Heidi’s Oatmeal Carmelitas:
1 1/4 C. Flour
1 1/4C. Oats
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. melted Butter
1/2 tsp. Salt
3/4 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/4 C. chocolate chips
3/4 C. chopped pecans
Combine flour, oats, sugar, soda, salt, and melted butter. Press half of the crumb mixture into bottom of 13×9″ baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with 11/4 C. chocolate chips, (or more if you desire), and 3/4 C. chopped pecans, (or more if desired). Drizzle carmel sauce back and forth over chips and pecans to cover. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Return to oven and bake 15 to 20 min. until golden brown. Cool down a bit and chill 1 to 2 hours if desired. Or just let stand at room temp. till it sets up.
Caramel Sauce:
1 C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. Half-n-Half or Heavy Cream
pinch Salt
1 T. real Vanilla
Mix all ingredients, except vanilla, in med. sauce pan on med. or med. high heat  Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 min.til thick. Turn off heat and add vanilla. Serve warm or put in fridge. If sauce is too thin, just keep cooking for a few more min.
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We’re making use of all that zucchini from the garden by baking the best zucchini bread in the convection oven! Demos and samples Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. and Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. Here’s the recipe:

3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBS vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder

Beat eggs and add the next 5 ingredients. Mix well and lenin the dry ingredients. Add chopped nuts and/or chocolate chips if desired. Grease and flour 2 bread pans. Bake for 1 hour at 325 convection.


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Sugar Bliss Cookies Pop-Up Shop & Demo

We are so excited to host our very first pop-up shop with SugarBliss Cookies! Today from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. sisters Laurie and Jeanette will be demonstrating their fun cookie making and decorating techniques. These darling summer themed cookies will be available for purchase so don’t miss out!  Plus we’ll be doing a GIVEAWAY of an airbrush for one lucky winner! Here’s a peek at how the cookies take shape.

Sugar Bliss Cookies

A great cookie always starts out with the best recipe. Laurie and Jeanette have perfected a tried and true family favorite sugar cookie recipe that never lets them down. These adorable cookies taste as good as they look!

Once the cookies are baked and cooled the next step is to outline them with a thin bead of frosting. This takes a steady hand and lots of practice. I know because I gave it a try and my lines were embarrassingly wobbly!

Then it’s time to fill in the cookies with the royal icing and let them dry. That’s when the real fun starts!

An airbrush machine and a few drops of food coloring elevate these cookies to an art form. It is amazing how Laurie and Jeanette make this look so easy! If you would like to win your very own airbrush, head over to our Instagram account @duerdens or @sugarblisscookies for details on how to enter.

The final touches are added and these beach beauties are ready! Buy some for yourself and take some home for gifts. Summer never tasted so sweet!

If you’d like information about ordering custom cookies for any occasion, go to Laurie and Jeanette’s SugarBliss Cookies website.


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