Friday, November 19, 2010

Foodie Friday, Awards and a Doodle

Welcome to Foodie Friday!  Your hostess today is Chloe.  Chloe has just had a brush out and she's feeling very mellow.  You'd never know that this morning she scared a little bunny half out of his skin with her barking and jumping.  She loves to sit on the pool deck in the mornings and scan for bunnies....well, this morning she spied one.  He was thankful she was inside the fence and he was outside. 

Today's recipe is super simple.  I'm sure many of you have made Lemon Squares before but there are always new bakers who may not have tried them yet.  I had some fresh lemons in the refrigerator and was in the mood for something light and easy.  These have a tender shortbread crust and a creamy filling.. Just 15 minutes prep time isn't bad either!  Yum! 

Here we go!

Lemon Squares

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
1 c. butter, softened
4 large eggs
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
1/2 t. baking powder
Confectioner's sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine 2 1/4 c. flour and 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar.  Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly.  Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minuts or until lightly browned.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk 2 c. sugar and lemon juice.  Combine remaining 1/4 c. flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture.  Pour batter over hot crust.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until set.  Do not overbake or your filling will not be creamy. 

Let cool completely on a wire rack.  Cut into bars and sprinkle evenly with additional confectioner's sugar.

Prep time:  15 minutes (gotta love that!)

Now some sweet thank you's!  The awesomely talented Judi Rose sent me this sweet award awhile ago and I forgot to post it.  Thanks, Judi! 

I'm supposed to pass this on to 7 other lovely bloggers so here you go:

Sabrina - if you haven't seen Sabrina's elegant style yet, you're in for a treat.1
Kelly - Kelly is a sweetheart with an eye for color and a way with digital stamps that is pure "Wow"
Jen - Jen is a fellow member of the May Arts DT.  Her CAS style is beyond creative.
Bonnie - Bonnie has a delightful way with digis!  Her CC creations rock.
Sue - This lady can color!  Her House Mouse creations are to die for!
Charlene - We share the same name but this lady has talent to spare and she loves M&M's!
Tammy - Tammy is as nice as she is talented!  She rocks paper and ink!

Sally Atkins gave me this sweet gift.  Thanks Sally...if you haven't visited her blog, you're missing some awesome coloring and creative style!!

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jen said...

1. cute!
2. yum!
3. thanks!!! you're so sweet!

Michelle said...

Hi Charlene

Aawww, Chloe is ADORABLE! I just want to give her a giant cuddle. My Son would just love her to bits.

Now, seriously, there is no way I could make that Lemon Slice. If I did, I would eat it all myself in one afternoon. It's just too delicious.

I'm off now to check out the lovely ladies you forwarded to the blog awards to.

Michelle :-)

~amy~ said...

congrats on the well deserving bloggie awards....cute puppy:)

Lemon Bars are like my favorite...will definitely have to try this recipe out! Thanks soo much for sharing and happy friday!!!

Kimberly Jones said...

I love lemon bars! I was looking for a good recipe, so thanks! Adorable puppy too!

laurie said...

Such a sweet puppy!

I love lemon bars, too!

Mothermark said...

Hey Big Doodle! You are looking pretty darn relaxed there! What happened to the bunny skeering spunk you were showing this morning....

Dude, I know how you can get it back...see that big pan of lemon squares....when mom is on the phone jump up! Run over the counter and have at it! You know how! I am sure you have done that before! That'll get your energy level back up to snuff! Snort!

OMG! Now that is one adorable little Big Doodle! And bring these treats to the teaparty on Tuesday, ya hear????

Meg said...

Just wanted to pop in to say hello to the adorable Miss Chloe!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Ummm...I was so busy petting Chloe and drooling over your lemon bars, I almost missed your wonderful award...How cool and so very nice of you to include me as well! I am making these lemon bars for Thanksgiving...we all love lemony goodies here!!!! Thanks so much dear friend!

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