Lemon Poppy Seed Berry Shortcakes

Elegant dessert can be simple and rustic too with my Lemon Poppy Seed Berry Shortcakes. I love the idea of having dessert, but the thought of making it can be overwhelming, especially when you see such pretty and intricate desserts on a daily basis. If I’m going to make a dessert, I don’t want to break a […]


Super Simple Lemon Icebox Cake

I love making custom cakes for my friends’ birthdays, but sometimes life requires something simpler like a No-Bake Super Simple Lemon Icebox Cake. My good friend’s birthday is this week, and I had elaborate plans for a decorative cake, but I wound up getting sick during the week. Even though I was feeling better over […]


Double Lemon Cupcakes

It may be snowing and bitterly freezing here in CNY, but I’m still going to act like it’s spring with my Double Lemon Cupcakes. I bet if you could taste the springtime sun, it’d taste like bright, fresh lemon. Okay, the sun wouldn’t taste like anything because you’d torch your tongue and face and entire body […]


Lemon Garlic Green Beans and Leeks

It’s rare that I can say this, but these Lemon Garlic Green Beans and Shallots make me want to reach for the veggies just as much as the potatoes or pasta. It’s not that I don’t like vegetables; I enjoy them very much. The problem is that they just don’t compare in my eyes to […]


Lemon Coconut Macaroons

I found a way to make coconut macaroons even better, and it’s with fresh lemon. My Lemon Coconut Macaroons are pure perfection. They had me banging my head against wall, punishing myself for not having thought of it sooner. The flavor combination makes so much sense, making this a fresh take on a cookie that was […]


White Chocolate-Lemon-Key Lime Oreo Ice Box Cake

I almost made a pie today. But what they say about pie (“easy as pie”) just isn’t always true, and I didn’t have the energy for it. Maybe I’m not supposed to tell you that, but what can I say; I’m honest. It’s just too darn hot out to be heating up my kitchen. So […]


Lemon Garlic Pepper Orecchiette with Caramelized Onions and Broccoli

I bought two beautiful Vidalia onions from the grocery store the other day for the simple reason that they were on sale, and that gave me an excuse to make something with caramelized onions. Whenever caramelized onions are involved, they’re this magical ingredient that makes everything taste amazing. I could eat them straight from the […]


Lemon Oreo Twist Mini Pies

If Oreo doesn’t stop putting out new flavors, I’m going to go broke. Either that, or I’ll run out of places to put all these darn cookies. It’s a good thing I’m like a vacuum cleaner when it comes to cookies, and I can gulf those babies right down. I tried Lemon Twist Golden Oreos […]


Strawberry Lemon Oreo Poppy Seed Sugar Cookie Bars

Like any proud American, I am an Oreo lover. Although I appreciate and respect the quality and integrity of a homemade cookie, I can’t help being attached to the nostalgia and comfort found in an Oreo. Whenever they release a new or limited edition flavor, it’s like a mini holiday for me. I’ve tried almost […]


Lemon Poppy Seed Coconut Cookie Cups – January Mystery Dish

Do you know what today is? It’s Mystery Dish Day! Every month, a group of us food-loving fools gets together to come up with recipes based on a “basket” of about 12 ingredients cooked up by one of the bloggers. It’s always interesting to see how we each come up with such different ideas from […]