I love to bake for Ryan. I may have said this before but it's worth saying again. He is my favorite person to bake for. I love making him things he's asked for or surprising him with something new. And he is a great test subject; he graciously advises when something doesn't work and of course makes sure I know when he loves something. Even when I have epic fails he is always there encouraging me and helping me talk out what changes I want to try next time.
We decided to double the recipe. At some point, one of us added too much baking soda or the other added too much baking powder. Meh, oh well. It happens to me a little more often than I'd like to admit. But, we decided to roll with it. Tip of the day: Roll with it. You never know what awesome discoveries your mistakes will lead you too. And besides, life is too short to cry over spilled milk. Or over-measured baking soda.
The recipe was really simple. We were able to mix it all in a bowl. I enjoyed not needing my stand mixer for this one. We also skipped adding almonds to the top, of which neither of us are fans so it was a legit omission. And since we skipped the almonds we also didn't sprinkle the tops with sugar. I tend to skip that part of a recipe anyways. I'm sure the sugar would add a nice crunch to the topping but it really isn't needed.