I went to a lovely Super Bowl party last night hosted by Cagey and her family. Also in attendance were Dorothy and her family. Before the game began, the men talked about work, the kids played and the bloggers discussed plans for attending the various BlogHer conferences this year.
It was a good game and I was glad the Colts won. However, as someone who works in the advertising business, I found the commercials rather disappointing. I didn't take notes, so I'm finding it hard to think of more than a handful that stood out in any way.
So how about a recipe? My contribution to the game day snackfest was a plate of:
Coconut Lime Bars
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened, large flake coconut
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 limes, juiced
Zest of one lime
1 drop green food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream together butter, 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar and coconut flakes. Press evenly into 9" x 13" pan (I used my BakersEdge pan). Bake for 15-20 minutes.
In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, lime juice and zest, eggs and food coloring. Pour over baked crust and return to oven to bake an additional 20 minutes. After the bars have cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into 2" squares.
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Everyone seemed to really like this variation on lemon bars. I'm sure I'll make them again.
So how was your weekend?
I'd like to add that the lime zest is crucial to the success of these bars - it adds a "chewyness" and sour after effect that probably can't be replicated otherwise. YUM.
Posted by: cagey | February 05, 2007 at 09:06 AM
I'm not a dessert person and I went back for more.
Posted by: dorothy | February 05, 2007 at 05:06 PM
Tasty. And no scurvy either.
Posted by: American Copywriter | February 06, 2007 at 08:47 AM
AC: I try to choose every party snack recipe by what sort of nutritional deficiency it combats. My peanut butter cookies alone ensure that my party guests need not fear pellagra.
Posted by: Jane | February 06, 2007 at 08:59 AM
We are so having a drink at Blogher.
Posted by: Blondie | February 07, 2007 at 07:05 AM
Yum, yum! thanks for the recipe...
Posted by: ellen b | December 12, 2007 at 07:25 PM
I was looking for something new to try, these sound yummy!
Posted by: northerngurl | August 05, 2008 at 11:45 PM