01/03/2013 09:11 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Meyer Lemon Recipes That Will Shed Some Winter Sunshine (PHOTOS)

We'll admit it: we're sunshine people. We like long, warm days and mild nights. But we've found a secret stash of winter sunshine this year -- citrus season. While we enjoy citrus year-round, the peak season is really winter time, and right now, the star of the show is the Meyer lemon.

Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between a standard lemon and a Mandarin orange. Yellower and rounder than your average lemon, Meyers tend to be slightly sweeter and less acidic than what we're used to. This means that you can appreciate a ton of lemon flavor, without completely puckering your face up. Most Meyer lemon recipes lean toward sweetness, but we love their bright counterpoint to savory dishes as well.

What's your favorite way to use a Meyer lemon?

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