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Bake This, Wear That! Lemon Cheesecake Edition and Apron Giveaway


These sunny days have me in a lemony state of mind, and that is evident from all the zesty treats coming out of my kitchen. This cheesecake is a recent favorite. It's mild and creamy without a sharp note to be found. The citrus flavor shines through without a hint of bitterness. Even better? This cheesecake is no-bake which means no fussy water bath-baking.


Today, for our Bake This, Wear That! theme, we've got something else citrusy for your kitchen- a gorgeous lemon print Kate Spade apron! It's the cutest thing, guys. The print is so happy, and if you flip the bottom of the apron up it has a cheat sheet of measure conversions. Plus the little note "If all else fails, call for takeout" makes me smile.


Do you wear an apron in the kitchen? I'm only a recent convert to apron-wearing as my usual baking uniform is a tee and yoga pants. I love this apron because it's a real looker, which is good if you're hosting and serving at a dinner party.  But it's also utilitarian and that is important to me because I'm so hard on all my kitchen linens. I like that it has adjustable straps because I'm a shorty and most apron straps are miles long on me!

I love this apron so much I'm giving one away. Enter with the widget below!

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This contest is open worldwide - good luck!


This cheesecake is one of the easiest I've ever made. I'm seriously considering it for our Easter dessert this year because it's so creamy and light. I used shortbread crumbs for the crust because that's what I had on hand (the Girl Scouts are out in full-force - Trefoils!) but you could use an equal amount of graham cracker crumbs in you prefer.


No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake
Yields one 9-inch cheesecake

Note: Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature so they combine smoothly. Using cold milk or sour cream will cause the gelatin to solidify when you add it to the cream cheese mixture – and no one wants lumpy cheesecake! You can add a few drops of yellow food color to the batter to make it pretty, but it with taste just as delicious without it.

1 cup (130g) shortbread crumbs
4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter, melted
For the Filling:
1/4 cup whole milk, at room temperature
.25 ounce (1 envelope) unflavored powdered gelatin
24 ounces (3 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, at room temperature
6 ounces sour cream, at room temperature
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 teaspoons lemon extract, divided
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
2 crumbled shortbread cookies for sprinkling

For the Crust: Stir together shortbread crumbs and melted butter until crumbs resemble wet sand. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of 9-inch spring form pan. Place in refrigerator while preparing filling.

For the Filling: Pour milk in small microwave-safe cup and sprinkle powdered gelatin evenly over surface. Set aside while you mix the rest of the filling ingredients.

Beat cream cheese in stand mixer fitted with whip attachment at medium speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream until well mixed. In a separate bowl stir together the condensed milk and lemon juice. The mixture will thicken slightly. Add this mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Stir in 3 teaspoons lemon extract; beat again.

Heat the gelatin in the microwave at 10 second intervals until liquid. Let cool slightly before gradually adding it to the cream cheese mixture. Beat well and then fold the batter over with a rubber spatula by hand several times to make sure all ingredients are combined.

Spoon batter into pan over crust and spread evenly. Cover and chill until set, about 4 hours. To serve, loosen cheesecake from sides of spring form pan using a small thin knife or offset spatula. Remove spring form collar.

For the whipped cream: Beat the heavy cream in an electric mixer with the whip attachment on high speed. When the mixture starts to thicken, gradually add the sugar. Add the remaining 1 teaspoons lemon extract. Beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread the whipped cream over top of the cheesecake and sprinkle with shortbread crumbs. Store the cheesecake in the refrigerator.






Style by Christen Jo.
link Bake This, Wear That! Lemon Cheesecake Edition and Apron Giveaway By Published: No-Bake Creamy Lemon Cheesecake



161 comments :

  1. I like using an apron but I have trouble finding one I like that's functional and easy to wash. If u have to iron an apron the answer is generally no. Lol

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    1. Regarding the ironing - I'm right there with you.

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  2. I need to start wearing aprons. I have ended up with too many spots on my clothes while cooking after work!

