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Monday, June 11, 2012


Come on in.....
 I'd like you to have a seat at my table and share
with me.
I know, better than anyone, that we are ON A DIET here at SWEET NOTHINGS.
but...I promise not to serve YOU anything SUGAR FREE....
The recipe for my Lemon pie is written in an OLDEN and very USED cookbook...
If I am remembering right, it actually came out of SOUTHERN LIVING.
3 eggs, separated (yolks for pie....whites for meringue )
1 teaspoon grated LEMON RIND
1/4 teaspoon CREME OF TARTER
1/3 cup SUGAR
1 Graham Cracker Crust.
MIX first 4 ingredients well, pour into graham cracker crust.
Beat the egg WHITES with the sugar and creme of tarter.
Spread on top of pie, bake for 15 minutes in a 350 oven.
Let cool and refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.
♥ ♥ ♥
THIS is the pie that I would serve YOU if you are ever in my neighborhood. 
and I'd serve it with YOUR choice of....
Hot Tea
Hot Coffee
Icy Cold Milk...
or all of the above.
When life gives you lemons, ask for the salt and tequila.
When life gives you lemons, suck out all the VITAMIN C
and yell, "take THAT, life."

When life gives you lemons,take them all and sell 'em on Ebay.
(gotta love THAT one)
      BUT  THE BEST OF ALL....
...even if it's
I didn't have any
Sugar Free*Fat Free
LEMON Jello Pudding
but I DID have this 
I just added lemon juice to this  and
filled little tiny graham cracker crusts
and Mr. Sweet and I enjoyed our

  A dollop of sugar free Cool Whip...
 .....sprinkled with a little bit of LEMON ZEST
and, O HONEY.....we were in LEMON HEAVEN.

OOO, and I forgot to say that I added a 
teaspoon of Vanilla....

♫♪♪...a teaspoon of Vanilla makes the medicine go down...
NO, wait....
THAT'S SUGAR, isn't it. ?

So, WHEN you come see me and you want 
Lemon Pie,

I will make one......JUST FOR YOU.

AND, if you decide you'd rather have MY little fat-free treat...
I'll make ya one of those, too, 'cause, ya'll,
these are just flat DELICIOUS.
Sharing and supporting with:
"Brooks, my handsome little just never are gonna know how much
I love you until you become a grandparent yourself.
I love you waaaay past the moon and back and so does your Granddad.
xoxoxo Forever Love,
Memaw and Granddad


Barbara F. said...

Yes, please, I will have one of those sugar free little tarts, 'cause I am sweet enough without more sugar! lol just teasing Great post, your house looks beautiful xo

Kathleen Grace said...

Oooooh, what a good idea:>) I won't tell you about the lemon cheesecake with lemon curd that Earl made Saturday. Oh my. Lol

Gina said...

Waving my hand...Yes, please! I'd love for your to make me a little lemon pie!

On Crooked Creek said...

What a wonderfully healthy idea!!! You can't keep this Texas Lady down...go get 'em BJ!!! Oh, yes...and I'll have some of your wonderfully black Dunkin' Donuts coffee with mine, please, dear friend!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Have you tried the fat free Redi Whip cans? My husband loves it. I don't think it holds up as long as the regular, but it is better than none...

Carol said...

Beautiful! I'd take either one, but especially the sugar free! Maybe 2 of 'em!
Your pictures and your home are lovely.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, bj. Lemon desserts are one of my alltime favorites! And this one looks delicious.

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Bj!

I just got done posting about you! All about how you always temp me with sweet goodies... and I also shared about your giveaway in my post.

Your pictures are SO pretty not like the ones I cheated on :/ Next time I drive that long road in Texas I will certainly stop on by!

xoxo Bunny Jean

xoxo Bunny

Salmagundi said...

Looks good - I'm enjoying your take on all of the diet cooking you have been doing lately!! Sally

Linda Chapman said...

The pictures are simply beautiful! Pretty PRETTY pie!!

Louis Dean bought a sack of lemons when he made a run at Sam's today. While I won't be making lemon pie I DO love lemon slices in my tea and the fragrance of lemon in the kitchen!

I'll wait for the pie for when I visit YOU!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ: That looks delicious. I think the Jello sugar free pudding in lemon and chocolate are really good. My tastebuds are fooled! Mostly, I love your photos. They are so soft and I feel they are in a story book. What's your secret?..Happy Monday..Judy

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, I have to try this! We all need a little less sugar! And it looks SO good! Love seeing glimpses of your kitchen and dining room,! So pretty!


