By Request: Treasure Chest Bars

Well, now this is a first!  After I talked about baking Treasure Chest Bars a few days ago, several people asked for the recipe. This is a Schiffer family favorite from Christmases past.  Just remember:  The real Treasures are those dear children, wide-eyed on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas, everyone!TREASURE CHEST BARS Cream: ½ cup butter ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup sugar Blend in: 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla Beat until fluffy.Combine and add: 2 cups flour 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt St … [Read more...]

Rosebud: You Absolutely Can't Take It With You!

Ain’t that the truth?! Was Orson Welles thinking about eternity when he scooped up the Academy Award for his blockbuster hit film “Citizen Kane”?  Probably not—just as you and I are not usually thinking about eternity when we acquire a bigger home, the newest electronic gadget, another item for our collection of DVDs, athletic jerseys, or teacups. Welles was a young man of 25 in 1941 when he wrote, directed and starred in the film which was voted “best film of the previous century” by the Ame … [Read more...]