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Magic Bars, Sweetened Condensed Milk & Madonna.


 

Magic Bars–This is how Magic Bars Should Look–

 

~My family loves loves loves Magic Bars, thus I purchase the
ingredients to make these little sins for the our July 4th
celebration.

 

 

Chocolate Chips, Butterscotch Chips, Coconut. Graham
Crackers, Butter, Pecans, everything but the kitchen sink are in these babies.  Seriously.

 

Just writing this, I
can feel my ass enlarging

 

Anyhow, I forget one vital ingredient:  The Sweetened Condensed Milk.

 

Shit!

 

I desperately don’t want to go back to the chaotic grocery store
for one can of SCM,  because I’m already
mixing, adding, preheating the oven, and have Madonna cranked to maximum volume.

Confessions On A Dance Floor is a great baking CD) by the way.

 

 

I immediately Google how to create my missing ingredient by
myself.  How hard can it possibly be?

 

To my surprise, I find the recipe on Paula Deen’s Web Site.

 

Yes,  It’s there.  You RoooooCK Paula!

 

I’m so excited about this discovery that I dance to Madonna
in the middle of the carpet while Mr. Liverpool shakes his head at me because he’s
trying to watch soccer.

 

“Hey, turn up the music a  little, will ya?” I tease.

 

Another shake of the head, an eye roll, a long sigh.

 

I dance in front of the television set.

 

“Don’t ya think I’m sexy:::: don’t ya::: don’t ya?”

 

Okay, enough bugging Mr. L.

 

He doesn’t  give a
shit that I found my own recipe for SCM….
And clearly, soccer is more important than I.

 

Okay, so I make the stuff, and it looks E X S A C T L Y

like the store bought
kind.

Thick & Cream Colored.

 

“Well, I’ll be a
son-of-a-biiiiitch,”  I shout over to Mr.
L. “It turned OUT!”

 

He ignores me.

 

I pour the mixture on top of my graham crackers and it
looks, well, it looks all Paula Deen like.

 

 

Ahhh,  the insignificant
things in life can be quite significant sometimes.

 

Long story short,  My Magic Bars
turn out like this.  🙁

A chocolate- graham -crackery Disaster.    WTH?    I consider telling everybody it’s a mud pie dessert.

 

But instead, I tell Mr. L.  we need to stop at the grocery store (again) on the way to the party.  Yes, I know,  I should have bought the lousy can of SCM from the very beginning.

I bought a lovely  Lemon Meringue Pie, which was DElish.

—Dear Reader,  when you don’t follow directions, do you ever end up with a complete catastrophe?   Tell me about it.

Large Pink Glitter LipsLOVE !

LISTEN TO MADONNA !!_  My newest addiction.

 

 

 


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119 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashley
    July 7, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Hey I’d still eat it. It looks really good!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:49 am

      –Hey,
      I tasted it, but it was pure SUGAR! & Not in a good way, Ashley Xx

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        Lady E
        July 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

        I’ll second Ashley here, it looks just a bit messy but yummy…
        And your magic bars sound awesome, shame I don’t even know what half of the ingredients are… Cultural gap that is.
        Hope your 4th of July was magic anyway ! x
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    mamawolfe
    July 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    A nearly identical disaster happened to me last week when I was trying to make a version of Girl Scout Samoa bars…except I didn’t have enough and wasn’t smart enough to google for directions, so mine just ended up dry and didn’t stick to the crust. Grr…
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:50 am

      Mama,
      I wasn’t too bright either…cuz my Googling still didn’t make a bit of difference! The Magic Bars still turned out like MUD. X

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    Trish
    July 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Did you at least taste it? I think I would gave eaten it all with a fork..I’m a sucker for chocolatey grahamy mashmallowy melty ness! Maybe you can make a mistake again next time I’m up??:)

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:51 am

      Trish,
      I tasted it! It did not taste RIGHT….Tis was pure SUGAR. Damn. Xxx

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    Tina Barbour
    July 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    They still looked good to me!

