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Lemon lovers unite! This is where you need to be to find any amazingly delicious lemon recipes! From sweet to savory and everything in between, these lemon recipes in this roundup are the best of the best!

To give you a little sneak peek of what’s to come from these lemon recipes! Start out with my lemon bars, these delicious lemon pancakes, or these amazing lemon wings… Once you try these recipes, you will bookmark this page and keep coming back for more!

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The Best Lemon Recipes Roundup

Do you know how sometimes, you just need a go-to place for your favorite recipes? That’s what this lemon recipe roundup is for! I have gathered up all of my favorites, tried and true recipes, and put them all here, in one place, just for you! (Well, and for me… I love lemon!). These recipes range from dinner entrees to side dishes and even delicious lemon desserts.

Lemon is such a delicious ingredient to incorporate into everything so I wanted to make sure that I included them all so that you could find whatever it is that you are looking for! So take a look and try a few. Once you start you won’t be able to stop! These are perfect for any occasion but I especially love incorporating lemon recipes into all of my summertime meals!

Lemon Tips

Since this roundup is all about lemon recipes, I wanted to give you a few tips on how to pick them out and use them in the recipes! 

  • Measurements: 1 medium-sized lemon equals about 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice. 
  • How to Pick a Lemon: Find a lemon that is heavy for its size. A lemon should have a fine grain texture and a bright yellow color. If it has any green streaks on it then this usually means that it is more acidic. 
  • Room Temperature Lemons: If you leave your lemons out at room temperature before you cook or bake with them, then they will yield more juice than ones that have been in the fridge! 
  • Lemon Zest: If your recipe from this lemon roundup calls for lemon zest then you can either use a lemon zest tool or a grater. Make sure that you are just getting the outer layer of the peel. Once you get beneath that top layer, the white pith is bitter and you don’t want that coming off with your zest.

Lemon Pancakes

4 from 3 votes
These lemon pancakes are the best pancakes that you will EVER eat! They are soft, delicious, and have the slightest hint of lemon flavor that will go perfect with just about any topping that you put on them! 
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Creamy Lemon Chicken Piccata

4.83 from 35 votes
This creamy lemon chicken piccata is a quick and easy one-pot meal that's on the dinner table in 30 minutes! Tender breaded chicken in a creamy lemon sauce that the entire family will love.
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Glazed Lemon Brownies

4.95 from 17 votes
Quick and easy lemon brownies that are perfectly moist and chewy! The Lemon Glaze on top is the perfect finishing touch! It will be hard to stop at one!
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Perfect Lemon Bars

4.70 from 10 votes
There’s nothing better than a buttery shortbread crust topped with a juicy lemon filling and a sprinkling of powder sugar. This classic recipe for lemon bars is the only one you’ll ever need! It’s happiness in bite-sized pieces.
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Easy Greek Lemon Chicken

4.75 from 44 votes
Easy Greek Lemon Chicken is made with just a handful of ingredients in a cast iron skillet along with roasted lemon wedges that make an easy pan sauce.
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Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini

4.34 from 3 votes
Delicious and creamy fettuccini with added lemon and garlic for the perfect twist.
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Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies with a Glaze

Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies with a Glaze are light and fresh with vibrant sweet and sour flavors that are surprisingly easy to create! Every bite is packed with a burst of lemon flavor and the shortbread has the perfect dense, buttery texture that will make this your new favorite cookie!
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Glazed Lemon Bread

4.70 from 10 votes
Glazed Lemon Bread is a soft, moist bread bursting with citrus lemon flavor and topped with a shell of sweet lemon glaze. This quick and easy homemade bread is great for sharing or savoring!!
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Lemon Tart with a Buttery Shortbread Crust

5 from 1 vote
This sweet and savory lemon tart dessert is pure heaven and melts in your mouth with every bite! From the buttery shortbread crust, to the sweet and creamy lemon curd then topped with fresh fruit and powdered sugar, this dessert is rich and flavorful.
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Lemon Garlic Aioli Sauce

