Monday, August 13, 2012

Lemon Cream Bar Recipe and A Little Party Going On!!!

Hello Sweet Ladies!!!!!!!!

Thank you to all who left comments!!!!!! So sweet of you and it made my time being home all the sweeter!!!!! Our day was truly amazing. We (the girls) did better then we thought. At first we were a little is always a little bit hard when you would rather be home, but we heard the sermon yesterday.....and the Lord had made it clear to us...... that He was with us. When we got to the cafe we were going to smile! We have to dress kind of funny, but we were not going to complain. Our boss finally let us all be able to wear tees in the kitchen and only the jackets out in public. Thank you JESUS! God was so precious, I know He heard you all praying, in fact some of the prayers that were emailed to me and left on my post... I knew He had His hand on us by what you had specifically prayed!!!!!!!!! The other thing that happened was we were so busy that it made the day go so fast and before we knew it, it was time to leave for home!

I just have to say you are soooooo PRECIOUS! Thank you for loving my family so!

As many of you know we made Lemon Cream Bars at the bakery today (I put it up on fb on our break and said I would put it up if anyone would want it). It is one of the kids favorite recipes, so that was on the menu!!!!!

Lemon Cream Bars
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
2/3 c. confectioners sugar
3/4 c. butter

12 ounce of cream cheese
1 1/2 c. of confectioners sugar 

3 eggs 
1 1/2 cup white sugar
3 T. unbleached flour
1/4 c. lemon juice (we use fresh squeezed)
1 T. lemon zest

1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting the top

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan using butter.

Combine the flour, 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, and butter. Pat dough into prepared pan. 
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until slightly golden. 

While the crust is baking, whisk together eggs, white sugar, flour and lemon juice until frothy. Set aside.

Cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

After the crust has cooled, spread cream cheese mixture over the top of crust. Pour lemon mixture over the top of the cream cheese mixture. 

Return to the preheated oven for an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Dust the top with powdered sugar. Makes 36. 

We are also going to start making all the pizza dough. It was not hard at all and amazing to watch the dough rise. This picture does not look as big as it really was. It had 84 cups of that gives you an idea. It just kept rising and rising! I enjoyed working with the dough. It started about 3' long when we put it on our work station. Thought you would like to see. 

Okay..... on my fb I said I would have a little surprise tonight. It is just for some fun as I start serving again at the college. 

As you know from my blog my sweet man and I have been picking Sandhill Plums everynight. They are so beautiful and big. It is so peaceful as we pick. Tons of birds are singing away in the cool of the evening. From the time I was little, picking any kind of berry is a favorite thing for me to do!!!!!! I also enjoy canning jams and jellies for CHRISTmas gifts. My kitchen is getting full of boxes that are just waiting for me to make up some jelly. I thought it would be fun to have a little party and one of you could win a 1/2 pint jar of Sandhill Plum Jelly. It really is the nummiest! 

Okay, I haven't made it yet, but I will one of these nights and will fill this little jar full of beautiful red sandhill plum jelly for one who signs up. 

THURSDAY August 16th, 
that is my sweet Phil and my 38th anniversary! 

Vote 1
So all you have to do is tell me.......what is your favorite jam or jelly? Love getting to know you all a little bit better!

Vote 2
Come over to my  facebook  and leave a note!!

Now if a person wins from overseas, I probably can't send this, but I will have something special for you and pick someone else for the jam!!!! So please sign up.

If YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOG email me at 
prairie flower farm at g mail dot com 

 PLEASE put in the subject line jelly.

Hugs from the farm!!!!!!!


The verse for the college this year is.... Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. I Corinthians 16:13-14 

I am praying it everyday over the young people, faculty,  kitchen, you and my family! You can join me.... if you would like!!!!! 


  1. Okay well let me FIRST start with my favorite Jam/Jelly... It would have to be Blueberry. :)
    Now, those lemon bars look YUMMY!! And that 84 cup of flour pizza dough, well I just can't imagine your petite little self working with that. LOL!!
    Happy Anniversary and Blessings!!

  2. My favorite jelly is grape and my favorite jam is blueberry. Would love to have some of your Sandhill Plum jelly. Thanks for the opportunity
    to try to win some.

    Brenda D

  3. I just love the jam I make from ripe tomatoes and raspberry jello. Tastes like Raspberry jam. I have never eaten plum jam but you make it sound delicious....God Bless you!

  4. My most favorite jam is Blackberry!!! Yum!! I will definately make the lemon bars!! HUGS Kandy

  5. Favourite jam or jelly? Orange ginger marmalade or stem ginger marmalade.

  6. hi Linda My fav jam is raspberry!! Thanks for the chance to win your cool jelly!! You are such a giver!! And Happy Anniversary!! XOXO Loe, Fran.

