My sweet friend’s husband has a birthday today. I think we’re friends, too, especially since I made him homemade chocolate chip cookies and then something special for his birthday today. I really think you can gain favor with a man through food. ha. What do you guys think?
Last Spring I discovered this recipe while flipping though my mom’s Southern Living magazine. I tested them out on my Bible study group, and they were a hit. Definitely a keeper.
This friend loves anything with cream cheese, so I thought of these. Maybe he’ll let me have a slice, but hopefully he’ll just take them home and keep them away from me since I’m trying to fit in a dress by the end of May (which, might I add, is quickly approaching!).
This dessert starts out on a shortbread crust – which I love all by itself. You could even add some pecans to the crust for a great flavor enhancer. The next layer is a good slathering of strawberry preserves, and then you pour delicious, creamy, lemon cream cheese mixture on top. When it bakes up, it has the consistency of a cheesecake. YUM!
Here’s a link to the recipe found in the April 2011 Southern Living magazine: Strawberry-Lemon Shortbread Bars.