Cookie Week 2015: Lemon Filled Honey Shortbread

lemon filled honey shortbread recipe

The hive is all abuzz about these honey cookies filled with lemon curd. As #CookieWeek rolls on, I offer you this tasty twist on a Linzer cookie. These honey cookies are no ordinary shortbread. They have all the makings of shortbread, but include a textural bite from the cornmeal and have a subtle yet distinct […]

Cherries Jubilee Cocktail

cherries jubilee cocktail recipe

As a food photographer and food and drink enthusiast, I believe fresh is best. However, I cannot deny that there are some things I keep in the freezer to use long after their season is over. Cherries is one of those things. National Cherries Jubilee Day is coming up later this week and I wanted […]

Treat of the Week: Lemon Tart

best lemon tart recipe

I am citrus obsessed… and I proudly proclaim it.Today’s Treat of the Week celebrates all that is wonderful about lemons. It is tart and sweet and oh, so yellow. This recipe is similar to a lemon bar. However, it incorporates the salty flakiness of the pie crust and is topped with candied lemon slices to take it over […]

Lola Cooks: Lyonnaise Salad

lyonnaise salad recipe

I have been to dozens of conferences and at each one someone invariably says “Never apologize for not posting blog posts.” I’ve tried to stay true to that over the years. There have been many times that work and family and well, life, in general, have gotten in the way of consistent blog posts. The […]

Treat of the Week: Lemon Ricotta Ice Cream

lemon ricotta ice cream recipe

What do you say to an ice cream that requires no egg tempering, no strainer smashing, no hassle? That’s what we have for you today. A super simple (and tasty) ice cream treat that is bursting with summer flavor. Our month-long devotion to ice cream continues with Lemon Ricotta Ice Cream. This ice cream is […]

Cocktail of the Month: Ginger Shandy

ginger shandy recipe

Spring has sprung, and with it comes the opportunity for outdoor entertaining. Finding the right, and somewhat tame, drink to serve is a key element to an afternoon gathering or perfect brunch. The shandy offers light refreshment with just a hint of ‘spirited’ kick. The shandy is generally made of beer mixed with a soft […]

Treat of the Week: Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

The perfect treat is often just a few ingredients and an hour away. Such is the case with this week’s treat. It is so simple to make and the perfect accompaniment to breakfast or afternoon tea.  Lemon and lavender taste divine together and the sweet, tart icing adds a wonderful finishing touch. The cake is […]

Lola Cooks: Orange and Olive Salad

orange and olive salad recipe

As promised, we have more healthy food coming your way this month. Personally, I hope you LOVE this one as much as I do. It is one of my absolute favorite things to eat. This is certainly not an American flavor combination and may make you cringe a bit, but I urge you to try […]

Quick Tips: Chopping Tomatoes and Freshening Your Cutting Board

quick tips

Let’s face it… we can all use a little help sometimes. Today we have two quick tips to make your kitchen life simpler.  No.1 – Sometimes whole tomatoes are too much, but diced tomatoes are too small. Instead of dirtying up your cutting board (and yourself), keep messy tomatoes in the can and cut to […]

History of the Hot Toddy

black tea hot toddy recipe

As cooler temperatures finally set in around most of the country, it is time to turn our attention to the cold-weather favorite, the Hot Toddy. The Toddy has been coming to the rescue to take the chill off for several centuries. For many years it was used as a treatment for the common cold (although […]

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