Monday, October 18, 2010

Taking It Easy – Baking Cookies

( Pumpkin Pie Bars )

Being a good patient I was following my doctor’s orders to the letter. No stacking firewood, no lawn cleanup and no high impact workouts. He didn’t say anything about time in the kitchen though. It turns out that standing at the counter for too long can be more taxing when you are fighting an infection and haven’t got back to sleeping normally yet. I fought through it though.

As I was working through the messages in my Foodbuzz this past weekend inbox I came across two cookie recipes that screamed Fall! It turns out both are from the Brown Eyed Baker which comes as no surprise!

Pumpkin Pie Bars

and

Gingered Carrot Cake Cookies

The only difference in my final product as compared to the recipes linked above is that for the Pumkin Pie Bars I used freshly roasted pumpkin and I used walnuts in the Carrot Cake Cookies.

Both of these recipes are very straightforward and came out exactly as advertised. I am a sucker for anything pumpkin and pumpkin bars had such a wonderful texture I was very glad they were destined for the freezer. Eating too many is would not be good for your health!

Both of these cookies were thoroughly enjoyed with a cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee (Margot's idea) on a cool autumn afternoon. While my cooking adventures slowly come back to normal it is moments like these that make me realize that simple is ALWAYS better!

Cheers!

--Jason

10 comments:

Kate said...

Welcome Back! I tried to post a get well message over the weekend and am not sure it got on... I'm so glad you're doing better!!!! Kate

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Jason - sorry your were not feeling 100% - hope you are getting back to 100%. Those pumpkin bars look great and I am sure help heal! :)

Jennifurla said...

(((vibes for getting well))) these looks utterly fantastic

Winelady Cooks said...

Hope you start to feel better soon. Your cookies look delicious. Great with a hot cup of tea, and rest.

Lori Lynn said...

Hi Jason - I hope you are feeling better by the time you read this comment. The pumpkin bars look awesome! Fresh roasted pumpkin, great idea, I bet it makes a huge difference.
LL

Judy said...

I'm glad you are doing better. Make sure to get all the rest you need to speed up your recovery.

Evan @swEEts said...

You have to be feeling better if you're baking :) It has healing powers I'm telling you! I saw these on FB too.. look delicious!

Jason Phelps said...

Thanks for all the well wishes. Having to be on antibiotics for a month definitely ensures I'll be tired every day, but as long as it gets rid of the infection I'm OK with it. Otherwise I feel fine, now.

Jason

Angie's Recipes said...

I love anything pumpkin. These look totally divine!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Good to know you feel better now and those cookies looks awesome!