A Little Taste of NOLA

With Fat Tuesday less than a week away, I thought I should share one of my favorite recipes straight out of the home of Mardi Gras.  My BFF’s roots run deep in New Orleans, so when I have any questions regarding anything NOLA, I refer them over to her.  I was planning a little dinner party, and Darling Husband requested Crawfish Etouffee…I have been making this recipe for years…it is one of my specialties (someday, I’m sure you will see my method featured here).  I was thinking great french bread, a beautiful salad, DIXIE beer…but had no ideas for a signature New Orleans dessert.  Help was a phone call & text message away!  I still have this saved in my phone’s notes :).  I usually have all of these ingredients on hand…even better!

In Brandy’s words:

K…lemon squares are one of my nanas specialties! Straight from her recipe! …1/4 c. Powder sugar…1/2 c. Butter softened…1 c. Flour….pinch of salt… press into 9″ square pan and bake 15 minutes at 350. 

  *this will not come together like dough, it really comes together when you press it into the pan…just make sure ingredients are well incorporated*

Next… 2 eggs beaten …1 c. Sugar..rind of 1 lemon + 2 tbspoon of juice…

*zest the lemon first*

*remove all seeds!*

*you don’t even need a mixer!*

2 tbspoon flour…


and pour over top mixture

and bake at 350 for 20 minutes…

Back to my words ;)…Let them cool in the pan, until the pan is at least cool enough to touch.

This is one of those brownie pans that has a removable insert…I took the insert out & put it in the freezer to speed up the cooling so I could cut them.  I divided them into 12 pieces :).

Don’t those just make you happy looking at them???  So YUMMY!  The crust is crisp and light…the lemon is sweetly tart…oh my deliciousness!

*my words* 🙂

Today’s secret revealed…I am trying to get myself on a program to lose a few pounds and get in better shape…my goal is to be able to run a 5K (this may take a while to reach).  I have a calorie counter app on my phone, so for giggles I plugged this recipe into it…it calculated that when divided into 12 servings…each lemon square is *drum roll, please* 142 calories!!!  That is totally a treat you could enjoy as a reward at the end of a well behaved day! 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Pin It


A Little Taste of NOLA — 34 Comments

  1. Hi there, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and
    i was just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks?
    If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything
    you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so
    any help is very much appreciated.

  2. Hi there! I just wish to offer you a big thumbs up for your excellent info you’ve got here on this
    post. I will be coming back to your website for more soon.

  3. This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something
    that helped me. Kudos!

  4. Hi there very cool site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I
    will bookmark your website and take the feeds also? I’m satisfied to search out numerous helpful info right here within the post, we’d like develop extra strategies
    on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .