Lemon Swiss buttercream

Lately I’ve been experimenting with different Macaron fillings to varying degrees of success. Raspberry jam was too runny, but then chocolate ganache was too rich. I found a recipe for Swiss buttercream from smitten kitchen (one of my favorite food blogs), and tested it out in the tiniest amount listed. I’d never made this particular…

Warm lemon loaf

Today’s #OneGoodThing was enjoying warm, freshly-baked Meyer lemon loaf with Mama. While hunting for dinner ideas in the pantry, I discovered where I’d stashed a few of these seasonally available Trader Joe’s mixes. This is one of our favorite easy treats, though we prefer it without the lemon icing glaze. Either way, it is delicious!!! What’s…

Making limoncello, part one

I’ve been wanting to make my own limoncello since tasting this delightful liqueur many years ago in Italy. Just outside our back door, Mama and I see our neighbors’ big, beautiful lemon tree that’s heavy with fruit. While chatting over the fence recently, they kindly offered to share, and that seemed like a good reason…