Pumpkin Bars

Do you love pumpkin pie? Or do you love pecan pie? Or do you end up going for both because they’re both so good!  If that’s the case, and you’d like the two in one, you gotta try these pumpkin bars.  They are the PERFECT mix of both Thanksgiving favorites: pumpkin pie and pecan pie!

Oat Crust

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Mix the above ingredients and firmly press into an even layer in a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

Pumpkin Filling

  • 1 can pumkin puree (15 oz)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Mix all the above ingredients well and pour over the baked crust.  Bake for 20 minutes.

Brown Sugar Topping

  • 2 tbs butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

Mix the above ingredients and sprinkle over the filling.  Bake for 20 minutes more. 

Cool completely (which is really hard—you want to try them) before cutting into bars.

Enjoy the pumpkin pie/pecan pie combo!

Mumbai, November 26th

0bwyn6fs0gsvk5nfonxsnxvro1_400Well, it hasn’t been the Thanksgiving we anticipated, but we all remain in good cheer here at the house.  Despite the devastation outside, the kids are happy and excited to have the tree up.  Christmas season is here!  Happy Thanksgiving.  We are so thankful for all of you.

Over a year ago Adrian was visiting us here in Mumbai.  Every now and then we’d stop him to take a photo of us—just in case we could use it for our Christmas card.  I’ll post a couple in the next few weeks as you prepare to get our Christmas card this year. 

I like this shot.  It’s at the Marriot—where we spend just about every Sunday.  The heads in the back drop are kind of fun.  The beach and water are just beyond….

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Marriot Memories

0bwyn6fs0gq8dviddhypfgyho1_500Over a year ago Adrian was visiting us here in Mumbai.  Every now and then we’d stop him to take a photo of us—just in case we could use it for our Christmas card.  I’ll post a couple in the next few weeks as you prepare to get our Christmas card this year. 

I like this shot.  It’s at the Marriot—where we spend just about every Sunday.  The heads in the back drop are kind of fun.  The beach and water are just beyond….

Baby Kiara

Last night Gizelle and her husband Vipul and her baby Kiara came over to join us for dinner.  The kids were ECSTATIC to have some baby time.  They just loved playing with her and watching her every move.  She’s really sweet—as you can see!
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Last night Gizelle and her husband Vipul and her baby Kiara came over to join us for dinner.  The kids were ECSTATIC to have some baby time.  They just loved playing with her and watching her every move.  She’s really sweet—as you can see!

http://www.krembdelakremb.com/last-night-gizelle-and-her-husband-vipul-and-her/

Vincent and I are making Italian flat bread right now—otherwise known as focaccia, so we went back to the “Italy, Summer 2007” folder to find a picture in one of our favorite spots: Florence, Italy.  Here’s Vincent and I two summers ago posing on the Arno. 

http://www.krembdelakremb.com/vincent-and-i-are-making-italian-flat-bread-right/

Foccacia

Vincent and I are making Italian flat bread right now—otherwise known as focaccia, so we went back to the “Italy, Summer 2007” folder to find a picture in one of our favorite spots: Florence, Italy.  Here’s Vincent and I two summers ago posing on the Arno.

Vincent and I are making Italian flat bread right now—otherwise known as focaccia, so we went back to the “Italy, Summer 2007” folder to find a picture in one of our favorite spots: Florence, Italy. Here’s Vincent and I two summers ago posing on the Arno.

Look how sweet they were way back when in 2004!  Diapers and all;)  This was taken our first year here during our first trip to Goa during Diwali.

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Even Back in 2004

Look how sweet they were way back when in 2004!  Diapers and all;)  This was taken our first year here during our first trip to Goa during Diwali.

Look how sweet they were way back when in 2004! Diapers and all;) This was taken our first year here during our first trip to Goa during Diwali.