Meyer lemon season is coming to an end soon, so let’s take advantage and squeeze out every bit of fragrant lemony-ness we can. Pistachios and ginger pair extremely well with lemon, and are the prominent flavors in the buttery crust of these bars. The filling uses both the juice and zest to get the most Meyer lemon flavor. A simple glaze of confectioners’ sugar and more Meyer lemon juice tops it all off, along with a dusting of chopped pistachios to give it a salty crunchy balance. And don’t worry. We’ve got gluten free and whole wheat variations covered. So go ahead, raise a glass (or lemon bar) to another citrus season.
Trick or treat! Halloween is right around the corner, and while there are plenty of gory and ghoulish recipes out there for all your festive needs; I’m going the subtle route and tricking taste buds with these inconspicuous looking popcorn balls. You’d never guess from looking at them, but the marshmallow is made with pomegranate molasses, and offers just as much tartness as it does sweetness. Add to that some salted sunflower seeds and popcorn, and you have all the elements of the perfect treat: sweet, salty, tangy, chewy and crunchy.
Wrapping up our back-to-school series with a fun and tasty recipe that is sure to be a kid-pleaser. Pizza is a pretty kid friendly food, but cold leftover pizza is not always the best lunchbox option. Enter pizza rolls! A soft whole wheat dough rolled up cinnamon roll style with your favorite pizza toppings inside, and of course extra sauce for dipping. Make up a batch on the weekend and fill up those lunchboxes with cheesy carby goodness that is sure to be gone when the lunchbox comes back home.