I love to make new and different things when we go to parties at my in-laws. The first time I took lemon squares I did not bring any home. They are the most requested item when I am in charge of bringing dessert. I have even given them to my father-in-law for his birthday, as his gift so he can eat them all himself and not feel too guilty about not sharing.
We are believers of strong flavors, these squares do not taste "yellow" like they might be lemon, they taste like lemon. The secret is lots of lemon zest, I add more than the original recipe calls to make sure there is a strong lemon flavor. It pays off, the shortbread crust with the custard like lemon topping is always delicious and well enjoyed.
I have often been mystified by the difference in marinade and marinate. Which one is supposed to be used? I know it depends on the situation, but that's as far as my knowledge really goes. For the sake of trying to be correct, I looked it up. Here is what I found: Marinade is the physical stuff that meat or other things are put in, whereas marinate is the verb or action of having meat in a marinade. I only think I fully understand, I hope I have the correct version in my title...
Either way, this is a fantastic marinade. It is a true family favorite that we make again and again at our house. The only thing that would make it better is if we had a working grill to grill it on. I prefer it grilled, but it works just as well cooking it in a skillet on the stove.