Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Junior year has been the busiest of college thus far, but I’m feeling so confident with all that I’m doing – And on top of that, I’m getting really restless to get out into the real world of journalism. But heeding the advice of many others, I’m trying to not wish away these years. I do love college, but the time I spend actually in my real-world reporting and editing roles are when I feel most alive.

A couple of weeks ago I got the amazing opportunity to travel to Ohio with the radio station (we did a little news department/sports department collaboration) to help broadcast the Rutgers football game there. While there, my co-news director and I interviewed tons of fans and put together a stories on the marching band and history of the stadium. The most amazing part of the entire day was being ON the field during the game and being able to stand directly behind the coaches and players, watching the real time frustration as Rutgers lost, 56 to 17.

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Halftime Show – Ohio State’s Marching Band

The greatest thing about being a junior is that I have now been in college long enough to see my own improvement. Aside from the hands-on writing and editing skills, I feel like my ability to communicate and have a conversation with anyone has improved. After interviewing everyone from scientists to Cory Booker to Kathy Wakile, one of the real housewives of NJ, I have had the chance to learn how to make a connection with just about anyone. I can’t wait to see what the rest of this year has in store!

Onto the recipe … Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars! These are to-die-for. Plus they use oats as a topping, so that pretty much sold me!

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Don’t let the ‘salted’ part scare you, salty & sweet totally works, if you have yet to try it!

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Full recipe can be found here. As always, thanks for reading :)