Roasted chicken with citrus

Lemon chicken is one of my favorite dishes.  Here is a different recipe that includes other citrus with an equally tasty flavor for dinner. I used two chicken breasts with bones, 2 lemons, 2 tangerines, 3 shallots, red potatoes, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, Kosher salt, and ground pepper. Place the chicken in a roaster pan…

Chicken Scaloppine

Do you struggle with easy weeknight meals? Over the years, I seem to have found a variety of recipes that are “go-to” delicious meals that come together very easily and taste great too. I look for recipes that are low in fat, but nutritious and satisfying. Chicken dishes seem to adapt well to various tastes…

Baked lemon and herb shrimp

Cooking in parchment paper allows for a spectacular presentation and a delicious flavor outcome.  Inspired by Martha’s shrimp packets, I worked to make this dinner entrée super delicious with the addition of white wine, red onion, and Penzey spices bonne herbs blend. When cooking with parchment, it is important to make certain the packets are…

Pemberley Lavender Lemon Tea

As a daily tea drinker, I am always on the lookout for a new tea blend.  This one comes from The Tea Can Company, specialty teas–Inspired by Jane. The tea is blended and packed in the USA. Inspired by the manor homes of famous Jane Austen characters, the six-inch tall metal tea tin holds 10…

roasted shrimp with basil butter parmesan

shrimp is a great “go-to” protein for summertime meals.  it is lighter than most proteins and cooks very quickly. usually, a goal of a summer dish is to limit cook time in the kitchen, reducing heat generated by the stovetop or oven. these shrimp roast in 12 minutes in the oven and are delicious served…

lemon broccoli pasta salad

  for Memorial Day, i made this lemon pasta salad that was very tasty. i used Fustini’s Meyer Lemon olive oil, but any flavored olive oil would give the pasta salad an upscale taste.  i found that by using only a little olive oil just before serving worked very well. if the dish is allowed…

lemon zest poppy seed breakfast muffins

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. i found a great recipe for poppy-seed muffins that is both quick and easy.  my new silicone muffin cups made the recipe even better. they are made by California Kitchenware and were given to me for testing and review on my blog.  i have never…

best time of year to increase your vitamin C

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. typically when we think about Vitamin C, we think about citrus fruits.  in the wintertime, i usually like to stock up and eat grapefruit, oranges, cuties, or even tangerines.  i make dishes that include lemons, like lemon chicken or fish with lemon. at Christmas this…

lemon bites

  do you love the lemon flavor of just about anything?  i do.  i love lemon cookies of all kinds and have many recipes for cookie bars, cookies crisps, and even minty lemon cookies. this recipe however comes from a friend in west virginia that has been around for at least 15 years. it is surprisingly made…

lemon vinaigrette salad dressing

  homemade salad dressings turn plain lettuce into spectacular salads.  this easy recipe takes only a couple of minutes and will improve any basic salad.  by using a combination of greens, this dressing adds both depth of flavor and variety to any dinner. to make this vinaigrette:  in a glass jar, mix 1/4 cup olive oil …

lemon roasted potatoes

for an interesting twist on roasted potatoes, add sliced lemons to the potato wedges prior to roasting on a sheet pan.  i used meyer lemons in a ratio of double the potatoes to half the amount of lemon slices.  i used cooking spray on the sheet pan and the potatoes, seasoning as i would normally…

coconut lemon bars

earlier this month i tried this recipe which was written for key limes, but changed it to use lemons instead of the limes.  this was an excellent cookie bar recipe.  the lemon bars were cool and refreshing and very easy to prepare. for the graham cracker crust, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F and…