Sometimes things just flow right out of the kitchen, other times it takes a few tries. I have a few things going on these days in the kitchen that will eventually make it here.
First off I am trying to top a brownie with a 7 layer bar....sometimes called a magic cookie bar depending where you are in the country. I thought how cool would it be to switch out the graham cracker crust for a brownie. First attempt I wound up burning the brownie base before the topping turned to caramel. I'm stubborn and will get it to work, have no fear.
Next thing I am working on is finding yet another use for all those Meyer lemons I have laying about. Don't get me wrong, lemon bars are a hit around here, but am thinking lemon cheese cake bars with a cheese cake layer on top of the lemon curd would be fun. First attempt I got a funky cheesy lemony topping that didn't quite work. Tasted fine but the texture was wrong. Will get it right eventually and blog it here too.
Lastly I lost my carrot cake recipe given to me by my friend Dee Dallaire from Phoenix from when I lived there back in the mid-80's. Oh noes. I need it for this Friday for a dinner party I am hosting. Either gotta find it or try to recreate it from memory. All I remember was that it included pineapple to tart it up...or was that another recipe? Yikes.