Limoncello Vinaigrette

I seem to be on a roll using Limoncello in recipes – I guess you can tell I just love it. This vinaigrette is a perfect combination of sweet (Limoncello), tart (lemon juice and zest) and fiery (red pepper flakes). This recipe from Genius Kitchen would also be delicious with seafood. I served this fresh … Continue reading

Limoncello Cookies of Sorrento

Lemons, and lots of them, are used to make up the Italian liqueur and digestive, Limoncello. But only the freshly peeled lemon rinds are used. This liqueur is unique to Campania and several areas claim parentage including Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. I recently purchased a cookbook called  NAPLES and the Amalfi Coast, fourth title in … Continue reading

Chocolate Tart with Candied Citrus

A week ago I posted Candied Citrus for Sweet Desserts and I wanted to give an example of what you can do with these luscious bits of fruit.  From the pretzel crust (salty) to the chocolate filling (sweet) to the candied citrus it was pure heaven!  This recipe is adapted from a The Taste of the … Continue reading

Buddha’s Hand

Can you guess what this is?  My latest find at the grocery store this morning – too cool and it made me smile 🙂  I just had to have one!    If you guessed lemon, you are right!  It’s a lemon gone wild and is a member of the citron family.  It has a sweet … Continue reading

Lemon Aioli with Ina’s Roasted Shrimp

Normally I like to serve this delicious roasted shrimp from Ina Garten with a homemade cocktail sauce.  For a change of pace I also made Chef John’s Lemon Aioli with cured lemons.  This is too good with a perfect lemon touch – yum!  

Lemon Chicken With Broccoli Weight Watcher’s Style

This is a really tasty dish with a lemon flavor that is not overwhelming.  It is a very light and fulfilling entrée to serve over rice or noodles.  Best of all this dinner is only four points per serving (not including rice or noodles) and serves 4.

Lavender Lemon Spritzer

A refreshing drink you make using fresh lemon juice and lavender flowers.  The club soda makes it a little bubbly and quite tasty.  See also my recipe Lemonade Scented With Lavender.     As it is only early May I have no lavender sprigs yet.  I always cut my plants back hard in April (in … Continue reading

Lemon Beehive Cake

This was a special cake for my youngest sister who lives 1500 miles away.  We get together a few times a year and I just happened to be visiting on her birthday.  I had this cake pan from Williams Sonoma for some time and finally the perfect occasion to make it.   It was a delicious … Continue reading

Raspberry Muffins

You can never go wrong with a fruit muffin for breakfast.  The glaze drizzled over the muffins adds a nice sweet touch that goes well with the raspberries and lemon.

Sole Meuniere

Sole is a very thin, delicate fish and the fresh lemon gives the sole some great flavor.  This dish cooks quickly so be sure to have all of the ingredients prepared ahead of time.  I have two recipes;  the first I am not sure where I got it but the second recipe comes from Legal Sea Foods in … Continue reading