Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Lemon Sandwich Cookies - Tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. Lemon lovers look no further!

Lemon sandwich cookies are tender, crunchy lemon shortbread cookies sandwiched with a zingy sweet lemon filling. These cookies are a lemon lovers dream! Great for all your spring and summer gatherings. The taste of sunshine in a cookie. Lemon Sandwich Cookies To make the lemon cookie dough cream the sugar, butter, and salt until light and fluffy. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the flour in thirds just until incorporated. Turn the dough out of the bowl and roll into a 9″x2″ log. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours up to overnight. I recommend overnight, it seems lemon flavor is much...

Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti - Wonderfully crispy, crunchy, and loaded with almonds! A perfect treat for morning or afternoon coffee or tea.

Wonderfully crispy, crunchy, Almond Biscotti! As I’ve said before I’m obsessed with biscotti. They are the perfect treat for morning or afternoon coffee or tea. This recipe is easily adjusted to accommodate almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, or cashews. This almond biscotti is satisfyingly firm but not teeth-breaking hard. Almond Biscotti Biscotti is super easy to make just a little time-consuming. Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Place the almonds on a sheet pan and lightly toast for about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 350ºF. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, butter, vanilla,...

Orange Rosemary Chicken Kebabs

Orange Rosemary Chicken Kebabs - Moist, tender, and deeply flavored chicken and vegetables! Perfect for grilling season.

You are going to love these Orange Rosemary Chicken Kebabs! Great for all your summer cookouts! Boneless skinless chicken thighs make these kebabs moist, tender and loaded with flavor. Your kids will eat their veggies with this recipe. Orange Rosemary Chicken Kebabs In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk the olive oil, fresh rosemary, orange zest, orange juice, garlic, ancho chile powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. This will produce about 1/2 cup of marinade. Cut the chicken thighs into 1 1/2″ pieces and place in a large bowl. Pour 1/4 cup of the marinade over the chicken and toss to coat evenly. Chill for at least one hour....

Easy Key Lime Pie

Easy Key Lime Pie - Perfect treat for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet!

Easy Key Lime Pie is simply the best Key Lime pie ever! It’s the perfect dessert for spring and summer. Cool, creamy, refreshing, not too tart and not too sweet! This would be a great dessert to treat your mom on Mother’s Day. Easy Key Lime Pie Seriously it doesn’t get much easier than this Easy Key Lime Pie! The most time-consuming part is squeezing those little key limes. It usually takes about 17-18 key limes for me to produce 3/4 cup of juice. I beg of you to use fresh key lime juice, it makes all the difference in this pie. You ‘can’ use regular fresh lime juice or the...

Ultimate Turtle Brownies

Ultimate Turtle Brownies - Deliciously rich fudgy brownies oozing with creamy caramel and loaded with pecans! Easy to make and great for parties.

Ultimate Turtle Brownies are deliciously rich fudgy brownies oozing with creamy caramel and loaded with pecans! Who doesn’t love a decadent turtle brownie? Easy to make and great for parties. Ultimate Turtle Brownies For the first layer, grease a 9×13 baking pan and line it with parchment paper with over-hang handles on the longer sides. This will help you remove the brownies for slicing. In a medium-size microwave-safe bowl place the butter, chocolate chips, and instant espresso. Microwave on high for 30-second intervals. stirring after each interval until smooth. Let cool. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until combined. In a small bowl whisk the flour,...

Deviled Potato Bites

Deviled Potato Bites - Potato salad in bite-size form. Great snack or appetizer for any party or barbecue! Easy to prepare and even better they can be made ahead.

Deviled potato bites are like a potato salad in bite-size form. Great side or appetizer for any party or barbecue! Easy to prepare and even better, they can be made ahead. Aren’t they just more appealing than potato salad in a bowl? So cute! Deviled Potato Bites These little deviled baked potatoes are the answer to summer entertaining! Drizzle the small red potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and bake on a rimmed baking sheet at 350ºF for about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool at least 15 minutes. Cut each in half and carefully scoop out the potato pulp, leaving the skins intact. Place the pulp into...

Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables

Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables - The epitome of healthy one pan meal! Chop, drop, toss with seasonings and bake! It could not get any easier! Also great for meal prep.

This sheet pan sausage and vegetables is the epitome of healthy one pan meal! Chop, drop, toss with seasonings and bake! It could not get any easier! It’s also great for meal prep. You can customize this meal to your preferences. Use pork, turkey, beef, or chicken sausage and mix and match the veggies. Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables Line a large rimmed sheet pan with foil for easy cleanup.  Slice the sausage into 1/2″ rounds. Dice all the vegetables into bite-size pieces. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the foil. Add the sausage and vegetables to the pan, drizzle evenly with remaining olive oil. Sprinkle the paprika, parsley, oregano,...

Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad

Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad - All the flavors of traditional potato salad but without all the carbs! Perfect for summer barbecues or any meal of the year.

Cauliflower mock potato salad has all the flavors of traditional potato salad but without all the carbs! Yay, another potato swap dish. Perfect for summer barbecues or any meal of the year. Even potato lovers are going to enjoy this healthier swap. My husband was reluctantly surprised at the flavor of this dish.  As I have said before, I am slowly trying to cut some carbs from his diet. So this makes another win for me. You guys just don’t know how bad it was with him…he would wrap macaroni and cheese in a flour tortilla! Ugh! (husband edit: Mac and cheese wrapped in a tortilla is AWESOME!) Cauliflower Mock Potato...

Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws

Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws - Flaky, puff pastry sprinkled with Parmesan Gruyere, garlic, and herbs! You just can't go wrong with this quick and easy appetizer!

Puff pastry parmesan cheese straws are the perfect cocktail party snack or an easy bread to whip up for dinner. Flaky, puff pastry sprinkled with parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, garlic, and herbs! You just can’t go wrong with this quick and easy appetizer! Puff Pastry Parmesan Cheese Straws So, so simple! In a small bowl whisk the melted butter and garlic powder. In another small bowl whisk together the Parmesan, Gruyere, and Italian seasoning. Roll out the puff pastry. Brush the melted butter mixture evenly over the entire puff pastry. Evenly sprinkle the cheese and herb mixture. With a knife or pizza cutter slice the dough into long 1/2″ strips....

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette - One of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! Fresh homemade vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor.

Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette is one of the quickest, healthiest meals you can serve your family! Literally, this meal is on the table in 15 minutes.  The fresh homemade lemon dijon vinaigrette brings tons of tangy, zesty flavor to the salmon and the salad. A meal that will check all the boxes for everyone in your family or dinner guests. Pan-Seared Salmon Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette Squeeze the lemon juice into a small measuring cup. Add the dijon mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil, set aside. You can chill for a few minutes but don’t leave it in the refrigerator too long,...