Saturday, April 9, 2016

a9efdde2-e2c2-498f-81b6-3ba9517cf29bMy final baking day and I finished off the granulated sugar in Lemon Bars. This is an all time favorite cookie for everyone.

This particular recipe is from Betty Crocker’s web site:

Betty Crocker’s Lemon Bars


1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, if desired
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
Powdered sugar


1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
2 Mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Press in ungreased square pan, 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 inches, building up 1/2-inch edges.
3 Bake crust 20 minutes.
4 Beat granulated sugar, lemon peel, lemon juice, baking powder, salt and eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Pour over hot crust.
5 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched lightly in center. Cool; dust with powdered sugar. Cut into about 1 1/2-inch squares.

The weather has been utterly perfect these past few days — considering that we got a very nice rainfall yesterday. We treated our neighbors to dinner last night at a restaurant they’d tried for the first time recently. It was more of a beer pub than a restaurant, but the food was excellent and we had a wonderful time. It was called the “Handlebar Pub and Restaurant” and is funky and fun! We sat out on the patio which was still dripping from the recent rain. Excellent food and great company! Oh, and their coffee is excellent as well. I gauge restaurants quality by the quality of their coffee and this one passed muster quite easily — except that I didn’t caution them to keep my cup full!

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. No matter what you’re going through in life, know that this will pass, and you will be able to withstand anything that comes your way. Patience, tolerance and faith…


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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