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Along with salt and pepper, lemon is one of the most popular ingredients in many recipes. With its tangy flavor, it’s easy to squeeze into baked goods and main entrees. We all know that lemons are a key component in a refreshing glass of lemonade, but they also have some pretty awesome benefits.


We don’t suggest just biting into these tiny yellow treats, we can offer you 15 unique recipes that call for this zesty fruit. If life gives you lemons, whip up something delicious! That’s the famous saying, right? Click the pictures below to learn more about each yummy recipe!

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Is lemon the secret ingredient in your special recipe? Tell us which dishes you toss, squeeze, or peel this bright fruit into!


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The key to a successful St. Patrick’s Day is green, green, GREEN! It’s easy to find festive décor, but have you thought about the food? If you ask us, it’s never too early to start planning the menu.


Celebrate this holiday with a mix of green appetizers. Choose one or all! No matter which way you go, your party will be filled with delicious foods.


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Once you lay these on the table, they won’t last long! With a 5 star rating, these appetizers might just steal the show.

Get to these before the leprechauns do!

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No need to travel to the end of the rainbow to strike gold! Rumor has it, this side salad brings luck to all those who take a bite.

Here’s the scoop to whipping up this treasure!

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This refreshing assortment is a party favorite. It’s easy, fast, and festive! If you want to keep this dish kid-friendly, simply swap sparkling fruit juice in place of the champagne.

Toast to good luck by slicing up this recipe!

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You won’t need the luck of the Irish to whip up this delightful treat. This cheerful dessert is sure to catch not only the eyes of your guests, but their taste buds as well! Not to mention, it’s a hit for all ages.

Honor your sweet tooth with this green dessert!


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This unique idea is perfect for a buffet style party. Cook a few sandwiches and slice them up for a quick bite. If you want to kick it up a notch, use a shamrock cookie cutter to give them a festive shape.

Your guests won’t need to travel to Ireland to find these shamrock “sammies”.


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Shamrock or bell pepper? Either way, this recipe is perfect for any St. Patrick’s-themed party. Serve by itself or place as a centerpiece in a veggie or dip tray.

No need to search for a four leaf clover. We have the recipe here!


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Guacamole is a huge party hit! You can’t deny that its color makes it perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day event.

Dip in to the green spirit with this classic appetizer.



Now that you have some yummy ideas to choose from, all that’s left is to do is invite your friends.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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You wake up in the morning and head straight for the coffee maker. As your favorite blend brews, the aroma is enough to put a smile on your face. You pour the first cup and take a sip. Then you think to yourself, “Ahhh, now this is how you start a day.”

But, once your java is ready and in your cup, what happens to the grounds? Do you throw them out? Most of us do, but we have a better solution for you — recycle and re-use. There are several ways to re-purpose your used coffee grounds and here are a few resourceful ways to get you started.

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Coffee grounds add a level of acidity to soil that can work wonders when growing certain types of flowers such as roses, azaleas, and hydrangeas. All you have to do is incorporate your coffee grounds into the soil of these plants and watch it work its magic. You’ll be showing off your rose bush to the neighbors in no time.


There is no need to buy an expensive exfoliator to slough off dead skin. Take your leftover coffee grounds and dry them out. Once they’re dry, you can mix them into your favorite moisturizer or skin friendly oil like coconut or olive. Once you have mixed the two ingredients together, rub in circular motions onto your skin. Be sure to rinse thoroughly when done. You may be surprised at just how well this DIY scrub softens your skin.

Remove Odors

Are smelly food odors haunting your fridge? We have a solution for that. While many  people might use baking soda as a go-to for neutralizing odors, coffee grounds can be used for that same purpose. You can also deodorize your hands after cooking by scrubbing your hands with coffee grounds before washing.

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Maybe you have your tried and true way of tenderizing your favorite steak, but you may find coffee grounds to be a viable alternative. Simply add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh coffee grounds to your meat marinade and let it sit. When you’re ready to cook, your meat will be softened and will also have a mild smoky flavor, all thanks to those grounds.


Next time you take that first sip of coffee in the morning, think about what you can do with those grounds.


Are you already upcycling your coffee grounds? We want to know how you use them. Share with us in the comments.