I was asked to send in a recipe to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Calvert (Maryland) Boys and Girls 4-H Club. They are creating a cookbook from past and present members.
You can tell by my outfit and hair that this photo is from the 1970s. I made that recipe dozens of time in preparation for Demonstration Day. I dreaded that day every year, but it did give me wonderful practice at public speaking and I have used the experience in my career.
7 Layer Bars
1/4 cup butter
1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
1 6-ounce package chocolate chips
1 6-ounce package butterscotch chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 350° degrees F.
- Melt butter; pour into the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan.
- Pour graham cracker crumbs over butter; pat down.
- Add the coconut, nuts, chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips in layers.
- Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk over the top.
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes until top is golden.
- Cool completely and cut into bars.
Speaking of public speaking, my husband, Bob, and I visited our oldest son, Nowlan, in North Carolina and sat in on his genetics demonstration to high school students.
I title the photo above, "When Mom makes you stand in front of your research poster for a picture."