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Meyer Lemon Muffins

February 29, 2012

Lovely Meyer Lemons

Meyer Lemon Muffins

I was bummed when I heard the LA TImes was discontinuing their food section. Perhaps they’re not discontinuing it – maybe it’s that they are consolidating and into another newspaper section. Anyway- I love the Los Angeles Times food section! I hate to see it made smaller!  I’ve got lots of recipe inspiration from there. Just like the other day when I had all of those Meyer lemons and blood oranges. You remember? I posted about it here. It was a regular citrus fest!  A couple of days later I made these beautiful Meyer lemon muffins. I found this recipe in the Los Angeles Times food section. I absolutely adore these muffins! They came out beautiful, as you can see. A couple of things I had problems with: the wetness that the lemon slice on top created in the muffin it’s self. The lemon that I reserved to use as decor was rather soft. So the mandoline was unable to cut slices as thin as I wanted them to be. Also, the recipe clearly states to fill the muffin pan only halfway full with batter then add the lemon slice. That’s a very good idea … And they say it for a very good reason. You can see how the lemon is a little bit lost once the muffin is baked. What happened in many of the muffins is:  as the batter cooked it overtook the lemon slice and the lemon slice sank. I think the combination of the thicker slice, and too much batter in the muffin tin where the culprits here. The muffins that came out good were really, really good. I encourage you to give this recipe a try, I intend to use this recipe again, next time perhaps with regular lemons or pink grapefruit. And I definitely intend on getting as much inspiration from the LA Times website as possible!

Muff Muff Muffins!

252 Comments leave one →
  1. February 29, 2012 2:36 pm

    Holy Moly! Do those look great! Nice job!

  2. March 5, 2012 12:04 pm

    I only recently tried Meyer lemons for the first time: LOVE ‘EM!

    This looks absolutely fantastic — thank you for sharing. Can’t wait…


    • March 5, 2012 12:20 pm

      aren’t they fragrant and wonderful?! i think i will make meyer lemonade soon! YUMMM! can you imagine?

  3. March 5, 2012 12:06 pm

    Did you consider slightly drying the lemon slices on a cooling rack before placing them if they were too wet? Just a thought.

    • March 5, 2012 12:18 pm

      no i didn’t. i am a pretty new cook, so i generally have few of my own bits of brilliance. drying them is a great idea. and perhaps i will incorporate this “drying” technique in my future fruit ventures. (that sounds sarcastic, but i am serious. “hey! i can dry stuff off a little”, it might help”.) funny, i often find myself “rushing” thru a recipe. even if not physically rushing- in my mind- i am working that recipe to death. again i think it’s because i am still a little unsure… thanks for the input. 😉 d.

      • March 5, 2012 1:07 pm

        No problemo, and I know better than to assume sarcasm in written text. I do a lot of cooking and have some formal training, so don’t hesitate to ask for help. I’m sure there are a lot of other people who could suggest far better ideas as well.

  4. March 5, 2012 12:08 pm

    they look so beautiful..and mouth watering!

  5. March 5, 2012 12:09 pm

    I have made those muffins and they’re so good! I’m sorry to see that section of the LA Times go as well. I hope they’ll keep the recipe archive, their recipes are great!

  6. March 5, 2012 12:26 pm

    Man, these look delicious. It’s not easy getting the light right for food. Nice job. They look perfect.

    • March 5, 2012 5:29 pm

      oh thanks. i guess i am also trying to figure out how to take pictures of the food i cook! i definitely use natural light when the sun is out. it limits my capturing of the process- my kitchen’s pretty natural light challenged. thanks for stopping by!

  7. March 5, 2012 12:32 pm

    Oh my, these look so delicious.

  8. March 5, 2012 12:35 pm

    Congratulations! I found you through the Freshly Pressed page. The muffins look good and I wish I had one right now!

    • March 5, 2012 12:41 pm

      ah ha! cool! i wondered what happened!! how exciting!thanks for the comment!

