Lemon Flavored Recipes are Perfect for Summer Days
Nothing says summer faster than the hint of scent or flavor of LEMON!
Even though, we are at the end of July right now… we still have many hot summer days left to go this season and I’m not quite ready to give up warm weather! This is why I always choose to skip out on all the “Christmas in July” activities and such… because, last winter about did me in! We had very little snow… but day after day of gloomy and rainy weather. Last winter was enough to make this “once winter loving gal” ready to pack-up and head to the beach somewhere!
SO, today, I’m super excited to share my ‘Top 5 Quick & Easy Lemon Flavored Recipes’ to help us all finish the last couple of months of summer with a burst of refreshing flavors! I think you’ll love all of these recipes, as they’re all family-friendly, bursting with lemon flavor, and QUICK & EASY!! …. Sounds perfect, right?!
Let me know which one you’re going to try first, by commenting at the end of this post. ALSO, I’ve designed a super cute lemon-themed gift tag and recipe card free printable set that you can print at home too! These will help you make a super sweet gift for your neighbor, friend, new mom, or anyone ~ just because, the world could use a little more kindness these days, right?!
Lemon Blueberry Bread
This lemon blueberry bread from Glorious Treats is absolutely AMAZING! It bakes up so moist and has the most refreshing summer flavor of lemon AND blueberry! Lemon and blueberries are a flavor match made in heaven and this bread recipe is perfect for a brunch, shower, housewarming gift, or a nice gift to give to a new mom or someone recovering from illness. Wrap the loaf in plastic wrap and an outer layer of brown kraft/butcher paper and tie with a bow, adorable lemon themed gift tag, and 4×6″ recipe card… and you have a super sweet gift for someone special!
These are the most flavorful lemon cookies that will ever melt in your mouth! Even better, is they are the easiest cookies to make from scratch too! Half Scratched really set the bar high with this delicious recipe… and the GLAZE, OH MY!
A plate of these make for a perfect for a birthday party, celebration gift (wrapped in a pretty package), or an afternoon (or midnight) snack!
These lemon cookies never last more than a day in my house.
The combination of festive and bright colors, lemon and herbs in this cold pasta salad is so refreshing on a hot summer day. Louisa from Living with Lou shares her pasta salad with a super simple vinaigrette, combination of garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, herbs, and olive oil. This summery-salad keeps perfectly in the fridge for a couple of days and is perfect for a backyard picnic, potluck, cookout, etc.!
Lemon and garlic flavors really shine in this quick and easy dish by Michelle of The Last Food Blog. It’s the perfect recipe for a weeknight meal for the entire family! It can easily be modified by adding chicken, mushrooms, or by substituting spinach for the kale. With some quick additions and/or substitutions, it’s super easy to make this recipe fit the tastes of everyone at your table.