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  • Classic Lemon Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and edible flowers

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake

    Classic Lemon Cheesecake is a special occasion dessert easy enough for any day.  This New York Style cheesecake is equally fabulous plain, or decorated with fresh berries and edible flowers.  …

  • A big slice of Creamsicle Cake, with fork

    Orange Creamsicle Cake

    Orange Creamsicle Cake ~ layer cakes are the ultimate dessert luxury, but this orange cake has a casual, vintage vibe that makes it perfect for laid back summer gatherings, potlucks, family…

  • a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

    Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake ~ a vibrant layer cake recipe bursting with juicy berries and fresh lemon.  It makes a wonderfully unique birthday cake, and I’ve yet to meet a soul…

  • Making citrus sugar in a food processor with sugar and lemon zest

    How to Make Lemon Sugar

    How to Make Lemon Sugar ~ this is an easy technique for infusing real lemon flavor into sugar for all your baking projects.  If you’re a lemon lover you need to…

  • a slice of orange blossom bundt cake

    Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

    An Orange Blossom Bundt Cake made with my signature orange infused sugar for a classic pound cake texture and a sophisticated orange flavor.  This is the orange cake to end all…

  • A slice of lemon cake with lemon poppy seed buttercream on a small plate with fork

    Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream

    Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream ~ a lush lemony 3 layer cake loaded with a tart lemon poppy seed buttercream frosting.  Your fork won’t touch solid ground until…

  • Raspberry Lemon Tea Cake with fork

    Raspberry Lemon Cake

     My Raspberry Lemon Cake recipe with lemon buttercream is made with yogurt, fresh raspberries, and lots of lemon juice for an old fashioned from scratch layer cake that’s perfect any time…

  • a stack of strawberry lemon blondies 2

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies

    Strawberry Lemon Blondies Recipe ~ these easy strawberry blondies are moist and dense, (think soft shortbread) with plenty of little jammy pockets thanks to a cup of diced fresh strawberries in…

  • Lemon poppy seed mini tarts

    Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust

    My Lemon Tart with Poppy Seed Shortbread Crust is a sunny, tangy dessert that’s perfect for sweetening up these last weeks of winter.  Just whisk together the lemony filling and bake,…

  • holding a blood orange Margarita

    Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail

    My Blood Orange Margarita Cocktail is the drink of the winter season, the delicate sweetness of blood orange juice takes this classic cocktail to a whole new level.  Not to mention…

  • Tangerine Marmalade Crumble Tart, sliced 2

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary

    Tangerine Shortbread Tart with Fresh Rosemary ~ an easy crumble tart infused with a hint of fresh rosemary ~ perfect for breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea!…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    12 Inspiring Recipes that Pair Chicken with Citrus

    12 Inspiring Recipes That Pair Chicken with Citrus ~ considering we each eat, on average, close to 100 pounds of chicken a year, having some good ‘juicy’ recipes up our sleeves…

  • Blood orange and tangerine spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)

    Blood Orange Spremuta (Italian orange juice)  ~ a traditional healthy Italian fresh squeezed citrus juice for citrus season.  When was the last time you squeezed yourself a perfect glass? …

  • Warm lemon puddings on a baking sheet with blueberries

    Warm Lemon Pudding Cake (gluten free, or not!)

    My Flourless Warm Lemon Pudding Cake is downright magical ~ it’s an easy self-saucing lemon sponge cake dessert that bakes up with a fluffy cake layer and a tangy pudding layer.…

  • A glass of lemon water with sliced lemons

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water

    Why I Start Every Day With Lemon Water ~ I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and love it, but there’s a lot of misinformation swirling around out…

  • A stack of glazed Buttermilk Lemon Bread slices

    Buttermilk Lemon Bread

    My Buttermilk Lemon Bread is a tangy lemon loaf that practically sings with fresh lemony flavor, and I’m spilling all the secrets to this perfect citrusy pound cake right here!…

  • Clementine Melting Moments on a green plate with a cut clementine

    Clementine Melting Moments

    Clementine Melting Moments  ~ can a simple cookie really taste like a fresh juicy clementine?  You bet, these little bite sized, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookies are infused with the essence of fresh…

  • homemade labneh balls in a jar with olive oil, lemon, and thyme

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese)

    How to Make Labneh (Yogurt Cheese) ~ this exciting recipe is a method for making cheese from yogurt!  It’s a Middle Eastern staple and it’s incredibly rich and creamy.  I love…

  • Tso glasses of Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana)