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  3. I love aprons! I made couple by myself

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  4. I am a Baker and wear an apron at work. But, I have been on the search for a cute apron I can wear while at home, because I can get slightly messy :)

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  5. I love aprons but I always forget to throw one one.... by the time I remember, I am elbows deep in powdered sugar ;)

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  6. I love cute aprons, especially if they have pockets! This one definitely counts.

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  7. I don't usually, but I would wear that!! So cute!

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  8. I love aprons! I have a large collection of vintage ones, and this lemon print is adorable!

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  9. I have 2 aprons I wear off and on. When I am making pizza and especially on the holidays or parties.

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  10. I love no-bake cheese cakes so much, maybe because I have a sweet tooth and no many time...
    I'm from C.A. and I would love to win that beautiful apron <3

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  11. I wear aprons all the time. I'm going to make this cheesecake today.

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  12. This cheesecake looks delicious! Also, my boyfriend loves lemon desserts, so it won't be hard to convince him I should make this.

    As for aprons, I have a few and I remember to wear them occasionally. This one is really cute!

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  13. Two of my favorites: lemon and cheesecake. I'm going to try this recipe out at some point this week and I'm excited!

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  14. Aprons bring memories of the past, and comfort foods. One grandmother wore one as everyday clothing but the apron I remember most was the one my grandfather wore in the Firehouse kitchen when he and I would make what I called his crumby cake, yellow cake filled with bananas and 7 minute frosting that never came out right

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  15. I have two that I keep in the kitchen. The only time I use them is when I'm frying tacos!

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  16. I love aprons, but hardly wear them. My hips are too wide. LOL.

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  17. Love the apron! And I am SO making that cheesecake!

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  18. I love aprons but like many others I forget to wear one! Really must make it part of my baking routine... would save many a tshirt from icing sugar and cake batter!

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  19. I don't usually wear aprons but I'd wear this one!

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  20. Wearing an apron makes baking so much neater! I love the fresh, light, springy flavor of lemon and this apron is adorable.

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  21. I love wearing aprons, but I usually only wear them when I am baking, as I am a messy baker

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  22. I always wear an apron and have a collection!

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  23. I have aprons, but the issue is that when I'm excited to bake something, I always forget to put one on first. And I'm a MESSY baker, so I'm soon covered head to toe in flour. :( But I love Kate Spade and lemons... maybe this one might change my mind?

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  24. I don't wear a apron when I bake but I should because I often get covered!. Your No Bake Cheesecake is making me drool!

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  25. I love aprons and I have a couple that I never wear. This lemon print might just change that.

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  26. I don't, but I really ought to wear one as I get in such a state!

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  27. I always wear an apron. Not wearing one ensures I will end up with stained clothing!

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  28. I do if I remember but sometimes I'm so excited to get the cake made so I can eat it haha that I forget. :D

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  29. I do whenever I remember to grab it!! Really should be better about wearing it because I'm always covered in flour or batter after baking :)

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  30. I do wear cute aprons because I am a very messy cook!

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  31. I wear one when I remember!

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  32. What a beautiful apron! I love all of Kate Spade's home stuff :)

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  33. I used to wear an apron when cooking or washing dishes but when the strap broke I never got a replacement one.

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  34. Lovely recipe thanks! I always wear an apron when baking but have a habit of wiping my floury hands down the front so it always needs a wash afterwards!

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  35. I wear an apron when I remember. It certainly does save my shirts from wreckage! This cheesecake looks amazing!

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  36. I try to wear an apron. Always fun to wear!

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  37. I always wear an apron, especially if working with lots of flour or dye. I have a super cute black apron with checkered black and white frills that I love.

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  38. APRONS ARE FUN TO WEAR AND I TRY TO WEAR ONE EVERYTIME I BAKE. THIS LEMON ONE IS HAPPY AND BRIGHT.

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  39. Love this. Lemon is always great all year long. And of course, you know I love me some Kate Spade.

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  40. I'm Always wearing an apron. There have been times when I have forgotten to take it off and have worn it to the store before. I do have a variety ; some new, some old, some 1/2 aprons and some full aprons and some I have made.

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  41. I don't usually wear but if it's so pretty I would love to!

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  42. I wear one if I'm baking for sure!

