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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart

Need an easy yet elegant dessert? Make this No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart today! * Recipe on

Need an easy yet elegant dessert? Make this No Bake Matcha Lemon Ginger Tart today! Are you as in love with matcha as I am? The Godfather and I discovered matcha lattes way back in Georgia at a neighborhood coffee shop. We adored them! The earthy green tea hit the spot as far as warm drinks go. At the risk of sounding hipster, this was before matcha was trendy. 😉…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

No Churn Vanilla Bean Lemon Curd Ice Cream

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It's creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd. * Recipe on

No churn vanilla bean lemon curd ice cream is a refreshing treat! It’s creamy no churn vanilla bean ice cream with a tart sweet swirl of lemon curd.  Sometimes food just appears in my refrigerator and I only have a hazy recollection of making it. Even if I only made it a few days prior, which is usually the case since I also don’t like leaving food in the refrigerator a…

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Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Lemonade is a delicious non-alcoholic lemonade recipe perfect for summer. Naturally flavored with fresh fruits and herbs! * Recipe on

Raid the garden, farm stand, or the grocery store so you can make this delicious strawberry basil lemonade from scratch! It’s the perfect summer drink to take you from porch to park to beach.  I am a devout water drinker about 10 months out of the year. You will usually catch me walking around with a water bottle in my purse, refilling it multiple times a day. That is, until…

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Beverages/ Blog Recipes

Rosemary 75 Champagne Cocktail

A refreshing New Year's Eve Cocktail! Get the color changing Rosemary 75 champagne cocktail recipe on

Every day in our lives is reason for celebration, even the most challenging, because we are blessed to be alive. The closing of one year and beginning of the new is a great time to celebrate what has been and what will be, and what better way to do that than with a little bubbly? Inspired by the original French 75 cocktail, my Rosemary 75 Champagne cocktail recipe is definitely…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes

Turkey Feta Spinach Meatballs {Gluten Free}

Gluten free turkey spinach feta meatballs with an easy lemon dipping sauce. Lower in fat than a classic meatball and loaded with natural protein. Includes a secret ingredient to keep the meatballs from drying out. ;)

You know that feeling when you need an appetizer dish for a potluck, you have less than two hours until you need to be there, you aren’t ready yet so a trip to the store is out of the question, and you don’t want to buy something because of course you signed up to bring something hot and not chips and salsa? That’s how this recipe came to exist in…

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Blog Recipes/ Desserts and Sweets

Lemon Crispy Rice Treats

A fun take on a classic dessert, these lemon crispy rice treats are delicious and use only fresh lemon for flavor!

  A very merry unbirthday to you (to who?) to me that’s who! *You may commence the singing and bopping along to the song now. Sloshing tea and hats optional.* Today’s about celebrating birthdays because we can, and there are so many birthdays right now in my life! My blogging friends Tara, Nicole, AND Meaghan at An Aiming High Wife, Little Blog on the Homestead, and Cook Craft Love, respectively, all…

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Baked Lemon Doughnuts

Baked Meyer lemon doughnut recipe with a vanilla bean white chocolate ganache glaze

I was meeting a friend for coffee and shop talk, and I asked her what her two favorite dessert flavors were so I could share some treats. She replied, “caramel and lemon.” Clearly, the two don’t typically pair together, which was just fine for me since I wanted to use some cute paper baking cups I had just acquired and “needed” to make cupcakes, but I was also finding the…

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Blog Recipes/ Salads/ Sauces and Condiments

Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing

The perfect compliment to healthy dark leafy green salads! Meyer Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

It’s snowed here in Virginia on the first day of Spring and I’m not having it. I’m going to my happy place, imagining temperatures north of 70 degrees, sun dresses, and “we’re having salad because it’s too pretty outside to spend time cooking” weather. It’s so dreary I had to pick up some pretty yellow tulips and pull out some spring decor to make inside our home as cheery as…

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Appetizers & Party Snacks/ Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Preserved Lemon Hummus

Preserved lemons add the most refreshing flavor to this creamy hummus recipe. Recipe on

This post was updated 7/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project where I take new pictures for older blog recipes that, while delicious, had less than stellar representation the first time around. When I was a kid, hummus had nowhere near the popularity it does now. It was an “exotic” food relegated to health food stores, Middle Eastern restaurants, and maybe making a guest appearance on an upscale deli’s…

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