While I was making these black cherry oatmeal bars my house smelled absolutely amazing. When I took them out of the oven, I had to force-stop myself not to cut a piece right there and then, and eat it. Who else, but me, use to beg their Mom to have a piece of the hot food or desserts, when they just came out of the oven….?
My Mom use to tell me that it´s bad for my stomach…. (can anyone vouch for that??)
This recipe was inspired by the amazing NEW ENGLAND FARMGIRL Cookbook: Recipes & Stories From A Farmer´s Daughter, written by Jessica Robinson of Carolina Farmhouse Kitchen. In her book she made Raspberry Oatmeal Bars, but I wanted to try it with black cherries, oh and added some cinnamon & vanilla too 🙂
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This New England Farmgirl Cookbook is beautiful to say the least… Just imagine living on the farm and using your very own harvests to make the most amazing food (AND DESSERTS). Harvests that tell a story, about life on a farm. Magical!
I tell you what, I could easily live like that. Although to be completely honest, I would need to live close to the city as well. I need both in my life. Don´t judge! lol
According to Google, New England is a northeasterly region of the U.S. comprising the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. It’s known for its Colonial past, long Atlantic coastline, changing autumn foliage and forested mountains. Boston, Massachusetts, the region’s hub, pre-dates the American Revolution, and its Freedom Trail passes sites that were critical to the nation’s founding.
Do yourself a favour and go search for the term “New England Autumn”. It´s Breathtaking!
So today, myself and a few other Blogger friends, i.e. Paige from Where Latin Meets Lagniappe, Jennifer from JenniferMeyering.com and Whitney from That Square Plate are hosting a GIVEAWAY for you to win a hardcopy of this beautiful book! Yay! Be sure to visit their blogs to see the amazing recipes they made!
The Giveaway is open to all residents in the US & Canada. Scroll down to see how you can enter 🙂
Just one quick thing, the recipe says to add half of the mixture into a baking pan, top it with preseves and then crumble the other half of the mixture on top. I would suggest that you add 2/3 of the mixture at the bottom, top it with the preserves and then crumble the last 1/3 on top. Why? Because I would love more of the preserves oozing through!
So for those of you who celebrate it, how was your Thanksgiving? Although I´m not American, I did celebrate a Friendsgiving on Thanksgiving day with American, Canadian, Latvian, Zimbabwian, Scottish and British friends. We ate a ton of food! I made these cute mini pumpkin pies that I posted on Facebook and ofcourse on Instagram 😉
Some exciting NEWS! In the next few days we (myself and 9 other Food Bloggers) will be launching a CHRISTMAS PROJECT COOKBOOK. It will be available for pdf download.
The best part is that we´re donating every single cent to a the NO KIDS HUNGRY Charity for underprivileged kids. I will be posting more about it on my social media accounts in the next few days, so be sure to follow me there if you are not already 🙂
See how to, in the image below (you can´t miss the big red arrow).
Until next time! Don´t forget to enter the Giveaway!
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