Sunday, September 27, 2009

I'm-the-Man Grilled Ham Sandwich

2 slices sourdough bread
1 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. Miracle Whip
1/3 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
4 slices ham
2 tsp. barbecue sauce

Spread the butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Put one slice of bread, butter side down, into a preheated frying pan over medium heat. Spread the Miracle Whip over the unbuttered side of the grilling bread. Sprinkle half the Cheddar cheese over the Miracle Whip. Lay slices of ham in the pan next to the bread for about 30 seconds to heat it up. Lay 2 slices on the cheese. Spread barbecue sauce on top of the slices, then top with the last 2 ham slices. Sprinkle the remaining Cheddar cheese on top. Top with the other slice of bread, being sure that the buttered side is facing up.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Chocolate Revel Bars

1 c. butter, softened
2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3 c. quick-cooking rolled oats
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 14-oz. can (1 1/4 c.) sweetened condensed milk or low-fat sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tsp. vanilla

Set aside 2 tablespoons of the butter. In a large mixing bowl, beat the remaining butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar and baking soda. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stire in any remaining flour. Stir in the rolled oats.

For filling, in a medium saucepan, combine the reserved 2 tablespoons butter, chocolate pieces, and sweetened condensed milk. Cook over low heat until chocolate melts, stirring occaisonaly. Remove from heat. Stir in the nuts and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Press two-thirds (about 3 1/2 c.) of the rolled oats mixture into the bottom of an ungreased baking pan. Spread filling evenly over the oats mixture. Dot remaining rolled oats mixture on filling. Bake in a 350 oven about 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned (chocolate filling will still look moist). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.