Lemon Birthday Cake Crumble Bars

Lemon Birthday Cake Crumble Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

Lemon Bars are one of those always good, traditional dessert items. They don’t seem that exciting, but it’s something that everyone seems to love. I felt like they needed to be exciting though. What if, I had the best husband ever that randomly bought me the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook?! Fortunately for me, that is a true statement. And because of that, you are now getting Birthday Cake Crumble on these lemon bars! See, everybody wins.

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Triple Lemon Cupcakes

Triple Lemon Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

One of my most popular AND favorite recipes ever was my Triple Lemon Macarons. Oh man, they were sooo good! I wanted to make another version of this treat, since the elements just went together so well… But this time, in cupcake form, with my Triple Lemon Cupcakes. I have a new love of lemon curd, especially when it comes to desserts. Lemon curd and buttercream are a match made in heaven.Continue Reading

Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote

Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote | The Blonde Buckeye

I’m on a slight delay this morning – I mean afternoon. I want go back to bed and start over tomorrow… I mean, I’m awake, but I don’t feel totally awake. Over the weekend we celebrated out first wedding anniversary. So I have an excuse, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Maybe if I started every Monday with waffles, it would help, at least a little bit. Especially if it were these Lemon Chia Waffles with Blueberry Compote. Fresh lemon, to get you all jazzed up – sweet and tart blueberry sauce – with the nutritional burst from chia seeds.

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Triple Lemon Macarons

Triple Lemon Macarons | The Blonde Buckeye

I love lemon-flavored anything & I obviously love macarons. It was only a matter of time before these two loves collided. These are actually Triple Lemon Macarons too, all lemon everythang. Lemon Macs, Lemon Curd & Lemon Buttercream. I actually made these for a dear friend’s birthday (she loves lemon too) since macarons make the best gifts! They are adorable-looking, they are oh-so delicious & easy to pack in a cute little box. Sounds like the perfect gift.Continue Reading

Lemon Buttermilk Pancakes with Nectarines

Lemon-Buttermilk Pancakes with Nectarines | The Blonde Buckeye

When I first started experimenting with baking & cooking, whenever I made a recipe that used buttermilk, I always just used regular milk instead. Whatever I had on hand. I thought to myself, there is no way I’m buying that entire, big carton of buttermilk, just for this one recipe. I figured milk was milk. Well, let me tell you people, it is not. Buttermilk makes a world of difference. It’s more acidic than regular milk, which is great for everything from marinating chicken, to using it for biscuits or pancakes. When a recipe calls for it, just use it (or a suitable substitute… see below).Continue Reading

Lemony Salmon Asparagus Packs

Lemony Salmon Asparagus Packs | The Blonde Buckeye

Is ‘lemony’ even a word?  That’s neither here nor there…  Lemony is about the best way to describe this salmon, because you know it’s gonna be fresh & you know it’s gonna be delicious.  As most of you can probably agree, overcooked salmon is bad bad bad.  It’s probably the reason why some people say “I don’t like salmon”.  It can scar you for life.  Now enter asparagus; one of my favorite vegetables.  They pair together perfectly.  And how easy is this prep?  You just literally put everything in some parchment paper, wrap it up & stick it in the oven.  Barely any dishes, it’s so healthy & good for you, & so so easy.Continue Reading

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye

I made these adorable little cupcakes for a 1st birthday party & was so pleased at the way they turned out.  Ironically, I used the same Strawberry Buttercream recipe from the same little lady’s baby shower. However this time I used it on a lemon cupcake, to make – you guessed it – Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.

Also, to try something new, I used the frosting method that looks like roses!  How cute right?  And sooo easy!  Typically, you start piping on the outer edge of a cupcake & make your way to the center.  But for these, you start from the inside, then go out, tapering off the end.  It’s really easy & looks so pretty.  Another great thing about this method is that it uses a lot less frosting.  (**You could make half of the recipe below if you are using this technique).

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