Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake

I still have more lemons than I knew what to do with. I had made glazed lemon tea cookies, and now was going to try out a lemon buttermilk pound cake recipe that I found on once upon a chef. I was immediately sold when I saw buttermilk listed in the ingredients. I’m personally convinced…

Lemon Tea Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Lemon tea cookies with lemon glaze might be my new favorite cookie. I bought a huge bag of lemons from Costco the other day. I needed the zest for another recipe (making limoncello, coming soon), but had a ton of lemons left over that I needed to use. I’ve already tried lemon bars, and wasn’t…

Grilled Lemon Saffron Pound Cake

When I was visiting friends in Chicago last month I stopped by The Spice House, my favorite place in the city to buy spices.  Actually it’s still my favorite place to buy spices.  They have a mail order service, so when I do my corporate baking for holidays, I order from them. While I was…

Lemon, Garlic and Chili Potato Salad + Exciting News!

Happy Memorial Day!!! I’m so excited about sharing this recipe with you because I’m now a recipe tester for The Washington Post!!! I had an opportunity to attend the photo shoot and meet food photographer for The Post Deb Lindsey and chat with Deputy Food Editor Bonnie Benwick. It was heaven. Talking about food and…

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

I’m almost always in the mood for lemon poppy seed bread, but I never make it. Surprisingly I haven’t seen it at in any bakeries or cafes while walking from the train to the office, because I would definitely buy a slice or muffin. It would totally be better than my healthy fiber cereal that’s…

Lemon Sweet Rolls

We’re entering our second full week of 2015, and it’s already been one of great transition. I’m starting a new job in a couple of weeks. It’s a change I wasn’t expecting so soon, but it’s a welcomed and pleasant surprise. My son has officially declared that he’s now twelve and a half and I should…

Shrimp Scampi

I don’t post savory recipes very often, so when I have a savory success in the kitchen, I have to share. I’ve always been more comfortable baking than with cooking, but having a child motivates me to try to be a decent cook. This week has been all about seafood. So far we’ve had salmon,…

Rhubarb Shortcakes

        I still had a little rhubarb left over from the buckle and need something to make with it.  One of my friends posted a pic of rhubarb shortcakes that looked pretty good, so I thought I’d try it.  I found a recipe that called for red wine (awesome), and got to…

Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Sleepover post: part two.  My son’s friend stayed over all day (which was fine), but once again I only bought groceries for one breakfast, not two.  Sometimes I think I still behave as if I’m still in NYC going to the bodega everyday.  Well this time, I wasn’t going to run out to the store. …

Rolled Sugar Cookies

I don’t usually bake anything for Valentine’s Day (I know it’s terrible especially since I’m a baker), but we had a snow day, and I had time on my hands. At first I thought about making red and pink cookies, but I wasn’t in the mood to flood large hearts and I was feeling a…

Ginger Cake with Lemon Glaze

I recently purchased The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook. I really bought it for the cake on the cover, but my eyes rested on the Double Ginger Cake recipe. I haven’t had ginger bread in a long time, and I’ve never made a ginger cake in a bundt pan, so I decided to try it. It’s…

French Yogurt Cake

I have to say first, that this recipe was born from having leftover yogurt in the fridge. My folks were in town and my mom bought Greek Activia (Raspberry) to eat for breakfast. I don’t like yogurt, but I didn’t want to throw it out, so I found this recipe. Once I started reading the…