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Monday, September 7, 2009

Yummy Recipe and Mini Pumpkins


I wanted to express a heart felt thank you to all of you for your wonderful, thoughtful comments! Your well wishes, congratulations, thoughts and prayers are so deeply appreciated. I just can't put into words how much they mean to me! So thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
I was craving something sweet today and these lemon bars did just the trick! They were delicious and I wanted to share the recipe with you so here goes:


For the crust, you will need:


1 cup softened butter (not melted)


1/2 cup powdered sugar


2 cups flour


For the lemony goodness on top, you will need:


4 eggs


2 cups granulated sugar


4 TBSP flour


2 lemons

Let's make the crust first. Cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add flour and mix until crumbly. Pat into a greased 9X13 (3 QT) glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.

Now, while the crust is baking, grate your lemons and put the zest into a small bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lemons into a separate container. Then, in a large bowl, slightly beat your eggs. Next, add the granulated sugar, flour, lemon zest and juice. Mix well and pour over hot crust (after it comes out of the oven of course). Return to oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and then dust with some additional powdered sugar
Yummmmm...perfection!

Okay, onto something else entirely random...I am addicted to these teeny tiny mini dried pumpkins! I don't know what the deal is, but I just can't seem to get enough of them - haha! I have them in glass dishes with candles nestled in them and then by themselves in more glass dishes - because they have been sprayed with cinnamon scented oil and they smell good enough to eat! It's funny because I'm normally not an orange decor kind of girl but for some reason this year, the autumn decorating bug has taken over and I'm finding more of the orange pumpkins lurking here and there where I would have normally gone for the white pumpkins before. Oh well, I'm liking it for now!

I hope everyone enjoyed this wonderful Labor Day weekend!

God Bless!

xo,

Kathleen

4 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

Yummmmyy! Thanks for sharing these goodies.

Jo said...

These look delicious! I must give them a try. Congratulations! How very exciting for you and your family.

Jo

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I adore lemon squares. I usually make them for church socials or big occasions as I'm the only one who "adores" them, and I'd probably get stuck eating the whole 9 x 13 pan!!

Chrissy said...

Oh my I love lemon bars,yours look really good!! Love the little pumpkins too,have not seen any here! Hope you are feeling good,talk soon,Chrissy