I've got some planning to do. We will be going to my parent's next week for Thanksgiving. I'm in charge of dessert. ACK! My Mom is a fabulous cook, and while I'm pretty good, I always worry that I'll somehow disappoint her when I bring something to dinner. Absurd, I know but I'm always a bit nervous. I want to bring something (actually probably more than one something) that's yummy and easy to transport. I'm not too sure about pie. While it's traditional- it's, well, traditional.
I've been looking through some magazines. The latest edition of Vegetarian Times has a recipe for Cranberry Bars that looks fabulously yummy so it's probably a go- if only for the neon color. But I want something else as well. I saw a recipe for caramel pecan hand pies (I think in Food and Wine) but it uses over a pound of butter and I just don't know if I can do that. 4 entire sticks of butter in just the crust (12 servings). It seems a bit excessive. Especially when you add in more butter, caramel and pecans.
I've got cranberry bars but I still need to find something else. Any ideas??