Spring is officially here and I couldn’t be happier! Warmer weather normally means I get to pull out my favorite flavor profiles. Think lemons, basil and edible florals…I could go on but I am most pleased with LEMONS and all things citrus. You could say I am OBSESSED and not just with citrusy desserts: grilled steak with bright, zesty Chimichurri sauce or Fish En Pappioltte (in parchment) with lemon wheels and garden-fresh Tarragon…I digress. Now turning to these delightful little Lemon Almond Shortbread cookies. So easy and delicious. The flaky, buttery crust paired with the bright zest of the lemon and crunch of the almond leaves you with the perfect little Spring cookie. Voila!
Mix all ingredients with mixer or by hand, refrigerate at least one hour. Roll in small balls, press with back of measuring cup and top with slivered almonds. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes/slightly golden.
Here at Sunnyland Farms, we are smack dab in the middle of Harvest Season, the groves are busy with shakers, our shelling plant is humming with sounds of cracking pecans and our cleaning plant is busy sorting and sizing out “Only the Best” nuts for our catalog and corporate gifts. These beautiful pecan halves then go into our handcrafted treats and ever so popular nut-mixes. All brought to you since 1948 by the Willson family.
There’s just something about Spring that makes me nostalgic: lacey white frocks, pretty pastels, crisp white linen tablecloths, big platters of ice cold deviled eggs, freshly waxed lemon scented dining room tables with big pitchers of sticky sweet ice tea… Ahhh….welcome back Springtime, you darlin’ thing you! Continue reading Grandma’s Easter Ham
My passion for all things culinary happened by accident, as do many good things. Working professionally in both the restaurant and catering industries gave me the background but I was the people person; customer relations was my forte. It wasn’t until I began cooking in my own kitchen, free to experiment, taste and create that I fell in love with the art of cooking. I think cooking is a lot like creating art, you can’t be afraid to fail and often will. However, the few successes that come along the way are oh so worth it. Plus you get to share these victories with your family and friends! On that note, here is a summer recipe I think you will love! Continue reading Summer Recipe- Mandarin Pecan Slaw