Tag: Lemons

Shortbread Lemon Bars

Shortbread Lemon Bars

Shortbread Lemon Bars are a combination of buttery, tender shortbread and a silky tart lemon curd, wrapped up into one delicious dessert you’ll want to make for your family.

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Last year I hosted my very first Thanksgiving Dinner at our house. Just a small dinner with our daughters and their families. So, at age 55, I began searching for turkey recipes. Yes, I have roasted turkeys before — the very simple kind, rubbed with 

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

 Tuna with Parsley and Capers is a delicious and easy way to prepare tuna steaks. The parsley, caper, and lemon sauce enhances the flavor of the tuna remarkably well and gives this simple dish stunning appeal that you would expect from fine dining. Continue reading Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

To end the month of August, I wanted to share another lemon recipe that we really love. Glazed Lemon Pound Cake is a refreshing dessert to serve with tea or following your evening meal.

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake

This Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake is a recipe I made as a girl. It’s light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of lemon. A delicious summer dessert to serve after a light meal. I was always intrigued by pudding cakes–cakes made from scratch that somehow 

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Nothing represents summer better than a lemon dessert, and this Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting is a perfect choice for a summer gathering or potluck. Three layers of moist, lightly lemon-flavored cake, topped with a citrusy buttercream frosting that will have you licking your lips. It’s so yummy! Continue reading Lemon Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

This Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry is a quick and easy weeknight dinner to make for your family. It’s especially tasty on a summer night when you want a lighter meal after a hot day.

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake

I love making Lemon-Thyme Pound Cake in the spring and summer months. This is a deliciously moist cake for you to try with some fresh garden herbs.  Pound cake makes a lovely dessert served with a side of fresh berries or a dollop of whipped 

Cherry-Lemon Infused Water

Cherry-Lemon Infused Water

My daughters and I enjoy making Cherry-Lemon Infused Water in the summer when we want to up our water intake. Click to Tweet

My daughters and I enjoy making Cherry-Lemon Infused Water in the summer when we want to up our water intake. It’s also a fun drink to make for a girls’ manicure party.

Infused water became all the rage a few years ago, when you began seeing commercial products for them in the stores. But making your own infused water is very simple and easy to do in your kitchen.

There are many ways to infuse your water by using fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and herbs. Choose your favorites and experiment with combinations. The combinations are practically endless.

Flavor Combinations for This Infused Drink

For this drink, we used the following ingredients:

  • black cherries
  • lemons
  • fresh basil
  • water

How to Make Cherry-Lemon Infused Water

First you’ll need to pit your fresh cherries. We purchased our cherries in the grocery store, but if you happen to have a cherry tree, use those! To pit the cherries, you can use a fancy cherry pitter gadget, which makes the process quite easy. If you plan on making lots of cherry pies or jellies, you might want to invest in one. But you can also use the tip of a vegetable peeler.

Halve your lemons and then thinly slice. You’ll also want to muddle the basil to help bring out the herbal essence to flavor the drink. To do this, you have several options. Gently mash the leaves with a mortar and pestle, or use a herb muddler, or just rub the leaves together with your fingers.

Place the pitted cherries, sliced lemons, and basil in a half-gallon jar. At this point, you may slightly mash the ingredients with a wooden spoon to help bring our more flavor. Fill with cold water. Filtered is preferred. Allow to chill in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Then pour the water into clear glasses filled with ice cubes. Easy peasy. 

If you like this Infused Water, you may want to try a few of these flavor combinations:

  • strawberries, limes, and mint
  • blueberries, oranges, and lavender
  • cucumbers, grapefruit, and rosemary
  • raspberries, lemons, and ginger
  • watermelon, kiwi, and celery
  • cranberries, oranges, and thyme
  • pomegranate, pineapple, and purple basil
  • honey dew, blackberry, and jalapeno

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Cherry-lemon infused water

Cherry-Lemon Infused Water

Here's a recipe we enjoy making in the summer when we want to up our water intake. It's also a fun drink to make for a girls' manicure party.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dark Cherries, Icy Beverages, Infused Water, Lemons
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate for:: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 quarts

Equipment

Cherry Pitter
Cutting Board
Mortar and Pestle
Glass Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 cup black cherries pitted
  • 2 large lemons cut into half-slices
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • ice cubes

Instructions

  • Using a cherry pitter or the end of a vegetable peeler, pit cherries. Using a knife and cutting board, thinly slice lemons. Using a mortar and pestle, a herb muddler, or your fingers gently crush basil to bring out more essence.
  • Place cherries, lemons, and basil in a half-gallon jar. Slightly mash with a wooden spoon to bring out more flavor. Fill with cold water. Allow to chill in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • Pour into clear glasses filled with ice cubes. Makes 2 quarts.

Notes

Tips: Add fruit to jar, and slightly mash with a wooden spoon to bring out more flavor. Also, gently rub herbs together before adding to mixture to bring out more herbal essence.
Other combinations you might try:
strawberries, lemons, and mint; blueberries, oranges, and lavender; or cucumbers, grapefruit, and rosemary.
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Lemon-Lime Margaritas

Lemon-Lime Margaritas

Lemon-Lime Margaritas are a perfect way to wind down after a hot, summer day. Icy cold and citrusy with fresh limes, lemons, and orange juice.