Lemon bars were always my favorite dessert when I was a kid. I adored the shortbread crust, the layer of fresh lemon curd and a generous layer of powdered sugar dusted on top. This is my mom’s famous recipe but with a few tweaks I’ve made over the years to up the lemon flavor just a bit. They make the best dessert for summer and kids love them!
Pie crust – it can be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner or a complete disaster! I have the BEST recipe for homemade pie crust you will ever make. I found this one years ago from Cooks Illustrated and it change my fear of making my own pie crust into a love for it. I make the pie dough days ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator and roll it out when it is time to bake my pies for holiday dessert.
Whipped cream is one of the happiest ways to top any great dessert – pie, cake, ice cream, crumbles or just eat it with a spoon! The only downfall of this heavenly creation is that the shelf life is very short unless you prepare it in a way that makes it stable for days. My stabilized whipped cream tops all our Thanksgiving pies and Christmas desserts and I make it days ahead of time! The hard part is keeping my kids out of the bowl of fluffy perfection before it is time for dessert.
It is officially Smores season! Camping and backyard fire pits are all about the unhealthy food you can cook on them. Don’t try to convince me otherwise 🙂 The classic campfire go-to is a s’more but as a Mom of six kiddos, I know all too well about that sticky mess they become after that first bite. This summer was the time to find a mess-free way to eat our favorite campfire dessert.
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