  9. March 5, 2012 12:36 pm

    Wow! Those look absolutely D-licious!

  10. March 5, 2012 12:36 pm

    These look absolutely delicious. I’m definitely going to bake these!

    • March 5, 2012 12:42 pm

      i’d love to see your pics!

      • March 5, 2012 4:28 pm

        I will make a point to post them – I’ve been slacking in the photography/cooking post department and I love to do both! Thanks for following my blog btw! My photos and cooking are actually on my eurolinguiste blog, that’s my personal blog where as sksaxgirl is my music blog. 🙂

  11. monicareneewatson permalink
    March 5, 2012 12:43 pm

    Looks delicious!

  12. March 5, 2012 12:44 pm

    I am definitely making these!

  13. Rivky Jee permalink
    March 5, 2012 12:45 pm

    omg, yum. mouth is watering. I’m totally trying this recipe. I’ve been so lazy bout trying new things, grr..but this seems kinda fun. thank you for sharing!

  14. March 5, 2012 12:47 pm

    Omg, those are the most beautiful muffins I’ve seen in a long time…

  15. March 5, 2012 12:50 pm

    How about candying the lemon slices? I found this easy looking (but a little time-consuming) recipe on butteryum: We don’t get Meyer lemons over here in the UK so I can only guess what this recipe might be like with all the proper ingredients. Looks beautiful. And congrats on the being freshly pressed! I was fp’ed two months ago and was amazed and stunned. Enjoy the limelight (or lemonlight, if you will)

    • March 5, 2012 12:54 pm

      great idea! funny you say that, i candied some lemon slices this morning to go on a cake i made last night. that was my first time. they are easy! and fun. and deelish! i’ll post about that cake later this week.
      (this is so unusual to have so many comments and likes. freshly pressed is FUN!)

    • March 5, 2012 5:32 pm

      i should also say i have been snacking all day on the candied lemons i did not need for my cake. they provide a nice “oh, i’ve walked into the kitchen” celebration snack. i have celebrated many times today! #candiedlemons #justsayno

    • January 24, 2013 7:25 pm

      Thanks for linking to my candied lemon slices – they look so good and they taste great too.

  16. March 5, 2012 12:58 pm

    This looks super duper delish! I can’t wait to give it a shot! When you have the time, do drop by my space. I recently made some savoury mousse and would love to know what you think.

    • March 5, 2012 1:07 pm

      “when harry met celery?” yeah, i am there, like right now! (love it!)

  17. March 5, 2012 1:03 pm

    Wow, those look amazing! Great photography too.

    • March 5, 2012 5:34 pm

      thank you. the pictures are tough for me. i just take a million and hope for a good one!

  18. March 5, 2012 1:04 pm

    Those muffins look so delicious more than those in LA Times even the photos are more tempting 🙂

  19. maryfollowsthelamb permalink
    March 5, 2012 1:04 pm

    I can actually smell those lemon muffins just looking at the picture and my mouth is watering! Definitely a “must make!” Thank you for sharing the recipe and tips!

  20. March 5, 2012 1:05 pm

    I miss those days when the LA Times Food Section was on Thursdays and it was more than a couple of pages. I still have my yellowed copy of their Thanksgiving edition that I take out every year.

    I love meyer lemons and grow them in my yard. I will have to try your recipe. Looks good!


  21. March 5, 2012 1:10 pm

    I had to stop myself licking the screen

  22. March 5, 2012 1:13 pm

    These look amazing, and reminds me of a wonderful cookie I made – big, soft ginger cookies with chunks of crystallized ginger in them and a paper thin slice of meyer lemon on top. The combo was addictive. The slices didn’t sink, but my lemons were so huge this year that I had to cut the slices in quarters. I also had the problem with the extra moisture affecting the batter and wondered whether it would be a good idea to decrease the liquid in the batter.

