Stephanie, Dawn and me sisterly love Dusty and Dawn
Zoe, Jaiden, Tatym, and Hallie with Ellie in background Sweet Sophie
smiley girl baby Allie
We had the group together last year at Dusty's house for Laney's birthday so I thought I'd post that picture since it has Mandy and Lynsi in it, plus Courtney who was missed yesterday!
So even if I didn't get a shot of all the people at the party I managed a few of the desserts. Mandy's cupcakes were so cute they deserve center stage. And I took some lemon bars that, truth be told, my Mother made (she was off to Disneyland with Becky and her oldest two, that is why I had Sophie). The lemon bars were a hit and I had a few requests for the recipe. A few people, including my husband, commented that they don't normally like lemon bars, but they liked these. I think the secret is in the crust, and they aren't overly lemony. The lemon bars were inspired by my lemon tree that had some fruit that needed juicing. There are some jewels in this desert. Enjoy!
Lemon Love Notes
1 c. butter
2 c. flour
a shake of salt
1/2 c. powdered sugar
Press into 9X13. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
4 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 grated lemon rind
4 beaten eggs
2 c. sugar
1/4 c. flour
Mix and pour over baked crust. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. milk
blend milk and butter together and add1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice and 1 tsp. vanilla. Wait until the bars are cooled before frosting them. Refrigerate until cold, then slice into bars.