Butterscotch Pecan Squares

These are ridiculously easy. Of course, in my house, that is dangerous news. It takes about 30 seconds to mix together, and consists of about 20 minutes of baking time. Which means you can throw it together after you get home from a long run, and take an ice bath while this concoction is a’cooking. … Just an example. I personally wouldn’t be able to sit in the tub once the waft of yumminess hits my nose. Why? Because I am a horrible baker, and I hover around my oven and pace the kitchen about a million times; willing the baked goods to bake FASTER because I need them in my mouth ASAP. I can’t believe that I have been eating Bob’s Red Mill for about 10 years, and this is the first time I’m baking something, using one of their products. Anyway, here goes.

I got this recipe off the back of the Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Wheat Cereal bag. Simple. This is not gluten free, but I did some research on the site, and found a GF Creamy Brown Rice Farina. Just throwing that out there. I’m not an expert on GF, by any means, but there are a TON of GF/vegetarian/vegan options that Bob’s offers. On the back of that particular bag, they offer a recipe for Coconut Pecan Coffee Cake [just FYI].

ONTO the good stuff. You can find a copy of the recipe, and directions here. I’m literally taking a snap shot of their site, so that I don’t leave anything out for you guys. Trust me, I would probably miss something obviously important, like the butterscotch chips or something.

Voila. I really liked these, and I’m going to make them again, soon. They were light, and airy, and didn’t feel like they would weigh you down a ton. They weren’t overwhelmingly sweet either, which was a nice.

Check out their super user friendly site, here. They offer monthly specials, gift packs, and they even have a restaurant in Oregon I’m dragging my family too you can visit. I would like to add, that while I would have LOVED to receive this stuff for a review from Bob’s Red Mill, I didn’t. I’m just a very happy consumer, that can’t get enough of their product, and I wanted to share my love with the masses. I’m not kidding when I say I could probably spend about $500 on their stuff. I may or may not have freaked out a little when I saw they have mugs for sale. … *sigh*

Butterscotch Pecan Squares

Things I’m Horrible At

– Remembering my own mental notes. I totally forgot to wish Janae a very happy birthday yesterday. Granted, she’s probably still sleeping from a sugar induced coma-ish state, or still running on the treadmill her husband got her. But still, I hope it was amazing.

– Being patient. Seriously. If I want something, I should’ve had it yesterday. If something is wrong, it shouldn’t have even had the chance to GO wrong.

– Controlling myself, when excited. I literally get butterflies, and immediate ‘sense’ of nervousness, that kind of feels like I’m about to toss cookies. I remember in high school, during my first basketball SCRIMMAGE, I about passed out from nerves. I find something new and exciting; I won’t shut up about it. This could be anywhere from finding a new beverage I love, to finding out Husband’s next Army assignment. BUZZ with excitement, 24/7 for a good 3 days.

– Tolerating strangers. I’ll be honest. I am wary of people. I have seen too many Forensic Files to know that an encounter with a stranger could lead to my kidnapping.

– Correctly closing the bread package. According to my husband, there is a right way to do this. It involves the twisty tie, and I can safely say that before living with him, I had never used one. Now, I’ll leave it off on purpose, just to bug him 😀

– Keeping plant life… alive. Given the chance, I’m sure I could kill a cactus. Maybe having a garden just isn’t in the cards for me 😦

– Finishing a hot cup of coffee. I always, for one reason or another, let it get cold. I don’t know why.

– Baking. This is a double edged sword. I don’t like measuring everything out perfectly, I don’t like the wait time that comes with baking, and I especially do not like the fact that I’m left with 11 other cupcakes when I just wanted the one. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE sweets. This is why I’ll usually leave the baking for whenever we are expecting company.

– Handling competition. I SAY I’m not competitive. But secretly, it festers and boils. This is both towards other people, and individual. I will mentally pick people off during races, and really just want to smash my PR every time I’m out there.

Anyway, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m finally making more of the Butterscotch Pecan Squares, and I’ll be posting that recipe later tonight… or tomorrow… orrrr… eventually. 🙂

Things I’m Horrible At