Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Ricotta and whipped eggwhites make these lemon ricotta pancakes the lightest and fluffiest pancakes I have ever eaten! Perfect for weekend breakfasts!

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes | chezcateylou.com

Sunday morning = pancake time. Growing up, my dad made us a big breakfast almost every Sunday.  It was the best. Well, it still is the best because he still cooks breakfast any time I am home in St. Louis. Tons of bacon. Fresh squeezed orange juice. Fried eggs if you want them (cooked in bacon fat and served on rye toast. that is worthy of its own blog post). And of course, my favorite, pancakes.

I still crave pancakes pretty much every weekend. And while I will always love good old fashioned plain pancakes, I love trying out new varieties. Like these lemon ricotta pancakes.

… 

Read More »

Kale Salad with Pears and Walnuts

Kale Salad ~ chezcateylou.com

Happy new year!  How are everyone’s new year’s resolutions going so far?  I don’t know about you, but I took yesterday off from any kind of resolution.  January 1 is a holiday, a day of rest – right?  So the healthy eating starts today for me!  I have a few healthy recipes to share with you over the next few days to start the year off right.  The first is one of my favorites – kale salad… 

Read More »

Thanksgiving Punch

Thanksgiving Punch is a delicious rum cocktail full of warm spices and fresh lemon juice. It is perfect to serve before, during, or after your Thanksgiving feast!

Thanksgiving Punch, a rum based cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving!  | ChezCateyLou.com

Last week on ChezCateyLou, Cate gave you all the recipes you need to put together a successful Thanksgiving meal.  That’s all well and good, but surely you’ll need something to help you survive the other seven hours of the day when you’re not stuffing your face.  That’s where this delicious Thanksgiving Punch recipe comes in handy.

* This post also appears on The Nobler Experiment.  The Nobler Experiment is an excellent blog that focuses on all things alcohol related.  You should head over there right now to check out their Thanksgiving content, including more cocktail recipes and wine and beer recommendations for the big day.   … 

Read More »

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf tastes amazing but is light thanks to yogurt, applesauce, and some whole wheat flour. A healthy but delicious way to enjoy summer’s best flavors!
Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Loaf | chezcateylou.com

I just discovered the new-ish Whole Foods on the Upper East Side. It opened in August, and I can’t believe it took me this long to go – I think I subconsciously knew that it would mean trouble for me. I spent an hour in there the other day just filling my cart with things that we really don’t need but can’t live without (like these all-natural candy bars, which are really just a Snickers bar pretending to be healthy).  Everyone always complains about how overpriced Whole Foods is, so I was surprised when a pint of blueberries was on sale for $1.99!  I have a skewed view of grocery prices due to living in NYC, but I’m pretty sure that is a great price for berries anywhere you live!  So clearly I had to bake something using blueberries.  Since summer is here and I was trying to lighten things up a bit, I decided to make a blueberry lemon bread, using yogurt and applesauce to replace some of the fat.  I also snuck some whole wheat flour in there for some added nutrition.  The results were fantastic!  The bread was so moist with the perfect amount of sweetness, and I loved the combo of the lemon and blueberry flavors – it tastes like summer!  … 

Read More »

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

These soft, cake-like cookies are bursting with lemon flavor. These Lemon Ricotta Cookies are some of the best cookies I have ever made!

Lemon Ricotta Cookies | chezcateylou.com

This past weekend I was in my hometown of St. Louis. Apparently they skipped spring in the Lou and went straight to summer – it was so hot! Summer always makes me think of lemon desserts. The bright citrusy flavor and the yellow color reminds me of long sunny summer days.  So I decided to make these lemon ricotta cookies to celebrate the season. These cookies are like mini cakes!  They are light, fluffy, and moist. The lemon flavor in the actual cookie is subtle and when paired with the lemon glaze the flavor really pops.

… 

Read More »