The one about…sneaking a treat

Chris Tanev admitted part of the reason he doesn’t move out and get his own place is that his mom’s cooking is just too dang good.

“She makes good lasagna and ribs, the house usually smells great with whatever she’s cooking,” he said.

The aroma of potatoes cooking in the oven was in the air as we visited Tanev’s house Thursday and, starving at the time, Sophie asked if I wanted anything to eat. I declined, like a buffoon, opting instead for a recipe. I challenged Sophie to give me the recipe for something sweet that makes her son’s heart skip a beat and helped him grow into the man he is today.

“I know just the one,” she smiled, opening a classic mom recipe box filled with a scatter of coloured papers, big and small, new and old. “He still loves when I make these.”

Caramel Bars. OMG yes please.

Here’s the recipe. Let me know if you bake some and how they turn out. Better yet, provide me with your address so I can come over and eat some/all of them.