Coconut graham cracker crust topped with Key Lime Cheesecake filling and a swirl of whipped cream creates a simple and delicious dessert for every summer occasion.
Coconut graham cracker crust topped with Key Lime Cheesecake filling and a swirl of whipped cream creates a simple and delicious dessert for every summer occasion. INTRO KEY LIME CHEESECAKE WITH COCONUT GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST I first discovered this recipe in the cookbook Glorious Layered Desserts by my friend Glory of Glorious Treats. I love …
These Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft, perfectly chewy, and flavored with plenty of lemon zest and juice. Your family will love these bright sugar cookies! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies in the past 10 years, but it’s been a lot. I originally posted this recipe …
These Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft, perfectly chewy, and flavored with plenty of lemon zest and juice. Your family will love these bright sugar cookies!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies in the past 10 years, but it’s been a lot.
I originally posted this recipe in 2010 after finding it on Rock Recipes and after 10+ years, I thought it was time to share them again with new photos and updated text.
These Chewy Lemon Cookies are simple to make and bursting with lemon flavor, which in my opinion makes them the perfect cookie for summer!(more…)
Fresh lemon zest and juicy blueberries combine to create a delicious lemon blueberry bread that is perfect for any summer celebration.
Fresh lemon zest and juicy blueberries flavor this delicious Lemon Blueberry Bread that brings a pop of summertime flavor any time of year.
I have no idea what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but based upon the news, I’m going to guess it’s pretty crappy.
It’s been snowing here in Ohio for what seems like 10 days straight and when they say it’s going to let up – it really doesn’t. And I know that we’re pretty lucky when it comes to being able to handle weather like this.
Aside from Elle loving to get outside to play in the snow, I’m pretty much over it and ready for spring. And I’m guessing you might be as well. Which is why I’m sharing this bright, delicious Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe with you in February.
Whether you make it this week for yourself or a friend in need or save the recipe for later, it might just be what you need to brighten up your day a bit.(more…)
Tender scones infused with orange zest and finished with a sweet orange glaze.
Topped with a sweet orange glaze, Orange Scones are sweet, tangy, and tender. They are the best breakfast or afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
I am so over winter right now. And let me tell you, it’s not helping matters that it’s supposed to be 4°F here on Sunday.
Every single winter I ask myself why we continue to live in the Midwest. Sure, changing seasons are great, but I could really do without the freezing cold temps after Christmas.
I mean, it snowed here in early May last year and I think we went over 20 days without sunshine.
Since the weather is less than amazing, I thought I’d brighten your day and mine with these sweet and tangy orange scones.
They’re simple to make and absolutely delicious for breakfast with a cup of tea.(more…)
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is one delicious way to treat yourself to dessert. Whip it up for your first barbecue of the summer!
Cream Cheese Pound Cake is one delicious way to treat yourself to dessert. This classic pound cake is one to make all year round.
Pound cake. For some reason, every single time I think of pound cake I think of little old grandmas and Sara Lee. Why?
I have no idea, it’s just a thing. I also don’t make a lot of pound cake.
Not that I have anything against it, it just always seemed kinda mundane to me next to the best chocolate cake or pumpkin crunch cake. If your thoughts on pound cake are at all similar to what mine were, allow me to change your mind.
This Cream Cheese Pound Cake will open up a brand new world of pound cake consideration and will literally have you secretly escaping to the kitchen to nibble on it.(more…)
Cranberry Orange Scones drenched in vanilla glaze.
This citrus sage roasted turkey is sponsored by ALDI. We’re finishing off Thanksgiving week with the showstopper centerpiece – a citrus butter roasted turkey! Super flavorful, roasted to perfection with crispy golden skin, this turkey cannot be beat. It’s my favorite way to prepare a turkey for any time of year, but on Thanksgiving especially, […]
This citrus sage roasted turkey is sponsored by ALDI.
We’re finishing off Thanksgiving week with the showstopper centerpiece – a citrus butter roasted turkey!
Super flavorful, roasted to perfection with crispy golden skin, this turkey cannot be beat. It’s my favorite way to prepare a turkey for any time of year, but on Thanksgiving especially, it makes a delicious statement. To say it’s incredible wouldn’t even do it justice.
Gosh, 2020 is just such a weird year. Are you planning on celebrating Thanksgiving this year? I live for Thanksgiving – it’s basically my superbowl. Because I cook so much, it’s an easy meal for me to prepare and one that I also enjoy. I also LOVE cooking for family and friends. I had such high hopes this year of doing a fun Friendsgiving and then our traditional Thanksgiving, but 2020 has dashed those hopes.
