Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Anyone out there that

Or--at least has a crush on it?
Yes?  No? Maybe?
Well, this will make you pucker up and shout

How do you make this delectable treat?
Well, first you must STEAL find some rhubarb.
I might, or might not have. "found" some at an abandoned house.
Not MY fault you ain't home....just sayin'..
Then you must WASH your rhubarb
 in case stray dogs
have been "watering it" for the absentee owners.
Then you need to chop it up.
I use kitchen shears and that works SOOO good!
Then toss it with some flour and sugar and cinnamon
(recipe follows)
Then dump it in the glass pan with some oatmeal, flour, butter & sugar
sprinkled on top.
Bake it up, baby---oh--you can almost smell it, can't you?
And, then serve it up to your hubby 
or significant other...
preferably wearing something like this~
And you MIGHT even get a compliment
on the rhubarb crisp
along with a raised eyebrow over the outfit!
(Ummm---if you live alone 
there is no need to dress up-
you can just go ahead and chow down).

So--Here's the recipe.
It is the easiest crisp I have ever made.

.Rhubarb Crisp:
Mix together:
4 cups rhubarb, cut into 3/4 " pieces
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup flour
½ to 1 cup brown sugar (I used just over ½ cup)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup melted butter
Combine rhubarb, sugar, flour and cinnamon and put into 8" x 8" glass baking dish.
Combine flour, brown sugar, rolled oats and melted butter and sprinkle streusel over rhubarb mixture.
Bake at 375 for 35 minutes
Come on over-
The kitchen is open!
ps- I PROMISE NOT to wear a French Maid's Outfit!
Trust me on this!!!

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  1. I've never tasted rhubarb, but John talks about his grandma's crisp often. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. My beloved grandmother used to grow rhubarb and made the BEST pie. I haven't thought about rhubarb in a long time. YUM!

  3. One thing I've never tried. It looks kinda like celery and how can that be good in pie.. the little voice in my head says.
    Your pie does look amazing ... what does it taste like? Apple?

  4. My Mom makes the best rhubarb strawberry pie. Her husband planted their first plant in his garden this year. Lucky for my Mom she doesn't have to look for a vacated house and plant!

  5. well I'm not coming if you don't wear the costume! That sounds like a great recipe!

  6. J loves rhubarb pie. It reminds him of his Flossie, his grandmother. He is of course from the Midwest. I have never had rhubarb. xo

  7. It looks delicious, Diana! I believe I have had rhubarb once before, a long time ago, in a strawberry or cherry rhubarb pie.

  8. Diana, I remember walking down an alley with my brother and we took a stalk of rhubarb from behind someone shed...hey we were little . It sure was soar. Kids will eat anything. I have seen it in the produce dept. at our grocery. Hope your hero likes it. xoxo,Susie

  9. I definitely have a crush on rhubarb. This sounds YUM!!! xo Laura

  10. I love rhubarb! I had a patch at home. I haven't found any in the stores yet. I make a mean rhubarb pie! Your recipe sounds so easy, now if I can just find some rhubarb.

  11. LOL - all I need is the abandoned house! But seriously - this looks soooo good! My grandma had rhubarb growing in her garden and made wonderful pies. Since I'm unable to duplicate her wonderful crusts, this would be perfect for me!

  12. I HAVE rhubarb growing in our garden ( don't like rhubarb lol ) my girlfriend, who loves, is pretty excited about it though !
    Maybe I should make this for John - he loves it!
    Diana have you ever seen rhubarb flower? I feel like an idiot asking this ( never grew it before - but never noticed flowers on it in anyone else's garden before either ) This one has such beautiful flowers !

  13. love rhubarb, around this house. and in the neighboring houses. :-)

    i'll be due to make a rhubarb pie soon, as ours is getting nice.

    myself, i prefer a crisp!!!! and i could make it gluten free, by simply using gluten free flour! :-)


  14. I think it looks wonderful. I may have to buy mine as out here in the hot west, it is hard to find, unless I can find a city slicker that has some planted under a huge old tree. Then I will have to take a chance of knocking on a strangers door (Not Safe) Forget it I may now need to drive to town...
    Thanks... And our costume store is only opened seasonally...
    See what you started
    XOXO Roxy

  15. LOL. What a funny post. I'll try the rhubarb crisp later today and I"ll let you know how it turns out. I've got heaps of it in my backyard.

  16. My kind of treat right here. Love the french maid uniform..I think I need one LOL!

  17. Yum Yum Yum!!! I can smell it baking all the way down here in Chicago.

  18. I made a rhubarb coffee cake.....fortunately some one GAVE me the rhubarb. Your crisp looks pretty darn good too. I do have some costumes I could try....just looked and I don't have a french maids uniform. :-( I'll keep my eyes open when I stop at the thrift store.

  19. Looks yummy and easy! H was raised on rhubarb pie, but I had never tasted it until we married......his mom used to mix it with strawberrys sometimes and that was delish too! Hugs, Penny

  20. I have to admit that I have never tried it! It looks good.

  21. Rhubarb doesn't like Louisiana weather, but I am trying to grow it. If I succeed I will try your recipe. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  22. My hubby made a rhubarb pie at Christmas time several years ago and it was so good! I'd never had rhubarb before that. Yours looks delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. What a relief to find out it is mandatory to have the French maid outfit! I'm all out of those. I will be reporting you for the thievery.

