Monday, October 10, 2022

Caramel Pecan Dream Bars and A Quick Stir Fry

I set a tea in front of my little waterfall because before too long I'll have to cover it. 

The needles from my Bald Cypress fall off in November and December and I have to protect the water and the pump.  This pretty brown calico is a Fall favorite of mine.

My pumpkin teapot is another favorite.

Yield: Depends on the size
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Amazing Old Recipes
Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

Caramel Pecan Dream Bars

I asked my one son what he would rank this recipe between 1-5 and he said "an 8".


  • For the Crust:
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Heath Bits o' Brickle baking chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13" baking dish with baking spray.
  3. Mix together the cake mix, butter, and egg until it resembles a cookie dough. I did this in my mixer. Press the dough into the bottom of the baking dish.
  4. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the dough, and evenly spread. Sprinkle on the pecans over the milk layer, and then sprinkle on the bits o' brickle.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Let cool before cutting.

I cooked a turkey breast that I had in my freezer that I bought after Christmas.  These fresh turkey breasts were marked down to 25 cents a pound!  Can you believe it??  I got so many meals from the turkey.  One of my favorite meals for leftover chicken, beef, pork, and in this case, turkey, is a simple stir fry.  I keep on hand frozen stir fry veggies, Veri Veri Teriyaki and 90 second brown rice.  I make this quick meal at least once a month. 

Yield: 3-4
Author: Kitty
Quick and Easy Stir Fry

Quick and Easy Stir Fry

Nothing could be simpler than this and it's so good!


  • Leftover chicken, beef, turkey, or pork, cut up
  • 1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
  • Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce
  • Pre cooked rice of your choice (I love the 90 second brown rice that you heat in the microwave)


  1. Add a small amount of oil to a large skillet and heat. Add the cut up leftover meat and heat.
  2. Cook the frozen veggies in the microwave, under- cooking them a few minutes; drain the excess water.
  3. Add the veggies to the skillet and pour in the desired amount of Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce; heat.
  4. Serve over rice, or eat it as is.

This darling granddaughter, Avery, went to homecoming recently.  Doesn't that color look beautiful on her? 

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. We eat stir fries often too and I just love how quickly they come together and that they can be customized to taste and to use up leftovers! Those bars sound so yummy and your granddaughter looks beautiful.

  2. I've looked at that stir fry sauce often Kitty, nice to know it's a good one! Sounds like a great meal:@)

  3. Oh I will be baking those pecan bars! Perhaps a great substitute for pecan pie?

  4. I have made these bars - the recipe is in my first cookbook! <3 I love stirfry's too...great recipes! Cissy looks beautiful for sure. Thanks for sharing. XO

  5. What a lovely autumn tea time! I've always been a fan of your pumpkin teapot!

    The royal blue looks stunning on Avery! I never thought to stir fry turkey. Thanks for the great suggestion!

  6. Oh, I love that brown calico, too! That is just beautiful. We love stir fry, too! It is so healthy and easy. I usually chop fresh veggies, but I love your idea of buying them frozen. That would be so much easier and quicker. The pecan bars look amazing, too! A friend and I met at a coffee shop recently, and I had baklava that reminded me of pecan pie. May the Lord continually bless you and your family, sweet friend. :)

  7. An easy dinner and 8 star-rating dessert from you Kitty! I love your pretty brown calico teacup and pumpkin teapot. The October light looks beautiful the way it dances over your water feature in your back yard. Avery looks beautiful in her blue dress (and matching nails ;) ! ♥

  8. Avery is so beautiful! Mouthwatering recipes! Stunning brown calico teacup and gorgeous teapot. Love your table! Hugs and blessings.

  9. Beautiful granddaughter! Love the colour of her dress. Quick meals are wonderful and it's good to have a number of them in one's recipe box (mental or actual). The stir fry sounds delicious!

  10. I love stir fries too, Kitty! Any any dessert with pecans in it gets my attention :) Avery does looks gorgeous in that color. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

  11. Love this post Kitty, so many pretties. Such a perfect teapot for the season and pretty tea. I know you will miss the waterfall after it's covered. Yum for the caramel dream bars and the turkey dish looks delicious. Great steal at 25 cents a lb. for turkey
    Yes, your granddaughter looks lovely in blue. Our grands sure are growing up fast! Happy week.......

  12. Your recipes sound delish - they look so easy to prepare, and I like easy!! Your granddaughter is lovely and looks fabulous in her dress (and nails!)

  13. Kitty this stir fry dish looks great and a perfect way to use up leftover meat. The dream bars look good and I bet taste delicious. Thanks for both of these recipes Kitty. Your granddaughter look beautiful! Enjoy the rest of the week Kitty.

  14. Hi Kitty, your Caramel Pecan Dream Bars do sound very dreamy and so easy to make, I’ve got to make them asap!! Your stir fry sounds great too, don’t you just love that Very Very Teriyaki sauce, I use it all the time too! Have a great rest of your week~

  15. mmm ... the little waterfall made my day! right in the midst of all these beautiful autumn colors.

  16. A beautiful photograph of your granddaughter.
    Love your pumpkin teapot.
    Stir fry dishes are so good aren't they.

    Happy mid-October wishes.

    All the best Jan

  17. Lovely blog! Great pecan bar recipe and yes, your granddaughter is lovely! Happy Fall!


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