Wednesday, November 30, 2005

From the teaser yesterday....

I mentioned in yesterday's post that I made two treats for Jeff to bring in for the coworkers on Wednesday Treat Day. You got to see the cookies yesterday and with a little teaser you saw what ingredients went into the other item.

Chocolate Cherry Crumb Bars has quite a few steps to make, but the end result made the effort worth it. It seemed like almost a cross between a brownie and a cake with a crumbly topping. After baking the bottom layer, a mixture of plumped cherries is placed on top followed by a crumb topping of the base.

The top layer is not fall apart crumbly as each bar cut very cleanly. Deep chocolate flavor filled each bite with a hint of coconut throughout. Close in flavor to a black forest cake. I'm not sure if I can describe this enough to do it justice - it was just that good.

Spicy Sesame Noodles was on tap for dinner tonight. This was a quick pasta dish that had quite a punch of flavor. Using both sesame oil and toasting sesame seeds brought out such a nutty flavor. Whole Wheat spaghetti had just enough bite to hold up against the spicy red pepper flakes. I was able to get some really nice looking snow peas and the added fresh crunch from them gave a great contrast of texture. Easy, quick, and flavorful - definitely something I will remember if I need a fast dish.


  1. Joe! Those Chocolate Cherry Crumb Bars look to die for! Oh how I want a taste! :)

  2. oh my god! no fair no fair! i want treats at work! tis the season too, guess i'll just have to make up my own. thanks a lot :)
    sesame noodles is one of my favorite asian snacks. excited for this recipe and just in time for swimster's birthday dinner!

  3. Joey - Thanks!

    Mona - I really like the sesame noodles... the leftovers were so good!

  4. I just made the cherry bars tonight, what a coincidence! From the Martha Stewart 100 holiday cookie recipes, incidentally. Very yummy.