May 19, 2010

French Delight

Greetings Friends~ ~ ~

Getting ready for a little baking. I'm so glad your here. You'll love this easy and sweet treat that makes 16 little mouth fulls of delight. I love to cook with Grand Marnier, the lovely liqueur made in France so when I devised this recipe it was the prefect mate for the cherries or berries, you choose.

I mixed up the strussel in the food processor.
It will be the crust and the topping.
Pat half into your 8X8 pan.

Top with your choice of jam mixed with Grand Marnier.

Top with the rest of the crumbs mixed with the nuts.

Ta Da! Simple and sweet.

Had to show off my newest vintage red rose hankie.
So Sweet.

If you try this recipe I hope you will love it.
Ahrisha's Sweet Crumbly Bars
Prepare an 8X8 baking pan by lining the bottom
with parchment and let it hang over two ends
by about 2".
Butter bottom of parchment
Preheat oven to 375*
2 C. Flour
1/2 C. Sugar
Pulse in processor then add~ ~
1 stick + 6 T. Cold Butter, chopped
Pulse till like cornmeal.
Pat half this mixture into the 8X8 baking pan.
Add 3/4 C. chopped walnuts to remaining mixture.
Set aside.
1 C. Fruit Preserves, Your choice.
(I used Hero Black Cherry)
2-3 T. Grand Marnier
Mix and spread evenly on the crust.
Top with remaining strussel.
Bake for 60 - 70 minutes
till slightly browned on top
Cool in pan then loosen around edges and
lift out to cutting board.
Cut into 16 squares with pizza cutter.
(In place of liqueur you could use a fruit juice)

Look what arrived in the mail today.
You know what I'll be doing tonight.
House Beautiful and a cup of coffee.
I am linking to Tablescape Thursday @ Susan's

and also to Foodie Friday @ Michael Lee's house.

Be sure to click the links and visit our lovely Hosts
for these weekly events.
Thanks to each of you for being there
and for your sweet comments.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Allie and Pattie said...

Ahrisha, Grand Marnier is my favorite liquor to cook with- just love it! These look yummy and SO easy- thank you!
xoxo pattie

Blondie's Journal said...


This looks as good as I think it will taste! Oh yum! Thanks so much for the recipe...I'll have to give it a try!


Marigene said...

Arisha, that sounds and looks delish! I will be trying this very soon...


Oh this looks amazing! You had me at Grand Marnier :) I'm so happy that you stopped by my blog & introduced me to your lovely one. I'll definitely be following along :)


secretleaves said...

This looks AWESOME! So glad I happened to wander by just as you had posted this. I will definitely be back for more of your recipes.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh my! What a yummy table you've set before us.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! This looks and sounds so good!
I'm in love with your Rooster too! :)
Be a sweetie,

Rosemary said...

This all looks blissful; something yummy for body and mind! Love your blog.

Tricia said...

Oh, you had me as soon as I saw the two sticks of butter! Your recipe looks like my kind of cooking -- simple, yet yummy. And what a pretty setting for the dessert -- LOVE the napkin!

Unknown said...

Oh, la-la!! I LOVE GM and your bars look devine! What a WONDERFUL, a bar & House BEautiful. Enjoy!!


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ahrisha, I can just picture (literally) you cooking this up in your beautiful kitchen and bringing this yummy "french delight" to your warm and inviting dinning table. All the while french music is playing in the background. I put this recipe in my favorites.

I found the most marvelous place to go antiquing! I made quite a few purchases! When you come to visit we will make a trip there.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Sounds so yummy and everything is beautiful!!!

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Olga Poltava said...

That looks so beautiful and sounds so delicious!

Karena said...

Ahrisha, looks so delish!! Easy as well. Love Grand Marnier.Love your site!

Art by Karena

Linda Q said...

Yummy and pretty, I like it!
Like the use of the quilt for a tablecloth. I like the thinking outside the box ideas!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...



Erica (Irene) said...

This looks real good and sounds just delish :-) Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back to check your Blog out more often b/c I'm now Follower. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Dawn said...

Oh yum! This post made me sooo hungry!

I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway!

I just saw your duffet re-do and it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Ahrisha,
What a pretty table! Your bars look really yummy and I have a 'thing' for roosters; love yours! Thank you for stopping by my blog for tea. Yes, I collect the pattern you see in my header. It is a vintage pattern called Rose Chintz, after which I've named my blog! I have quite a few pieces of it. Thank you for your interest in joing my tea party! All you have to do is add - Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage and my link- with one of the two Tea Time Tuesday buttons at the top of my sidebar. I will gladly add your link to mine once I see the link up on your post. Wishing you a beautiful day.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Ahrisha!

First of all, your little table setting looks so pretty! And thank you for the recipe. this looks so yummy!

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Ahrisha,

It was so delightful to have you drop by for a visit just the other day; thanks so much for your kind and encouraging words!..,

My this looks beyond yummy!

I must try this;I adore Grand Marnier.~ Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Do also pop by for some afternoon tea my dear!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

paperbutterfly said...

I am so glad you stopped by for tea!

Those recipes sound devine! I will be trying them for sure.

I will look forward to seeing what you have to share with us next week.

Enjoy your week.
Blessings, Pam

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Ahrisha...

Mmmm...your fruit bars look and sound absolutely divine! used blackberry jam? My favorite fruit!!! It certainly sounds like a quick and easy recipe...I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing it with us!

I love how you presented your fruit bars...sooo very pretty! Love that pink quilt that you used on the's gorgeous! Ohhh...and I love your new pink rose handkerchief too! Looks like you had a very enjoyable evening...a bite of sweets, a great magazine, and all of it in such a beautiful place!!!

Well my friend, I just wanted to come by and meet you! Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Tea Time Tulips...I enjoyed your sweet note! You were asking about the crystal cake pedestal plate and cover...I found that at Dillards online during their "after midnight Christmas sale". It is Shannon lead crystal from Ireland and originally sold for $180 (if I remember correctly)...I got it for a mere $18...yes, I couldn't believe it!!! I was really doin' my happy dance! Hehe! I have had so many people comment on I wished that I had bought several! was free shipping! It's soooo probably would have cost a small fortune to ship. I looked a couple of months ago...and they were no longer carrying them, but maybe they will at a later time. You might check out Macy's...sometimes they carry the same items as Dillards. Anyway, so sorry...that probably wasn't much help.

I also wanted to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows! I have also added your delightful blog to my list and really look forward to your upcoming posts and getting to know you. It's so nice to meet you, Ahrisha!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Melissa Miller said...

How beautiful and delicious looking Arisha. It is all so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)