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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Get Out Your Fat Pants

   This time of year makes me want to try every recipe I see!  Cooler weather means I can turn on the oven and cook to my hearts content!  This recipe is absolutely sinful!  Raspberry+ Coconut=  Happy Tummies.:)

Raspberry Squares

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1  8 oz. jar raspberry preserves (1 cup)
1/2 cup coconut

In a medium mixing bowl beat the softened butter, sugar, and almond extract until thoroughly combined.  Add the flour and salt.  Beat until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Reserve 1 cup of the flour mixture.  Press remaining flour mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2 inch baking pan.  Spread the raspberry preserves evenly over crust.  Sprinkle preserves with the reserved flour mixture and the coconut.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust and top are golden.  Cool in the pan on a wire rack.  Cut into bars.  Makes 30.


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P.S. The recipe looks delicious! This is the fat free version, right??? :)

Tristan said...

Geez, you deff. gonna have me in my fat jeans..LOL..I'm gonna have to once again try this! I'll let ya know when I do!

Robin Beck said...

I'm laughing! At first I thought the title was "Get OUT of your fat pants" like you were going to give us some great exercise or pill to take that thins everyone up... Then I read it right and it all made sense. 'DER, I'm a little slow this week! The recipe sounds great. Ronnie made me gluten free spice cake muffins tonight...YUMMY!

hsmomma said...

Hi! I followed you from my friend Lindsay-ann's blog! I hope to read more later but wanted to say that these sound scrumptious! I printed it out and hope to try them soon!

Laurin Pearce said...

I am going to try this!! I believe that my boyfriend will gobble them up!! Thanks for sharing a gem of a recipe!!

Shell in your Pocket said...

You crack me up...get out your fat pants!
That recipe puts calories on just looking at it...but I am going to try it b/c I love those ingredients!
Happy Monday
-Sandy toes

joyfullness said...

Lori!! This was so funny to me ...when i first read it i thought of my super duper "panel" maternity pants... should i pull those out for this recipe??? teehee!I refer fondly to my spaghetti dinner pants as "my big girl pants"...
I loved all of your weekend posting!! That swag is beautiful...i know...it does take a long time...my mantra is...'Ripping and tearing and tieing..." but they do look so yummy when they are finished...
10 years seems about right for your entire staircase!!:)))
Thank you..my friend , for all of your peeps..peeping in on my bloggy!! looky later... so yummy!
(no need for paneled pants though!!)
your friend..

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
These sound delicious. I am going to give them a try.
Thanks so much for the recipe and instructions.

~ Roxanne said...

I love raspberries!

mel said...

ooh, that sounds yummy...and easy! We'll give it a try. Maria loves raspberries.