Lemon Bars and Carly Rae Jespen

Just a couple of quick things to share today.

I went to a little gathering last night and brought lemon bars.  But, seeing as how I haven’t quite gotten into the swing of documenting food, I didn’t take a picture!  Trust me, they were pretty and lemony-yellow.

While looking for a recipe I came across Christy’s blog The Girl Who Ate Everything.  She has quite the recipe archives!  The lemon bar recipe was easy and straight forward – the crust included 3 sticks of butter.  Yikes!  So I think that maybe the bars could be re-named Paula Deen Lemon Bars.  They were a hit and got thumb’s up.  The only things I’d tweak the next time around would be to add more lemon juice and possibly experiment with one less stick of butter to have a lighter, less dense, crust.

I don’t have my own “Call me Maybe” video to show you, but do want to share this one with you.  A friend posted it on FB and her step-son is in it–having just returned to the US – this is probably the most unique take on the “Call me Maybe” craze that I’ve seen.

What’s the last thing you cooked/baked that contained a lot of butter?  

If you were going to make a “Call me Maybe” video, what would be your theme?

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Peanut Butter Bombs

Sunday I was going to get my bake on but then a Paula Deen emergency occurred… a refrigerator malfunction caused the 2 remaining sticks of margarine in the fridge to melt–all over.  After cleaning everything up at least my hands were nice and smooth from all of the oil!

The full-throttle peanut butter cookies I had planned to bake were going to have to wait.  But I still wanted to bake.  Enter Peanut Butter Bombs.  These are my super-easy yet super-tasty go-to easy to make cookie.  They are always a hit but now the secret is out that they are only 4 ingredients and take less than 30 minutes to mix, make, and bake!

Peanut Butter Bombs

Ingredients
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter (creamy, crunchy, anything works)
1/2 cup chocolate (chips, M&Ms, other candy)

Process
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
*Crack the egg into a mixing bowl and stir with a fork.
*Add brown sugar and peanut butter.
*Mix with a spoon until blended
*Add in the chocolate, stir to combine.
*Place by the spoon full on an un-greased cookie sheet.
*Bake 12-15 minutes and enjoy!

This recipe makes approximately 1 dozen cookies.  Store in an airtight container.  Let me know if you make these!

PB Bombs

These are not part of the plant-strong program, but are a treat that QAG enjoys and I shared this latest batch with my co-workers.  When I offered them at work and a couple of people declined, I did tell them that they weren’t healthy.  Then I took them to my staff meeting and they disappeared.

Kostas always appreciates a good pb jar.

Side note – Spring Break is in the air so I’ll leave you with this:

source: someecards

 Question:  What’s your go-to easy cookie?