Jennifer and Jim Harper originally met while they were neighbors. Jennifer was literally the “girl next door.” They have been married for 19 years and moved to 4S Ranch from Escondido in 2003.

Jennifer has worked for the 4S HOA for three and a half years. She organizes the HOA’s community events. In early 2011, she purchased the Postal Annex in 4S Ranch. Jennifer loves to travel with her family. She also works hard to support the local schools. Jim is an Air Traffic Controler at Socal Tracon. He also loves to travel and is an avid road cyclist.

The Harpers have two children. Their son, Garrett, is a junior at Del Norte High School. He plays hockey and works at the family’s Postal Annex. Their daughter, Sarah, is a sophomore at Del Norte. She plays field hockey, loves to read and babysit.

Jennifer feels that they have perfected the Chunky Pecan Pie Bars recipe. The original recipe came from a Nestle Cookbook, but they have altered it to their liking – with less chocolate. “They taste just like a pecan pie brownie,” explains Jennifer. “They are REALLY good served with a glass of milk.”

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Crust
11/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Filling
3 large eggs
3/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter melted
1 tsp vanilla
11/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
11/2 cups chopped pecans

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1.  Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 pan.
2.  Beat flour, butter and brown sugar in small mixer until cumbly.
3.  Press into greased baking pan.
4.  Bake for 12-15 min until lightly brown.
5.  Beat eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter and vanilla together.
6.  Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
7.  Pour over crust.
8.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until set.
9.  Cool, slice and ENJOY!

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