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Welcome to my Sustainable addiction! I am a DIY addict, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  I enjoy sharing my all natural recipes, cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene items, gardening and all things sustainable including my farming.  
We are a family owned, woman run small farm located near the Edisto River in Dorchester County SC.
Our farming operation consists of poultry, quail, eggs, dairy and meat goats. You can buy from us with confidence as we hold a permit from SC to sell Poultry and are also licensed as a Wholesale Egg Distributor.
Through our farming practices we provide for our community a variety of Poultry breeds, Heavy dual purpose birds, exotic and ornamental chickens as well as Cortunix Quail that are heat tolerant for our hot SC Summers. 

Whether you are looking for Farm Fresh Eggs, Fertile eggs for hatching (Chicken and Quail), hatchlings, grown birds or Dairy and Meat Goats (seasonal births) we have a large selection of beautiful animals.  
We also have Dairy Goats and kids. Current 2017 births so far are 5 kids Nubian / Alpine Saneen cross and 2 Nubian / Toggenburg Cross.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars

One of my pet peeves is when you look up recipes for desserts... why do the majority of them have a "box" of ____ cake mix? Why would you pay 2.00 for 2 cups of flour and a boat load of "artificial" flavors and preservatives. Truth be told if you make your own, you might have .75 in all the ingredients AND you know what you are putting in there.

To make items from Scratch is not complicated, we have just been "trained" to believe that we do not have enough time to do it. For Convenience we have given up quality and nutrition. The TRUTH is that for you to make the cake / cookies / pies / breads or whatever from scratch really does not take that much more time! Okay maybe 30 seconds because you have to measure the ingredients instead of just pouring from a box..... but oh won't your family be amazed! The benefit is you do not have all the preservatives and the items taste so much better!

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars:

What you will need is:

 1 Cup Butter Softened
• 1/2 Cup White Sugar
• 2 Cups Flour
Mix together and press into a 9 * 13 glass pan. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes

• 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
• 1 cup powdered sugar * 
• 2/3 Cup Lemon Juice
• 3 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix Cream cheese until softened, slowly add 1 cup powder sugar. add in the lemon juice, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes. This makes a good sweet / tart bar. If you prefer sweeter add another 1/2 cup of sugar. You can also add more cream cheese if you want it to be a thicker bar.

Sprinkle with powdered Sugar once cooled - Enjoy.
* Tip you do not have to buy powdered sugar and pay 1.75 for .25 cents worth of sugar. It is real simple, take a couple of cups of your sugar, put it in your blender with your blade and mix it on the highest setting you have for about a minute, some blenders are faster than others. That is it! Put it in an air tight container and you have your powdered sugar!