when life gives you lemons…

Recently, Coastal Living did a photo shoot of our home.  The stylist wanted to use lemons for one particular shot…a whole lot of lemons.  Luckily, my little Meyer lemon tree had a bumper crop this year!  After the shoot, I gave some away but was still left with a bowlful.  I decided to make Meyer Lemonade.  Meyer lemons are smaller and rounder than regular lemons. They have a smooth thin skin that is deep yellow to orange. But the best part is they are much sweeter and less acidic, so you will use less sugar in your lemonade. Continue reading

The easiest artichoke dip recipe…ever

If you’ve been following me here or on Instagram , you may have figured out that I like food…a lot.  I also love easy recipes and this one couldn’t be much simpler.  It never fails to impress when I serve it at parties or bring it to someone’s potluck spread.  The only problem is that when asked for the recipe, it’s almost embarrassing to admit how little time or ingredients go into creating something so tasty! Continue reading

Easy entertaining with Lemon-Ricotta Lasagne

Entertaining should be an enjoyable experience.  I don’t want to be in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove while my guests are enjoying conversation and cocktails. I want to be a part of the party too. This is my favorite go-to recipe for a casual dinner with friends or family.  It can be made ahead, it tastes amazing (even kids love it!) and best of all, it’s not difficult to make. You can enjoy spending time with your guests and then revel in the compliments that will come your way when they have tucked into your homemade lemon-ricotta lasagne! Continue reading