When Mariel, a New York physical therapist loses her father, a former 10th Mountain Division member, to the 9/11 attacks, she discovers that he has left her his stockholder shares to the Loveland Ski Area. Mariel and her husband Jonathan purchase a Colorado physical therapy clinic, with the understanding that Jonathan will keep his New York job until they are certain of the clinic's success.
No Cook Peanut Butter Bars
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 lb confectioners' sugar (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
1 Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.
2 Blend in melted butter until well combined.
3 Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
4 Melt chocolate chips in microwave or in double boiler.
5 Spread over peanut butter mixture.
6 Chill until just set and cut into bars