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Thursday, July 31, 2008


cookie carnival :: july round-up!

hi folks!


i won't lie. it's been a helluva month. busier than expected. stressful. sick kids and sick momma. hubby working all the time. i just couldn't make it happen to make the bleepin' bars. it was just out of reach this month.

i apologize. but i also figure i don't require the carnivalers to participate every month, so i should cut myself a little slack, too.

that being said, LOTS of folks did pull it off! so, let's take a look at how every one did. i will make these bars eventually because getting all your pictures has made my mouth water daily. they look SO GOOD.

congrats and thanks to everyone.

keep in mind that the photo appears ABOVE the blurb about each participant and that some folks did not send a photo.

my apologies to di who i accidentally left off the round-up at first. she does not write a blog, but she DOES bake cookies!!! her photo is above. sorry di!!!!

bambi of The Caldwell's Cookbook is new to the Carnival. she is a self-proclaimed "stick to waht you know" type of eater. so, she challenged herself to branch out. read her post here.

lynn of Bites and Pieces made some yummy looking bars. and she broke a bowl in the process of making her curd! but she soldiered on... read her post here.

wendy of Simple Snow Stitches made more than one attempt on these bars. read about her trials and tribulations here.

mari of Mevrouw Cupcake and her ever-lovely photos! she monkeyed around with halving the recipe and then discovered a curd that was too sweet. read her post here as she wonders if halving it changed the sweetness or what!

roni of Confessions of A Cookbook Junkie could not find blackberries so she went with frozen marion berries...."but they were somewhat of a disappointment, too. Not nearly as much flavor as I had hoped for.. " read the rest of her post here.

grace of A Southern Grace was in the carnival again and look at her photo. is it not mouth-watering? she changed up the recipe in 3 different ways--check out her post here.

hannah of Ma Baker's Blog said her kids loved the recipe..... "This is not a dificult recipe even the curd is relatively simple and they are a fantastic cookie for a snack or a great desert with icecream." read the rest of her post here.

stacey of Simply Tasty was dubious at first. but she gave it a try, replacing the blackberries for strawberries and was quite pleased with the result! read her post here.

kamalie of Kamalie's Food brings us another delicious photo. so pleasing to the eye! she'd never made curd before--- read about her escapades here.

stephanie of Confessions of a City Eater is back again! yay! love love love the red and white platter. she was also new to curd-making--read her post here.

julie of Someone's in The Kitchen fell in love. hard. with the crust on these little beauties. read her post here.

ellyn of Recipe Taster and Collector played along this month. here's a bit of her post, "Everyone had rave reviews and seemed to really enjoy the bars! They were a little more "labor" intensive than I would typically prefer when baking, but I would definitely make them again!" read the rest of her post here.

carrie of Carrie's Sweet life switched from blackberries to blueberries. find out what happened by reading her post here.

megan of My Baking Adventures always cracks me up. here's a bit of her post, "I actually made the blackberry curd myself! No, I mean I really did! My evil twin suggested using store bought blackberry jam, but honesty and integrity prevailed - and I had blackberries in the fridge that were so tart they were almost inedible." read the rest of her post here. she's a lot of fun.

april of Abby Sweets loves blackberries. so she was all kinds of "on board" for this month. read her post here.

charlotte of Taylor Loves Chocolate teamed up with future relative april (above) of abby sweets. kitchen duo! read her post here.

steph of Steph Chows also changed it to blueberries, but she did it accidentally! read her post here.

holly of Phemomenon. i adore holly. she is always right there with her post. always one of the first! and she's always fun to read. check her post here.

jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes has a beautiful blog. read her post here. she used raspberries in her bars!

pam of Cookies with Boys has a super-fun blog. i am glad she joined in the fun again this month. she also changed her blackberries to strawberries because, dag, they can be pricey little buggers! read her post here.

well, that's all folks! see you in august! and as always THANKS FOR COOKING cookies WITH ME!

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Blogger PheMom said...

You're the best Kate! Great round-up as always! I do hope you get feeling better soon (and the kiddos of course!). Looking forward to the next recipe!

July 31, 2008 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Thanks Kate! These bad boys were so good. I love reading all the blog enteries. Can't wait for next month.

July 31, 2008 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I loved making these and seeing all these pictures reminded me of how awesome they were to eat :)

July 31, 2008 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger giz said...

I'm sorry we missed this month's roundup - with bars this good - you could twist my arm to make them in a heartbeat.

July 31, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Thanks for a really great choice, Kate. I wasn't sure about them at first, but I'm glad I went ahead and tried them. Everyone loved them. And I really enjoy looking at everyone's blogs, too. Looking forward to August...

July 31, 2008 at 9:44 PM  
Blogger SiHaN said...

gawd. looking at all these entries make me painfully regret sitting on this one. I swear i'll try it one day! it looks too tempting for me. Good job on the round-up!

August 1, 2008 at 12:06 AM  
Blogger Lee Han Ying aka Claire said...

I share sentiments with SiHaN... bLaCkBeRRieS are definitely delicious despite their extravagant price... But these look really good!!! Regrets for not joining this one..

August 1, 2008 at 5:17 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

I didn't get my pic in time because I was away, but here's a link to my attempt!! Great choice!

August 1, 2008 at 3:47 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I soo wanted to make these also but life got in the way. I will make them one day! :) I'm ready for this month!!!

August 2, 2008 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Thanks for another fun installment of CC! Looking forward to next month!

August 7, 2008 at 11:24 AM  

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