Hello! Welcome to Foxes Love Lemons.

If you’re looking for simple yet special recipes that have been tested by a culinary school graduate, you’ve come to the right place.

Foxes Love Lemons is known for restaurant-quality recipes that are guaranteed to be reliable, but aren’t snobby. Some of our popular recipes include delicious slow cooker ideas, creative salmon dinners, spooky Halloween food, and party platters anyone can make.

About the blog.

Foxes Love Lemons was launched in early 2013. Since then, I’ve published over 700 recipes.

The goal was, and still is, to share recipes that take the techniques and tricks I learned in culinary school and use them to make the best dish possible at home.

The recipes you’ll find here use everyday ingredients and have easy-to-follow steps. While there are a handful of “Sunday afternoon recipes” – something to tackle on a day off – most recipes here are weekday appropriate.

We’re not afraid of salt, acid and butter around here. In fact, the #1 way to make your home-cooked food taste more like the restaurant food you love is to just salt it a little more.

Every recipe has been tested multiple times to be sure the measurements and cooking times are exact, the flavors are spot on, and it’s something you’ll absolutely be able to re-create in your home.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit this site every month, and our Home Chef Tips aim to increase each cook’s confidence in the kitchen with every recipe they try.

About Lori Yates.

I’m the award-winning recipe developer and tester, and food photographer and stylist behind this blog.

I was born and raised in southeastern Michigan, and I grew up eating all of the Midwestern classics – Kraft mac and cheese, potato salad made with lots of mayo, and buckeyes for Christmas.

A degrees in Communications from the University of Michigan led me to a career in media planning, where I slowly started to realize that the best part of my day was going home and cooking something interesting for dinner.

So I quit, and enrolled at one of the nation’s top culinary schools (I’m a Schoolcraft College Ocelot!).

Sure, I had to wake up at 4 AM, and wear hideous checkered chef’s pants and paper hats, but I learned to make all the culinary classics from some of the best chefs in the country.

Since graduating, I’ve written this blog, and worked as a freelance recipe developer and food photographer. I live with my husband, daughter, and shelter dog near Detroit.

Lori Yates + Foxes Love Lemons In The Press

Below are a few of the various outlets that have featured Lori.

Logos: ABC news, BG&H, Parade, BuzzFeed, BonAppetit, HuffPost

Keeping In Touch

Have a question, or suggestion for a future recipe? I’d love to hear about it, and there’s many ways we can stay in touch.

  • Comment on my posts. If you try a recipe, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Or, if you have a question, this is where you’d leave it.
  • Email me. Reach me directly at lori@foxeslovelemons.com.
  • Newsletter. You can sign up here to have each new recipe delivered directly to your inbox, for free.
  • Social Media. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest .


Why does this blog have a strange name?

Simple: my maiden name is Fox, and I love all things lemon.

What kind of camera do you shoot with?

I currently shoot with a Nikon Z6II with 50mm/1.8 and 105mm/2.8 lenses. Older pictures were shot with a Nikon D750 and really old ones were shot with Nikon D3000.

Do you do freelance work?

Yes, I very much enjoy freelance food photography, recipe development and recipe testing. Please see my Work With Me page for more information.

Are your photos available for licensing?

Yes, most of my existing images are available for digital and print licensing, and include corresponding recipes. Contact me for pricing and more information.