Since we love lemons, and we love to make lemonade, we're not quite sure which is better.
Lemons form the foundation for so many perfect combinations of tart and sweet that it would be hard to imagine a kitchen without it. Some of our favorite sweet treats hinge on lemon, from Lemon Meltaways, which are the perfect variation on a Mexican wedding cookie, to the classic Lemon Meringue Pie—and where would Southerners be without that? Lemons are also perfect for adding in just that little bit of tartness where it is needed. Make a batch of Lemon-Thyme Dressing and it brings just the right amount of bite.
Ladle a bowl of Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup and it will be the lemon that cuts through with just a hint of citrus and holds everything together. From the simple slice that garnishes a glass of sweet tea to the flavors that make Ginger Shortbread Cookies with Lemon-Cream Cheese Frosting perfect, it is hard to imagine too many days in the kitchen without one of the greatest ingredients life has given us: lemons. Lemonade is not too bad either.