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All That Lemony Goodness – Part Deux

It’s no secret, I love lemons. In particular – I love Meyer lemons. You get all that absolute lemon Joy without the overbearing urge to slap the crap out of the person next to you when you bite into them. They are milder, sweeter than grocery store variety lemons, and mellower in taste. Considered to be a cross between tangerines and garden variety lemons, you can usually find them in the better fresh produce departments beginning about November on to about late April. So… why, when they aren’t really in season am I waxing on about Meyer Lemons? Well, I was poking around in my mom’s freezer today. And there… in the back… under the pureed quince and the fresh frozen, china-berry sized English peas, was a pint of frozen Meyer Lemon juice..and it got those salivary glands working. I thought today in honor of the found provenance of glory, I’d continue the Lemony Goodness saga. First on the docket today is Lemon Chess Pie with Swedish Double Chocolate Crisps. I love the combination of …

In for a Penny, in for a Pound

Truer words were never spoken. If something is worth doing at all, its worth with both hands…and dragging your titties through it. I’ve said it before, I’m not a cake person…  Everyone in my mom’s family was an excellent cake baker. Everyone had their signature cake, or the cake they always made for company, or that yellowy, butter flavored, crunchy chocolate iced layer cake that my grandmother always seemed to have sitting under the cake dome in her equally lemon yellow kitchen. And while heading over to granny’s house on Sunday afternoon for coffee and cake was always a good family afternoon, Cake – just didn’t do it for me – save for a very few layered cakes, (one, actually). No, the only time I would actually get hungry for cake, was when it was  Pound Cake. And my favorite of favorites was my great grandmothers’ Brown Sugar Pound Cake. In case you don’t know why its called a pound cake…. The Pound Cake originated centuries ago in England.  The name really comes from the …