I've been trying to avoid making the same recipes I've made before and branch out to make new things. It's been pretty fun! I had a bunch of rhubarb and so instead of going for my usual rhubarb pie, I decided to make a strawberry-rhubarb crumble, and then this! I found the recipe here, but I ended up doubling it because my 8x8 pan was being used, but I think it may have been a bad idea... because I had an 9x13 pan full of rhubarb lemon bars in my house for a week, which caused me to rationalize eating a rhubarb lemon bar for breakfast everyday.
I kind of love baking and cooking things. Because for the most part I follow recipes (thanks pinterest!), except for the times when I play Emeril in my kitchen and, you know, *BAM*. Which mostly involves throwing stuff together that seems like it'd work well together. But anyway, cooking/baking with recipes is so great! Because really, all you have to do is follow step by step directions. There's no guesswork, if there's something you don't know how to do, there's like a thousand youtube tutorials on how to do that thing (like cutting in butter, or creaming butter & sugar). It's pretty awesome. I suppose back in the day one would learn that kind of stuff by watching a parent or grandparent in the kitchen, but I think most of us grew up in a culture that didn't necessarily have that. But the internet is kind of like having everyone's grandma to learn from! Thousands of recipes, how-to's and more, all at my fingertips on my laptop. It's kind of amazing!