About Me

Hello! I’m Lorie Yarro, welcome to lemons + zest!  If you love to eat, and you love delicious, simple recipes, then you are in the right place.

Lorie Yarro seated on couch with arms folded.

When it comes to cooking these days, I firmly believe that if it takes too long, or too much work to make, then it’s not for me. I am chasing around my son all day, so I need recipes that I can count on to be simple to toss together. 

I enjoy creating recipes that take little effort, but are still very delicious and get a thumbs up from the family.

Lorie Yarro with son and husband seated on stone steps.

What you will find on Lemons + Zest

For a big chunk of my life, I had a pretty terrible relationship with food. I very rarely found joy in what I was eating because I was so worried about the way my body looked like. In my 40’s, I have found peace with food and enjoy it–all of it. I can eat my favorite chocolate chip cookies and enjoy every single bite!

You will find food and recipes of all kinds here on lemons + zest. I love breakfast and dessert the best, so you will definitely find plenty of those recipes.

Dinner is the hardest meal for me to get on the table, so I create no-nonsense dinner recipes the entire family will love.

Some of our favorite meals:

Lemons and Zest has been featured in Buzzfeed, the kitchn, Prevention Magazine, Health Magazine, Country Living, well + good and more.

Fun facts:

  • I was born and raised in Cincinnati and have been here all my life. Love having my entire family so close, so not going anywhere soon!
  • I started this blog when my husband and I were struggling with infertility as an outlet and hobby. Little did I know it would become my livelihood!
  • There is a rainbow to that story–we adopted the most perfect baby boy in 2017 and he is the VERY BEST thing that has ever happened to us. Check out our adoption story!
  • I was an elementary teacher for ten years–second grade was my favorite.
  • My love language? It’s a toss up between ice cream and Oreos. I love them both–especially together. These No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Cups are a must!

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