  23. March 5, 2012 1:24 pm

    Hey, wow. Your pics look better than the ones in the L.A. Times, too. Thanks for the heads-up about this recipe, as well as the whole L.A. Times section that I’ve never even seen before. Can’t wait to recreate some of their recipes for my own blog, and this one goes to the top of the list!

    • March 5, 2012 1:36 pm

      their online “food section” is amazing! i also follow them on twitter and find many recipes there!
      thanks for the kind words!

  24. Raaj Trambadia permalink
    March 5, 2012 1:27 pm

    Haha !! I haven’t tasted ’em yet, so I can’t comment on the taste. But they look beautiful 😀 10/10 for that !! Haha 😀 Cheers !! And congrats for FP 🙂

    And please check out my latest post on love & relationship –

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  25. March 5, 2012 1:31 pm

    These look so cute and delicious! I grow my own food and lemons have been the one thing that I ended up with way too much of with little minimal need for the, but now I know how they’ll be used! Thank you.

  26. March 5, 2012 1:33 pm

    When I saw the picture of this muffin on the front page of Freshly Pressed it made me want one right now! 😀 These look soooo amazingly yummy!

    • March 5, 2012 5:45 pm

      sarah, thanks! and thanks for coming by and saying so!

  27. March 5, 2012 1:47 pm

    Those muffins are gorgeous! So you eat the lemon slice, rind and all?

    • March 5, 2012 1:52 pm

      yes. but you don’t have to. i won’t tell! 😉

      • March 5, 2012 1:57 pm

        I love lemon, so it sounds good. Does the texture of the rind change at all after it’s been baked?

      • March 5, 2012 1:58 pm

        it dries a little, but it’s thin and totally edible. (or not)
        (i love your site BTW!)

      • March 5, 2012 2:01 pm

        Thanks! I’m definitely going to try your recipe, lemon muffins are one of my favorites.

  28. March 5, 2012 1:48 pm

    These look amazing! Your pictures make the muffins look delectable, much better than pictures from the Los Angeles Times. I can’t wait to make the recipe. 😀 Thanks for posting the link.

    • March 5, 2012 1:53 pm

      thanks! you are so kind! good luck with the recipe!

  29. Carlie Chew permalink
    March 5, 2012 2:00 pm

    These muffins look so insanely delicious. I can’t wait to try them : )

    • March 5, 2012 5:44 pm

      thanks carlie! i’d love to see your photos of them!

  30. March 5, 2012 2:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing this. Interesting concept, to use lemons, Connie

  31. azi-ta-da permalink
    March 5, 2012 2:22 pm

    Good God, these look beautiful and mouthwatering and …. WANT!!!!

    • March 5, 2012 5:47 pm

      🙂 i *love* any comment that starts off “good god!” !!
      thanks for coming by!

  32. March 5, 2012 2:51 pm

    LOVE,LOVE, LOVE LEMON ANYTHING! Thanks for the post and congrats on being freshly pressed! BTW, your muffin pictures are better than the LA Times!
    Best to you!

  33. March 5, 2012 3:17 pm

    I used to hate anything lemon. Always associated it with bitterness, until recently, when I tasted a lemon drizzle loaf, and ever since love anything lemon! These look really nice. 🙂

  34. March 5, 2012 3:21 pm

    These are lovely muffins! I love any kind of citrus cake, but still haven’t tried meyer lemons… Your photos are gorgeous! 🙂

  35. March 5, 2012 3:29 pm

    Yum, yum, yum. Wish I could make them right now. I’ve never seen muffins with lemon slices baked into them. Intriguing idea!

    • March 5, 2012 3:39 pm

      i had never seen this either. it looks so pretty.

  36. March 5, 2012 4:19 pm

    they look fabulous. 🙂


  37. March 5, 2012 4:21 pm

    Wow, those look gorgeous! I love lemon in baked goods, so different to actually add a slice baked right in.

