Women’s Equality Is My Jam

Strawberry Suffrage Sandwich Cookies on Plate

Happy Women’s Equality Day!

Women, take the day off! Screw wearing a bra! Channel centuries of feminist power to tackle your hurdles!
Men, just like, be cool, okay?

All kidding aside, today’s post is in honor of Women’s Equality Day, commemorating the ratifying of the 19th Amendment of the Consitution which granted women the right to vote! Also, because I can’t help myself, I used this day as an opportunity to try out a new cookie recipe. I’m calling them “Strawberry Suffrage Sandwich Cookies”, jam filled cookies that ooze equal rights! (Sorry, I’ll rein it in.)

But Michelle, baking on Women’s Equality Day? Isn’t that against the whole idea?
Well, while the suffrage movement might have started as empowering women beyond the home, this day also celebrates the continuing efforts to give women equal rights and opportunities, regardless of how women choose to use them. Plus – fun fact – in the late 1800s through 1920, suffragists published cookbooks as a way to spread propaganda for the cause and to help raise money. The very first cookbook was simply calledย The Women Suffrage Cook Book!

Check out these homemade jam cookies and perhaps learn some other fun facts about Women’s Equality Day!

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SAY CHEESE! LEMON CHEESECAKE THAT IS

Lemon Curd Cheesecake Cupcakes on Plate with Lemon Garnish

In grade school, my mother used to bake for all my class parties, birthdays, and bake sales. There were cookies and cupcakes and occasionally jello. A popular favorite was her mini cheesecake cupcakes: bite-size creamy deliciousness, always with a slice of kiwi and mandarin on top.

Well, this isn’t exactly my mother’s recipe but pretty darn close. With an extra zest of lemon and replacing the kiwi and mandarin with a dollop of lemon curd, we’ve stepped up the mini cheesecake game!

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My Main Squeeze: Homemade Lemon Curd

Spoonful of Homemade Lemon Curd

Summertime for me is all about fruit – fresh, or frozen, or baked, or in cocktails ๐Ÿ˜‰ One of my favorite fruit is lemon. I love the tart when mixed with a little sweetness. My dream is to one day have lemon trees in my backyard. Just the sight of bright lemons make me happy!

So, when I was craving for something summery and sweet last week, I thought about lemon curd! I know the name isn’t the most appealing but lemon curd is awesome. You can use it in so many ways though I dare you to try and not eat it by the spoonful (you can’t do it). I’ve had store brought lemon curd but like in most cases, I prefer the homemade stuff. I’ve tried a few different recipes and I want to share with you my favorite so far!

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