It’s January folks!  Are you on a fast or reset diet? Here’s the cleanse that I did.

Prolon is a five-day fasting mimicking program. Let me tell you, It was not easy, but the entire diet is in a box! There was no grocery shopping involved. This program is scientifically proven to reset your metabolism and help with the aging process. Don’t we all need that???

I picked a week where I didn’t have too many obligations and it was a perfect amount of time for me.  I made it through the entire  five days and I felt very proud.  But I have to admit, I’ve been hungry since then.  I lost a few pounds but I’ve probably made up for it already by testing these lemon bars. 😂

Since we’re in prime citrus season, I wanted to use Meyer lemons to make a batch.  In my opinion, if you’re going to indulge, you might as well make it worth it! Lemon bars are one of those treats that melt in your mouth. When I had my store on 18th Street, we used to sell Lemon Bars by the hundreds each week.

Meyer lemons are sweeter than regular lemons with a rind that’s a little more on the herbal side.

Now, there might be a ton of different recipes for lemon bars out there, but I always swoon for the shortbread crust. There’s really no substitute for shortbread! You can’t beat that buttery flaky texture.

I hope you love these bars as much as I do. Like always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on lemon bars in the comments section. I’d also like to hear if you have a family recipe that you swear by! Oh and don’t forget to look out for my March cabaret show dates. I would love to see you all in the audience. 🎤🎶💃

Meyer Lemon and Ginger Bars
Meyer Lemon and Ginger Bars
Print Recipe Meyer Lemon and Ginger Bars



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Beat at medium speed until everything is well blended. Pat mixture into the prepared 9×13 inch baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Combine 2 cups sugar and cornstarch. Add eggs, lemon rind, lemon juice, grated ginger and butter; beat well. Add candied ginger. Pour mixture over the warm crust.
  • Return the dish to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until set. Cool it down and put in the refrigerator to chill completely. Sift the powdered sugar on top before serving!


Yields 12-15 bars.