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Mix It Up With Jenny - Sweet and Sour; Refreshing Shower

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

(Family Features) - As this year's brides eagerly anticipate upcoming nuptials, 'tis the season to shower them with festive attention. If it's your turn to host a bridal shower, make a streamlined plan so you can join in the fun.

Casual gatherings are more popular today than over-orchestrated events, so keep your shower plans focused on celebrating the bride and giving her a fun time to treasure. Serve some lemon desserts or beverages, which are refreshing, not-too-sweet and highlight a tongue-in-cheek reflection of the sweet 'n' sour mix of married life.

Make it delicious, memorable and fun!

Sweet, stress-free tips for a fun shower:

  • Determine your menu and ask a couple guests' help with making punch or treats.
  • Invite guests that know each other or that know at least a few people at the party.
  • Have a few close friends arrive early to help with last minute details and to bring the party to life.
  • Designate an area for the bride to sit to open her gifts. Stock the area with scissors, trash containers and a notepad and pen to record who gave what gift.
  • Provide a disposable camera or two to record the fun for the bride's scrapbook.
  • Designate who will be the bride's note taker and photographer before the event starts.
  • Recipe sharing: include recipe cards for dishes served at the shower, for guests to take home; ask guests to fill out "Happy Marriage Recipe" cards for the bride.

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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 5 to 6 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream

    1. PREHEAT oven to 350°
    2. COMBINE flour and powdered sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives until crumbly. Press onto bottom and 1-inch up sides of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
    3. BAKE for 25 minutes.
    4. PLACE cream cheese, eggs, evaporated milk, granulated sugar, flour, lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth. Pour into partially baked crust.
    5. BAKE for additional 15 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on wire rack. Spread sour cream over top; refrigerate. Cut into bars. Garnish as desired.

Makes 2 dozen bars

SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.

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