Thanks so much everyone for entering my contest - it was so much fun reading all your entries. Swimming and womens gymnastics were by far the most popular, but those are my favorites too.
The winner of the Taste Of Home 2008 Annual Recipes is.....Stephanie! Her comment was: I was about to say figure skating - my all-time favorite event to watch - but then noticed that you said summer event. That would have to be swimming (I'm right up there with Brooke, from a previous comment. It's all about Micheal Phelps this year!)
What was really fun for me was getting so many comments....it is always nice when "all" my readers comment.:) Please e-mail me Stephanie at email@example.com for your address.
Can't wait for the next giveaway!
"Deluxe Marshmallow Bars" (thanks so much Jaime for this G-R-E-A-T recipe)!
3/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional (I omitted these)
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1-1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1" pan. (I used a 13x9" pan)Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. (I did not have to spread the marshmallow layer because I used a 13x9" pan, so the 4 cups of marshmallows amounted to an even, single layer of marshmallows)For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spread over bars. Chill.Yield: 3 dozen