Shirley said...

Hi BJ, I have a piece of lemon pie with hot or cold tea please. I really enjoyed your post tonight. The pie would work at our house. I use a lot of sugar free with hubby being a diabetic. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are so cute. I love lemon anything.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I'm lovin' your lemon pie! So the whites don't get beaten to peaks, just mixed with rest and poured over? Fun idea:@)

Vee said...

You really are coming up with some innovative diet treats. It sounds delicious!

Marydon said...

You are going to hve a LOT of company, my friend. Looks deelish!
Have a great week ~

Debby said...

Your home is so beautiful. My mouth is watering.

NanaDiana said...

I'll take the sugar free version! lol That looks wonderful, bj...AND coffee, of course, gotta have coffee!

Hope you had a wonderful Monday- xo Diana

Sweet Tea said...

The sugar version of that pie is what Mister chooses for his birthday each year, rather than cake. That is good stuff, and I love it cause it's quick to fix!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BJ that looks delish!!

Susan BetweenNapsOnThePorch said...

What a great idea BJ...and looks deslish! You always share the best recipes/dishes. I wish I was there to visit and eat a bit of the lemon pie. :)

Glimpse of My World said...

Be right over!!

Shelia said...

There you go again, contributing to my weight gain! :) Poop, just give me some of the real thing! I love lemon pie and I love the look of yours and your home is always so charming.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You make lemon pie look yummy!

Sarah said...

Congratulations to the graduate! The lemon goodie is calling out to me. Wish I had a slice right now.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I Love LEMON so YES I'll have 1 or 3 even .. Glad you found a way to satisfy your taste for lemon while still maintaining your new lifestyle of eating.

Congrats to the handsome graduate.

The French Hutch said...

Thank You, I would love to come into your beautiful home and share one of those delicious looking lemon tarts. I do remember my mom's Lemon pie using the old recipe and they were so good! Now, like you bj I try to keep it low fat and sugar. Great photos!

The French Hutch

mississippi artist said...

I love anything made with lemon! I am liking all of your little calorie saving tips-keep them coming!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Beeej, I would love to come over to your beautiful home and have some of that yummy lemon pie! Waaaaahhhhhh! Why do we live so far apart??? Thanks goodness for our blog world!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

What a Welcome mat you are putting out this morning, well it's morning for me when I read this! Your home looks so inviting and of course with Pie....I'm there! What a great little message for your grandson. Handsome guy you have there! Enjoy your day!

Theresa said...

YUMMMilicious! I will take some of either because both treats WILL taste SO wonderful:) Happy Birthday Brooks! Handsome Grandson! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sounds wonderful lovey! :) Mine with a spot of tea please?'s that potting bench coming?

Aren't Grand's just wonderful?? He's a cutie!

Adrienne said...

Oooh, I LOVE lemon pie - it's second on my favorites list (chocolate is the first!). I REALLY love it when it's homemade!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Hubby loves lemon pie. Me, not so much. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

That looks yummy BJ! I love that first picture in this post, with your red furniture.

Madeline's Album said...

Great pictures and great recipe. I would like to try the sugar free version. You have a very handsome grandson hope he has a very happy birthday. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Debby said...

Amd a happy birthday to handsome Brooke.

Kathleen said...

Your pie looks delicious! Maybe I will make it for the weekend!
happy bday to your gson! Dh was yesterday.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Lemon pie is a favorite around our house so I know your recipe would be a hit, sugar free or not. Happy Birthday to your grandson!! One of my grandmothers was known as MeMaw, too. Thanks for coming to the party and a reminder that next week is the Grill, BBQ and Picnic Party.
Now, I have to try to get that lemon pie off my mind!------

Diann said...

Oh yum! I love everything lemons. This looks so good! And happy birthday to yur grandson!

Beverly said...

Happy Birthday to your Brooks. I know you adore him.♥

I'll be happy with the same one you are eating. It looks delicious. And, the best part will be visiting with you.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Bj -- those little pies are adorable -- sugar-free is fine by me and I'll have a cuppa tea with mine puleeeze!!


Mabel Jane's said...

Heats going up this weekend...looks like a refreshing dessert. Yum..

Mabel Jane's said...

Heats going up this weekend...looks like a refreshing dessert. Yum..

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

BJ, Everytime I visit here you tempt me with all this delicious food.The pie looks fabulous!

Val said...

Such a great post and those tarts look so delicious. A perfect Summer treat.