These gooey butterscotch walnut bars, are rich and ooey, gooey, like a pecan pie but with soft butterscotch and walnut pieces crumbled in. Perfect for any time of year.
Sooner or later, they say, we all turn into out mothers. I realize that my life, especially lately, has been round housing me in the face, because it’s all come full circle. When I was a kid, the standard Saturday morning TV viewing wasn’t cartoons – it was episodes of This Old House. And I hated it. Why couldn’t I park my arse in front of the TV and watch my endless episodes of Garfield and Rugrats? But no, it was PBS, This Old House and New Yankee Workshop with Nom Abram who built lots of drawwws.
Fast forward 20 years, and with the Zillow-apping, house dreaming and imaginary house hunting I’m on, Ben and I have take up binge watching reruns of, you guessed it, This Old House. It also gives me a nice break from Breaking Bad, because there is only so much of that I can mentally taken in in any given time.
And just like that I am turning into my mother.
A mother who also watches Tosh.O. A mother who also loved Breaking Bad. And one that knew of my deep affinity for Butterscotch Chips.
Every Christmas 7-Layer Magic Bars made the cookie platter cut. They were my favorite of the Christmas cookies and I lived for opening the bag of butterscotch chips and free basing them right out of the bag. I’m pretty sure only about 3/4 of the actual butterscotch chips ever actually made it into the recipe… The rest went directly into my face.
But that flavor, those cookies and that time of year always reminded me of my mom. Since today is her birthday – HI MOM – I felt it only necessary to sacrifice a bag of butterscotch chips in her honor. I’m sure she wouldn’t mind.
Mom, thanks for always being my person, my friend, and my daily source of inspiration, laughs, and my magic mirror that shows me what a great future I have a head of me. If they say we all become our mothers – I take that as the world’s best compliment and fortune.