This garlic aioli sauce is dreamy! The hint of lemon flavor combined with garlic has my mouth watering. It's packed with enough flavor to make anything that you dip into it that much more delicious. 
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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

4.82 from 11 votes
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a delicious 30 minutes meal that cooks in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping. A restaurant quality meal right at home!
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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

5 from 2 votes
These lemon poppyseed muffins are super soft and loaded with fresh lemon flavor thanks to fresh juice and zest. Tender and moist, these muffins are the perfect breakfast or brunch companion!
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Perfect Lemon Curd

5 from 7 votes
Lemon curd is a perfect combination of sweet and tangy with a smooth creamy texture. This lemony goodness comes together in a matter of minutes!
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Roasted Lemon Honey Garlic Asparagus

5 from 2 votes
This lemon honey garlic asparagus recipe has a crisp outside with a tender inside cooked in a lemon, honey marinade with minced garlic. This asparagus compliments any main dish and adds a colorful feel to the table! 
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Brown Butter Lemon Salmon

Brown Butter Lemon Salmon is a freshly seared salmon sautéed in olive oil, infused with a brown butter glaze with fresh parsley, thyme and rosemary herbs with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. This is the perfect balance of a light and tasty family meal!
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Lemon Blueberry Cake

You have never seen a beautiful and equally delicious cake as this lemon blueberry cake! Elegant, delicious, and fit for any occasion, this cake will knock your socks off! 
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Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops

5 from 6 votes
Creamy Lemon Parmesan Scallops are insanely good! These fresh scallops are lightly seasoned, then seared in a creamy, light lemon and parmesan sauce that coats each of the scallops made all in one pan.
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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

4.62 from 67 votes
Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.
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Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms

4.63 from 16 votes
Lemon Garlic Butter Flank Steak with Mushrooms is tender, juicy flank steak cooked in a buttery, lemon garlic sauce mixed with mushrooms for the perfect combination. It is cooked in a skillet to tender perfection and a meal that everyone will love! 
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Lemon Garlic Butter Herb Chicken with Asparagus

4 from 6 votes
Lemon Garlic Butter Herb Chicken with Asparagus is the easiest 30 minute meal that is bursting with amazing flavor. Cooked in a buttery lemon garlic herb blend to tender juicy perfection with asparagus!
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Lemon Ricotta Cookies with a Lemon Glaze

5 from 1 vote
These lemon ricotta cookies are a lemon lover's dream come true! They are soft, moist, and drizzled with amazingly fresh lemon glaze. You will want to serve these up every chance that you get! 
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Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops

4.84 from 6 votes
Grilled Lemon Garlic Scallops is an eloquent dish marinated in the juices of a lemon, hint of garlic, wrapped in olive oil with Italian seasonings all grilled to perfection! So simple to make and ready in minutes! 
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Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken

4.59 from 24 votes
Glazed Lemon Honey Garlic Chicken is tender and juicy chicken cooked in the skillet topped the most amazing lemon honey garlic glaze! You are going to love this simple but full of flavor 30 minute meal!
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Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken

4.62 from 18 votes
Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken is an incredible restaurant quality meal you can make under 30 minutes.  Tender and juicy chicken is drowning in a creamy lemon parmesan sauce and is a meal the family will go crazy for! 
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Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

Grilled Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Vegetables – a simple and tasty recipe for summer grilling. Juicy shrimp and tender veggies are coated in an amazing buttery lemon garlic blend that are grilled to perfection.
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Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe is the ultimate dessert for your summer cookout or barbecue! A moist strawberry cake is topped with a creamy lemon frosting — it’s fresh and fruity and made with real strawberries! Easy to make ahead and freezer friendly.
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Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

A simple chicken pasta salad with a delicious lemon herb dressing!
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Side Angle of the Lemon Salmon Piccata with capers and lemon slices

Lemon Salmon Piccata

5 from 2 votes
This easy Lemon Salmon Piccata is a gorgeous main dish where salmon filets are nestled in the most delicious creamy lemon sauce. You’ll be licking that pan clean!
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Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Veggies

