Springtime Lemon Recipes- and a Birthday Wish we won’t forget!

Jyl’s Favorite

Lemon Meringue Pie With Cookie Crumb Crust


Some people in this world take care of others. Chances are, you’re one of those people. The ones who step up to the plate when things need doing. When your Mother gets sick, when someone gets hurt and needs help around the house, when folks fall on hard times and need just a little help getting by. There is always someone who, despite their overly crowded schedule and already tight finances, can manage to fit in just a little more to help someone else or tighten their own budget just a little extra in order to fit in a way to help others.

My friend Jyl is one of those people. She takes care of others. She’s always been like that and I know she’ll still be the same way fifty years from now. Last year around this time she stepped up to the plate when there was a medical scare in her family. Jyl took care of things and people as needed and was grateful to be able to do it.

In the midst of that, when her birthday was forgotten in the shuffle, she didn’t complain. In fact, I doubt folks who forgot her birthday last year realize to this day that they did. But knowing that you’re probably one of those people just like Jyl, I thought you might like to join me in wishing her an even Happier Birthday today.

In honor of her birthday I wanted to showcase Jyl’s favorite dessert, Lemon Meringue Pie, along with a few other lemon favorites on Southern Plate. I’d love it if you’d join me in wishing Jyl a Happy Birthday,  I know it will mean the world to her.

You can also make her favorite lemon pie or any of the lemon recipes listed here. I’m sure Jyl would approve!

Lemon Blossoms

Like little bits of sunshine!

Lemon Bars

Old Fashioned Favorite in a butter crust

Lemon Chess Pie

I first had this as a girl and have loved it all my life.


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  1. YUM my favorite flavor in so many ways! I am so making that pie today and the cookies too if I have enough powdered sugar. This is just the encouragement I needed to get my tail in motion today.


  2. Wishing Jyl a Very Happy Birthday! May your special day be as Beautiful as You!

    P.S. I think you need the day off….. : )

    @ Christy….I’m going to be making Lemon Desserts. Thank you! It seems you always know just want I’m in the mood for. : )

  3. I love lemon! It is probably my most favorite flavor in the world. I have a lemon tree in the yard that habitually puts off 100+ lemons every year. I have bags of frozen lemon ice cubes in the freezer whenever I need it. Now I have more recipes to use them in. Thank you so much.

  4. Oh, those lemon bars look divine! I need to make some of those!
    But alas, I have to make a key lime pie today. We went to our local rib shack lastnight and for dessert my daughter ordered key lime pie. It’s her favorite pie. This one, however, was lacking flavor. When the waitress asked her how it was she said “Um, I ordered key lime pie.” !!! She thought they brought her the wrong kind! So…I have promised her that I will make her a proper key lime pie today. Maybe I’ll do lemon bars over the weekend. 🙂

  5. Awesome. Happy Birthday Jyl! Now Christy…if you could work on getting the Cracker Barrel Lemon Icebox Pie recipe “figgered” out I truly would appreciate it! I can’t stand that it only coes around once a year!

    1. I’m afraid I won’t be able to help ya with this one but I have a really good reason! After having the staff of Southern Living make a total of five phone calls to me to tell me that this was the best lemon meringue pie they ever tasted, I’m gonna have to stick with this recipe! lol I’ve never had Cracker Barrels pie but I can’t tell you what a proud moment that was for me, getting praise from Southern Living!

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