I enjoy cooking very much - especially for those people that are not picky. As far as our children and grandchildren are concerned - about 3/4th's of them are very picky. So needless to say, I don't do much cooking for them on a regular basis. Howard and Joan are friends of ours and they are easy to please. They eat with us frequently. I am not a fancy cook...just good comfort food...the type of dishes using ingredients that most kitchens stock. On occasion, I will try something out of the ordinary but not often. Who likes to spend a small fortune for some item that you may or may not ever use again.
At church we are often asked to bring dishes for one reason or another. About every 7 weeks our Sunday School class serves juice, coffee and some kind of sweet before Sunday School starts. Most of the classes take turns alternating each Sunday. Sometimes in addition to the sweet dessert type food some of us will fix biscuits and gravy - or perhaps - a egg casserole. All of this depends on what we women want to do this particular time. Our class is real small - but we always put on quite a spread. We all enjoy cooking - and seeing the enjoyment of people eating our "creations".
Yesterday, I was hungry for something sweet and easy to prepare. I thought about making some cookies from a cake mix - but then I found this recipe on the side of the Duncan Hines Caramel Cake mix box. A very simple recipe - but very tasty. Here is the recipe:
1 pkg Duncan Hines Moist
Deluxe Caramel Cake Mix
2 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup firmly packed
light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or
1 cup semi-sweet
Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 pan.
Combine cake mix, eggs, water, brown sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. Mixture will be very thick.
Stir in chocolate chips (I also added chopped pecans). Spread in the greased pan.
Bake for 24 to 27 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into bars.