    I substituted an ingredient one time, but did so by mistake. I was trying potato soup for the first time, the way my mother made it. (Incidentally, when she still cooked, she was a beautiful cook. Me–not so much). Instead of using evaporated milk, I used condensed milk. It was a sweet mess of a pot of soup.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:52 am

      ~~~~Tina,
      Ooo, I’ve done this before, as well. Evaporated & Condensed (as I found out) are TWO completely different things! Xxx Glad I’m not the only one…

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    Jann Huizenga
    July 7, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Honestly, Kim? Your “Distaster” looks luscious. People could have just dipped their fingers into the goop and scooped it out. Re Tina’s comment: I always mix up sweetened condensed milk with evaporated milk–same cans, and I’ve made the same mistake. Was Mr. L watching the soccer game between Spain and Italy???? I’m sure you are very hard to ignore, but that was a VERY important game, so he must be forgiven.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:55 am

      Jann,
      Mr. L. loves SOCCER. period.
      We actually went to watch SPAIN & ITALY on a VERY big screen. We sat down w/ our friends and I turned to Mr. L. and said, “So, who’s playing?” Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
      I thought it was England the way he was behaving obout the situation!

      Love flowing to you, dear. xxxx

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    Linda Medrano
    July 7, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    That’s hysterical! I’m so NOT a baker! I am a good cook but I’m very experimental. Sometimes that works great. Other times, not so much. In other words, the guests get pizza.
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  • Reply
    Marcella
    July 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Oh Kim! When I saw that first picture, I almost ……. (fill in the blank).

    I hope you are still at that party because I am going to jump in the car and come snoop in your “les ordures” and hope I find that pan of goodies. I can close my eyes, set my imagination in gear and I just know it will taste just like the first picture!!

    You must not have been donning your special baking outfit…certainly soccer could not compete with that ???

    Yum! Yum!
    Better than …..;…(fill in the blank)

    Don’t be lookin’ out your windows, now….

    ~ <3 M <3 ~

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:56 am

      Marcella,
      You. Crack. Me. UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! XXX

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    Christie Tate
    July 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    OMG, it looks so good. I am dying! Thanks for the picture and the inspiration.

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

      –dear, you must not have scrolled all the way down the page…

  • Reply
    Adriana
    July 7, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I would create something out of that scoop on top of ice cream…LOL
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    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Dear A,
      No! Not after you tasted it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XX

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    Kimberly
    July 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    My mom makes these without the chocolate and nuts. We do these at Christmas; never even considered making them in the summer. Thinking about it, though, they’d be great with ice cream.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:58 am

      KImberly,
      Yes. They are quite Christmasy. My mom makes them, too. Perfectly, I might add! X

  • Reply
    Kathleen Richardson
    July 7, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    You are too funny. Your post wouldn’t have been near as funny if it had turned out as expected. Go with the flow, baby, and enjoy the results!

    Keep writing…
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 6:59 am

      Kathleen,
      Sooooooooooo True. I have many cooking /baking disasters in my home!! Xxx

  • Reply
    Pat Scattergood
    July 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    You made me laugh. Thanks, I needed a lift today. Have you written to Paula to let her know she needs to work on her substitute instructions?

    Hope it’s not as hot in MN as it is in NC. We’re breaking records down here!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 7:00 am

      Dear Pat,
      I don’t believe it was Paula…. Tis ME who is a DORK!! xxx

  • Reply
    Ann
    July 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    You are too funny! I’ve actually given my husband and oldest son food poisoning! Not me, tho! I took one bite of lunch and knew there was something bad in it.

    The back story is this…..

    I was mad at them the day before and this was my “make up” lunch. They thought it was my “revenge” lunch because it tasted weird. Little did they know! In the interest of peace, they ate every. single. bite. while I cleaned the kitchen and joined them….too late!

    • Reply
      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Ann,
      Great story. I miss you. How the heck are you? Life? Baking? Traveling? Honey Bunny? Xxx

      • Reply
        Ann
        July 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm

        Honey Bunny is great! I’m happy and we’ve taken a few small trips. I’m canning today. Tomatoes and pickled okra. Went to a farmers market and tried to buy everything in sight.

