Monday, October 5, 2009

Lemon Bars

I have recently become a huge apron fan. I'm tired of ruining my clothes in the kitchen !
I found this darling apron at TJ Maxx last week. It's feminine, flirty and I can't wait to wear it while I'm making Thanksgiving dinner ! { I tried it on for Mr.B and all I can say is I think I blushed ! } At least I can feel pretty while I cook !!
I love this color combo !

Introducing my Frugalicious Friday find !
{ TJ Maxx apron, $7.99 }
I had a hankering for something sweet & tart, so I made lemon bars. I didn't have time to whip out my kitchen aide so I made this standby when I have zero time, but need a dessert.

I use Krusteaz Lemon Bar Mix. ( and NO, I did not get paid to review this product. It's just a box in my pantry that I've been using for years )

Follow instructions on the box and Just add the juice of 1 fresh lemon... and it is sooo good ! I keep a box in my pantry for unexpected company, or when I'm in the mood for something sweet but don't want to mess the kitchen !

{Also participating in Blue Monday over at Smiling Sally's !}

38 comments:

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

You had me at your blog title! Nothing better than a Cozy Kitchen by the Sea!
And that apron is gorgeous, and lemon bars are one of my favorites...
Happy Blue Monday to You!!
Jennifer :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a precious apron! And a GREAT price, too! You will be the hostess with the mostest when you wear that in your kitchen.

I'm glad to know about those lemon squares. I love lemon squares, and I bought the mix once upon a time but chickened out and did the long recipe. Thanks for letting us know it's good. Next time, I'm going to go that route! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Terry said...

I love your new apron....super sexy.
The lemon bars look really good, they make my mouth water.

EntertainingMom said...

i see these all the time in the store and wonder... i love lemon bars! next time I get a hankering I'll pick up a box!

Shelia said...

Yum, I'll have one of those great looking lemon bars!
Your apron is so cute and I'm sure you'll look so cute in it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Knitty said...

Nice apron and I agree about the color combo. Krusteaz is a very good product to keep on hand. Anything I've made of theirs has turned out well.

SmilingSally said...

That apron looks like a dress; how adorable! Now, I'll have a lemon bar, please. Happy Blue Monday.

love lives in the kitchen said...

oh i love the icture of the lemon bar! if you need a recipe for a good tarte au citrone you can find it on my blog. i brought it from saint tropez this summer :)
have a great monday!
justyna

Melanie said...

LOVE aprons. That one you pictures is adorable.

Mary said...

I love your apron and those lemon bars look pretty darn good :-). I hope you are having a wonderful Blue Monday.

xinex said...

That apron looks so pretty. Love the colors and the style is so unusual. The lemon bars look yummy!..Christine

jenjen said...

I love a pretty apron! Yours is adorable.

Lemon bars are my favorite. And I love that mix too.

XOXO
Jen

Pam said...

What a great apron! I wear mine too - I hate staining my clothes.

You can't beat quick, easy and tasty... the lemon bars look great.

Jboo said...

Beautiful apron -- am running out to my TJ Maxx to see if they have any!

Made lemon bars once and they were a disaster, so will be looking for this mix!

Have a great week!
Janet

the ungourmet said...

That apron is so pretty! I love the colors! Love the bars too! :D

storyteller said...

I love Krusteaz mixes! They're sooo easy and delicious too. Your apron is very cute and will look GREAT for Thanksgiving ;--)

Thanks for visiting my blue mosaics at Sacred Ruminations. I do love the picture in your header and enjoy living near the ocean myself.
Hugs and blessings,

LuLu said...

I want your apron... are you giving it to me for Christmas?!!! and be sure to put a lemon bar in with it!
xo,
LuLu

shopannies said...

nothing better than a beautiful apron and delicious lemon bars

Sage said...

I have beautiful aprons; why do I have them stored away and not using them? You have me puzzled; when did I quit wearing an apron?Ok, I'm getting them out and start wearing an apron again;yours is really cute I must say. The lemon bars look so good!
Happy cooking

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh, what a great apron! I am having apron envy! You will definitely be the hostess with the mostest when you wear your new apron. Looks like I have to take a trip to TJMaxx! ;)

The lemon bars look great!

Thank you for sharing.

~ Tracy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty apron. I have not worn an apron in many years. Love lemon bars!

Boo-Bah said...

What a pretty apron! Lemon bars are a favorite here at my house.
Iris

Sharlotte said...

What pretty colors in your apron! You'll be smashing at Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Such a pretty apron!! And there's a dessert I haven't had in years - what yummy treats! And why is it I never noticed Bebe before - she's adorable!!

Lele said...

That apron is so pretty! I want a dress in that pattern!

Mumzie said...

That apron is to dye for...I love it. I'm off to TJ Max to see if they have any left. Oh, and the lemon bars look marvelous. I love Krusteaz mixes, but haven't tried these. Thanks for sharing. Mumzie

Kathy said...

Love the apron!! and the lemon bars...yum :)

Kathy

Bellini Valli said...

I think the apron is beautiful too. I think it would get the creative juices flowing in the kitchen.

sealaura said...

what a cute apron and that picture of the lemon bar is just fab i can almost taste it. glad to see aprons are making a comeback I love them too, all I need to do is try to enjoy cooking...I am easing into to it!

betty said...

Thank you so muuch, indeed:)
xxx

Miranda said...

I love that Apron. Those are my favorite colors!
Thanks for stopping by today. You have a beautiful site.

Mindy said...

OMigsoh... what a steal on that apron. I seriously LOVE it. And those lemon bars look yummy, too. My mom and sister, Brittany, make them...but I have never done it. maybe a box is the way I can fit it in today. :)

Merisi said...

Lemon Bars!!!!
O my, I want to reach out and take a bite.
I love them. I love them. Did I say that I love them?

Merisi said...

P.S.:
I forgot (those lemon bars!) to mention that I have been an apron wearer since childhood. As soon as I enter the kitchen, I reach automatically for my apron. I am still wearing the aprons I bought at William Sonoma's when I moved from the States - they are indistructible and so comfortable.

I have never seen one as pretty as the one you got at TJMaxx (one more thing to miss from the States!). I tried to figure out how you'd wear them, but couldn't. Would you ever consider showing us how?

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love your apron. Looks like a dress. Thanks for the tip on Lemon Bars. Love them, but don't want to make them from scratch. Your idea to add fresh lemon juice to the boxed mix makes it "semi-homemade!"

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a great apron for $7.99! Sometimes aprons are so pretty, I wish they'd throw a back on those things and make them a dress!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous said...

Your Apron is Fabulous...I love it! Oh and I have to say that lemon bars are one of my favorite desserts too! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

Lisa Shepard said...

I like Krusteaz mixes very much but I have a really easy recipe for lime bars on my blog. Check it out. I think you will like it. Almost as easy as the box mix. You could use lemon or lime, doesn't matter.

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