3 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs and Veggies is a hearty and flavorful meal! Filled with tender veggies and tuscan herbed spice chicken that all get cooked in a lemon garlic sauce.
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Lemon Bundt Cake

Easy and delicious lemon bundt cake with a buttercream frosting. This cake comes out perfectly moist and tender and is perfect for summer!
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Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake

Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake is a tender and moist lemon cake filled with lemon curd topped with a blueberry filling and whipped topping. This is a perfect summer cake and will be a hit wherever it goes!
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Lemon Baked Pancake with Berry Sauce

5 from 1 vote
This Lemon Baked Pancake with Berry Sauce is such an easy breakfast for serving a crowd! Perfect for all your holiday brunches.
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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

4.43 from 7 votes
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata is creamy lemony sauce-coated noodles with juicy lightly breaded chicken with a hint of garlic, all topped with savory capers!
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Lemon Berry Trifle

3 from 1 vote
This Lemon Berry Trifle is perfectly tart and sweet, with a citrusy lemon cake, vanilla pudding, whipped cream and a load of berries! It’s the perfect dessert for Spring.
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No-Bake Lemon Pie

5 from 3 votes
No-bake lemon pie is a light and creamy pie bursting with refreshing lemony flavor. It's sweet and zingy all at the same time! This pie is easy to make and is the perfect spring or summer dessert!
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Lemon Garlic Chicken Asparagus Pasta

5 from 9 votes
Lemon Garlic Chicken Asparagus Pasta – with sauteed chicken and tender asparagus, tossed in a delicious creamy lemon garlic sauce.
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Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus

4.50 from 2 votes
Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp with Asparagus is a meal in one with five minutes of prep and 10 minutes to cook. Tossed in a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce this recipe is a keeper!
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Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

5 from 14 votes
Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake! This pound cake is made lighter by using greek yogurt, and is loaded up with lemon flavor thanks to zest and fresh lemon juice! Juicy blueberries are baked right in. All drizzled with a luscious lemon glaze.
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Healthy Lemon Parmesan Sardine Pasta

4.50 from 2 votes
Healthy Lemon Parmesan Sardine Pasta is a 20-minute easy dinner! Healthy lemon parmesan spaghetti noodles with onion, capers, Panko, and sardines.
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Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta

4.95 from 213 votes
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 30 minutes! Fresh shrimp is cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and tossed in fresh parmesan cheese and pasta. It's unbelievably good and sure to become a new favorite!
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Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze

4.94 from 32 votes
Blueberry Zucchini Bread with a Lemon Glaze will be one of the best quick breads you EVER make! Perfectly moist with two cups of zucchini hidden inside and bursting with fresh blueberries. The lemon glaze it the perfect finishing touch!
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No Bake Lemon Macaroon Cheesecake

No Bake Lemon Macaroon Cheesecake is a coconut filled cheesecake on top of a golden oreo crust. Topped with lemon curd and fresh whipping cream this easy to make dessert will be a huge hit!
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Easy Lemon Pudding Pie

5 from 1 vote
A delicious triple-layer lemon pudding pie that requires NO baking and is ready in no more than 15 minutes prep time. This is the perfect summer dessert that will absolutely be a hit wherever it goes!
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Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Chicken cooked in creamy garlic lemon sauce is simple and easy to make in one skillet in under 20 minutes!
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Lemon Pepper Chicken with Brown Butter Garlic Lemon Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Juicy chicken is coated in lemon pepper seasoning and baked to tender perfection in this easy recipe. The brown butter garlic lemon sauce on top is absolutely incredible!
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Lemon Almond Poppyseed Quick Bread

4.80 from 5 votes
Lemon Almond Poppyseed Quick Bread is perfectly moisten and comes together quickly and easily. Glazed with a lemon glaze and topped with almonds, this bread will become an instant favorite!
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Blueberry Lemon Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Soft, cake like cookies that are bursting with fresh blueberries and have a hint of lemon. These cookies melt in your mouth and are topped with the most amazing lemon cream cheese frosting!
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Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo with Asparagus