Instead, we are keeping things small in our house, with just our parents who are already in our pod of people that we’ve been seeing. I am so thankful that they all live close and are still able to do this. If you’re not in the same boat, all the love to you.
So, today I’m showing you how to perfect this Thanksgiving meal – by grabbing your turkey at ALDI! ALDI has frozen Butterball turkeys that you can grab and the best part is – they come in a variety of sizes.
I’m super excited to partner with ALDI today to bring you the MOST delicious Citrus Butter and Sage Turkey recipe. Regardless of how you plan to spend your Thanksgiving this year – with a small group of family or virtually on zoom, or even just in a household of two – ALDI has everything you need at seriously unbeatable prices. Their products are so high quality while being incredibly affordable – which helps make this crazy 2020 Thanksgiving a breeze.
I highly recommend making ALDI your one stop shop this holiday season. You can shop in store, with curbside pickup, or with Instacart, the latter being my preference. I’ve been able to find all of my ingredients, from cranberries to potatoes to pumpkin at ALDI with great success. It’s one of my favorite places!
Let’s do a quick run-down.
To make this incredible turkey recipe the star of the show, we’re doing a dry brine of sage salt, then a cheesecloth baste of butter, wine and citrus. It may sound fancy, but I promise it’s simple. And it will be the best turkey you’ve ever tasted!
This recipe is based off of my butter and wine roasted turkey. This method is honestly the BEST way of preparation. I’ve done it for years and everyone is always blown away at how beautiful the turkey looks, but also how wonderfully juicy and tender it tastes. I’m telling you, it’s foolproof! I won’t prepare my turkey any other way.
The first step is doing a dry brine. Grab the Butterball turkey from ALDI this season and let it thaw in the fridge. Make sure you leave enough time to do this – you want the turkey fully thawed at least two days before you roast it. Once the turkey is thawed and prepared, mix together kosher salt and Stonemill Ground Sage. Sprinkle it inside the turkey, under the skin, on the skin – everywhere!
Once this is done, let the turkey sit in the fridge for 24 to 48 hours – uncovered. This is the secret to extra crispy, delicious golden skin. Trust me.
When it comes time to roast, the Exquisite Collection Chardonnay from ALDI is your new BFF. We’re going to infuse melted butter with citrus rind and then stir in the Chardonnay. Soak a piece of cheesecloth in the wine and butter mixture, then place it directly on the turkey and roast it. It looks kind of funky at first, but it is DIVINE. Your house will smell like the best Thanksgiving candle that could ever exist.
While the turkey roasts, we continue to baste it with the remaining citrus butter and wine mixture. This allows it to stay juicy and tender, while also providing incredible flavor for the drippings. You can use those drippings to make foolproof gravy, which is a huge hit too!
I like to let the turkey rest for 30 minutes or so. Then I carve it and serve. We also always have leftovers – which come in great use for turkey and dumplings, tortilla soup, ramen or even breakfast sandwiches.
I cannot express enough how absolutely fabulous this turkey is. The flavor is top notch. The meat is perfectly seasoned with a bit of earthy taste from the sage. It’s juicy from the butter and chardonnay baste, with a slight hint of citrus. It’s every Thanksgiving flavor I could dream of!
Are you a lime lover? If so, you will love these Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies! Sweet and soft, with the perfect amount of chew and fresh lime flavor. I don’t know what the weather is like in your area, but here in Ohio, we’re in that odd phase of the year where one day it’s […]
Are you a lime lover? If so, you will love these Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies! Sweet and soft, with the perfect amount of chew and fresh lime flavor.
I don’t know what the weather is like in your area, but here in Ohio, we’re in that odd phase of the year where one day it’s 90 and the next it’s 65.
While I am a true fall lover at heart, we’re still trying to hold onto the last couple of weeks of summer.(more…)
A simple no bake cheesecake made with cream cheese, whipped topping, lemon zest and raspberries.
Fresh raspberries and bright lemon are folded into this No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake for an easy dessert everyone will love.
This sweet and tart Raspberry Lemonade is the best way to beat the summer heat! Use fresh or frozen raspberries to make this easy homemade lemonade. Last week, I had an Instacart delivery that left me with an excessive amount of lemons. The shopper mistakingly confused the lemons in my order for pounds instead of […]
This sweet and tart Raspberry Lemonade is the best way to beat the summer heat! Use fresh or frozen raspberries to make this easy homemade lemonade.
Last week, I had an Instacart delivery that left me with an excessive amount of lemons. The shopper mistakingly confused the lemons in my order for pounds instead of the actual number of lemons.
But hey, when life gives you lemons…
You make lemonade, right? Or in this case, Raspberry Lemonade.(more…)