Since moving to St. Louis the first time about 9 years ago, I have been a HUGE fan of Gooey Butter Cake. This stuff is everywhere around here, and it is easy to see why – it is amazing! You can make or buy just about any flavor you can imagine of this gooey creation, and lemon is probably one of my favorites. Lemon desserts are always a win in my book, so I decided to share this crowd pleaser with you! Try out my Lemon Gooey Butter Cake today!
Lemon Crunch Cheesecake – Sweet and Tangy with a Crunch
Lemon desserts are such a huge favorite of mine! I love sweet and sour combinations. One of my other favorites is cheesecake, so I knew what I had to do! The combination of cool creamy cheesecake, a sweet and slightly tangy crust, tart and sweet lemon filling and a fantastic lemon “crunch” make this Lemon Crunch Cheesecake my new cheesecake recipe of choice. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf with Glaze – Moist & Sweet Bread
You can call it a bread, a cake, or a lemon poppy seed loaf, but whatever you call it you are sure to love it! This delicious and moist lemon bread is perfectly sweet and just right for breakfast, dessert or even a scrumptious snack! I love waking up just a little earlier than the rest of my household and enjoying a slice of this with a hot cup of coffee before all of the chaos of my day begins. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Homemade Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Buttercream Icing
Lemon desserts are one of my favorite things. I love that sweet and sour combination! This homemade Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Buttercream icing is a great dessert to make for any type of celebration and it is sure to impress your guests. I like to add a little something extra to this cake with extra lemons for garnish and a generous layer of the lemon buttercream.
Fresh & Easy Pasta Primavera – Delicious and Healthy!
I love an easy healthy recipe, and this one is just that! My Fresh & Easy Pasta Primavera is a quick recipe that is a great way to have a delicious and healthy meal that is pack full of nutritious veggies. Red bell pepper, carrot, onion, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic and just a hint of lemon come together with whole grain pasta to create a delicious pasta dish. Make a change from the heavy high-calorie pastas and try this lighter version out today!
Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins – Perfect for Summer!
Imagine this – it’s a beautiful sunny Sunday morning in July and your wake up to the smell of fresh Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins downstairs. You head on down, pour a hot cup of coffee and dig in to one of the still hot muffins. Perfection! That is totally a daydream for me, because if I want muffins I will definitely be the one making them. That’s okay though, because these are completely worth it! These Blueberry Lemon Streusel Muffins combine fresh lemon, sweet blueberry and a fantastic streusel topping to create the perfect summer breakfast, snack, dessert or whatever!
Chicken Francese – Quick with Lemon & White Wine Sauce
This Chicken Francese is a quick and easy dish to make that will remind you of a meal from a nice restaurant. The chicken is thinly sliced, breaded and pan fried and the sauce comes together in just a matter of minutes. In the end, you are left with delicious tender chicken bathing in a super flavorful lemon white wine sauce. This chicken goes nicely with a crisp salad, fresh steamed veggies, rice or your favorite pasta. Save some time and money and make this delicious restaurant quality meal at home.
Grilled Spatchcock Chicken
I know spatchcock is a crazy sounding word, but it is a pretty easy and effective way to get an evenly cooked and delicious whole chicken in about half the time that it would normally take. Often, when cooking a whole chicken, the breast meat will be done before the rest of the chicken, and it will end up drying out. This method eliminates that problem! I have included the recipe for my Grilled Spatchcock Chicken below, as well as a video explaining the method.
Instant Pot Chicken and Orzo – Simple, Easy & Flavorful
A few days ago, I asked the members of Hungry Six’s Recipe Swap what type of kitchen gadget they just couldn’t live without. So many people love their Instant Pots! I already had an Instant Pot, and I had used it several times, to make things like my carnitas, but people were just raving about how they used theirs to make all kinds of things. Someone was saying that she made pasta in hers, and I started to have doubts. I mean, the pasta has to be overcooked and an awful texture, right? Anyways, I had some chicken that I needed to use and some orzo left from a failed recipe attempt. I decided to create something based on those two things. This Instant Pot Chicken and Orzo was born, and it is so easy and delicious!
Lemon Lime Sangria
We had a group of people over for dinner a while back, and I didn’t know them very well. I went out and bought a pretty large selection of alcohol just because I wasn’t sure what they liked. Part of that alcohol purchase was some white wine. Now I am a wine drinker through and through, but I tend to drink red more often. These two bottles of Pinot Grigio have just been sitting around since then, so I decided to make good use of them. Today was a hot day – the kind of day when I want to just hang out outdoors with a nice adult beverage. I started brainstorming and decided to make a lemon lime sangria because I thought it would be super refreshing for the hot weather.