Tag Archives: Lemon

Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake

27 Mar

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Stop everything! I found the greatest cake recipe of all time. It’s sweet, fruity, and perfect for the beginnings of spring. What is this magical cake, you ask? Lemon blueberry crumb cake.

I found the recipe on Barbara Bakes, and I’ve gotta say, Barbara knows what’s up.

Are you ready to crumble?

Ingredients:Photo Jun 20, 8 51 57 PM

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened, unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries

Crumb topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

The cake is moist, buttery, and bright. The perfect summer dish, and even passable as an almost-healthy breakfast. I mean there are blueberries in it, so it has to be healthy. Right?

For the full recipe, hope on over to Barbara Bakes!

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Chicken Piccata

8 May

Chicken PiccataIf you’ve never tried chicken piccata, I suggest you rectify that immediately. Piccata is a method of food prep where meat is sliced, coated, sautéed and served in a sauce.

In the world of chicken piccata, that means that beautiful chicken breasts are sliced, dredged in seasoned flour, sautéed in butter and olive oil and served with a lemon, caper sauce.

If that doesn’t interest you, you can always eat ramen.

My favorite chicken piccata recipe comes from Giada De Laurentis (I’ve tried other recipes and nothing beats hers). My recipe is halved, since I only cook for my roommate and myself. I also nixed the parsley. Here’s how I do it.

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