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Chicken Piccata and Lemon Yogurt Cake: Food Goals #7












Today is a great day: my sister's birthday.  Happy birthday to the most beautiful, thoughtful, caring, generous, moody strong-willed woman I know, other than my mom.  We are so blessed to have you in our lives....especially my kids.  You are a wonderful aunt to them.  Now enough with the sappy...let's have some cake. Robbie's making the cake, right?









Today I'm featuring Barefoot Contessa's Chicken Piccata and Lemon Yogourt Cake.  It was a great meal...maybe too much lemon for one meal, but good nonetheless.  





1) Chicken Piccata.  Recipe here.


I was intrigued by this recipe because I had never heard of it, yet it seemed like it was an everyday(ish) dish.  In fact, just when I passed the recipe in the book and said, chicken piccata...must be spicy, I'll skip it....my friend Sheila featured it on her blog here.  So I had to try it.  Lucia loves lemons, so she was all over this one.  I don't think I got the sauce right, so I think this one will have to go back into the rotation for a re-try.




Lana, I'm not sure what I was watching while cooking this recipe...maybe Gilmore Girls?









2) Lemon Yogourt Cake.  Recipe here.   Again, another success in Lucia's books.  My little lemon lover.  She wanted this for bedtime snack and then again in her lunch and then again the moment she got home from school.  This is a repeater.














So what about you? Lemon eater? Lemon in water? Or is lemon solely reserved for tequila?















Comments

  1. Lemon and tequila??? What? LOL We do limes and tequila here. Aside from that (of course the liquor gets my attention....) I'm freaking in love with your lemon cake and that chicken looks great too! I'm not a pasta fan so this post really delighted me! I hope your weekend is FABULOUS!

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  2. Wouldn't Lucia have loved grandma d's famous lemon loaf?

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  3. I LOVE lemon!!! I have lemon water everyday, so I say bring it on. That cake (and whole meal) look delicious!!!

    Laura
    www.blackcoffeebeautiful.com

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  4. Living on Cloud Nine04 March, 2016 00:32

    Happy birthday to your sissy and Hello yummy Ina/Deena goodness!! You had me at lemon! Yum!!

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  5. I LOVE panko crumbs on chicken!!! sooo delish!!!

    I want cake sooooo bad!! so so bad

    Simply Shaunacey

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  6. Lemon is George's favorite, so I'm definitely making the chicken. The cake will have to wait until he can eat cake again - ooh, maybe for his birthday. Thanks for telling me what you were watching, because I need to know :)!

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  7. I am with Lucia - I love lemons (and limes)! Lemon Pudding cakes (recipe Fine Cooking) - are amazing if you are looking for more dessert lemon ideas.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  8. Lemon Loaf from Starbucks is my favorite as are the lemon Girl Scout cookies.... so now I need to make this cake! Thanks for sharing!

    Becky
    www.bybmgblog.com

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  9. Hugh and Lucia are similar!

    And on a lemony note, once after we were just married Hugh made lemon squares. I was going on about how good they were and Hugh said, "Well, glad you like them, but they aren't very healthy." Knowing full well that lemon squares typically aren't I didn't really respond, so Hugh said, "They have a pound of butter in them." Shocked I exclaimed, "Two whole cups." Not phased, Hugh goes, "Nope just one cup." Well, Hugh thought that a pound was one cup, so they were melt-in-your-mouth, double butter delicious!

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  10. Molly Middleton04 March, 2016 13:59

    Your food looks delicious! We love us some chicken piccata! I mean, how can you not??? :)

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  11. Yes to lemon water! Do you find that you start to crave it throughout the day?

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  12. I need the recipe, please and thanks.

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  13. Interesting! We do limes in our Corona and lemon with our tequila. and now I'm thirsty.

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  14. Definitely will check it out! Thanks!!!

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  15. I think I'm going to try Sheila's recipe to see if there's a difference.

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  16. Oh, your family has a thing with butter, I think. I see where your kids get it from.

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  17. Yes the only ones that stay crispy!!

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  18. I think I'll fit in in Canada just fine when I move there. Hahahaa! I can exchange my citrus.

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  19. I'm not a fan of lemon, but this looks delicious! Happy birthday to your sister, it's nice seeing siblings appreciation for each other.

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  20. Of course it all looks absolutely delicious! I wish we were neighbors...and not just neighboring countries.

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  21. Happy birthday to your sister! :) The lemon cake looks and sounds wonderful, definitely something I'd like to try! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  22. I'm not the hugest fan of lemon in cooking either, but it was pretty good!

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  23. I can't believe it is the first time I tried it!

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  24. I think the cake was, for sure, my favourite part of the whole meal.

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  25. Oh my, so hungry now. I made a chicken piccata recently and LOVED It. My recipe had capers though.
    That cake looks like something my husband would devour!!!

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