You guys, yesterday I shared my families favorite movies with you and if you noticed, Home Alone was totally on that list! My favorite line? “Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal…”
Here in Dallas, in the Bishop Arts District there’s a big neon sign with those exact words and it’s my mission to get our photo taken there this year! So be on the lookout! I thought, why not make a fun printable that you can show off at home. You’ll be surprised by how many people remember this quote!
Every holiday season, the family and I binge watch Christmas movies. We watch 25 movies, one for each day, leading up to Christmas day! So I thought I’d share 10 of my families favorites to binge watch with you!
Miracle on 34th Street
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Jingle All the Way
The Santa Clause
The Muppets Christmas Carol
Charlie Brown Christmas
There’s obviously some honorable mentions like Love Actually, The Holiday, Scrooged, White Christmas, A Christmas Story, Christmas with the Kranks, The Best Man Holiday etc. I clearly have so many faves!
So, make some sugar cookies, mix some hot chocolate and snuggle up while you watch some of these! If you do, I really hope you enjoy!!
You guys, it’s dead week which means that I am being bombarded with finals and group projects. When I’m stressed, I like to bake it really makes me happy and distresses me. I thought I’d share some of my homemade lemon bars because they are delicious and they always turn a bad day around.
Also, since it’s the time for gift giving, these would be a perfect treat to give to friends and family. Make as many as you’d like, wrap them up and give them away! I hope you guys enjoy!
Before I share with you guys how to make them, please note that I personally like more crust to filling ratio. If you like more filling to crust, just use a bigger baking dish and the crust will be thinner.
Ingredients are listed above in the picture, so once you gather them up, we can get started!
Put a rack in the upper third of the oven before preheating the oven to 350*F. Grease a 6×8 baking pan with butter (or baking spray), Set aside.
For the crust, beat together the cream and sugar in a stand mixer (or by hand) until light and fluffy. Usually takes 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the sides and then add flour and salt. Beat the mixture on low speed until well combined. The dough may begin to come together, but more likely will look shaggy (think breadcrumbs). Dump the crust into the prepared pan and press into the bottom of the pans with your fingertips. Put the crust in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes OR until browned around the edges.
While the crust is in the oven, begin on the filling. In a bowl or stand mixer, begin to mix the eggs and sugar until well combined and slightly thick. Begin to add the flour while mixing. Then add the lemon juice, the lemon zest, and whisk really well. Set aside.
Take the crust out and let it cool slightly. (5 minutes or so). Whisk the filling one more time, and then pour on top of the warm crust. Return the pan to the oven and bake until lightly browned on top and NO LONGER jiggling in the middle. Usually 18-25 minutes, but just make sure to keep your eye on it!
Once done, take out of the oven and let the pan cool completely. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bars. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the squares. Cut into individual pieces and enjoy!
If you are gift giving, make sure to wrap each piece in parchment paper and put a little ribbon on them. These lemon bars will keep in an airtight container for 5 days.