So what’s all this about?

Well you see, when you get into cooking, then your grandmother gets you a subscription to Taste of Home, then you decide to go to culinary school… You end up with a huge recipe collection. Lots of things to drool over that you know you’ll never get around to making. That is, unless you make…

Lemon Macarons (Secrets of Macarons)

By adding some lemon zest to the paste for the macaron shells, the lemon flavor of the whole is elevated into something very like a lemon meringue pie in macaron form.

Candy Cane Chocolate Loaves (Taste of Home)

Mildly sweet and minty, straddling the line between cake and quick bread, these chocolate loaves (presented here as muffins/cupcakes) stand in for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Glazed Lemon Muffins

I modified a King Arthur basic muffin recipe to make these lemony muffins with no need for lemon extract. Recipe Source Adapted from King Arthur’s Basic Muffins recipe. I still had four lemons left over from my last attempt at Lemon Meringue Pie, and they’re getting pretty old. They’re not rotting, moldy, or even dried…

Boston Cream Pie (The Cake Book)

It’s not actually a pie, but once you bite into this vanilla sponge cake with a whipped-cream-lightened pastry cream and rich chocolate glaze, you’ll just call it delicious.