I wanted to share with you a song that was played in my church service, "Shine" by David Crowder Band. I think it fits the bill and helps with the healing, that 10 years later we still need:
Outside of watching the memorial service I did some baking and this is what I made:
This is a recipe that my grandmother left me and one I don't think I had ever had the pleasure of her making for me (as you can see though the recipe card was well used).
I am very glad that I pulled this one out and gave it a whirl. It calls for nuts but I substituted in chocolate chips. I will preface this with saying that I wanted to make it vegan, but as I got into the recipe I realized I didn't have any egg replacers at my house. I went to my local grocer and they didn't have any either (I was thinking a flax egg wouldn't produce the right effect)...so I had to use eggs.
1/2 C Earth Balance
1 C unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 C brown sugar
Cream together Earth Balance, sugar, and flour.
Your mixture, once everything is incorporated, will look a little like sand
Press your mixture into a dish
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes
While the crust is baking assemble the topping
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 C chocolate chips (or nuts)
3 Tbsp unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C coconut (shredded and unsweetened)
In a stand mixer mix your eggs until they are light.
Add sugar, flour, and salt (continue mixing)
Add coconut and vanilla (continue mixing)
With a spatula mix in your chocolate chips and pour over top of the crust.
Place back in the over for 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees
Cut into squares and serve
Be careful though because those suckers are HOT...don't worry I suffered through the pain because they were so darn tasty.