  7. Linda, bless you for being so positive while going through this time in your life. I know sometimes life can be hard...but we are so blessed to be living This recipe looks so amazing thank you so much for sharing it with us! Yummm...

    Oh how I'd love to win that jar of jelly.. We really enjoy jelly...My favorite is Strawberry or rhubarb or strawberry/rhubarb jelly. My Tom likes Raspberry jelly!

    I did leave you a message on FB!

    Bless you my friend and thank you for the word...I will be saying it each morning along with you...


  8. Hi Linda, My fav is Raspberry, but sure would love to win your Plum! I used to make Plum, but haven't for years.
    Happy Anniversary to you and your Sweet Man!
    Hugs, Ruth

  9. Hello Linda <3
    My very favourite jelly is purple grape and my very favourite jam is strawberry. We have a local Farmer's Market in our little town and many people sell their homemade jellies & jams there. A favourite trick is adding a touch of locally grown jalapeno peppers to some of the preserves for a nice little bite. It tastes wonderful on breakfast toast or hot biscuits and is also great on snack crackers with a touch of cream cheese. You might want to try it some time. Here's hoping I'm blessed enough to win that beautiful little jar of your homemade jelly. Mmmm-mmm :)

  10. My favorite jelly was the choke cherry that my Grandma made when she went to the mountains and stayed with a friend. They were widows and most likely picked the cherries, too. No bear scares way back then in the late 50's and 60's!! Now I like crab apple jelly, but no one seems to make it anymore.♥♫

  11. My favorite is strawberry! I don't make my sandwiches without a big glob of it, lol. I do like other flavors, but strawberry is my all time fav.

  12. I like cherry jam and the old standby, grape jelly. This looks so yummy and happy anniversary.

  13. It's a toss up for me between plum hill and crab apple. My note is waiting for you on FB :)

  14. Ooh! I would love to try your Prairie Flower Farm plum jelly! My husbands favorite is boysenberry, I love them all!
    Will leave a comment on facebook
    Blessings Linda,

  15. My favorite jelly is wild plum. I would love to try yours :D Glad your first day was successful.

    Love and hugs,

    Susan Montgomery

  16. Happy Anniversary to you both! I love pear preserves.

  17. Vote #1: I am kind of different because I would rather have some honey on buttered toast and don't really eat jam or jelly anymore. I would love trying your Sandhill Plum jelly though! Glad you had a good first day. Thank you for the Lemon Cream Bar recipe and the picture of your pizza dough. I can't imagine 84 cups of flour! Wow! Happy 38th anniversary on Thursday too! Donna

  18. Glad your first day went well.My favorite depends on my mood but normally homemade strawberry jam..Warm Blessings!~Amy

  19. Happy Anniversary!!!!
    I don't have a blog, nor facebook, so I sent an e-mail.
    My favorite is Apple Jelly.
    I would LOVE to try the Sandhill PLum jelly.

  20. Good Morning Linda! Just read your post and will be praying for you today and this week as you readjust. God will use you and the girls to do great things there at the college. Our college kids need to have sweet Godly smiles and words to encourage them during this time of their life. My favorite jelly is strawberry because we go as a family to pick! Luv! We have just about gone through our jars for this year, must pick more next year!

  21. Happy Anniversary! Our 30th is in 3 weeks! My favorite jelly is homemade strawberry. My children had a book called The Mother's Day Mice when they were small and there is a quote from the book we always say when eating our jam, "Strawberries taste of summer coming." Blessings, Angela

  22. Honestly, I dno't do a lot of jammin'....but I do have a new favorite spinach salad dressing that uses 3 T. apple juice and 2 T. each of balsamic vinegar and strawberry preserves! So I guess my current fav. is strawberry preserves :)

    Bring on that Sandhill Plum Jelly!

    I'm so thrilled to hear that your FIRST day was a good one!

  23. I love any kind of berry....thanks, Linda!

  24. Any kind of jam is good, and sandhill plum jelly sounds amazing! I have had beach plum jelly before; maybe they are similar kinds of plums. One of my favorites from years gone by was when an aunt made pineapple and apricot jam (with a few cherries) for Christmas gifts. I've always wanted to make some; maybe this will be the year. Thanks for the reminder!

    Praying for you all as you work at the college. I'm sure the Lord is going to use you in an amazing way in the lives of many students who need Him. What they see in you and your family just might be the only glimpse of Him they will have the opportunity to see. Shine brightly for His glory!

  25. I'm processing jalapeno pepper jam as I type; but, my favorite is peach. I cannot remember having plum jam; but, since plums are on sale this week, I just might get some and try it.

