10 Lemon Recipes To Brighten Your Day!

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We are having a wonderfully warm day here in Alabama. The sun is shining, spring flowers are in bloom, and as soon as I finish up this post we’ll be taking a little walk outside to get some fresh air. But for many folks, winter is having it’s last hoorah. If you’re in one of those areas and really need a bit of sunshine today, or find yourself celebrating sunshine like we are in Alabama, these recipes are sure to perk you right up!

Let me know what the weather is like where you are in the comments below – and be sure and tell us which recipes you end up making!

Before we dive into desserts, I want to start with this wonderfully bright and flavorful low carb chicken dish!

Lemon & Parmesan Chicken

Lemon Icebox Cake

This icebox cake is a breeze to throw together and so many folks have fun memories of their mother making this recipe.

Lemon Blossoms

I’m a cookie person, I admit it. These are sunshiney favorites!

Old Fashioned Lemonade

Today is the perfect afternoon for a glass of homemade lemonade on the porch at my house!

Reckon how many friendships were cemented over lemonade in those very circumstances?

Katy’s Lemon Juice Cake (and time travel via swing)

My daughter came up with this recipe and on this post I tell how she helped me be a little more carefree. 🙂

Lemon Meringue Pie  (with cookie crumb crust)

This recipe is old as the hills and still just as good as it ever was.

Lemon Scented Play Dough

I’m breaking it up a bit with a fun craft recipe!

Lemon Chess Pie (a lovely vintage recipe!)

Oh mercy, this is a generational favorite.

Lemon Syllabub

Light, fluffy, old fashioned, and good!


Lemon Bars (and my 1 year blogging anniversary – this was filmed 9 years ago!)

I don’t have a photo for these lemon bars but if you visit the post you’ll see an old video wherein I have very long hair! I don’t recall ever having that much hair….. 

Have a blessed day today and remember, just because the weather won’t give you sunshine doesn’t mean you can’t have it in your heart! 

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  1. I adore making chess and buttermilk pies then taking them to church/community suppers…people simply don’t make pies anymore so a pie making woman looks brilliant! -grin-

  2. I am from Indiana, rain, rain, rain!! Drizzled much of yesterday, still today and the forecast is for more rain tomorrow. At least we are not getting ice/sleet/snow like some have commented on.
    I going to try out your lemon chess pie. Reviews sound wonderful, I will take it to a potluck at church Sunday. (If I don’t dig into first!)

  3. I’m in Oklahoma! We’re going from rain to sleet to snow to sleet to rain!! Thank goodness the temp is rising!! Lemon anything always make me and my momma smile!! Just perks us up!! Have a blessed day!!

  4. Oh my…I made your lemon chess pie (and commented about it) 2 weeks ago. It was so so so so so good. Anyone reading this should definitely make it. It was easy and it tastes incredible.

  5. Every year at Christmastime my sis in California sends me a big box of meyer lemons from her trees. It is a wonderful whiff of spring opening that box up here in Oregon. I try to make them last as long as possible…still have some left after juicing and baking, so am going to decide which recipe of yours to try…a skiff of snow on the ground so perfect day to bake,i believe! Thanks for all your great recipes….have loved your site for years now..watched your kids grow up! God bless fellow lemon lovers!

    1. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful sister!! I can just smell that box now 🙂 . Thank you so much for hanging in there with me Holly, I appreciate it more than you can imagine!! I can’t wait to hear what you decide to make!!

  6. It was 75 and partly cloudy here in NE TN today. I ended up doing some much needed chores outside today and discovered that my storage building has a leak in the roof. I climbed up the ladder and tied a tarp over that end of the roof. ‘ll have to re-roof it in the late spring. I made some of your lemonade when I went back in the house…..whew, it sure was good! I love you. I’m spending this time away from facebook to print off all your recipes that aren’t in your 3 books so I will have hard copies of them all. I’m also posting them to yummly and pinterest.

    1. Isn’t this weather wonderful Barbara? I am enjoying the bit of warmth!! I hope you caught the leak early enough that it didn’t ruin anything and you better be careful climbing up there!! Love you and appreciate you!!

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