  24. I don't know that I've ever even tasted rhubarb? I wish you could just send me a slice. I doubt they sell it at our grocer and I don't know where any abandoned houses are that might have it. I wonder if I'd even recognize it? It's pretty, though. You could put it in a flower garden and then be exempt from water restrictions since things you grow for your own consumption are generally exempt. We're going to have to start mixing in food if we want flowers - and want to water.

  25. Rhubarb is one of my all time favorites. Some times I make rhubarb syrup, jam and of course rhubarb and strawberry pie. I'll have to try the crisp. Did you know that there is a variety of rhubarb that does not turn red on the stems?

  26. I love that stuff and need to move my rhubarb plant so that it gets more sunlight. I don't suppose you have a slice left?

  27. You know, I've never tasted rhubarb before, but that dessert looks absolutely divine... :)

  28. Yummmmmmmm......................I adore rhubarb, but lately I can't find any at my local supermarket! My Bil said he will plant some at his hacienda...hope so! Thanks for the récipe, but how I wish I had a piece with you! Loved your visit sweetie!

  29. Looks yummy, Diana! Just a few more days and ours will be ready.
    I'll have to try your recipe, minus the outfit of course!!
    I don't want to give hubby a heart attack you know..

  30. Thanks for the recipe....that sounds like a "must try" kinda recipe for today. I have some growing in the backyard. Shall cut some up today...pronto!!! Well at least that absentee neighbors rhubarb is being put to good use. The maids outfit is cute...but I don't think it will fit ;)

  31. Never tried Rhubarb.... I don't even know what it is....but you make it look delicious!

  32. Oh my, I don't have to steal, (I mean borrow) any rhubarb. Have some growing right in my own herb garden. Will be whipping this up soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Love the outfit!

  33. I LOVE rhubarb crisp but your recipe is so different than mine! I may have to try it!

  34. This sounds and looks so yummy and love that you sneaked into the yard and grabbed it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  35. Hi Diana, well it looks good, but I am highly allergic to rhubarb. I'm not kidding!! The one and only time I had just a fork full bite of rhubarb pie sent me to the hospital with a violent reaction. It was pretty awful. But it still looks good!!

  36. Not a fan..Looks good though..The ice cream may swing me over..

  37. I've never had rhubarb, but it looks yummy!

  38. yummy! I will need to make this ... cant wait to try it, my hubby will love it.
    thanks for sharing the recipe.

  39. This Rhubarb dessert looks scrumptious, Diana. I've never seen it chopped up like that because I've never cooked with it, how interesting. I think cinnamon adds a little something to many desserts. I made banana bread today and put a few pieces of chocolate on top - Yum.

    You are always baking something special in your kitchen, Diana. It must smell soooo good.


  40. Oh...this looks heavenly. I'm going to pin it. I don't know anyone that grows it so I may just have to do things the old fashioned way and buy it at the grocer! ;-)


  41. Can you believe I have never made anything with rhubarb? I never liked it as a kid so I've never planted any or bought any. I do like it with strawberries in deserts I've had though and I like a lot of things now that I didn't like as a kid so I really should try it now. I'll have to scout out some abandoned houses and see if I find any lurking around ;)

  42. You rock and this looks absolutely amazing!!!! And ha! You were rhubarb hunting...I love that!!! You crack me up! Thank you for sharing this as I have never baked with rhubarb before but I have sure eaten it and your dish looks YUMMY! Happy week pal! Nicole xoxo

  43. The first time I had rhubarb was in a homemade jam that someone gave us. But I never made anything with it, because I didn't know what to do with it. THIS I am going to make! Going to pin it immediately!

  44. Great recipe Diana...oh I love rhubarb..!!! ... I am sure you made your hubby very happy!

  45. I love rhubarb so I'm going to have to make this. Luckily no one else in the house likes it, so I'll have it all to myself. nom nom nom!

  46. How did I miss this one?!? I'm coming over for some of that rhubarb crisp! It will be a very long time before I arrive, though.:-) xo Nellie

  47. Makes me wish I had some rhubarb to cook.

  48. This looks so nummy! We love it here too. But for that maids outfit..don't think so! Lol

  49. Oh my.... does this ever look yummy! I love rhubarb and I do have two small dwarf rhubarbs in my flower bed. I get just enough cuttings off of it to supply my family with a couple cakes, muffins and anything else I can come up with. And now I can try your crisp! Yummy!

    You are just a hoot, Diana! You make me laugh every time I drop by for a visit. So, do you actually own that little outfit at the bottom? Maybe something other than in black? LOL, just kidding!

    Hugs to you,

  50. Your rhubarb recipe brings back happy memories of my mother in-law's rhubarb kuchen. She introduced me to the taste of rhubarb, and I've loved it ever since. She never served it in an outfit like yours, though! It would have raised a few eyebrows, indeed! :)


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