        I miss you, too!

        • Reply
          Kim Sisto-Robinson
          July 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm

          Canning! How Fun. Wish I were there. Xx

          • Ann
            July 10, 2012 at 10:10 pm

            Oh, it’s been SO much fun! I finished the tomatoes and will head to the farmers market for more next week.

            I’ll be making crushed tomatoes and….SALSA!

            The following week? Peaches! I’m having a b.l.a.s.t!

            I wish you were here, too. I would LOVE to cook for you, girlfriend! Come on down!

  • Reply
    Valentine Logar
    July 7, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I personally would have grabbed a spoon (a big one, a serving spoon in fact) sat right down and eaten your version!

    Never mind the pretty bars.

    I like the looks of your version. Yummmy

    I am very unhappy with you though. You have told me I can make sweet milk and pointed me to the place to find the secret. My posterior is growing as I think about it. This was the treat my father and I shared together when I was growing up (it’s a southern thing maybe).

    SCM + dash of salt + squirt of Lemon (fresh is better)
    Stir it all up till thick

    This is the best desert ever. Me and my dad sitting outside on the porch with our weird summer treat in our poached egg cups. Use to gross everyone else out but we loved it.

    The only thing I really messed up was letting my sons (very young teens at the time) make the rum balls for family Christmas. They thought the dough wasn’t right so they kept pouring more Rum. Boy were we all tipsy that Christmas, before drinks or Egg Nog toasts that year.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 7:02 am

      OMggggggggggg, I love the RUM BALL story.

      CLASSIC. Haaaaaa. Thank you for the smile, Val. Xx

  • Reply
    Alison
    July 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Don’t know if you remember, but I wrote a whole post about this pile of poop I was baking. Well, it wasn’t poop but it sure looked like it!

    Sorry yours didn’t turn out!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 7:03 am

      Dear Mama A,
      YES. I remember! I guess mine looked like POOP as well. Haaa. Xx

  • Reply
    Amy@souldipper
    July 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    The important thing, Kim…you knew how to improvise and do it well!

    Whenever I screw up a dessert, I serve it in stemware water glasses – with long handled spoons with 24 carat gold filigree.

    I’ve never had a complaint yet! 😀
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 7:04 am

      Amy,
      What a SUPERB idea. Serving your disasters in stemware water glasses w/ long handled spoons (24 carat gold) Oh, My.

      Pure GENIUS! Xxx

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    Vidya Sury
    July 7, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Whatever turned out, looks absolutely delish to me. Once in a while, my recipes do look like disasters but taste heavenly 😀 Shucks, is there no way you can send that pan across? Sigh!

    Right now I am pigging out on some fruit biscuits Sury bought from Hyderabad and I am real sad that they’ll be gone soon. Too soon.

    I just love me these magic bar type eats! Yes, I felt my ass enlarging even as I type this. 😉

    Madonna rocks.

    And I think you’re so cool for turning the situation into a winner! ‘Coz you are one!

    Hugs and love!

    (How is your book coming along?)
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      My Inner Chick
      July 9, 2012 at 8:46 am

      My Dear Zen,
      You are one of my Fave. people in the ENTIRE universe!

      Yes, my book is going well. thanks for asking…

      I am editing, adding, taking out, shaping, sighing, crying…

      The book, of course, will be dedicted to Kay.

      Love you, my friend. xx
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  • Reply
    Lady Fi
    July 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Looks don’t count – only taste! Bet it tastes delicious.

