Friday, August 27, 2010

It Must Run in the Family

Sum-sum-sum-sum-sum-sum-summertime! I don't remember the last time I travelled so much during summer. I LOVE NY in summer, but unfortunately I've hardly been around.

I just came back from a trip to Texas, my homeland. My whole family got together to celebrate my parents' 40th anniversary. My oldest brother and I were in charge of the party. We were also in charge of the desserts. (Yep! That was totally my choice.)

I decided to make some of the most loved recipes on my blog. So, I made the cute Peanut Butter Cup Cookies again.

I also made the yummy and award winning Supernatural Brownies. Since I was in my mom's kitchen, had the space, and had to feed 85 people, I made a DOUBLE recipe. (This doesn't happen often in my small kitchen.)
Mmmm...double the chocolate in the DOUBLE boiler.

Double mm-mm goodness being baked in a double wide oven.

Don't worry about me not making a mess since I was in my mom's kitchen. A double recipe means double eggs...
and double the mess.
Speaking of messes, my brother Paul (no he's not a mess), made Lemon Bars and WOW! Did he make a mess on the kitchen island!     
Brother Paul squeezing lemons.

Brother Paul's messy kitchen island.

You can't quite see it in the picture, but he has issues with flour too. It was all over. Hmmm...this must run in the family.

Well, even with our messy traits, the anniversary party AND the desserts were a success. Check out the nice spread we had (and only about 12 pieces of dessert remained at the end of the party!):

Lemon Squares (from Joni Specht, a friend of my brother's. Paul says, "She's a lovely lady who often brings these lemon bars to work (Paul's a pastor) and they brighten everyone's day.)

1 C butter
1/2 C powdered sugar
2 C flour
1 t salt

Mix together and press into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min.

5 eggs
2 1/2 C white sugar
1 1/2 grated lemon rind (optional)
6 T flour
10 T fresh lime juice

Combine and pour over baked crust. Bake 25 min at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Cool and enjoy!
Bake well and prosper!


  1. Ah, I remember those peanut butter cup cookies.....memories!!!!!

    Sounds like a great party and desserts ROCKED!!!!

  2. those look awesome! the color in those photos is amazing.

  3. Congratulations to your parents on 40-years of marriage. Oh, and the food stuff is cool too.

    All the best,


  4. Happy 40th anniversary to your parents. I bet they had an awesome time eating all those delicious goodies. I am in love with the peanut butter cup cookies!
    *kisses* HH


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