Friday, July 22, 2011

Guest Blogger Friday!! Come on in, door is open!

Today at the blue cottage please welcome Amber of This & That. She is the queen of ALL paper goodies. We met via blog when I was stalking her adorable Easter pennants. I emailed her to ask if she could make wedding pennants for Ashleys  wedding. One email later we were fast friends and I will tell you her work is detailed, amazing, creative, etc..... Remember I showed you here and here!!  She is a very talented gal... so please welcome her with a big ol' hug!  

Hellooo Ladies,  I'm so excited and honored that Valarie asked me to guest blog today!  I met Valarie thru blog land when she asked me to make some stuff for her daughters wedding.... I was so excited and super nervous at the same time.  I thought this lady was crazziee for asking me to make something for such a big event, but as you saw everything was just beautiful, even the stuff that I made, LOL!!

I blog over at This and That I love to create new things,  play with scrap book paper, sew and bake, but with two crazy little girls finding time to do all that I want is sometimes a challenge, but I try my best! 

Today I want to share a favorite recipe...these lemon bars are to die for!!

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1-3oz. pkg. lemon pudding mix (not instant)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 lemons, divided
1 cup powered sugar.

Combine cake mix and butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; mix well. reserve 1 cup of crust mixture for the crumb topping. press remaining crust mixture evenly over bottom of 9x13 pan. Whisk pudding mix sweetened condensed milk in a bowl until smooth. zest 1 lemon to measure 2 Tbs. Juice lemon to measure 2 Tbs. juice. Add zest and juice to pudding mixture and mix well. Pour filling over crust, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with reserved mixture. Bake @ 350 for 25-28 mins. or until golden brown. remove from oven; cool 10 mins. Juice remaining lemon to measure 3-5 tsp. juice. combine powered sugar and enough lemon juice to make a think glaze; drizzle over crumb topping. Cool completely. Cut into bars makes about 40 bars.

I promise you that these are the best lemon bars you will ever have!!
And they are perfect for a little gift...
I like to stock up on boxes for my treats, paper plates are cute and all, but check out what you can do with a plain box.....

I hope you stop by and say HI!  

And thanks again Valarie, for having me today! 


NanaDiana said...

We absolutely LOVE Lemon Bars and I will make these. If/When I do I will link back to your post as a Thank You for sharing this recipe! I will have to leave out the nuts because he have two nut cases in the family that don't like they say they are allergic to them..seriously? xo Diana

Stacey said...

Mmm, that looks yummy and the way you boxed it up is so cute!

Laura said...

This sounds amazing. I have written down your recipe-
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