Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lemon Bars from Southern Living

It is difficult to imagine life without Southern Living magazine.  It is the staple publication; a guide to living not only in the South, but all over the country and beyond.  I wait for each edition with great anticipation. 
I hope that all of you are fortunate enough to have discoved this gem of a magazine, and if not -- there is no time like the present.

I made these lemon bars that were in the recipe section of the March 2010 issue, and they are to die for.  I have included the recipe for you to enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Other Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: Makes about 2 dozen


• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 cup butter, cubed

• 2/3 cup granulated sugar

• 1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats

• 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

• 2 (10-oz.) jars lemon curd


1. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil or parchment paper, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil.

2. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat flour, butter, granulated sugar, oats, and brown sugar with an electric mixer until crumbly and mixture resembles wet sand. Reserve 1 1/4 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan.

3. Bake at 350º for 20 to 22 minutes until light golden brown.

4. Meanwhile, microwave both jars of lemon curd at the same time at HIGH 1 minute or until pourable. Spread lemon curd over hot baked crust, and sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.

5. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Lift from pan, using foil sides as handles. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes). Remove foil, and cut into squares.

Southern Living, MARCH 2010

Thank you Southern Living!

Now on to etiquette...

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10.)


In the 1980’s, the mounting pressures of daily life gave rise to road rage, which at times has escalated to violence causing injury or death. Aggressive driving, and it counterpart, defensive driving, are par for the course these days, but road rage is considered a criminal offense.


• Tailgate another automobile
• Have eye contact with an aggressive driver
• Make an obscene gesture towards another driver
• Lay on the horn and not let up
• Block the passing lane for more than a reasonable period of time

No matter what has happened during your day, DO NOT let it lower your focus or reasoning. It can develop into a dangerous situation.

Tomorrow we will cover how to Stay Courteous.

See you soon,
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