• Pies

    Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie

    This Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie was a complete accident. I’m a hardcore planner by nature, so it’s not often that I end up with a surprise. That said, sometimes you can’t predict what will happen in the kitchen!

    Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Madeleines

    Lemon Lavender Madeleines

    I had never considered baking with lavender until fairly recently. It’s not an ingredient that I was accustomed to. We took a trip to a lavender farm on our vacation in Michigan, and the smell was soooo phenomenal! I was familiar with the use of lavender in sachets and soaps, but it was the lavender sugar cookies they were selling that drew me in. I’d like to say that they were also phenomenal (eh, I’m a baking snob), but I can say that they inspired me to push my personal boundaries with a new ingredient. For my first lavender bake: Lemon Lavender Madeleines!

    lemon lavender madeleines

  • Tarts

    Mimosa Tart

    My favorite thing to do with citrus: pour some champagne and make a mimosa! 😀 As such, I couldn’t think of a better way to mark the last hurrah of citrus season than with this Mimosa Tart!

    mimosa tart
  • Cookies

    Lemon Sugar Cookies

    There are serious lemon lovers at my house. My husband and oldest son might even prefer lemon to chocolate, but I haven’t asked them because I don’t know if I could handle the truth. 😀 Needless to say, these Lemon Sugar Cookies are a family favorite!

    Lemon Sugar Cookies
  • Tarts

    Rosé-Glazed Strawberry Lemon Mascarpone Tart

    Summer is nearly here! 🙂 To be clear, my excitement is over the food and not the weather. I live in Texas. But the FOOD! Summer produce makes me SO happy. Just like this Rosé-Glazed Strawberry Lemon Mascarpone Tart. The flavors of this tart just scream summer! The sweet pastry crust is filled with a lemon-mascarpone filling, and then topped with fresh strawberries that are glazed with a rosé wine reduction. What’s not to love??

  • Cake,  Mini Desserts,  Pound Cake

    Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes

    I have some serious lemon lovers at my house. My husband (Adam) and oldest son (James) both loooove lemon. Oftentimes I see lemon recipes and make them because I know those two will absolutely love it. In the case of these Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes, it was more than just their love of lemon that got me on board. I’ve never seen a recipe quite like this, and that says a lot! I was intrigued, and now I’m pleased to say I have a batch of these delicious little beauties on my kitchen counter.