    Frozen Mint Lemonade (Limonana) ~ a slushy, minty, Middle Eastern version of lemonade that is honestly the most refreshing drink I have ever had in my life.  …

  • hands holding chia limeade popsicles

    Healthy Chia Limeade Popsicles

    Chia Limeade Popsicles ~ file this 2 ingredient frozen treat under easy, healthy, refreshing, vegan, and last but not least, delicious!…

  • overhead photo of pickled blackerry and grapefruit salad in round bowl

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad

    Pickled Blackberries and Grapefruit Salad ~ yes, you can pickle berries, and they’re amazing!   Serve this refreshing fruit salad as is for a first course, over greens for a light lunch,…

  • Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake (Ciambella)

    Lemon Yogurt Breakfast Cake, or Ciambella ~ this is a classic Italian style lemon bundt cake with lots of lemony flavor and a delicate crumb.  Pair it with a good cup…

  • Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars

    Creamy Blueberry Lemon Bars ~ do you feel like an easy blueberry dessert?  Or tangy lemon bars?  Why not enjoy both with this to-die-for recipe that combines a tart lemon custard…

  • Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread

    Rosemary and Olive No Knead Focaccia Bread with paper thin slices of Meyer lemon is an easy yeast bread you’ll come back to again and again.  With only a quick hand…

  • Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives

    Roast Chicken with Blood Orange and Olives ~ you’re going to roast chicken anyway, so why not make it special?  Peel a couple of blood oranges (substitute regular oranges or tangerines)…

  • What to Eat Now: Citrus

    What to Eat Now: Citrus ~ here are the best citrus recipes on tvfgi to help you make the most of these juicy gems of mid-winter, whether you have access to…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Tangerine Poppy Seed Pancakes are a variation on one of my most popular recipes.  Fresh tangerine juice, Greek yogurt, and crunchy poppy seeds make a lighter and healthier version of everybody’s…

  • Gluten Free Tangerine Cake

    Gluten Free Tangerine Cake ~ this flourless cake is such a wonderful surprise, made with whole tangerines and almond flour in the Italian tradition ~ it’s impossibly moist and bursting with…

  • Fresh Lemon Truffles

    These Fresh Lemon Truffles are creamy confections with a bold citrus flavor.  Rolled in sugar or dipped in dark chocolate ~ they make an unexpectedly light and bright homemade candy for…

  • Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

    This tangy Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie is a riff on my popular CRANBERRY GINGERSNAP PIE, which was just too good to let alone ~ this sunny mid-winter dessert wows everybody!…

  • Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra tangy and ultra easy homemade lime ice cream recipe has a secret weapon that makes it the creamiest ice cream ever. No wimpy lime flavor here, this is the REAL DEAL!

    Easy Lime Chiffon Ice Cream

    Lime Chiffon Ice Cream ~ this ultra easy lime ice cream recipe is made with a sour cream base that makes it the creamiest tangiest ice cream ever.  No wimpy lime…

  • Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs 3

    Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs

    Moroccan Lemon and Cardamom Meatballs ~ I can’t imagine a more exciting dinner than a plate of these lemony cardamom spiced lamb meatballs nestled in creamy tahini sauce.  I have a…

  • Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam

    Pink Grapefruit and Vanilla Bean Jam ~ I bet you’ve never tasted it, but that just means you’ll be all the more amazed when you do…this small batch vanilla scented grapefruit…

  • Blueberry Lemon Shortcake ~ this yummy variation on the summertime classic will win you over with its juicy blueberries tumbling over a moist lemony cake ~ plus I'll show you how to shake up the best whipped cream right in a mason jar!

    Blueberry Lemon Shortcake

    Blueberry Lemon Shortcake ~ this yummy variation on the summertime classic  will win you over with its juicy blueberries tumbling over a moist lemony cake ~ plus I’ll show you how…

  • Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high crumb cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it's made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up the citrus flavor in your favorite recipes!

    Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake

    Lemon Sugar Crumb Cake is a mile high coffee cake with a delicate fresh lemon flavor, it’s made with my special lemon infused sugar ~ an easy technique for punching up…

  • Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this healthy Mediterranean fruit salad is packed with the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean!

