Saturday, March 08, 2008


I am having a BLOG PARTY!
it was suppose to start yesterday but leave it to me to forget and start a day late!
Ultimate Blog Party 2008
Hi my name is Sue and I live in Upstate N.Y. I have 3 grown children and 3 grandsons! I also have a wonderful hubby!
I am a avid scrapbooker and decorative painter!
I Love the Lord with all my heart and know that if it weren't for Him I would not have made it through many crisis in my life!
I love making new friends and I love sharing with friends!
I made some treats in honor of the Blog PARTY! I am sharing the recipe so you can make them to!

Candy Bar Cookies

1 cup Packed brown Sugar

2/3 cup butter or margarine

¼ cup light corn syrup

¼ cup peanut butter

1 tsp. Vanilla

3 ½ cups quick-cooking rolled oats

2 cups semisweet chocolate pieces

1 cup butterscotch pieces

2/3 cup peanut butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 13x9x2 baking pan with foil; extend foil over edges of pan. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, cook and stir brown sugar, butter, and syrup over medium-low heat until combined. Remove from heat; stir in the ¼ cup peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.

For crust, place oats in a very large bowl. Pour brown sugar mixture over oats; stir gently until combined . Press mixture evenly onto bottom of prepared baking pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are light brown.

Meanwhile, in the same medium saucepan, cook and stir chocolate and butterscotch pieces together over low heat until melted. Stir in the 2/3 cup peanut butter until mixture is smooth. Slowly pour mixture over hot crust, spreading evenly.

Cool in pan on rack for several hours or until chocolate layer is firm. (If necessary, chill until chocolate is set.) When firm, use foil to lift out of pan. Cut into bars.

Thought I would share a few of my creations!

Come here to my blog during the blog party from March 7th-through the 14th and leave a comment on this post or any post after this post through the 14th and get entered into a drawing to win a RAK.. YEP that is right BLOG CANDY!!!!
Here are my favorite picks for prizes but I won't turn down any prize you offer me!
1. $60 Gift certificate to Mikarose (pretty dresses) donated by Liza. (prize #54)
2. $25 Target gift certificate provided by Mommy Bytes. (prize #117)
3. Bead Dangle Photo Tile Necklace with heart from Elemental Memories (prize #7)

4. Judy at “Welcome to My World of Dreams” will be donating a $25 gift certificate from (prize #60)
5.Pirates of the Caribbean portable CD player
Provided by: The Geeky Housewife


Misty said...

oh my gosh. Those look amazing... mmm...

and hey, I am all for starting the party a day after everyone else! :)

FireMom said...

That looks far too rich for me to eat. (I don't like chocolate. I know, I'm strange.) But I just wanted to stop into your party and say hello. :)

FireMom from Stop, Drop and Blog.

Anonymous said...

MMMMM! I love your goodies! Happy blogging!

Michelle Potter said...

Thanks for visiting my blog party ( and entering my photo giveaway!

It's great to "meet" you, and have a Happy Blog Party!

Tabitha said...

those bars looks so tempting, lol! I just love the bench warmer layout!

jayedee said...

be still my heart! those treats look YUMMY! nicetameetcha! i'm jayedee, mom of 12, living in the sunshine state! party on dudette! lol. if you love chickens (and what woman doesn't love chickens?) check out the awesome giveaway on my blog this week!

Angie said...

Love the "Bench Warmer" layout! Too cute!!!

And the snacks look just fabulous!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the candy bar treats! Thanks so much for the recipe!

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

Lesli said...

Oh not good - seeing those bars and starting a diet on the same day! Love the blog party! Great projects!!!

forgetfulone said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your scrapbook pages! Will you do a few for me? It was nice to meet you, and I'm sure I'll be back. My party post is here: Have you seen a meme called Sunday Scrappin? You might like it. Have fun!

sweetsue said...

I love your creations, especially the benchwarmer picture. Thanks for the recipe!

Stacey said...

Ohhh love love love this party! Beautiful blog you have and the home....well is it okay to covet that just for a second? Happy blog party--I'm off to make cookie bars!

Melissa~ said...

Oh what a yummy party! Those bars look delicious!

I love to scrapbook too, when I get time. I *love* your page with the heart made of flowers! That is so pretty!

Thanks so much for having us! Here's a little hostess gift!

See you soon,


Pink Paper Peppermints

Tawny said...

Wow, those treats look just like the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid..mmmmmm...

Thanks for the memories and letting me poke around your place. If you want to stop by the party at my place you can find it here!

Lisa said...

Love your blog and I have to try that recipe! Your layouts are amazing, thanks for sharing!

Karen Reichel said...

Suzie! There you go throwing those candy bar cookies at me! I am definately making them this weekend!

Love your blog and what a wonderful idea of a blog party!

Christa said...

WOW those chocolate bars look so yummy!!

love your LOs. :)


Darcy said...

Hey Susie! Found your blog from 5M4M. I am searching out all the scrappers to introduce myself and a new little entrepreneurial venture that my sister and I are embarking on. If you like clear polymer stamps, head on over to our blog at and leave a comment. We'll add you to the newsletter list and the giveaway when our online store launches. Should be some fun project kits in the future. We hope to be up and running in late March. Hope you'll come visit us. Have fun with the blog party!

p.s. loved you post about the family dinner thing. That is so important to us too! Such a small thing can make a huge difference.

Jenn said...

just stopin by to say hi!! so whats this blog party thingy your doing?? i am so confused! Sooooo you wanna help me make my blog look cool?? PRETTY pretty PLEASE??! those cookie bars look fab btw!


Blessed said...

Mmmm - those goodies look yummy! Thanks for the recipe, you have a beautiful blog here.

Wani said...

Yumm-o! Those candy bars look so good.... mmmm.... thanks for sharing! Check out my party blog!

Dee said...

I love chocolate, I'd love to join your party. When you are done come over and party with me at

denean said...

Thanks for the recipe - they sound seriously YUMMY!!

Cindi ~ Moomette's Gram said...

That recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing...I'm excited about the Blog Party too! Don't forget to stop by Moomettesgram's Musings & see more recipes!

jennyonthespot said...

Yummy recipe! Craving!!! Thanks for stopping by my place - and leading me here! You are so talented! I love to scaprbook too... I just hardly ever et to do it!

Only one more day to party!

Janne said...

Mmmmm! Those treats look delectable! I am a chocolo-holic.

Thanks for stopping my party. It has been wonderful meeting so many new people this week!

Amy said...

Hi! So nice to meet you. Thanks for the looks delicious! I'm a scrapbooker at heart, too! It's just all about finding the time. I have a 10 month old, and she gets into everything, and by the time she goes to bed, I'm pooped :-) She turns 1 in two months, and I feel so guilty because I haven't started her book yet. Time just gets away from me! Your work is beautiful, though!
Have a great weekend!
Amy @

Mel's World said...


Those dessert bars look AMAZING and holy smokes woman you are very talented and crafty.

Thanks for coming over to visit with me in Mel's World. Come back over this weekend...I am hosting a Scavenger Hunt with some great give aways.

Hope to see you there!

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!