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Kristen and I made these from a recipe off the internet that was adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. The recipe called for almonds, and we used walnuts. Actually, I had little to do with this. I just sprinkled the crumbs on top and washed the dishes. XD The jam we used was Trappist Strawberry Preserves. I have yet to find a strawberry jam I really like. These turned out pretty good but they are soooo sweet! O_o

I am a lousy food photographer. This looks like a huge bleeding mouth coming at you with a fork. I didn't even eat this square--I split one with Kristen earlier and I'm still swamped. We made these to dispel a baaaad memory I have of a strawberry crumble bar I got in Mystic a long time ago. We were going with our parents on a bonding trip to Mystic Aquarium--it pretty much sucked, but I was really looking forward to eating the strawberry crumble bar I got in the Seaport Shop bakery when I got home. It was too big for one person, and I joked with Kristen that I was going to break it in half in the car and eat it like a savage. But no. We were going to have a ceremony, with tea and cute plates.

Well, I was stupid enough to let the paper bag with the cookie out of my sight when I stopped in the bathroom. I was gone for exactly two minutes--enough time to do my business and wash my hands, thank you very much. When I entered the kitchen I noticed that the bag with the strawberry crumble bar in it was gone! The bar was big enough for three people, and my father had eaten the entire thing during the two minutes I had spent in the bathroom!

I'm only slightly ashamed to admit that I cried after that incident. After years and years, the wounds are still fresh! I had told both my parents during that freaking two hour car trip that Kristen and I were at least going to split the strawberry bar. It was big enough for even three people! Why did he have to eat the whole damn thing? And I couldn't even yell at him for doing it, because he was so sensitive that if I said boo to him he'd probably have hopped in the car and drove off.

I'm starting to tear up...I'm still a wounded little girl at heart....O__o

Anyway, this is Martha Stewart's Strawberry Crumble Bar. It is pretty good.



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Oct. 28th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
Now we can have all the strawberry crumble bars we want! ::gets type 2 diabetes::
Oct. 28th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
::falls down dead::

I don't know about that, but the jam was killing my sensitive tooth. O_o
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Oct. 28th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
I read somewhere that in commercials for ice cream they use scoops of colored shortening instead of ice cream. :O

My father has the appetite of three people. I think it all stems from when he was a child--his mother would always encourage him to eat three or four of something instead of one. I don't know if it's a Polish thing or what! I think he must have an amazing metabolism, because he's only 12lbs overweight. O_O

He was the oldest child, and even now in her failing health Grandma insists that he gets to choose before everyone else. Growing up a twin and a middle child in a family of four children, I'm used to sharing everything. That kind of behavior really sets me off...irrationally much of the time, but I can't stand it when people would rather take all of something than offer half to someone else. XD
Oct. 28th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
Looks soo yummy!
Oct. 28th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: yummy
Thank you! ^_^ I tried them first when they were a little warm, but they're much better when they're cooled off. I usually have tea with dessert, but these are better with milk. They're so sweet that they make tea and coffee taste weird. ^o^
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