caramelized lemon tart and the story of our lemon tree

This lemon tart has been two years in the making. Not to scare you, you will be able to make yours in one afternoon, but ours began when we brought a lemon tree home more than two years ago. We got the tree when we found out we were going to move and would have…

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lemon ricotta pancakes

Pancakes just feel like a weekend food, don’t they? I feel like we’re swinging into the weekend early with these delicious lemon ricotta pancakes! Ever since I tried the lemon ricotta pancakes at Sarabeth’s in New York last summer, I have been on the hunt to find something similar here. I am not exaggerating when…

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lemon ginger butter cookies

The heat and humidity of summer have officially arrived and it is blazing outside. All I want when I come inside from the hot weather is something fresh. These lemon ginger butter cookies are crisp and bright with a fresh lemon flavor and a slight bite from the candied ginger. The perfect summer combination! I…

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no-churn lemon gingersnap ice cream

At 550 square feet, our apartment is very small.  It might be about right for an NYC apartment…we don’t live in NYC. Our parents have been great about letting us store extra appliances, dishes and clothes at their houses when we don’t have room (thanks, Mom, Dad, Donna and Robert!). One of the extra kitchen…

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vanilla cake with lemon buttercream and raspberry jam

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! Ours was filled with travel, family, church, deviled eggs and this cake. I love the combination of flavors in this dessert.  The vanilla cake is fluffy but still slightly dense and surrounded by perfectly sweet lemon buttercream.  Each layer of the cake is brushed with raspberry jam…

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