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  43. Love aprons because they remind me of my mom ❤

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  44. Yes, I wear an apron if I'm making alot of messy food. Otherwise, I cook without it.

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  45. Although I don't always wear an apron, I prefer to wear one. I've ruined way too many nice clothes with oil stains and the such, and I feel it is always better to wear one than not! Thank you for such a lovely giveaway opportunity!

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  46. I wear one when I remember to or if I'm wearing something I don't want dirtied. I'm more inclined to wear one for cooking rather than baking.

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  47. I don't wear an apron, but totally should...

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  48. Never! Old jeans & teeshirts.

    Apron will go to my wife.

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  49. I often wear an apron-would love to wear this one! Can't wait to make the cheesecake!!

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  50. Yes for wearing aprons. I am messy when I cook!

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  51. I wear an apron and this Kate Spade one is beautiful! I love that it has a conversion chart on the flip side, shame I can't buy it in the UK!

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  52. I love aprons! This one is so cute

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  53. I wear one when I remember you do so. It males all the difference. I have a nice one, beige with reindeers and bright red straps and hems. Too bad I washed it the wrong way and now it's randomly red stained.

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  54. I love lemons, cheesecake and Kate Spade! What a thrill it would be to win. :)

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  55. Absolutely! I'm quite messy in the kitchen. If I don't wear one, I'll be covering with flour all over myself. :) This is such a cute and refreshing apron! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  56. Yes to Aprons. Cooking, baking - both require aprons at all times when you're messy and clumsy in the kitchen

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  57. The apron is absolutely gorgeous! I wear one when I remember to, but I'm with you on the tee shirt and yoga pants for baking thing. But when I am wearing actual clothes, it's nice to have something to throw on over!

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  58. Heather, I LOVE wearing aprons. I have several and they are different styles and lengths. I am tall, so I don't often have trouble with the fit, but you can always tie a not at the neck and then fold it over once at the waist and if the ties are long enough, wrap around and tie in the front. It saves your clothes and it always makes me feel like I am more than an amateur in the kitchen!

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  59. Yes, I love aprons and I wear them!

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  60. i always use an apron when i bake!! i love them!

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  61. I love aprons though I forget half the time. I have one that my mom made me that's extremely useful (pockets!) but I love this lemon one too!

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  62. I absolutely wear aprons and I love this happy perky one!

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  63. I always use an apron. If I don't, I end up staining my clothes. I can be a mess in the kitchen!

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  64. I love wearing an apron when I bake! I actually prefer using a towel to wipe my hands on, but aprons can be super fashionable!

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  65. I own two aprons that are so pretty I rarely use them! I'm too worried that I will dirty them. I need a strong one that be ruined by several trips through the washer.

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  66. I try really hard to remember to wear one because I am a SLOB when I cook.

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  67. I love wearing aprons when I do anything in the kitchen.

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  68. i always wear an apron because I'm a messy, messy cook!

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  69. I love the idea of wearing an apron, but really dislike having to iron them after washing.

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  70. my daughters would die to have this...die. thank you for the recipe and the chance to win. you are the best! angelheartcottage@comcast.net

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  71. Did you add yellow food coloring to your "batter"? It's a great color. And I always wear an apron, I have a wonder woman one that a friend found me at a thrift store that is a special favorite.

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  72. No apron, but only because I'm not organized enough to have one and keep it clean. That one is so cute!

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  73. I never wore an apron before I had kids but now that they bake with me I try to set a cleaner example

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  74. Sometimes but I need to more often!!

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  75. Love to wear aprons....this on is adorable

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  76. I have one but I always forget to wear it. I have a feeling that this beautiful lemon would be unforgettable!

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  77. So Cute! I do wear an apron sometimes if I know I will make a mess or just for fun!

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  78. I always want to but get into the kitchen and forget to put one on.

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  79. I do sometimes and I usually regret it when I don't!! This one is so pretty!!

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  80. I definitely wear an apron when I bake. I'm too messy!

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  81. I actually used to work at a job where I had to wear an apron so I always had them available at home. But if I didn't I don't know if I would wear one; it's tough to find a store that sells ones that aren't super frumpy oddly shaped!