  26. I guess my favorite jam would be one I don't get very often, Beach Plum Jam. However the strawberry fig jam I made this year is also delicious! Always love reading your blog, my pryaers are withnyou and your family as you transition into the school year. god Bless!

  27. my favorite jam or jelly is boysenberry but plum sounds very goo yummy too. I left a comment on your fb too, I feel for you every time you talk about going to work. I had to work for 10 years when my kids were still in the growing up stage and I just hated being away from them. So, at least you can be glad in that one fact that your kids are with you and are old enough too. you are blessed!!

  28. My favorite is peach preserves made little runny. Strawberry would come in next. Never heard of this sandhill plum jelly.

    So glad your first day went well. It was nice for the day to go by fast too.

    Thanks for the recipe. I love lemon.]

    GOD BLESS!!!

  29. Happy Anniversary! I love Lemon Bars. My favorite is Strawberrry/Rhubarb Jam, 2nd is Apricot/Zucchini,Pineapple, great way to use all those zukes.

  30. I really love Peach preserves! Oh so yummy! I have never had plum jam, but I sure would love to try it! Happy Anniversary!

  31. Hi there Linda,
    I'd have to choose two favorites. Tomato jam, and pumpkin butter. The tomato jam is over the top when served with tomato spice bread. It's so delicious.
    I'm glad your first day back to work went well. Take care.

  32. I posted a note on your Facebook:)

  33. Actually my favorite jam is plum! I've never had the homemade variety, though, just storebought.

  34. I like Raspberry best of all! I've made some mixing it with wild plums or pineapple juice...that one was yummy! I'm hoping to make a plum chutney this year...never had chutney before but someone mentioned having it on a turkey sounded wonderful.

  35. I used to get my favorite current jelly at a bazaar at the beach. I also love peach jam. Wold love to win your plum jam.
    So glad your first day back at the college went fast. I am sure you are all a blessing to the students.
    Also happy anniversary.
    Love n blessings to you and yours, Sheryl

  36. My favorite is Orange Marmelade! Mixed with pure maple syrup is a bit of Heaven! Your plum jam sounds delicious. It seems like Summer has flown by. I can't believe everybody is back in school from college students to teachers and little kids, too. It's great living one day at a time with the Lord! Hugs to you, Sue

  37. I have two favorites Bosenberry and Orange Marmalade. But your plum jam sounds delish! I am sad with Nick so far from us but am praying and praying harder. I have a choke cherry tree out front. I wish my friend would come pick those cherries and make her jelly. My friend Lorna is canning peaches. I bought some at the grocery store from Palisades Colorado. I a pretty sure that I know what heaven smells like! Sigh! Those peaches were wonderful! :)
    Pray for my sweet son. Miss him sooo much. Hugs and I love your giveaway! Anne

  38. Your giveaway's and posts are my favorites...My favorite type of jam is Grape....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

  39. happy anniversary linda! i love orange marmalade because it reminds me of our trips to Europe and only being served continental breakfasts of coffee & croissants with orange marmalade. the orange zest makes is refreshing! love your recipes! i can't imagine working with that much pizza dough!! can you share the recipe for a single pizza??!! school is starting everywhere so lots of folks are 'back in the swing of things'!!
    ^)^ linda

  40. My favorite jelly is apple butter( not really jelly but..)
    The pizza dough had to be huge! Hope this week will be a great one. Blessings

  41. My favorite Jam is freezer strawberry Jam. Yummy!

  42. I like any homemade jam and jelly. I like to make blackberry jam from our wild blackberry patches.
    I also will making jam from Autumn Olives.
    Happy anniversary!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  43. Hi Linda~~~Strawberry jam is my favorite but would love to try your Sandhill Plum! Thank you for sharing the Lemon cream bars too. The pizza dough reminds me of the story about the pot that just kept boiling until the porridge boiled out the door of the cottage & down the path. Yikes :0)
    Have a good night~~~
    Hugs, Linda

  44. Happy anniversary! Well prior to this week, I would have said that plum jam was my absolute favorite - to eat and to make. But this week, I tried a local mixed fruit jam called "Traffic jam" (isn't that a great name?) and I believe it is now my very favorite of all! Thanks for the lemon recipe!

  45. My favorite jam is Boysenberry!

  46. fun giveaway. I made some blueberry freezer jam for the first time and I will say it is my favorite at this time.

  47. Hi Linda,
    what a fun giveaway...well, before I had to go gluten-free/sugarfree/dairy free I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED apple butter or boysenberry jam..two of my favorites. If I win this giveaway, I'd give this as a gift to one of my friend's who is a military spouse. that would be a sweet :0

    Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  48. I left a note on your Facebook page, too :) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)


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