• Lemon Blueberry Tart

    Lemon Blueberry Tart

    June 25th, 2016

    I need to start taking better pictures of the stuff I’m trying to tempt you with. Take this picture, for example. You can’t tell that the crust is made with a sweet and flaky, lemony-shortbready cookie.  You can’t tell that the lemon curd is buttery and tart and that the blueberry goo on top is […]

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  • Lemon Pistachio Ginger Brittle

    Lemon Ginger Pistachio Brittle

    September 5th, 2015

    Two essential words, my baker friends: FROOT LOOPS. It’s inexplicable, I know, but somehow this incredible concoction of cooked sugar, lemon, pistachio and candied ginger cracked the code of what Froot Loops cereal tastes like. Exactly. So I don’t know about you, but I’m getting my candy thermometer ready to make another batch, because any […]

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  • Raspberry Lemon Crumble Tart

    Raspberry Lemon Crumble Tart

    August 1st, 2015

    It’s really a perfect summer dessert. Take a lemony-shortcake cookie base, then stuff raspberries in between that and a lemony-crumbly topping.  Feel the rays of sunshine on you yet?  I do too!  It just begs for vanilla ice cream and it’s going to get what it asks for, let me tell you.  This dessert has […]

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  • Blueberry Lemon Crumble Bars

    Blueberry Lemon Crumble Bars

    June 20th, 2015

    I know this dessert is supposed to be all about the blueberries (look at it- it’s oozing with blue), but I’ve gotta tell you- the lemon really strikes a puckering chord. Imagine a lemony shortbread kind of cookie on the bottom of something great, and then a lemony zesty crumbly topping to crown said great […]

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  • Double Lemon Cake

    Double Lemon Cake

    March 25th, 2015

    There’s something about lemon that just reeks of spring- kind of like how pumpkin pie smells like “you’re going to freeze your ass off, any day now, my friend”. So with spring in the air, the lemon cake makes an appearance.  And not just any lemon cake.  Nope.  This one has a lemon syrup that […]

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  • Triple Lemon Pound Cake

    Triple Lemon Pound Cake

    August 20th, 2014

    As soon as I found lemon chips on a recent splurge at the Bulk Barn in Toronto I knew I was done for. Have you ever seen lemon chips?  Me neither.  (When I say lemon chips I mean like chocolate chips, not potato chips.  Lemony potato chips would be gross.  Come on.) So I realized […]

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  • Lemon Cookie Bars with Lemony Glaze

    Lemon Cookie Bars with Lemony Glaze

    May 21st, 2014

    Lemon on lemon. If you like lemon, then this dessert is for you. If you like crunchy cookie situations with tart icing on top, then you’ll love me forever. And if you like being lazy (rather than waiting for 9 minutes for each sheet of cookies to maybe be done baking, oh- 1 more minute and […]

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  • Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Lemon Glaze

    Lemon Cheesecake Bars with Lemon Glaze

    April 12th, 2014

    You can’t possibly imagine how good this dessert smells. By now you know I have a thing for smells in the kitchen (like how squirrely I get when the Classic Shortbread Cookie explodes with the Best Smell Ever after about 20 minutes in the oven).  I’m hyper-tuned-in when it comes to the trillion odors that […]

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  • Easy Lemon Cookies

    Easy Lemon Cookies

    January 26th, 2014

    The inspiration for these cookies actually came from a recipe called “Egg Yolk Cookies”, which really sounds quite disgusting, doesn’t it? Here’s the scoop.  I had 4 egg yolks waiting around to be beaten into something other than a pudding (I totally would have made a pudding or even better- creme brûlée– if I had […]

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  • Lemon Vanilla Cake

    Vanilla Lemon Cake with Lemon Glaze

    May 18th, 2013

    This cake will keep you coming back for more, and it’s not just because it’s baked into a sunflower shape (although gimmicky shapes are enticing, aren’t they?). This cake will grab you because it’s stunningly simple and pure.  Lemon and vanilla are classics, and neither one tries to one-up the other in this recipe.  They […]

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  • Lemon Curd

    Lemon Curd

    March 20th, 2013

    “Curd” sounds gross, so don’t judge this incredible dessert it by it’s nasty name.  (Kind of like how you shouldn’t judge the Ugly But Good Bars just because they look fugly.) Nope, this dessert is a keeper.  If you like lemon, then you’ll want to make a batch of it and not tell anyone and then eat it all […]

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  • Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

    Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Glaze

    December 24th, 2012

      Sometimes cake is all you need in life, isn’t it?  Is it odd to be made happy by a soft, moist, spiced cake?  Is it alarming that the act of cutting into a glaze-covered cake causes my heart to beat a little bit faster? There are some cakes that just do it for me… […]

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  • ThickLemonBars

    Lemon Bars

    October 19th, 2012

    I am thoroughly shocked with myself that I haven’t put up a lemon bar post prior to this one, since they are a Top 10 Dessert in my (dessert-obsessed and convoluted) mind. I am also thoroughly ashamed with myself that I haven’t been a better wife to The Husband, who has made it clear to […]

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    Lemon Cornmeal Shortbread Tart

    May 31st, 2012

    Don’t you just love love love the idea of baking something for someone that will make them really happy? (Or at least you hope it will make them happy, provided that you don’t screw it up.) There’s something to be said for the joy of making what you know someone loves to eat, of making their “favorite thing”, as a really special way of topping off a dinner.

    The Occasion: The Husband’s birthday.
    The Key Ingredient: Lemon. (Sausage was the theme for the dinner, but I couldn’t find an unrevolting way to incorporate sauage into a dessert, so lemon it was.)
    The Masterpiece: Lemon Cornmeal Shortbread Tart.
    The Feedback: Not bad indeed (although a sloshing amount of Chateauneuf du Pape wine might have altered The Husband’s perception of pretty much everything by the time dessert rolled around, let’s be honest).

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  • LemonPoppySeedMuffins

    Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Glaze

    March 4th, 2012

    Muffins are perfect for lazy bakers.

    You know how it goes- you have a hankering to bake something… and you have a lemon in the fridge calling out to be zested, and yet you don’t want to go to the trouble of beating anything together. And you don’t want to go to the trouble of bringing a stick of butter to that perfect room temperature either (please tell me you’ve accidentally melted many a stick in the microwave in an impatient quest to soften butter, too).

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