Pumpkin Bars for Shelby’s Birthday!
Today is Shelby’s birthday---you know, the mastermind, baker and cook extraordinaire from The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHELBY! Shelby is a fun gal who blogs mostly about the delicious food she makes for herself and her husband, Grumpy.
A few of her fellow blogger friends and I got together (virtually) and thought it would be fun to surprise her with a virtual birthday party, just to show her a little bloggy linky love and besides that if/when I ever meet Shelby in person, she’s the type of person who would be like my BFF ;), or we’d at least be fellow food-lovers and we have just having boys in common. Shelby has raised two boys who are in their 20’s. I learn a lot from her wisdom. We all decided to make something from Shelby’s blog. YUM!
I had a hard time deciding, but thought since it’s her birthday, it would be fun to do one of the cakes she has posted. There were a lot to choose from, but fitting for the time of year and the fact that Shelby changed the cake she originally took this recipe from and made it a little healthier, I decided on these pumpkin bars. For my own good, I halved the recipe she posted. Good thing, because the bars are really good and I would be stuck eating a whole 15x10 sheet pan of pumpkin bars! ;) Just kidding. But my boys won’t eat it, Kevin will though, and probably Scott.
When I saw that the pumpkin bars were made in a 15x10 sheet pan, I knew it would be easy to halve the recipe because I have a 1/4 sheet pan. In case you didn’t know, the 15x10 sheet pans are called 1/2 sheets. Get the link above to look at Shelby’s pumpkin bars and the recipe, I didn’t change anything. Okay, well, something small—it was just with the cream cheese frosting—I added more powdered sugar. But other than that, I followed the recipe (halved) exactly. Those pumpkin bars are great! I was tempted to add chocolate chips or nuts. But wanted to stay true to the recipe. I will be kicking it up with both the next time I make this super-easy cake. As bars in a sheet pan, this is perfect for a crowd and they came out of the lightly sprayed pan like a dream.
Megan from Megan's Cookin'
Jenny from Mad Rantings of Andrew's Mom
Suzanne from Thru the Bugs on My Windshield
Pam from Living Rancho Delux
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHELBY!