10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Lemons

When life hands you lemons...get creative! Lemons aren't just for lemonade. You can cook, bake, decorate, and even craft with lemons. Of course, lemonade is still a thirst-quenching option. Today you will get a sampling of each of these ideas. There's something here for everyone to try! /1/ Chai-Spiced Triple Citrus Tea is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summers day. /2/ Hosting a summer barbecue? A slice of Meyer Lemon Cheesecake will be the perfect finish to dinner on the back patio. /3/ You just may have the ingredients needed to create this invigorating Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt scrub in your kitchen pantry. /4/ Did somebody say pound cake? {Nom.} This Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is both beautiful and tasty. /5/ Too hot in your neck of the woods to turn on the … [Read more...]

Mini Cheesecakes – Quick and Easy Dessert

This easy-to-make, no-bake cheesecake recipe was passed down to me from my mom and is a classic favorite in my household. It was originally intended to make one large cheesecake using a 9-inch springform pan, but since I love the ease and convenience of individual portions, I tweaked it to make one dozen cupcake-sized treats. Ingredients for Crust: - 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs - 3 tablespoons sugar - 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted - One dozen foil baking cups Ingredients for Filling: - 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened - 1 envelope unflavored gelatin - 1/4 cup cold water - 1/2 cup sugar - 3/4 cup milk - Dash of salt - 1/8 cup lemon juice - 1 cup whipping cream, whipped - Fresh strawberries, sliced (can be substituted with another topping of … [Read more...]

Baked Pecan Caramel Cheesecake Recipe

Did you know that April is National Pecan Month?  Well it is, and although we could celebrate by snacking on a handful of pecans, topping a scoop of ice cream with a few, or by tossing a few toasted pecans into a salad, what better way to celebrate than with dessert.  This delicious Baked Pecan Caramel Cheesecake recipe is the perfect way to celebrate. Ingredients:  Cheesecake Base 6 sheets of Graham Crackers 1/2 cup chopped pecans 4 tbs of butter (softened) 2 tbs sugar  Cheesecake Filling 1 package (8oz) cream cheese (room temperature) 2 eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla essence 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream pinch of salt  Additional ingredients Caramels Evaporated milk Pecans (roughly chopped) Butter (melted) for greasing the … [Read more...]