    • March 5, 2012 5:49 pm

      yes. and the remainder of the recipe is interesting too, the “food processed” lemons INTO the batter. different! the slice on top is just the “bling” to get your eye!

  38. copycatmom permalink
    March 5, 2012 4:21 pm

    These look fantastic!

  39. March 5, 2012 4:39 pm

    I am literally working on making these right now. T-minus 3 hours till insanity…thanks for the inspiration!

  40. March 5, 2012 4:43 pm

    I’d have to hunt for Meyer lemons here in Texas, my regular store has never carried them. Maybe Whole Foods has some… Muffins are my go-to dessert, even more than cookies since they bake all at once in a single pan! Faster delicious treats with less mess 🙂
    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  41. debbieida permalink
    March 5, 2012 4:45 pm

    Love Meyer lemons! Your muffins look absolutely scrumptious and I will most definitely have to bake some. 😀

    • March 5, 2012 5:17 pm

      Meyers are so different than regular lemons. i adore them!

  42. March 5, 2012 4:48 pm

    They looked so fresh and yummy! I have never tried a Meyer lemon, but I will now, when I make these lemony delights!

  43. The Modern Home Economist permalink
    March 5, 2012 5:00 pm

    These look so yummy! Love the lemon glamour shots! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  44. Arlena permalink
    March 5, 2012 5:21 pm

    They look scrumptious!

  45. March 5, 2012 5:36 pm

    Those sound fantastic!!

  46. March 5, 2012 5:44 pm

    I also love their food section! These look incredible. Very glad to find your blog… I am a cook and yogi/yoga teacher. Great stuff!

  47. March 5, 2012 5:52 pm

    Holy Mole-y, a cup PLUS 2 T of sugar! *all big-eyed here* 😉 Seriously, that is a lot of sugar, ppl. Your pics captured me though, so very pretty. Look like little lemon-y butterflies on top. But I can’t eat sugar, so I’d have to just use ’em for decoration, lol


    • March 5, 2012 5:59 pm

      sorry you can’t have sugar. (more for me!) 😉
      thanks for your kind words and for stopping by!

  48. March 5, 2012 5:58 pm

    I love cooking with lemons, these muffins look very good. I never tried placing a whole slice of lemon in baking so I will give this a try.

  49. paigehc permalink
    March 5, 2012 6:23 pm


  50. March 5, 2012 6:39 pm

    Reblogged this on withlovelennieria and commented:
    me want some lemon juice!.

  51. March 5, 2012 6:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I always notice Meyer lemons at the market. Now I have a reason to get some!

  52. March 5, 2012 7:10 pm

    These are beautiful and look so delicious!!!

    • March 5, 2012 8:14 pm

      thank you so much! kind of you to comment so nicely!

  53. March 5, 2012 7:30 pm

    Oh my God those look so good! I love lemon muffins!

    • March 5, 2012 8:15 pm

      😉 seriously! who couldn’t love a lemon muffin?

  54. March 5, 2012 7:32 pm

    These look amazing! I recently discovered Meyer Lemons and immediately fell in love.

  55. March 5, 2012 7:35 pm

    Wow these look fantastic! Mouth watering recipe.

  56. March 5, 2012 7:48 pm

    Mmm can’t wait to make these!
    PS your muffins look way better than the ones on LA Times website! 🙂

    • March 5, 2012 8:18 pm

      WOW! thanks! that is so kind of you! please let me know when you make them!

  57. March 5, 2012 8:21 pm

    Those muffins. Oh my! I just made a shopping list – my mouth is watering!

  58. March 5, 2012 8:23 pm

    HMMMMMM Those look delicious!!!!

  59. March 5, 2012 8:37 pm

    wow! I can’t wait to get all the ingredients for these muffins at the store tonight. They look so yummy 🙂

  60. March 5, 2012 8:39 pm

    Love your photography!

  61. March 5, 2012 9:10 pm

    I’m going to try these with some french pressed Ethiopian Sidamo coffee.

