Lemons

This week, my son-in-law brought me a large bowl full of lemons. Now, I live in Mississippi , and I have never seen a fruit-bearing lemon tree in this state, so to say I was surprised when he brought me this lovely citrus from a tree near his house would be a huge understatement. I was delighted and began to fish for recipes I could make and freeze for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My Lovely Lemons page on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/gebbysmith123/lovely-lemons/) is filled with lemon delights, so I found myself drooling over many choices that would be perfect for holiday yummies.

Chocolate is my favorite, but there are times when nothing will do but something lemony. So please allow me to share with you three of the sweet concoctions I chose for using my serendipitous lagniappe.

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The first is from  http://fattaincassa.blogspot.com/2014/04/white-chocolate-lemon-truffles.html# and is easy, delicious, and decadent. Lemon truffles fit right into my plan because they are easy to make and can be frozen for future use. Really this is one of the best-bang-for-the-buck recipes I have come upon in quite awhile.

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So I’m scrolling down my Pinterest page and I see that I was smart enough to have pinned this fabulous recipe published by Rose Thomas of The Londoner (http://www.thelondoner.me/2013/06/lemon-drizzle-cake-sorry-starbucks.html). Am I the only one who cannot get enough of Starbucks Lemon Pound Cake? I didn’t think so. Rose says this version is BETTER than Starbucks. It can also stand up to being in the freezer for a short time.Oh, my goodness!

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And what would a lemon orgy be without the ever-popular lemon bar? For this delicious holiday selection, I chose these easy, peasy lemon squeezy lemon bars from Oh My Sprinkles! (http://ohmysprinkles.com/easy-cake-mix-lemon-bars-recipe/) Inspired by Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake, these bars look absolutely scrumptious.

Hope you like my choices. Let me know if you have a favorite lemon holiday recipe!

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