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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Recipe....Easy-Cheesy Lemon Bars....

So, I haven't shared a recipe in awhile. I think it's time.

This recipe creates the BEST lemon bars. I say that because MANY people have told me so. WHENEVER I make these lemon bars, somebody is most certain to ask me for the recipe.

It's not my recipe. My very good friend Tammy has a sister-in-law named Angela. Angela is an incredible baker. This recipe comes from Angela. I don't know if Angela made it up; if Angela got it from somebody; OR if it's specifically from Duncan Hines. Honestly, it doesn't matter. These lemon bars are just good.

Recently (like back in October), I made these for the evening edition of Mom 2 Mom at our church. So, you might possibly have had them there.

I made them this morning -- to be served tomorrow evening at Life Link, once again at church. A few of you who are also making desserts for tomorrow night (Community Life Council wives) could possibly be reading this blog. So, Jill, Jess, and Carolyn -- I have the lemon bars covered.

Here goes....

Easy-Cheesy Lemon Bars

1 Package Lemon Cake Mix (I like Duncan Hines)
1/3 C. Butter
1 Egg

1 Can Lemon Supreme Frosting (again, Duncan Hines)
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 C. Chopped Nuts (optional)
1 Egg

(I opt OUT of the nuts in this dessert)

Sooooo, the ingredients....

PLEASE, spray a 9 X 13 baking dish....Things will stick if you do not.

On low speed, mix together first three ingredients (cake mix, butter, and egg) until crumbly. Press into 9 X 13 sprayed baking dish.

Next, mix together frosting, cream cheese, and egg (and nuts, if desired).

Spread 2nd mixture on top of "crust."

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Chill two hours. Sift powdered sugar on top.

(Shown here WITHOUT powdered sugar; will be done when ready to eat).

A couple of notes....

1) My oven ALWAYS bakes this dessert faster than what the directions say. Today, I baked it in 35 minutes.

2) I do NOT sift powdered sugar on top. I merely sprinkle powdered sugar on top. It's always been fine.

3) I have found that if these lemon bars chill overnight in the refrigerator (as opposed to just the two hours), they are much better. That's why I made these lemon bars this morning even though they're not needed until tomorrow evening.



Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Oh my goodness, I remember how MUCH I enjoyed these at M2M. So glad to have the recipe!!! And I'm afraid my dessert contribution for LifeLink was a little puny. I didn't learn until about 2pm Sunday that we needed to contribute. Fortunately I had just baked off a small batch of cookie dough I had in the freezer! So sorry! Hope there was enough.

jeannieD said...

If you mix the frosting and cream cheese together and dont add the eggs right away. You then reserve 1 cup of the frosting/cream cheese mix and add the eggs to remaining frosting/cream cheese. After they come out of the oven, let them cool and frost them. They are great that way.

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