One of my best childhood memories is my hometown bakery. My sister and I would stop by on our way home from school almost everyday. I had quite a few favorites such as huge butter cookies, cream horns dusted with powdered sugar, and date nut bars. All of the above were enjoyed with a Tab or a big cup of coffee depending on the season and the weather. I have been searching for the recipe to make the perfect date nut bars and this one is pretty close. The bottom layer is similar to a shortbread cookie and the top layer is a mixture of dates, coconut, and nuts. Delicious! Sorry, but I’ve got to run. I brought home school work which is calling my name. I have about 400 papers that are graded, but have not been put into the gradebook. So I am off to do my real job!