When Life Hands You Lemons…Make These!


Happy Earth Day!

Spring is well under way here in Knoxville – the dogwoods and redbuds have bloomed and the trees are beginning to sprout green leaves. It’s a really beautiful time of year. With each new season, I look forward to the foods that are in season. While things like asparagus, artichokes, and rhubarb are in season during the spring, I tend to think of lemons – and they do compliment many spring foods perfectly.

Lemon also transitions well into summer and since Knoxville has been in the high 70s (and lower 80s) lately, refreshing lemon recipes are definitely on my mind! I’ve included 30 lemon recipes below with a little of everything from breakfast to dessert.

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A great way to get your kids involved with cooking and baking is to give them simple tasks to do. My older two kids love to measure things out and stir stuff. They are also particularly good at crumbling ground meat while it cooks (with supervision, of course). Lemons (and limes) are fun because after you slice them, your kids can put a little work into squeezing as much juice out of them as they can. I have a nifty little handheld lemon squeezer that my older two use when they help me with lemon recipes.

Beverages, Condiments, & Breakfast

Including a drink for happy hour, salad dressing, and muffins!

lemon1Vodka Lemonade // Frozen Triple Berry Lemonade // Fresh Lemonade* // Raspberry Lemonade Slushy // Coriander-Clove Preserved Lemons

llemon2Roasted Lemon Vinaigrette // Lemon Ricotta Muffins* // Cream Cheese Coffee Cake // Lemon Herb Eggs in Ciabatta // Blackberry Lemon Ricotta Muffins

Main Dish, Side Dish, Snacks, & Desserts

Don’t forget some delicious salmon dinners, a crockpot meal, and lots of sweets!

lemon6Baked Lemon Tarragon Chicken // Hot Smoked Salmon Pasta with Pine Nuts and Lemon // Salmon & Shrimp with Lemon Caper Sauce // Lemony Kale Pasta* // Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

lemon5Lemon Orzo with Asparagus // Lemon Chia Seed Protein Bars // Chewy Glazed Lemon Cookies* // Lemon Shortbread Bars // Lemon Buttermilk Pie

lemon3 Yuzo-Spiked Lemon Squares // Algerian Lemon & Olive Oil Cookies // Creamy Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Bars* // Honey & Lemon Pie // French Lemon Yogurt Cake

lemon4Candied Citrus Peels // Fresh Lemon Hand Pies* // Strawberry Lemon Cookie Bars with Lemon Glaze // Lemon Lush Bars // Lemon Loaf Cake*

*Recipes are featured in the round up picture.


What is your favorite type of food to make with lemons?



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