    My whole life is a series of cooking disasters, and if I don’t burn something, the kids usually say: Quick, go out on Facebook with a photo! (Yes – it’s a rare dish that isn’t burn in this household…)
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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    July 8, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Kim, I bet your “creation” tasted fantastic! I get myself all tied in knots when a recipe doesn’t work out!
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    🙂 Mandy xo
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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    July 8, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Hehe yes kitchen disasters are things I am familiar with. I just made these breads that were so rock hard even my husband refused to eat them! 😛 You are definitely not alone darling Kim xxx
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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    July 8, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Drat – I was hoping you found a great replacement. I’m with the others, although I wouldn’t have taken it to the party, I hope you ate them at home any way.
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    Dad
    July 8, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Looks good to me.
    Love You
    Dad

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    totsymae
    July 8, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Damn, Kimmy. How deceiving that first magic bar is and then we ease on down to yours. I’m glad you didn’t take it to the party anyway. This woman I know told me she made bumdigetty banana pudding. Well, I was all into it and she made me some. I’ll be doggone if that was not only the worse pudding I ever tasted but it was ugly as all get out. And you know I had to taste it while she was looking. The only thing I could think was WTMF?! (the M is for mother)

    Me, myself, I burned tea, water, sweet potatoes, you name it..
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    Ellen M. Gregg
    July 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    1st) I would have done exactly what you did: Googled how to make the SCM in order to avoid another trip to the crazy grocery store.
    2nd) I would totally have shared the “disaster,” which I would have blithely called “Decadent Disaster” and insisted it was a new recipe. 🙂
    3rd) Does setting meatloaf on fire count? Because I totally did that, once upon a time. Aside from the abject fear of setting the oven and then the house ablaze, the end result wasn’t too bad. I didn’t try to pass it off as a new method, though. I confessed all.

    xoxo 🙂
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    Monica
    July 8, 2012 at 9:13 am

    It’s amazing what can happen when you leave out a KEY ingredient. Some you can make do without, but others, well, they’re definitely in the recipe for a reason! lol.

    But you were very clever in resolving your dessert issue. I LOVE lemon meringue pie!
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    Beverly Diehl
    July 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

    There was once when I didn’t have ?baking soda? ?baking powder? and figured, what’s the big deal, there’s only like a teaspoon in with all the flour and everything anyway.

    Yeah, well, that l’il teaspoon is what makes the cookies RISE… I didn’t have cookies, I had slab o’ crisp dry cookie mess on my baking sheets.

    You’re a clever girl though, and even if they didn’t LOOK the way you wanted, you got a blog post out of the adventure, anyway. And got to dance, even if Mr. L was foolishly watching some silly boys playing with their balls.
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      My Inner Chick
      July 9, 2012 at 8:56 am

      I know! Those silly boys playing w/ their balls. they never stop, either, do they?

      Yes. Baking Soda. Baking Powder. Sooo incredibly different. I’ve made this mistake, as well, Bevery.

      Of course, I did!

      Xxx
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    Choc Chip Uru
    July 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Maybe look wise it was not the most beautiful but the whole cracker marshmallow chocolate disaster still sounds pretty darn delicious my friend 😀
    A beautifully written post as always!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    July 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Maybe it’s because I don’t know what it should look like, but doggone it, it still looks good! But yes, I’ve been through some similar mistakes. Sigh.

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    Kathy
    July 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Is it possible for me to be feeling my hips literally expanding while looking at the delicious photo????? 🙂

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    Irene
    July 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I need to learn NOT to read your ooey gooey recipe posts when I’m hungry! DECADENT!

    Mr. L doesn’t watch soccer, he watches “football’.

    And….if you don’t have buttermilk, you take one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar, add it to a cup measure and then add 2% or Whole Milk to fill the cup, then let it sit for about 5 minutes. (easier said just add a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to a cup of whole or 2% milk)

    Sweetened Condensed Milk is Deeeeelicious!
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      My Inner Chick
      July 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Mr. L doesn’t watch soccer, he watches “football’

      YES! that’s what he would say, Irene. You do love your BRITS, don’t you?

      Great Idea for Buttermilk. COOL. Xxxx

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    Michelle @ one crafty mama
    July 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Lol! Ah, my mama taught me when I was a wee one that you don’t deviate from baking recipes or disaster will ensue. With that said….I carrot cakes always go south on me. 🙂
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    July 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Before I learned how to make gravy, I was making a family dish and since it didn’t look thick enough, kept adding flour. To say it was a dry, gummy, disasterous dinner is a huge understatement. I never heard so many people lie, “Ith fine, weally.” Flour teeth. I made a point of learning and now I am the gravy queen.
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    Marie
    July 9, 2012 at 2:27 am

    It looks good to me anyway!!! But I know what you mean, I feel lazy sometime to go down just to get the missing ingredient and I am left with something that by no way looks like what I was about to do. But if it’s good, it goes straight to my stomach, the taste is all that matters!

