Lemon Squares

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I made these delicious lemon squares the other day and I thought it would be worth repeating this great and super easy recipe.

Lemon squares are very easy and use very few ingredients.  This recipe came from a friend of mine and it is my go to lemon square recipe.  As you can see in the pictures, the shortbread crust is actually thicker than the filling, which is a total plus 🙂 If for some odd reason, you’re not a fan of super thick crust, you could put the lemon squares into a larger pan and just shorten the baking time a bit.

To make crust, mix 4 ingredients together and press into a greased 8 x 8″ pan.

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Bake for 25 minutes at 350* or until golden brown. If you like your crust thinner, you can use a larger pan but adjust the cook time.

To make the lemon filling, mix the 5 ingredients together…

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and pour over the hot crust. Bake for about 30 minutes more. If you notice the top getting too brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until set. Cool and cut into squares. I like to sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar just before serving.

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Lemon Squares
Ingredients for crust:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t salt

Ingredients for filling:
2 cups sugar
4 T flour
4 T fresh lemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon
4 eggs, beaten

To make crust, mix 4 ingredients together and press into a greased 8 x 8″ pan. Bake for 25 minutes at 350* or until golden brown. If you like your crust thinner, you can use a larger pan but adjust the cook time.

To make the lemon filling, mix the 5 ingredients together and pour over the hot crust. Bake for about 30 minutes more. If you notice the top getting too brown, cover with aluminum foil and continue baking until set. Cool and cut into squares. I like to sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar just before serving.

 

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Make Ahead Christmas Morning Casserole (repost)

My Daughter and I- Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole- Click through for full recipe!

This casserole is delicious and so easy. It is also our most popular recipe EVER! While we’ve always loved it, in the past I would only make it for Christmas morning. However, I have started making a bit more often since it is so good and easy. Jordan made it for her early morning Bible study and we even made it this year for Thanksgiving morning. For Thanksgiving we added cooked Italian chorizo sausage instead of bacon- it was a bit spicy and delicious. Below is the original post – I hope you like it as much as we do.

If you end up making this recipe, we’d love to know about it. Take a picture and post it on Instagram and tag us @mydaughterandi and include the hashtag #mydaughterandiblog so we can see your wonderful creations!

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In case you are planning your Christmas menu, I thought now would be a great time to share this recipe with you.  I started making this recipe for our family probably 15 years ago.  With three small children wanting to open gifts and play with toys and two hungry adults wanting to enjoy a nice breakfast, this was the perfect solution.  I’m really not sure where I got the recipe, but we all love it.

You make this dish the day/night before and put it in the refrigerator.  It is cooked the next day, so it is simple if you’re expecting guests or you are busy opening presents! We serve ours with cinnamon rolls and fruit.  This year I am going to make these shortcut cinnamon rolls.

I love to set the table for Christmas morning during the day on Christmas Eve, so everything is all set and looking festive on Christmas morning.

This past weekend we were going on a family hike before church on Sunday, so on Saturday I decided to make this dish.  It was weird because I normally ONLY make this dish on Christmas.  It was delicious and perfect to have ready when we got home from our hike and it made me wonder why I don’t make this recipe more often.

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

4 cups of shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
10 eggs
8 pieces of cooked bacon,chopped
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/3 milk
4or 5 green onions, chopped
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of additional shredded cheese for top of casserole

Mix all the ingredients together except the 1/2 cup of cheese. Pour into a greased 9×13″ pan. Top with the shredded cheese. Cover and put into refrigerator overnight. Let sit on counter for 5 to 10 minutes and then bake uncovered at 325* for about 45 minutes or until the eggs are cooked.

Cindy