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives

    Spicy Citrus Salad with Black Olives ~ this glorious salad in the Mediterranean tradition is an experience not to be missed.  It’s proof positive that not all fabulous salads are leafy…

  • Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Blood Orange Crumble Bars

    I’m squeezing every last delicious drop out of blood orange season with these Blood Orange Crumble Bars ~  the sweet tart filling is layered into a buttery shortbread crumble dough and…

  • Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake

    My Tangerine Poppy Seed Pound Cake is an easy loaf cake bursting with citrus flavor and crunchy poppy seeds ~ and just when you thought winter had nothing fresh to offer!…

  • Lemony Chicken Biryani is a lush comforting one pot meal ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Lemon Chicken Biryani

    This Lemon Chicken Biryani recipe is a delicious gift that comes to us from Persia, via India ~ the fragrant basmati rice is flavored with a blend of spices and the…

  • Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives

    Chicken in Lemon Sauce with Olives is an easy meal bursting with the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean. These Greek style chicken thighs in a silky lemon sauce are on repeat…

  • Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake recipe | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

    My Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake is a quick and easy one bowl loaf cake recipe that showcases one of my favorite flavor combinations for spring and summer!…

  • Super Tangy Lime Bars are the perfectly refreshing, not - too - sweet treat! | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Best Tangy Lime Bars

    Tangy Lime Bars are cooling, refreshing, and not too sweet,  — if you love easy lime desserts then you’re going to flip for these, they’re the perfect little capper for a…

  • Super tangy Hibiscus Lemon Bars

    Hibiscus Lemon Bars

    These Hibiscus Lemon Bars are insanely good — imagine a perfect lemon bar infused with the bright berry flavor of hibiscus.  Can you say vitamin C?…

  • Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    Lemon Buttermilk Chicken Skewers

    An overnight marinade makes these lemon buttermilk chicken skewers impossibly tender, and they get a extra flavor boost from the rosemary tzatziki sauce. I’m determined to give everything a ‘skewer moment’…

  • Light as air Lemon Crunch Bars are no-bake!

    Lemon Crunch Bars

    Lemon Crunch Bars are a no-bake dessert that harkens back to simpler days, and less complicated food — you probably already have everything on hand to make these tangy treats.…

  • Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a light refreshing winter salad

    Blood Orange and Jicama Salad

    Blood Orange and Jicama Salad is a refreshing mix of juicy citrus and crunchy jicama — it’ll make you forget all about the mid-February blues and give you a healthy dose…

  • Healthy and low fat filet of fish with blood oranges and thyme in parchment

    Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment

    There isn’t a healthy epithet you can hurl at this Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment that doesn’t fit — low calorie, low carb, gluten free, Paleo, low fat,…

  • Easy no-pectin Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam

    Clementine Jam has a unique, brilliantly fresh flavor that plays well with all kinds of toast, croissants, scones, and biscuits.  It’s not a marmalade because there’s no bitter peel involved, it’s…

  • Grapefruit Mayonnaise

    Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise

    This unique Shrimp Salad with Grapefruit Mayonnaise is light and refreshing, and full of zesty flavor ~ the grapefruit mayonnaise is one of my 30 second miracle recipes!…

  • Scottish shortbread made with lemony sugar

    Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread

    This unusual Scottish Lemon Sugar Shortbread is made with a fabulous sugar infused with lemon rind — the lemon flavor really pops!  Make these classic lemon dessert bars for afternoon tea…

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    My Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a bakery style favorite in our house.  They bake up nice and tall with a big round dome that we slather them with a sweet…

  • sunny lemon soup with chicken and couscous

    Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous

    Lemon Soup with Chicken and Israeli Couscous ~ this creamy lemon soup is based on the classic Greek avgolemono soup, the broth is thickened with egg yolks only, and the flavor…

  • easy microwave recipe for citrus curd

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd Recipe

    Easy Microwave Citrus Curd ~ turn any fresh citrus juice (including blood orange, tangerine, and Meyer lemon) into a luxurious, creamy spread in only minutes, right in your microwave!…

  • Glazed Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake

    Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake…can’t you just taste it now? It’s packed to the gills with the essence of fresh grapefruit and positively loaded with poppy seeds. That’s white grapefruit, by the…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomelo Salad from the great Yotam Ottolenghi.  Wake up your next meal with this unique and healthy vegan salad.…

  • citrus, mozarella and basil salad with honey vinaigrette

    Citrus Caprese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

    Citrus Caprese Salad with Honey Vinaigrette ~ this is my riff on the classic caprese salad, with bright juicy citrus fruit standing in for the tomatoes.  This healthy fruit salad is…

  • Healthy baked cod with lemon and olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives

    Cod with Lemon and Olives is a low fat and delicious 30 minute meal, full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and one of my favorites.  For such a simple recipe it’s…