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  82. love them and wear them so much whether needed or not!

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  83. I started wearing aprons when I was about 4 years old cooking with my great grandmother. We would make aprons on her treadle sewing machine for years until I got married. When I got older I only wore aprons occasionally. Now that I am 59 years old I wear aprons a lot, mostly vintage or ones I make from vintage patterns. My daughter loves the aprons I make for her, the last one was a "minute maid" apron from the 1920s. I truly love lemons and the lemon apron is so cute :)

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  84. i always forget to, but wish i did!!

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  85. I'm an either or. I don't mind aprons at all.

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  86. My wife could use an apron this cute!

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  87. I wear an apron when I'm in the kitchen

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  88. I don't typically wear an apron, but this one is so cheerful and colorful that I totally would!!

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  89. I lOVE aprons!! My grandmother left me 3 and those are all that I use! I am also short though so tend to have trouble with the length of most. Thank you for thinking of us...hope I win :)

    Cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  90. I ALWAYS wear an apron when I bake! I like keeping my clothes clean, not to mention aprons are so cute these days! Another plus - I can let loose and just have fun in the kitchen without worrying about the mess if I wear an apron!

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  91. The cheesecake is stunning! I wear an apron when I cook something with grease that splatters. I need to wear them more often, though.

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  92. This apron is just too cute. Yes, I wear them sometimes.

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  93. Love wearing an Apron while baking or cooking. I have one with golden letters on it. Makes me feel professional.

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  94. I always wear an apron when I bake, my son loves to help and the mess is unbelievable at times. Still, new experiences are good, right? A second apron would come in handy tho, the one I own spends a lot of time either wet from washing or wrinkly waiting for me to iron it...

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  95. I used to always wear an apron my dad got for me from Portofino in Italy. It was absolutely adorable and had a kitchen towel sewn to the front, which was so handy--no wet hands dripping all over the kitchen while I hunt for a towel! But since he got it for me when I was 10, and I'm now 17, it's just a little bit too small...I would love a new one!

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  96. I don't usually reach for an apron unless I know I'm going to make a mess. So really I should always wear one when cooking!

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  97. I don't use an apron, but I have been wanting to change my ways. This apron is darling!

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  98. I find that aprons are unflattering on me but this looks like such a great shape. I'd love to strut this around my kitchen when I'm hosting!

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  99. Always wear a cute apron :)

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  100. Always wear an apron - I'm so clumsy & messy!

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  101. I've never worn an apron before, but mostly because I could never find a cure, functional one I liked!

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  102. Aprons are very necessary for me - so I don't wear what I'm baking/cooking! Love the cheat sheet flip up.

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  103. I used to wear one but then I shrunk it and haven't gotten a new one since :( I would love to win this apron!

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  104. I guess I am old school, I wear an apron and use rubber gloves when washing the dishes! That apron is adorable, I love Kate Spade:)

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  105. I love to wear an apron especially while baking or pounding meat but I have a lot of trouble finding ones that are cute, functional and fit well on my shorter frame, too!! This is so cute

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  106. I used to wear one that had cupcakes all over but then I shrunk it :( Would love to win this one! It's so cute!

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  107. Usually I'm too lazy to wear aprons too, but I'd wear that one around the kitchen!

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  108. I have to wear an apron, I'm like a little kid and my first instinct is to wipe my messy hands on my shirt haha! I have two aprons my sons made me in their sewing classes in school but I'm wearing them out too quick... I could sure use one with my favorite citrus fruit all over it 😎

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  109. I have to wear an apron or I'd be covered in the food I'm "attempting" to make.

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  110. I am a lemon junkie. My current apron is lemons and it's ripped and well-loved. Fingers crossed!

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  111. I do not, but I would like to. I just don't have one currently!

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  112. An apron is a nessecity for me. I'm quite clumsy, so if I don't wear an apron I'd be completely covered in flour or eggs...

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  113. Definitely yes on the apron front! This one is beautiful!

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  114. I love a good apron (especially since I tend to make a mess).