5 from 3 votes
A buttery lemon parmesan garlic sauce coats orzo pasta and gives it such amazing flavor! It gets tossed with asparagus and makes one delicious meal!
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Ooey Gooey Lemon Coconut Butter Bars

5 from 1 vote
These bars are ooey and gooey and have a delicious lemon flavor! They are topped with a brown sugar butter coconut topping and are seriously AMAZING!
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Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta

5 from 6 votes
Crispy, tender and juicy parmesan crusted chicken over the most incredible creamy lemon garlic pasta! This is a must make meal!
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Blueberry Pie Muffin Bread with a Lemon Glaze

3.75 from 4 votes
An amazingly moist muffin bread filled with blueberry pie filling. Topped with a crumb topping and drizzled in a lemon glaze this bread is incredible!
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Skinny Lemon Icebox Bars

Delicious and creamy lemon cheesecake top a graham cracker crust and chills in the fridge. They are made with lightened up ingredients and make the perfect lemon dessert!
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Herbed Lemon Garlic Chicken Skewers

Fresh lemon, herbs, and garlic come together in this fast and flavorful marinade. Complemented with fresh and bright summer veggies in this amazing meal that is under 400 calories!
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Winter Pomegranate Orange Quinoa Salad with Creamy Lemon Greek Yogurt Dressing

5 from 1 vote
A mouthwatering winter salad with quinoa, spinach, mandarine oranges, and crunchy pistachios. Topped with a creamy lemon greek yogurt dressing and feta cheese this makes one unforgettable salad!
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Summer Squash Lemon Spaghetti

5 from 1 vote
The zucchini and summer squash is my favorite combo with the lemon spaghetti, but tomatoes, steamed beans, or peas would also taste great in this dish. Enjoy!
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Blueberry Cream Cheese Cookies with a Lemon Glaze

4.91 from 11 votes
Perfect moist and puffy cookies with fresh blueberries bursting inside.  These cookies are a mix between a blueberry muffin and a soft and chewy cookie.  Drizzled in a lemon glaze, these will become a new favorite!
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Lemon Cheesecake Bars

5 from 2 votes
These are the most delicious and creamy lemon cheesecake bars. They have a buttery shortbread crust with a cheesecake and lemon layer and are dusted with powdered sugar. They are the perfect dessert!
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Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

5 from 5 votes
A quick an easy side that is full of delicious parmesan garlic flavor with a hint of lemon.  This is a side that you will make again and again!
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Lemon Raspberry Poppyseed Bread

A delicious and moist lemon poppyseed bread that is bursting with fresh raspberries inside.  Drizzled in a lemon glaze, this will be one of the best quick bread recipes that you make!
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Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

These Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes are bursting with vanilla, fresh blueberries and a hint of lemon. Piled high with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting and of course, it wouldn’t be a cupcake with out SPRINKLES!
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Coconut Blueberry Cake with a Lemon Sauce

A delicious and moist cake bursting with fresh blueberries and a coconut topping.  The warm lemon sauce on top is the perfect finishing touch!
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Lemon ‘Swig’ Sugar Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Amazingly soft and perfect lemon sugar cookies with the best lemon cream cheese frosting on top!
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Blueberry Lemon Upside Down Cake

A delicious and moist lemon sponge cake that is bursting with fresh blueberries on top!  One of the best cakes that I have ever had!
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Honey Lemon Ginger Chicken

5 from 1 vote
A light and delicious meal that is full of amazing honey lemon ginger flavor that the family will love!
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Healthy Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

A delicious and healthier for you lemon poppyseed cake that is so moist and delicious!
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Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Iced blueberry and lemon poppyseed muffins! So moist and delicious you'll want one every day for breakfast!
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Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze

4.56 from 9 votes
These delicious strawberry cinnamon rolls are made with pie filling and a quick and easy dough. Once you drizzle them with a delicious lemon glaze, you won't be able to resist coming back for seconds!
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Lemon Blueberry Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Delicious crumb bars bursting with fresh blueberries and a hint of lemon!
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. All of these recipes look amazing. I can’t wait to try them. Heading to the store to get what I need so I can make one tonight. The hard part is figuring out which one. They all sound so good! Thank you😍