  62. March 5, 2012 9:28 pm

    my mouth is watering! =)

  63. March 5, 2012 9:44 pm

    Woooww…delicious ! mau mau mau 😉

  64. March 5, 2012 9:54 pm

    Thanks Darla, looks like that is what is going to be on my menu for dinner and breakfast. I will try to remember to take a picture of the first batch of muffins, but I dont think they will be cooling off too long since I have not eaten breakfast, lunch or dinner today.

  65. March 5, 2012 10:14 pm

    Wow. those look DELICIOUS

    • March 6, 2012 7:46 am

      thanks! and thanks for stopping by and saying so!

  66. March 5, 2012 10:31 pm

    These look so mouthwatering good I can’t even stand it! Love your idea of using pink grapefruit! Pinteresting this so I remember to make them!

    • March 6, 2012 7:45 am

      yes! pink grapefruit sounds yummy! and the sugar you sprinkle over the top gives them some crunchy, grainy sweet and pretty deliciousness. i would love to know if you try them! thanks for coming by!

  67. March 5, 2012 10:55 pm

    i love lemon so much…

  68. March 5, 2012 11:45 pm

    omg those look good! :p

  69. March 5, 2012 11:46 pm

    I’m going to try them, too, but without the lemon slice on top. Thanks for the recipe.

    • March 6, 2012 7:42 am

      hi phyllis! that’s what i will do on half of my next batch. i am somewhat challenged by the “sinking lemon” and will try to master that in a few. thanks for commenting.

  70. March 5, 2012 11:58 pm

    These look so lovely! I adore lemon everything, and these muffins would certainly be no exception! They remind me a little of spring too!

    • March 6, 2012 7:40 am

      they are a bit Spring-y. but Meyers bring me to the mind of summer.maybe that’s why i love them so much!

  71. March 6, 2012 12:43 am

    Wow. This reminds me of when I made lemonade from scratch for the very first time. Couldn’t stop drinkin’ it! I think it’ll go well with these muffins (that are making my mouth water at the sight of these pictures).

    • March 6, 2012 7:39 am

      ooohh! drinking lemonade while eating lemon muffins? HEAVEN.
      great idea!

  72. March 6, 2012 1:18 am

    Ooo ! sounds amazing, but the presentation is very nice ! simple and unpretentious

    • March 6, 2012 7:38 am

      thanks! that’s so kind of you.

      • March 6, 2012 12:46 pm

        they really do look delicious ! i make coconut and lemon pudding bread but i use cadied lemon and orange peels, i candy the rind myself before baking it, but i havent dried using whole slices. great ideas !

      • March 6, 2012 1:04 pm

        OMG. I candied lemons yesterday for a cake decoration. so easy and so yummy. i saved the syrup they cooked in, in my fridge i have no idea what i will do with it. i snacked on the slices that were left over- all day. sometimes cooking discoveries can be dangerous! 😉

      • March 6, 2012 1:35 pm

        nice ! you could always use it for a glaze, or make a vinaigrette dressing for salad, or hmm, base for a chutney maybe ?

      • March 6, 2012 1:37 pm

        those are all great ideas! i really want to just eat it on a spoon while standing at the fridge.

      • March 6, 2012 2:01 pm

        haha or with ice cream ! well, when summer comes anyway.

  73. March 6, 2012 1:54 am


  74. March 6, 2012 3:56 am

    How cute- and they look so succulent and love the wedge of lemon on top. Why is LA Times discontinuing the food section?!?! ( I used to live in LA) and always checked it out- it had fab offers and recipes (I still have a recipe for champagne risotto I got from there!) I hope they will continue it online or similar… !!

    • March 6, 2012 7:37 am

      hi! i have no idea. maybe b/c it’s the way most of print media is headed- to all digital. too bad, i love newspapers, paper and books and MAGAZINES! i don’t live in LA LA- but i have an old old piece of their food section from 1999 that i kept from a visit there. (a leisurely hotel morning read souvenir) have kept it on my fridge since. a pic of a baby pig. 😉
      i adore their website.