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    Terri Sonoda
    July 9, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Ha! I would have gladly eaten it with a spoon. All of it. YUMS. And? Next time you dance in front of the TV, please make a video. That would be so freaking awesome. You are just too much fun, my friend! Hanging out with you would be a HOOT. You are the magic!
    Much LOVE! XOXOs
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    Michael Ann
    July 9, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Well I think you should write to Paula and tell her her recipe SUCKS!!! WTF?

    Sorry 🙁 Yes, I have had disasters like that and lived to tell about it 🙂
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    July 9, 2012 at 8:36 am

    You’re too funny Miss Kim!

    The first line my eye caught: “Just writing this, I can feel my ass enlarging” 🙂

    Isn’t that the best when you don’t have to go back to the store (hate when that happens… you’re all installed and ready to go only to realize you’re missing a key ingredient) – those bars do look pretty darn magical (I’d enjoy one watching the soccer with Mr. Liverpool!) – xo
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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    July 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Well, I love that you listen to Madonna while you bake. I might have to start doing this. 😉
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    Lisa Gordon
    July 9, 2012 at 9:45 am

    I don’t know Kim, I’d still eat them. As long as i see chocolate, I’m good!
    My Mom used to make these. We called them 7-Layer Bars. So yummy!
    How could things possibly go wrong with Madonna (love!) and Paula Deen at your side????

    I tend to screw things up when I DO follow a recipe. I’m Italian. A little of this, a little of that, and presto!
    Trust me though, I have been known to fail!

    Thank you for the smiles, and have a wonderful beginning to your week.
    xo.
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    Phil
    July 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hiya Kim!

    I know, I know. Been gone way too long. The first picture looks delicious! The batch with your custom condensed milk – well it’s not the first picture for sure, though they probably were pretty good. You do realize you were tempting fate dancing and gyrating in front of Mr. L. You might have wound up having to go pick up a dessert at the grocery store, because he might have taken you up on your offer, and no baking would have been done, though maybe some cooking.

    Oh wait – you did have to go the the grocery store anyway! Now I’m suspicious – are you sure you two didn’t er… um… well… ya know…

    Missed popping on here! Good to have some time again!

    Phil
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    Sandra
    July 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    It’s hard for me to toss out sweets and I have the thighs to prove it!!!!
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    Katy
    July 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    My ass is getting bigger just reading this…I probably would have eaten them. I haven’t had magic bars in, well, forever. Just thinking about them makes my teeth hurt from remembering the sweetness.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      –Ummmm, Katy,
      I’d send you some, but look at my track record! Xx

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    Sandy Webb
    July 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Oh my word! Since I develop many of my own recipes I have had too many disasters to even mention. You would think that would not happen to me anymore but by golly it does so I feel for you.

    Just so ya know….things are pretty good for me right now.
    I wish I could put it on my blog but I just can’t yet.

    I hope all is well you my dear!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 5:04 pm

      ~~~~~Sandy,

      When you are ready, perhaps you’ll put your feelings on your blog…

      Glad to here you are pretty good…I am just Okay. That’s it.

      Love to you, dear. Xx

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    Jessica
    July 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I never read the entire recipe before I start baking so sometimes my final product isn’t what it should be but it almost always gets eaten anyway.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Jessica,
      I am the SWEET eater in my family…this is the reason everybody else is THIN but ME! X

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    Blond Duck
    July 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Who cares what it looks like? It looks deliciously tasty. 🙂
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 9, 2012 at 5:05 pm

