I don't remember when it was that I first fell in love with lemons. Perhaps, it was those delectable
lemon sandwich cookies my mom brought along when we all went on a picnic. I would eat them like an Oreo cookie. First, twist the cookie. Second, eat all the lemon cream. Last, chomp the cookie.
Or was it the lemonheads? Watching a movie and eating sour Lemonheads. The Lemonheads lasted the whole movie if you planned it right.
Maybe, it was the lemon dressing my mom made for our salads. The tangy dressing was coveted by my 3 brothers and I. When the salad bowl was empty, we would all dip our bread in the dressing
left at the bottom of the bowl. This was just pure lemon bliss. Sadly to say, I am still searching for a lemon dressing like my Mom's since my Mom just whipped it up without measuring anything.
It is time to expand my repertoire of lemon experiences with homemade lemon recipes. I tried a few lemon infused recipes from All Recipes.
Lemon Infused Recipes
EASY LEMON COOKIES
I baked these Easy Lemon Cookies. The cookies are made from a lemon cake mix.
I was a little worried the cookies wouldn't come out because of the smaller cake mixes these days. However, it didn't
seem to affect the recipe. There is also a video attached to this cookie recipe.
Easy Lemon Cookies Video
It was worth watching, when it came to rolling the cookies in a pan by using a spoon. I also used a small cookie scoop
which made it easier to scoop the cookies out of the bowl. The scoop holds 2 teaspoons of dough and yields a 2 inch diameter cookie. I bought my cookie scoop at Bed Bath and Beyond.
LEMON GARLIC TILAPIA
Next, I tried the Lemon Garlic Tilapia. It was
quite easy and tasty. There is also an attached video. I suggested the video to my son.
Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Unfortunately, he continues to microwave only. The directions in the video suggested baking or grilling the fish. After
eating the baked fish, I prefer my tilapia grilled.
STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SLUSIE
Last, I whipped up the Strawberry Lemonade Slushie. I loved this recipe. I have made this sweet liquid concoction more than once.
The first time I made it as is. The second time, I made it low calorie. The third time, I just poured it over crushed ice. All were Lemony Luscious!
It uses a dry lemonade mix such as Country Time Lemonade. I downsized the recipe for 2 servings and used my son as a guinea pig. Of course he thought the glass was too fancy, but he drank it, brain
freeze and all.
Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
For myself, I made it a little more diet friendly. One serving is approximately 50 calories. I couldn't find any diet lemonade mix at Walmart other than this small box. This mix is usually used to
add to bottled water. However, it works. I would imagine you could use Crystal Light. However, each drink mix may vary on how much to add. I would start with a heaping teaspoon and then adjust to taste.
LELA's CUSTOMIZED STRAWBERRY LEMONADE SLUSHIE
Lela's Customized Strawberry Lemonade Slushie
For 2 servings:
1/4 cup of water, 1 pkg. of lemonade mix ( I measured it and it is 1 1/2 tsp.), 1 1/2 cups ice cubes and 1/2 cup of strawberries. I used frozen strawberries. I also made this with fresh strawberries
which made the drink pink. Now, I must caution you it may be a bit tart. So, if you make this start out with 1/2 pkg. then add to taste.
Do you have a favorite lemon infused recipe? I would love to hear from you.