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Meyer Lemon Cupcakes–Foggy Brain edition

I’ve been sick for the past week and haven’t had much energy to cook. There’s been a lot of rummaging through the pantry for something edible and a lot of questionable meals thrown together with items found. The past two days, while I’m on the mend, my cooking has been more out of boredom than a true desire. And, because I lack the energy and mind to write something of substance, this post is kind of piddly.

The recipe, for the cupcakes above, is a combination of this lemon curd and a half batch of Martha’s cupcakes. It’s nearly Spring–at least that’s what I keep telling myself–and the flavors are a nice departure from the heavy winter fare I’ve been sustaining myself with over the past few months.

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Cookie Bar Recipe Mash-up

This recipe (which I used for panning and oven baking time/temp)
This recipe (which I used for ingredient measurements and prep)

These ingredients (a tip of the hat to Kate’s Momofuku Compost Cookie without the salt attack)

(plus some Marshmallows I forgot to add into the photo)

Marshmallows were folded into the dough, while the caramels were cut into 1/8ths and scattered on top before baking.

And they formed these wonderful little caramel pockets that snapped a bit when you bit into them..

..While the marshmallows stayed nice and gooey..

Bar Bliss.