  75. My Last Pen permalink
    March 6, 2012 4:29 am

    looks very yummy…. how about the taste? lemon is sour, right?

    • March 6, 2012 7:32 am

      not really sour.they’re nice! plenty of sugar to keep things sunny!

  76. March 6, 2012 4:34 am

    lovely pictures!

    • March 6, 2012 7:31 am

      thanks! that’s very nice! especially coming from a “picture person” !

  77. March 6, 2012 4:49 am

    They look great, I will give them a try!

  78. theyellowranger permalink
    March 6, 2012 6:01 am

    I’ve never actually eaten a piece of lemon. I mean lemon zest, a little lemon peel, lemon-flavored things, sure, but I’m curious what it would taste like baked in to a muffin. To just bite in to it? Hmmm. If the picture is any indication though, it would be delicious.

    Way to go! Congrats on FP.

    • March 6, 2012 7:30 am

      just slice them as thin as possible for the one on top, and twirl the heck out of the ones you add to the batter. have fun! and thanks for coming by.

  79. March 6, 2012 7:19 am

    These look fantastic!

  80. March 6, 2012 9:04 am

    Your pics look a lot better than what was on the LA times recipe =) Looks lovely… can’t wait to try it.

    • March 6, 2012 9:17 am

      and you are a super nice person to say that! THANKS!

      • March 6, 2012 3:27 pm

        I speak the truth! =) You’re welcome. Looking forward to reading your blog…thanks for your “follow” of CN&E. I also have a food-related blog (more about healthy stuff than recipes)… if you are interested there is a link at the top of my CN&E home page =)

  81. March 6, 2012 9:04 am

    And the recipe with one of the links?

    • March 6, 2012 9:16 am

      yes, it’s right there, darlin’. just click the words in green “Meyer Lemon Muffin” it’s the link.
      good luck with the recipe!

  82. March 6, 2012 9:15 am

    Those are some very enticing muffins!

  83. March 6, 2012 9:28 am

    That is so cute, i love the lemon slice on top:)

  84. March 6, 2012 10:13 am

    Fabulous muffins! They look so delicious! I love the lemon slices on the tops of them! 🙂

  85. March 6, 2012 10:47 am

    those muffins look amazing Yummm!

  86. March 6, 2012 10:59 am

    You had me at “lemon.” These look delish, and I’ll have to try them on my blog, if I don’t burn them first. 🙂

    • March 6, 2012 1:22 pm

      oh please do let me know. i would love to see everyone’s muffins! (well… you know what i mean!) 😉
      thanks for coming by!!

  87. March 6, 2012 11:18 am

    I love lemon! These look soooo yummmmy! 🙂

  88. March 6, 2012 11:32 am

    Those are totally a way to wake up your taste buds in the morning!! 🙂 Makes me want to suck on a lemon right now!

  89. Kat permalink
    March 6, 2012 11:33 am

    Just curious….when we put the lemon chunks in the blender, does that mean rinds and all Darla? Thank you for the wonderful share of this recipe!

    • March 6, 2012 1:14 pm

      ahh Kat! great question! i worried myself over this decision too. it is not clear in the recipe. i did not use the peel here. i cut the pieces and pulled the membrane and pulp off. i think you could though, the peel is so thin. i had previously zested the lemons before putting them in the FP. i wanted the extra zest for my meyer lemon sorbet. also, i looked at the lemon mixture several times while processing- in a fork to see how the puree was doing. i wanted to be sure to see the membranes were chopping up nicely. they do. thanks for coming by- and please let me know if you make them and if you take any pics.

