Soft Lemon Poppyseed Sugar Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Anyone who’s been with this blog through the winter holidays knows that I have the same cookie lineup every year, but I continue to audition new prospects because never let it be said that I’m one to rest on my cookie laurels 😉 This is the first audition – a soft…

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady First off let me note that I have not fallen off the wagon and gone whole-hog on the food coloring – that bright fuschia icing is from freeze-dried raspberries! I know, right? Perfect for upcoming holiday cookies! But I digress. This cookie story starts with a trip my little slice of…

County Fair Lemon Pound Cake

by Heather Harris Brady This cake got its name from its strong clear lemon flavor, which reminds me of the lemonade you can buy from fair vendors – the kind they make to order with a whole lemon per glass. Because it’s been so hot I baked them in a small size to cut down…

Frozen Lemon Pie

by Heather Harris Brady Being a baker I don’t have a large inventory of no-bake recipes, but we had another hot day last week and knowing it wasn’t going to cool down much overnight I just couldn’t turn the oven on. So I turned to my cookbook collection and pulled out The Congressional Club Cookbook….

Cheesecake with Caramelized Pineapple & Fresh Blueberries

by Heather Harris Brady Since it’s been absolutely sweltering for the past week, my oven’s been getting a rest, but I made an exception for this cheesecake because the kids picked blueberries with grandpa and the berries are gorgeous. So think of this as a summer cheesecake. It’s much lighter than most, bright with lemon…

Blueberry Lemon Pancakes

by Heather Harris Brady The first of our in-state blueberries are here and they are awesome! To show them off I made these pancakes for brunch, accenting them with lemon and ricotta. You can make them with blueberries in or without, I’ll show you both. Either way they are light, fluffy and delicious, perfect to…

Strawberry Lemon Torte

by Heather Harris Brady Somehow I have found myself the mom of a high school senior, so we’ve been trying to cram some college visits in this summer – hence the lack of posts last week. I know, if I was prepared I could schedule some ahead of time. I aspire to that level of…

Spring Lemon Cookies

by Heather Harris Brady Although most of our snow is melted spring is taking its own sweet time getting here. I thought I’d encourage it along with these bright cookies from Maida Heatter’s Book of Cookies. They are the soft cakey old-fashioned kind. I added an easy lemon glaze to pump up the lemon flavor….

Lemon Ginger Cake with Saskatoon Berries

by Heather Harris Brady Saskatoon berries are native to the north-northwestern part of the US and Canada, but they are starting to find their way across other temperate areas of the country. Our first u-pick farm opened about three years ago. Saskatoon berries are also called serviceberries, pigeon berries and western juneberries. A major ingredient…

Lemon Poppyseed Scones

by Heather Harris Brady So this is the view outside my kitchen window, complete with deer tracks leading from the compost pile to my garden: It can mean only one thing – holiday baking! Since I did my complete cookie list last year, I’ve been working on some new things this time around. But you…

Lemon Curd (Lemon Cream), Pimp Your Pavlovas

by Heather Harris-Brady So if you’ve started the pavlovas for brunch tomorrow you likely have a bowl hanging around with four egg yolks in it. You could make pasta, or, you could make a quick lemon curd and pimp your pavlovas by folding it into the whipped cream. It will only take about five minutes…

Preserved Lemons

I have a lovely little midwinter activity here for you, in preparation for some Moroccan recipes coming up in March. I always keep a container of preserved lemons in the fridge. They add an amazing bright fresh note to dishes. This recipe is very simple, and fills your kitchen with the sunny smell of fresh…