Jan 17, 2011

Food From Fiction: Lemon Bars (MDBC #4)

Tomorrow I will be reviewing Pies & Prejudice, the fourth book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Fredrick (who holds a spot near & dear to my heart because she is the first author to ever comment on a post of mine here on this blog!). It was a fun book that featured a lot of cooking because the girls started a pie baking business. I love pies (peach being my favorite), but my husband is not a big pie fan. Because of this, I never make pies--it would be too tempting to eat the entire thing myself!

However, they was much talk of a lemon meringue pie in this book--lots & lots of talk. I am not a huge fan of lemon meringue, but lemon bars are another story. And when you keep reading about lemon meringue pies it makes you think about lemon bars instead, well, you have no choice but to go to the kitchen and make yourself some lemon bars!! (none of my family eats lemon bars much but, oddly, I didn't mind having a whole pan of lemon bars sitting around the kitchen all weekend). Lemon bars make me think of sunshine and that is just perfect for this time of year!

All lemon bars recipes are pretty much the same, but I really like Paula Deen's version. See the recipe here or print the recipe here and enjoy a little sunshine in your day!


  1. MMMM, I love lemon bars. I'm also the only one in my house who eats them, so I don't make them as often as I'd like. The best mistake I ever made was accidentally using regular sugar in place of the confectioner's sugar in the crust. It came out chewy and crispy. Soooo good! I make it that way now every time.

  2. That is an AWESOME tip. If I am going to make them and eat the whole batch I want to them to be the best possible!

  3. Don't you love/hate it when books make you hungry? It's great that the descriptions are that powerful, but at the same time it can be torture!

    And thank you for the lemon bar recipe links!