      Thanks, Ducky,
      We must hang around more often 🙂

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    Thoughts Appear
    July 10, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Does it matter what it looks like? I’m all about the taste. Plus, messy almost always equals super yummy.
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    Susanne
    July 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Although that mud pie dessert looks really ugly, I bet it has tested very good! And I am sure that you have had such a great time at the party with all the delicious pies. Oh, I just got hungry again…
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    Bella
    July 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    So it looks a little brown around the edges, who cares? Methinks it probably still tasted heavenly. Do you know why? Cause you made it with love and Madonna singing in the background, that’s why! How did Mr. Liverpool feel about Spain winning the Euro Cup, Kim? It was sheer mayhem here! The people went crazy! Europeans are “football” fanatics. Any idea why they don’t call it soccer? hee hee! Hugs to you from Roxy and me, sweet lady! 🙂

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      My Inner Chick
      July 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Bella,
      I just asked Mr. Liverpool about the game and he says to tell you this:

      “Even though I’m English, I know that Spain is the best team.”

      We went to watch the game on a GIGANTIC screen in a sports bar.

      Quite seriously, i didn’t even know who was playing ! Haaaa.

      How are you? Rox? Are you having fun? I hope you are taking photos of all of the gorgoeus men in Spain!

      Love to you and Rox. Xxxxx
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    Red Dwyer
    July 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I have no stories to tell…I am one of those chefs everyone hates. The closest I have come to a disaster was manmade…literally.

    My husband was a saltaholic. He insulted me in the early days of our marriage by salting food without tasting it. After being told twice both why it was rude and not to do it any longer, he committed the sin…again.

    The following day I made his fave marinara in a tiny little sauce pot, just for the two of us (I had fed the urchins pizza.). I told him “buffet style” as I walked with my plate of linguini to the table. He made a MASSIVE plate. As he sat down I told him he had to clean his plate for his all time favorite cheesecake. He said he was excited and sprinkled salt all over the plate.

    He took a bite and nearly choked. I grinned warmly, “Eat up. The cheesecake will be yummy!” He got up and took the plate to the kitchen. I asked innocently, “What’s wrong? Do you not want cheesecake?”

    The dog would not eat it. I had dissolved a one-pound box of salt into about three cups of sauce.

    To date, he has never salted another plate without tasting it first.

    *Wicked laughter*
    Much love, Kimmy!
    Red.
    xxx
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    Kimberly
    July 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t care how it looks…I’d still hit it with my mouth 🙂
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    Vanita
    July 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    girl this magic bar thing looks pretty wicked. i’m loving it. now craving it. at 11:34pm. great :-/
    i’m a lousy cook girl. can barely boil eggs so i salute you for your “mudpie” i love everything made with condensed milk.
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    Sigrid
    July 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I bet is has tested really good! Sometimes, the ugly things have got the best taste!
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    Emily
    July 11, 2012 at 5:03 am

    Oh no!! I know just how you feel though. I am forever forgetting one, tiny, but critical, ingredient and then trying to cobble together some makeshift substitution by myself. Anything to keep from going back to the store! But, the lemon meringue sounds delicious!
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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook
    July 13, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I am pretty much baking challenged, but it looks good to me! I’d just eat it with a spoon 🙂 But then again, Lemon Meringue Pie is my favorite!
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    ATasteOfMadness
    July 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I don’t know.. I would gobble this up in a second. I like sweet things, I have been immune! Bring it, I love it!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Bring it on, baby!! X

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    Sammie
    July 13, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    It still looks delicious though! I’d definitely try it! hahaha.. I hate throwing away my own food! Always makes me feel sad.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm

      I agree about throwing stuff out, Sammie.

      But I knew I’d eat all of this mushy chocolate…and I DO NOT need it! Xx

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    Aurora HSP
    July 14, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I had unexpected company. Made us Naan bread based “pizza” with tomato pesto, onions, black olives, shrimp, a sprinkling of feta and dusting of parmesan. I enjoyed mine. He didn’t ask for seconds, lol. I want to try your recipe. Sounds sinful but hey, moderation. I hope, lol. xo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      July 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

      Your dish sounds FabULOUS, J. Xx

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    Cristin Cogen
    July 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Oh my goodness, these look absolutly delicious. You have come up with such a creative treat! Loving it ♥
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