  90. March 6, 2012 11:35 am

    interesting and looks yummy

  91. Optimus the Ninja permalink
    March 6, 2012 11:39 am

    Those look so divine. But I can’t make them ’cause I’m a vegan. 😦

  92. March 6, 2012 12:01 pm

    These look lovely 🙂 I’m yet to try meyer lemons~ I know they’re supposed to be better tasting lemons and don’t have the bitter taste ~

    • March 6, 2012 1:06 pm

      well, they aren’t better tasting. they are different tasting. they are not really COMPLETELY interchangeable in my opinion. sometimes the fragrance and taste of the Meyers can be too overpowering. IMO.
      thanks for commenting!

      • March 6, 2012 1:17 pm

        really? gosh i didn’t know 😉 thanks for telling me this ~ I need to hunt these Meyer lemon down and try for myself!

      • March 6, 2012 1:28 pm

        yes! do try them. b/c if you don’t like regular lemon you will probably like the Meyer lemon. totally different taste. if you do like lemon, you might like the Meyer. It’s a “different lemon” taste. i like both, but there are some places that i find Meyers to be too “sweet”. enjoy!

  93. the speech monster permalink
    March 6, 2012 12:16 pm


    • March 7, 2012 7:10 am

      so few words for a speech monster!but i likey! thanks for stopping by!

  94. March 6, 2012 12:41 pm

    Your Pictures look SO much better than the ones on the LA Times Page!

    • March 6, 2012 1:04 pm

      THANK YOU! that is so kind of you to say! thanks for coming by!

      • March 7, 2012 2:48 pm

        I think I’m going to make them too! They look amazing!!!

      • March 7, 2012 3:30 pm

        let me know if you do! i’d love to know how they came out!

  95. March 6, 2012 1:55 pm

    ❤ it , wish,could grab a bite out of the screen looks so yum!

  96. March 6, 2012 2:06 pm

    Looks like a wonderful recipe! Can’t wait to try it!
    Peach State

  97. March 6, 2012 4:01 pm

    Well, personally, I think the ones with the lemon slice sunk in just a little look even more appetizing. They make me want to bite into them just to get to that “slightly damp” middle. I wouldn’t consider any of it a mistake.

    • March 6, 2012 4:27 pm

      ahh thanks! and thanks for coming over to see the place.

  98. March 6, 2012 8:24 pm

    great photos. I’d never heard of Meyer Lemons until I moved to LA, but that’s also when I discovered that many coworkers and neighbors grew them in their yards. I love their unique, more-than-lemon flavor. These muffins look yummy too!

    • March 7, 2012 7:01 am

      oooohhh… LA! how wonderful to move there! where did you leave? somewhere cold?
      and, thanks for the photo compliments!

      • March 7, 2012 11:17 am

        It is quite lovely… I actually left NY, so I left cold AND humidity 🙂

  99. March 6, 2012 10:19 pm

    Yum!!! I really ought to try these now 🙂

  100. March 6, 2012 10:32 pm

    I just made your lemon muffins. They are scrumptious and addictive. I left off the lemon slice and used regular lemons. The tops are rounded, golden and crisp. The inside has a crumbly texture but holds together. Very light, but rich. I made some in the 6 silicone cups that I have. They are perfect and pop right out. The others I baked in a 12-cup muffin tin lined with paper inserts. Mistake. The muffin sticks to the paper (in spite of all that butter.). Ah well, live and learn. The taste, however, is wonderful.

    • March 6, 2012 10:40 pm

      yay! i am so pleased you enjoyed them! and thanks for the no-cupcake-liner tip. huge help.
      thanks again for being a part of my big FP day!

  101. March 7, 2012 12:07 am

    This looks absolutely heavenly! Really cute blog you have here by the way!

  102. March 7, 2012 1:33 am

    I’m not a lemon dessert kind of person but these look absolutely amazing and I’m actually dieing to try them!

    • March 7, 2012 7:07 am

      you might be surprised, if you if you don’t like lemon- they meyer flavor is not your typical lemon flavor. let me know if you do. and if it converts you to lemon-land!

