Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake



I have been on a blueberry spree lately, only to realize that I had gone a bit overboard a needed to make something with them aside from smoothies. I looked at a few loaf and bread recipes and loved the simple ingredient list of this one. I have also had success with other Joy of Baking recipes, so I gave this one a try. The loaf cake had a great blueberry to cake ratio and a subtle lemon flavor. I decided to add a little more lemon the next time around, and loved the recipe even more. If you prefer a lighter lemon flavors, only use one tablespoon of lemon zest. For a more intense lemon flavor, add another 1/2 tablespoon (about 2 lemons). I love having a slice of this loaf cake with a cup of tea or coffee. The loaf cake will remain moist for at least 3 to 4 days (mine has never lasted beyond that). You can wrap this in foil and keep it at room temperature for storage.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Overnight French Toast Casserole


Many years ago a friend of mine brought a french toast casserole to a potluck and I remember loving it. Time passed and I completely forgot about this delicious breakfast food until my sister reminded me of them. This recipe is pretty simple and makes for a great, ready to bake breakfast food. I love having this plain, but feel free to add some maple syrup on top.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Turkey Meatball Gyro


When I was in Denver visiting my sister I looked for a few quick and easy recipes that were still kid friendly. I found this recipe and decided it would be a great one to try. The meatballs and the yogurt sauce are easy to make and can be prepped earlier in the day. My 2 year old nephew loved the meatballs and yogurt sauce, while my sister and I made the full gyro with all the toppings and enjoyed those too. This is a very easy recipe and if you have any leftovers, they will still be great the next day.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lemon Scented Rice


A while back my friend hosted a girls night and made a lemon scented rice that I instantly loved. I had never tried a rice with lemon flavor before this, but I was hooked. I should start this by saying I am a huge rice fan. I could happily have basmati rice multiple time a week. This recipe is a fun way to add a little extra kick to plain rice.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sugar Crusted Blueberry Muffins


I just got home from visiting my sister, where baking and cooking happens much more regularly than at my own home these days (though I probably shouldn't admit that). She has been making these blueberry muffins for a while and they were delicious. Moist and lemony, just the way I like them. She has adjusted the original recipe to add the lemon flavor, which I am always a fan of. If you don't love the lemony flavor in this, you can substituent the lemon yogurt for plain yogurt or sour cream. And you can use half as much lemon zest.


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