Mini Lemon Hand Pies

Pillsbury pie dough is cut into bite sized circles and filled with homemade lemon curd. Perfect little pies for spring!

Buttery and flaky pie dough is shaped into sweet mini hand pies and filled with homemade lemon curd! Perfect little bite sized desserts! Desserts used to be so simple.  Growing up, dessert choices were pies, chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies and the occasional cake.  Ingredients were simple;  what you saw was what you got.  Desserts didn’t used to be so imaginative. There was actually a time when all you … Continue reading →

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Simple and fresh muffins ready for spring! Lots of fresh raspberries and a healthy squeeze of lemon in each bite!

Nothing says spring like fresh berries! These Lemon Raspberry Muffins have lots of ripe, fresh raspberries and a splash of lemon in each bite! I reached a new milestone in parenthood.  My son called me mean.  Frankly, I assumed that someone would have called me that sooner.  I’m not necessarily mean, but I am an enforcer of rules.  Rules and kids don’t always mix.  I should say, by enforcing rules, I mean I yell a lot.  It’s not my fault.  I … Continue reading →

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies

I have been compensated for this post.  However all opinions expressed are my own.  Sweet little cookies just in time for Easter! Rich, buttery Easter cookies with a hint of fresh lemon!  These cookies are perfect for dunking into your coffee or tea! My Greek family does things a little differently for Easter.  No, we don’t break plates and spray Windex over everything, but we do have traditions that are all our own.  It never occurred to me … Continue reading →

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread

Sweet and citrus Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread!

This Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is made with the perfect blend of sugar and citrus! You won’t be able to stop at just one tender, lemony slice of this sweet bread! It’s a bit hard to admit this, but I’m not the kind of girl who actually spends time on herself.  I’m the kind of girl who showers, dries her hair, throws on a Life is Good tee-shirt, a pair of jeans and I’m good to go. I got my nails painted and now my life has changed. … Continue reading →


Tabbouleh bulgur salad

Simple and fresh Middle Eastern Salad, made with bulgur, tomatoes, parsley and a light lemon dressing! It’s the beginning of January.  Time for those sobering resolutions.  Like many other optimists making resolutions, my big three are:  to eat better, be more organized and exercise more.   However, I have a list of smaller resolutions too.  Resolutions that are a little off the beaten path so to speak.  Below are just a few ways in which I … Continue reading →

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Simple lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies that start with a muffin mix! I am definitely one of those people who want something they can't have until they can actually have it.  Last year I pined away for a particular purse.    I found the exact one I wanted on Ebay.  I would stare at it and "check in on it" until my husband asked if I wanted it for Christmas.  Suddenly, I didn't want it anymore.   I'm annoying … Continue reading →

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

These simple lemon cupcakes start with a white cake mix and have fresh lemon juice and Greek yogurt mixed to keep them moist and tart.  Top them off with a sinfully delicious white chocolate buttercream frosting!   I have a little secret to share. Today is my birthday. I usually don't go around advertising that fact, especially since I'm now officially in my 40's. Turning 41 is not as exciting as turning 25, you know what I … Continue reading →

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins with Macadamia Nut Streusel

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Muffins 1

I love trying new recipes with lemons!  They are tart, fresh and packed with intense citrus flavor! These homemade muffins are not only wonderful for any spring menu, but they are the perfect breakfast treat any day of the week! This post is a housewarming for our friend Ashton from Something Swanky .  She and her family just moved into a new home and naturally we're helping her settle in with food!  And lots of it!  Since I love all … Continue reading →

It’s an anniversary party, let’s celebrate!

Lemon Hot Cross Buns  |

I'm celebrating today!  Ginger from Gingersnap Crafts is celebrating her two year blogiversary.  She's invited a bunch of friends to help celebrate! Last week I shared my Lemon Hot Cross Buns to celebrate my own one year anniversary! I'm sharing them again here in honor of Ginger's big day!  Come join in the party.  It's going to be BIG and it's going to be fun! These are the party rules: The "rules' are simple. Please consider sharing … Continue reading →