  103. March 7, 2012 1:56 am

    these look amazing! your muffins look even better than the LA times ones. i must try out this recipe as i have way too many meyer lemons on hand.

  104. March 7, 2012 2:08 am

    These look beautiful~ I love Meyer lemons ^.^~

  105. March 7, 2012 6:31 am

    Oh how yummy! Would like to eat one of those right now… 😀 Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  106. March 7, 2012 6:52 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these…

  107. March 7, 2012 6:59 am

    hope i can follow your way and made it delicious 😀

  108. March 7, 2012 7:03 am

    Yum yum yum. Meyer lemons are the best! I am going to try this before those lemons disappear in the supermarket! Ps that photo makes me hungry!!

  109. v1ct0r1a permalink
    March 7, 2012 8:10 am

    I can just taste them…

  110. March 7, 2012 10:14 am

    awesome… love the colors… and yummy taste….

  111. March 7, 2012 5:31 pm

    Like you, I am in love with Meyer lemons! And, I’m fortunate that we have a Meyer Lemon tree in our backyard. Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Thank you. 🙂

    • March 8, 2012 7:16 am

      you must have a Meyer Lemon festival every year! what fun!

  112. March 8, 2012 12:02 am

    very pretty

  113. TVisio Broadcast permalink
    March 8, 2012 12:30 am

    Reblogged this on TVisio Broadcast.

  114. March 8, 2012 10:38 am

    it makes me want to bake muffins nooow! =) it looks really delicious. Good job!

  115. March 8, 2012 11:16 am

    they look beautiful, even though the lemons sank.

    • March 8, 2012 3:24 pm

      yeah, those sunken lemons. i think i will take the earlier advice and candy them for the top. it also gives me good reason/excuse to eat candied lemons.

  116. March 8, 2012 1:55 pm

    Yum! Yours look way better than the ones on the latimes website! I just happen to have a meyer lemon tree leaning over my fence with a gazillion lemons on it. Not for long now–plans for multiple batches! 🙂

    • March 8, 2012 3:25 pm

      oh my gosh! go right NOW and pick some lemons and make these muffins!

  117. March 10, 2012 10:20 am

    Dear God, those have made me so happy just looking at them.

  118. March 11, 2012 5:57 pm

    These look amazing! I wonder how they’d turn out if I made them with almond and/or coconut flour… Experiment!

    • March 11, 2012 9:54 pm

      if you do, please let me know. i’d love to know how less gluten will work.

  119. March 14, 2012 11:34 am

    These look absolutely delicious! I went out and bought some Meyer lemons and will be trying my hand at these this week! PS. Your food blog is awesome! 🙂 Congrats!

    • March 14, 2012 12:59 pm

      thanks N! please take a snappy of them if you do! i am dying to see everyone’s muffin! tee hee!

  120. March 14, 2012 12:19 pm

    I just made these after reading your blog and they were delicious! Not quite as pretty as yours but I plan to blog about them soon as well. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

    • March 14, 2012 12:59 pm

      oooh! please send me the link! i want to do a “these people made the muffins” post!! and thanks for the kind words.

  121. March 14, 2012 9:36 pm

    These look beautiful. I love Meyer lemons and am always looking for new recipes. I book marked this one!

    • March 14, 2012 10:00 pm

      thanks!! and i am so glad you came by, please let me know if you make them!!

  122. IvyCupcake permalink
    March 15, 2012 6:57 am

    I am Californian living on the east coast for graduate school, and these muffins remind me of home: fresh, sweet, and delicious! I can’t wait to make them!

  123. Kammie permalink
    March 15, 2012 4:47 pm

    Must. Try. ASAP!!

  124. March 26, 2012 8:22 pm

    Hi Darla! I saw your link over on artistrybyadele’s blog; I can’t wait to try this recipe… I love Meyer lemons.

    Great photos too.


    • March 26, 2012 9:30 pm

      thanks so much! those little muffins are delightful. let me know if you make them!
      thanks for coming by!


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