When Life Gives You Lemons…. #WhatsCooking

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Spring is here!

I think.

They tell me that Easter is this weekend.  The stores are filled with tulips and daffodils…though my garden is showing no signs of life.  Quite frankly it’s still frozen solid, with a four foot layer of snow atop it.  I think mother nature has here clock all messed up.  Christmas was green, and mild…spring like really.  Easter…well, our Easter will once again be white.

But that’s ok.

Becuase when life gives you lemons…

It doesn’t matter what holiday it is.  I get to cook a great big turkey, a ham and all the fixings… and that folks.  THAT makes me smile,  You know why?  Because holidays (no matter what they are) are about good food, good family and good friends.  So knee deep in snow, or basking in the sunshine… I’m going to enjoy my Easter dinner.

The Perfect Easter Dessert – Lemon Squares!


Lemon Squares


After the dinner has been eaten, and the dishes cleaned up, I love to sit down with my family and enjoy a hot cuppa tea, and dessert.  (I try to wait until after cleanup for dessert…that way I feel like I’ve earned it) After such a big meal, and large, rich dessert isn’t what I’m looking for.  No… I want something light…pallet clensing. But smooth on the tongue.  I spent some time looking for the perfect Easter recipes the other day, and on the Kraft Canada website I found this Creamy Lemon Square recipe.


  • 1 cup Honey Maid graham crumbs
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. flour,divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold non-hydrogenated margarine (I used butter)
  • 1 pkg (250g) Philadelphia Light Brick Cream Cheese, Softened (I used regular…it’s what I had)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon zest,divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Magic baking powder
  • 2 tsp. icing sugar

I love recipes like this… because most of the ingredients are things I keep on hand at all time!  The only thing I had to pick up was the lemons.

For the full instructions on how to make these delicious squares, please head over to the Creamy Lemon Square recipe on the Kraft Canada page. 

Tell me, what is your favorite Lemon recipe? 

Disclaimer: I am a part of the Kraft What’s Cooking influencers program.  All opinions are my own



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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    I love these squares! I haven’t made them for awhile so it might be time for a batch of them :)

  2. Anne Taylor says:

    These sound delicious! I love everything lemon, so these would be a hit in our house! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Yum! These sound delicious! I really love lemon as a spring/summer dessert flavor

  4. Debbie W says:

    These squares are always a hit. One time I added craisins and they were amazing.

  5. Heidi c. says:

    I haven’t made Lemon Squares in forever. I now need to make some as your photos have me drooling.

  6. Laurie P says:

    One of my mothers favorites treats….perhaps I should surprise her with a batch for Easter!

  7. MMM this looks delicious. I love lemon squares.

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    Mmmm, these look so good, I love anything to do with lemons

  9. Julie F says:

    I haven’t had these in ages, now I really want one!

  10. josephine evans says:

    I LOVE lemon squares, my favorite! These look amazing!

  11. It’s past Easter but I would love this now.

  12. Lynda Cook says:

    I need to go out and buy myself some lemons, this dessert keeps calling my name!!

  13. This sounds like something my husband and boys would like-they are lemon fans.

  14. loucheryl says:

    I am a HUGE lemon fan. I love everything lemon. I have to give this a try.

  15. One of the most useful fruit in the kitchen.

  16. My favourite Lemon Recipe is Lemon Meringue pie.

  17. Lemon Squares are so delicious and refreshing! I’m glad I looked around the recipes…I must make these!

  18. Amy Lovell says:

    YUM!! Sounds great thanks!

  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These lemon squares sound delicious, I love things like this especially when they’re easy to make :-)

  20. I love anything lemony – lately I’ve discovered lemon essential oil – that makes me more want lemon, lemon, lemon – these are perfect for that!! They look wonderful!

  21. SueSueper says:

    I haven’t made lemon squares in years. These look great.

  22. Victoria Ess says:

    These sound and look delicious!

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