Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Here is the deal...I love food. The planning, shopping, preparation, eating, and occasionally, over-eating. (Sometimes it is just that good).

But my Aunt Susan is the Real Deal--a Foodie. That's her official title at Market Street, not just self-proclaimed hobby. Cool, huh?

She and her fellow foodies came up with a list of "You might be a foodie if's..." I related to all of them. And added some of my own. As it turns out, I come from a long, long line of Food Lovers (some might say Food Obsessers).

Here they are:

If you live to eat, rather than eat to might be a foodie

If you would rather read a cookbook than a best selling novel...ymbaf

If the highlight of your day is shopping for groceries and discussing recipes with total strangers at the store...ymbaf

If you describe your vacation by the restaurants you dined at...ymbaf

And two of my own:
If your children know the names of the cooks on the Food Network...ymbaf

If you spent over 20 minutes in October planning your Christmas menu...ymbaf (I did not do that just yesterday while standing at Michael's, pouring over the Southern Living Christmas 2007 Guide. I swear.)

Feel free to leave comments and join in the "YMBAF" fun! I know you want to.

And, by very popular demand (or one faithful reader's request), here is the famous Pumpkin Bar recipe. We made a pan of these. And ate them. All in one day. I might have put my face in the bowl.

Last year, my next door neighbor made them on Halloween (they're great at chasing down a bowl of chili). I lost count after eating around five. They are so light and soft that they just slip down your throat with a teeny tiny little gulp.

Pumpkin Bars
4 eggs
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup oil
16 oz. pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix together and bake at 350 degrees 25-30 minutes.

4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar - add gradually

Once bars have cooled, frost them. Then TRY to eat just one.


J said...

Ok, hilarious. You just described me to a T. And I could probably tell you all the restaurants AND the meals we ate there from our vacation in Naples last March. Hmm.

I just copied this recipe down and am going to make the bars for our new small group this Friday. I'll let you know how fast they were eaten. :)