I made the fig newtons last night and hubby just loved them. No, I do not think they taste like the ones you buy at the store. They taste cleaner and the cookie itself is crispier and flakier, don't get me wrong, not real crispy but crispier, and there is less gooey filling in the middle. I, personally, like them better than store-bought but then I don't like really gooey, sweet stuff anyway. Regardless of whether they taste like the store-bought or not, hubby liked them and that's enough for me!! I do think that I will make up a bunch of the fig filling and can a few jars. That is some awesome tasting stuff!! I do mean awesome!! It would go great with biscuits or on toast or pancakes or in cakes, etc. I really thought it was wonderful and since I still have quite a few figs coming on I think I'll make some of that this week-end.
Tonight I am boxing up the white potatoes and the sweet potatoes and putting them in the downstairs kitchen, shutting off the vent and shutting the doors to the kitchen so no extra heat can get in this Winter. That way it will stay extra cool, without getting too cold, and should be perfect for storing the potatoes as well as all the herbs I have in there. My poor kitchen is going to be so full I don't know how I'll ever get anything done in there. I really need more storage space but that will be another story for another day - I hope!!