Garlicky Lemon Greek Yogurt Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Feta


It was determined after the Saturday night fat bomb late night snack that a lightened up dinner was needed on Sunday. I’ve always shied away from using Greek yogurt in pasta because… Why would I want to eat pasta unless it was full of fat? However, I was persuaded to try Greek yogurt in pasta…

Lemon Raspberry Cream Layer Cake


The story behind this cake goes as follows: Lucas has been waiting since his birthday (early August) for his birthday cake. I flew to L.A. last minute on Lucas’s birthday and was unable to attend the fiesta. No worries, Kyna insisted. Why don’t you make him a cake for the Portland marathon? I happened to…

Lemon Velvet Cake


The first cake to kick off cake week is Lemon Velvet. What is cake week you ask? It’s the week leading up to my birthday. This is the second annual cake week. I learned a few things from the first cake week. Like its hellacious to make five cakes in one week. Especially when you…

Quick Feta and Lemon Dip


This recipe comes from Paul Lowe’s cookbook Sweet Paul Eat & Make. I’ve stumbled upon it (courtesy of my grandma) at relish magazine and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. I love it for its simplicity and ease. I first ate feta cheese when I was 30 years old and my boyfriend at the time served it on…

Glazed Meyer Lemon Donuts


I was inspired to make donuts after I saw Allison’s post at Main St. Cuisine a few weekends ago. (If you’ve never visited the Main St. Cuisine blog, you should. Allison’s food pictures always makes me drool.) Shortly after reading Allison’s post I ended up buying a donut-cutter from Sur La Table. I found an easy-looking…

Lemon Sticky Rolls


For “breakfast” on Christmas Eve, I made these lemon rolls. I say “breakfast” because they weren’t ready until about 12 or 1 pm. I know. Stellar planning on my part. My recommendation to you is that you make the rolls ahead of time and be prepared to let them rise and then bake them the…

Rosemary Lemon-Pepper Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


I made this chicken last weekend for my dog. Yep, that’s right – for my dog. Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure, I was looking for a low-sodium and tasty meal to serve him. I ground up the white meat chicken along with the shredded carrots in my food processor and he gobbled it…

Homestyle Zucchini


The first time I saw the picture accompanying this recipe, I pulled the recipe immediately as I thought the zucchini was drowning in melted cheese. When I looked closer at the picture I saw there was no cheese melted on top, it was just browned zucchini. Still something drew me to this recipe. I used…