happy friday, gang! you know what that means, yes, oscar is making his weekly appearance. and we have a yummy dessert to share. plus, a favorite cocktail of mine an espresso martini. what better way to kick off the weekend?!
per the usual, my ootd is uncomplicated and casual and perfect for the weekend. i’ve had the privilege to partner with The Irish Store on Instagram Stories but i couldn’t resist featuring this gorgeous sweater on the blog. the good news is The Irish Store ships worldwide. but i have linked comparable sweaters if you would like an alternative. it’s good to note that this sweater is made from the finest yarns to produce easy to wear merino wool sweaters. the sweater also comes in army green.
it’s no lie i’ve got a sweet tooth, although i shelve it for the better part of the year. but hey, it’s the holiday season: so I’ll indulge from time to time. in that spirit, i’m featuring a dessert today. on the menu: raspberry oat bars. super simple to make. freeze to keep. and serve when the (grand)kiddos come over. you’re gonna love them.
Heat oven to 350F. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix cookie dough, flower and oats until crumbly and well combined. Press half the mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Spread preserves over base. Top with remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool completely, about two hours.
In small microwaveable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips 30 seconds, stir. Continue to microwave in 15-second increments until chips can be stirred smooth. Stir in the oil until well combined. Drizzle over top of bars. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
like i said, i’m big into martinis lately. we’ve got a twist on that idea for you: a baileys espresso martini. as you can guess, it goes well with any dessert. i mean, seriously: how can you go wrong with coffee and baileys? such a classic pairing.
all right, gang, that’s a wrap! as always, from everyone here at style at a certain age, we wish you a wonderful weekend. before we go, i’d like to touch on how the holidays can be a stressful time of year. and, boy, oh boy, we’ve already had a chaotic year. those of us who have lost loved ones also experience grief and loneliness. i hope you’re managing stress during the holidays and finding time to spend with friends and family. because it truly is a blessed time of year.