May 12, 2008

If it's Not One Thing, it's Your Mother & Recipe of the Week

Hello friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day. Mine was not much like I dreamed about due to ugly weather but I'm getting a rain check on that part of it. Due to extreme garage sale exhaustion we didn't make it to church but we did have a lovely breakfast out, lots of snuggling and Sweet Hubby was kind enough to run and get me a chicken salad sandwich for lunch. Unfortunately he ran into our pastor at the deli & when asked where I was that morning replied that I was at hope sleeping it off. Nice. We're currently shopping for a new church. He did try to make it up to me by getting me this long coveted food processor. I'm so excited. We already broke it in making lemon bars yesterday afternoon, can't wait to try pie crust in it.

The sale was a huge hit and now I have a good amount of money to play with in the decorating slush fund. I'm off to spend some of it this morning. But first I might have to have a nibble from what's left of these.

Luscious Lemon Bars
2 1/4 cups flour, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
zest from 2 lemons
1/2 tsp baking powder
powdered sugar

Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender (or your fancy new food processor!) until crumbly. Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk in 2 cups sugar,lemon juice and zest. Pour batter over crust. Bake for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars, and sprinkle evenly with additional powdered sugar.

Nutritional info: These have no calories or fat as long as you just slice off a narrow row each time you walk by and eat while standing up in a place where no one can see you.


  1. Hilarious! Home sleeping it Hope you find a new chuch that you like, they are so individual, it can be hard to find just the one where you feel comfortable.

  2. I hope your pastor "got it". I love lemon bars and this looks like a very good recipe, I'm going to try it for myself. I've already employed the "teeny, tiny slice at a time". It works just great.


    - Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

  3. A little lol here this morning about your husband.

  4. I LOVE your nutritional info...I had a little laugh cause that's what I do everytime I bake something! (a helpful hint is to leave a knife right there in the pan).

  5. Sounds like a tasteful recepie,
    so I must try to bake some
    lemon bars.
    Thanx for te recepie.

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  7. Wow! Your recipe is far better
    than the one I have on my blog
    today. LOL!
    Congratulations on that beauty of a
    food processor! I am just green with envy.
    Happy late Mother's day! Kimme

    (opps! on my previous post)

  8. Enjoyed reading about your pastor's issue; so cute.... enjoy your new toy!


  9. I have the same food processor. You will love it every day. I am doing a series on must have appliances(when you can afford them). I will post this one tomorrow! Honestly I have been prethinking this for weeks, great minds think alike. I will give you some recipes to use in it as well.

  10. I make brownies that have the exact same nutritional info as your lemon bars!! Glad you had a nice Mother's day, and can't wait to see how you spent some of your garage sale $.

  11. From the comments it appears we all follow the same nutritional philosophy.

  12. How funny!
    I love anything LEMON and these sound soooo good.
    hugs, bj

  13. Garage sales are exhausting, aren't they? I have one coming up soon myself. Lemon bars sound sooo yum...we might just have to have a bake sale with our garage sale and serve these!

  14. I just got done making these lemon bars today. It is reassuring that they are so low in calories as I have devoured half a pan already! Love them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  15. I could not even remember the last time I made lemon bars, but I made these last night after seeing this recipe on your post. Oh, my.
    It's a good thing I am eating them the no-calorie way! Total yum.

  16. Hi there,
    I've just discovered your blog and love it. I've been doing marathon sessions going through the archives to try and get up to date. Anyhooo, I made 2 batches of lemon bars yesterday, one from a very old Betty Crocker recipe and another one from a Krusteaz mix. I wanted to see which one was the best. The one I made from scratch had a good crust but was not very lemony. The one made from the mix was the easiest of course but the crust wasn't that good. Thanks for posting your recipe. I'm anxious to try it.

  17. Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I
    clicked submit my comment didn't show up. Grrrr... well I'm not writing
    all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say wonderful blog!


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