Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and pecans in a mixer bowl with a flat beater. Cut in the butter and mix until it forms crumbs. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of this mix. Press the remaining mix into a greased, paper-lined 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. When done, spread the preserves over the crust. Top with the reserved crumbs and return to the oven. Bake until the top is golden, about 20 minutes. Cool completely before removing from pan and cutting. Makes two dozen bars.
Connie, Vickie, Helen and Sandy - weary of always swapping recipes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and entertaining -- we decided to post them here. They are mostly southern, as we are -- proudly hailing from Kingsport, Tennessee, Dobyns-Bennett High School, and Trevecca Nazarene College.
Butter, mayo, and southern accents are key ingredients. Hope you enjoy - we certainly have!