounds. There are several darling backgrounds to choose from, and instructions on how to place them in your blog. I chose the Winter Moon for my new look.

The photo behind my blog title is one I took myself at the end of our driveway, looking away from the main road. It was early morning and the sun shining through the trees looked so pretty. I ran back to the house, grabbed my camera and took the shot. I like the combination of the new background with my photo. What do you think?

The new recipe is for a cookie/bar. I was given one of these, or one very much like it, at a  friend of mines house when I dropped by to visit just before Christmas. She told me what they were, Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars. I didn't think to ask her for the recipe until after I had left. No problem. I came home and googled butterscotch cheesecake bars and was rewarded with dozens of recipes to choose from.
This is the one I chose. Made these today and sent them to my hubby's end of the year hunt club party. One thing I do not need around here is more sweets. He said they were a big hit and confessed to eating 5 of them himself! Granted, I cut them into small bars, but 5?!?! If I am not around to portion out dessert for him, he always goes overboard. Gotta' love him! :)

This is a simple recipe. Takes no time at all to put it together. It's yummy (I ate one bar myself...have to be sure I am sending good things out of my kitchen!), and good enough to share. I am sure that you could use peanut butter chips or chocolate chips and still have a great bar. Give it a try next time you are looking for something different.

                                    Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars

1 12oz. package of butterscotch chips
1/3 cup butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Melt chips and butter together. Stir in crumbs and nuts. Press half of mixture in a greased 9x13 pan.
Beat cream cheese till fluffy. Beat in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and egg. Pour over crust. Top with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Chill in refrigerator before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers.


  1. Susan: Love the new look! Your picture is beautiful! I am looking to redesign mine as well. I've found lots of backgrounds but seem to be challenged in setting up the header.

    I made a recipe similar to this one a few weeks ago. I loved them as well, probably ate at least 5 of them :)

  2. Your new look is very nice! I'd like to make some updates to my blog but haven't sat down to work on it yet.

    The bars sound like they're easy, tasty, and a crowd pleaser!

  3. Wow! What a great picture! That's your driveway? I'm so jealous!

  4. Susan, I love the new look of your blog....SUPER.

  5. Great new look to your blog! (Mine needs to major help!)


Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from other bakers.