in case you don’t have enough to cook

I have been busy obsessing over the calibration of the oven temperature. It was running a little on the low side, so I adjusted it, and now it’s running too hot, and now I am about to lose my mind. I have a turkey to roast, after all. But anyway, rather than just waste the energy when checking the oven temp, I decided to bake something.


I guess it’s kind of hard to tell from the photo what I am holding. It’s a Cranberry Streusel Bar! The recipe was in the local paper yesterday, and it is a keeper. These bars are very easy to make and have the perfect balance of tart and sweet. They are dangerously delicious, really. The recipe is here. I didn’t add the optional walnuts. I generally don’t like nuts messing with my baked goods (except peanuts and, on occasion, pistachios and almonds).

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17 Responses to in case you don’t have enough to cook

  1. claudia says:

    Agreed. Walnuts in baked goods are evil.

  2. Raquel says:

    You know. I was just admiring those in the Oregonian. Now I think I need to seek out the cranberry dude at the farmer’s market this weekend. 🙂

  3. Nell says:

    Yummy! Those look great!

  4. molly! says:

    That looks SO good! TEMPTING!

  5. debbie says:

    gads, as if i don’t have enough to eat! those look too yummy! that’s a nice looking cup in the background….

  6. Oh yum! I’m so glad to find someone else who recognizes that walnuts are poison in baked goods. They ruin the whole thing. That looks amazing and may be on my menu this weekend. Good thing I just bought a big bag of cranberries!

  7. megan says:

    i want you to make me another cup of delicious coffee. mmmmmm…
    happy turkey day, turkey.

  8. carolyn says:

    yum i think i’ll make those tonight. have i ever given you the recipe for my grandma’s peanut rolls? soooooo good.

  9. Ooh, yum! I’ll be making those as soon as I wade through all those Thanksgiving left-overs. I love good cranberry recipes. Thanks!

  10. By the way, what’s your espresso machine in the background? Do you like it?

  11. Susan says:

    Being in China, I almost can’t read your blog. There are too many wonderful looking foods on it that I can never have!!!!
    Your Japan trip looks really fun and tasty!
    Also, re: your sidebar – I eat hard-boiled eggs almost every morning because I can get them on the street, the ones soaked in tea and spices…. So tasty…. they’re really underestimated.

  12. Marisa says:

    This looks really yummy. My sister made something similar for Thanksgiving, but it had pumpkin which I don’t care for at all. Wishing I could take a bite…

  13. Jaime says:

    That cranberry streussel looks so good.
    from the post where you mentioned phones -I’m a little late to this conversation, but I have the Blackberry 8700g which I love. DB has the BB Pearl which is great too. The cool thing about the Pearl, if you ever need this, is that you can easily use it to tether to your laptop for internet service. -I love how sleek the BB Curve is, too!

  14. Susan M says:

    Yes!! OMG!! MY S-I-L did something good (for a change) and well…made these! …and followed up by sending me the recipe. They are awesome!

  15. Oiyi says:

    This looks good! I like nuts in my baked goods. I like the extra crunch.

  16. katie jo says:

    After reading your post I got the recipe and made them. So good. Really nice blend of flavors. I won’t say how many I ate when they were finished.

  17. Those look great! We have a recipe similar to these! I love cranberry!! 🙂

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