Wednesday, January 20, 2010

More things I love....

Can you believe it? A blog post, two days in a row? Shocking I know! AND I actually baked last night... after I made the double batch of chili, and we had dinner, then kid baths/showers.... I got out the ingredients to make Skor Toffee Bars - I love anything Caramel or Toffee!

I even took photo's but my SD card is giving me fits, and keeps saying it's not formatted when I put it into my card reader *argh* I'll share when I get it fixed! Anyone have a recommendation for a really GOOD SD card? I find these cheap ones are pretty flakey!


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) golden shortening
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup (550 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) milk
  • 1 1/4 cup (300 mL) CHIPITS® SKOR® Toffee Bits, divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) CHIPITS® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking pan.

2. In large bowl, beat shortening and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs until creamy.

3. In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into butter mixture with milk.

4. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) of the toffee bits and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spread evenly in baking pan.

5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle evenly with remaining toffee bits. Let cool. Cut into bars.

Makes 24 bars.

Speaking of delicious...It's time for CHA 2010 winter and that means lots of new DELICIOUS products to drool over. Sadly, I'm not going this time.. but I'll be in Chicago I think! Anways, so far, this releases from Cosmo Cricket is one of the best things I've seen so far.. It made me REALLY want to get my hands on some that's for sure!

Check it out....

And while we're talking about Scrappy things.. You really should head over the Canadian Scrapbooker website...

Have you checked out our new Hands On! Photography blog ( )? Each month, we post a new tutorial, discussing photography terms and techniques – we also encourage you to submit your photographs taken, using the current tutorial for the opportunity to have your submission published on our blog and to be entered into a random draw to win a great prize!

Our January tutorial and challenge this month discusses the photography term, depth of field. You can read the tutorial here ( ).

We’re looking forward to seeing your work!


Unknown said...

Try reading the SD card off the Artisan printer.

Carolyn Ward said...

I've heard that transferring your pictures to the computer via your card can cause it to get scratched... we always use the usb cord to do it.