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  115. My mom is known as "the apron lady" as she wears her apron almost all the time when she is in the house. As a result, I have a few, but I don't remember to put them on until after my clothes get dirty. The lemons on this apron are so cheerful!

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  116. I love wearing aprons! They're cute and save me from always using a towel.

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  117. I never got into the habit of wearing one but when I'm entertaining it would be helpful!

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  118. Hello Gorgeous! I LOVE lemon anything!! These photos are making me swoon and I'm seriously going to have to make this next week!!!

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  119. I love aprons! The lemon cheesecake looks delicious.

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  120. I've always wanted to have an apron to wear while cooking, but I've never had the opportunity to get one. This apron's adorable, and it would definitely brighten up those grey days that always linger around before springtime starts!

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  121. I wear an apron when I remember! I've ruined a couple of shirts for not wearing one so you think I would have learned my lesson! Maybe this bright cheery one will help me remember ;)

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  122. I love aprons, but never have one handy when I need one.

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  123. That looks so delicious!! I have an apron that I bought at a craft market in Kenya, and I love it. :)

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  124. I don't wear an apron, but I also don't own one! I think I would (or should!) though, as I typically get flour all over myself. :)

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  125. sometimes i do and sometimes i dont around a christmas and thanksgiving where im cooking all the time i do lord knows i need one o goodness messes

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  126. I wear an apron when I remember that I have them or am concerned about making a big mess, but normally I'm like you baking in yoga pants and a t-shirt.

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  127. I never wear an apron but might make an exception for one as cute as that!

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  128. I never wear an apron but might make an exception for one as cute as that!

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  129. I have an apron but I'm always so excited about whatever I'm making that I don't even remember I own one until I've covered myself in flour.

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  130. I have a super adorable (but sadly not lemon covered) apron I love wearing when I bake.

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  131. I would totally wear an apron! (The bad news is I really don't have one ahaha ;;;;). Then I wouldn't be so careful about not having flour on my shorts.

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  132. I love my apron! I make too much mess when cooking to not wear one ;)

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  133. I would wear an apron, if I had one! ;o)

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  134. I always wear an apron when I bake. I love this one! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  135. I've started wearing aprons more lately than I have in the past...I have them hanging within reach of the kitchen so I can grab one quick when I start to cook or bake. That one is a beauty-as is your cheesecake-oh my stars!!!

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  136. I have to wear an apron when I bake or I'll end up covered in flour :P
    I have a cute one I got from from Anthropologie a few years ago that I love :D

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  137. I love aprons. They have saved many an article of clothing. Especially since I love to play with chocolate! 😀 I am making this cake right now because i need some spring!

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  138. Yes, generally. I tend to be a messy baker / cook!

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  139. Ohh that cheesecake looks amazing! I'll definitely have to tey it :) I love wearing aprons, especially ones that look cute. I always spill on my clothes if I don't :)

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  140. I hate a cute little Cath Kidston apron that I love to wear - but my daughter has pinched it and loves to wear it whilst we bake :)

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  141. I use an apron when I wash dishes. I found a cute quilted one that keeps me dry.

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  142. I am such a messy baker, I always wear an apron!

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  143. I love aprons while baking! Otherwise I end up covered in flour and powdered sugar.

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  144. I always have an apron on when I bake because my kitchen is so small it's inevitable that I will spill something on me.

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  145. Usually I wear an apron when I have friends or family over. I love anything lemon! Your lemon cheesecake recipe is the perfect, refreshing dessert for spring and after a delicious meal. Thank you for sharing it and for matching it up with the gorgeous Kate Spade lemon themed apron!

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  146. I wear an apron when I'm doing significant cooking, like meal prepping for the week, or any baking with flour. But if I'm just cooking up dinner quickly, no apron for me. I hope I win!!

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  147. I don't, but I should. Flour everywhere! And I bake A LOT! :)

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  148. It depends what I'm baking. If it's chocolate, then yes! I somehow always manage to get chocolate on my clothes.
    flgirl1987 AT yahoo DOT com

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  149. Sometimes I do...especially during the holidays or special occasions because I'm usually dressed better :)

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  150. I love this apron AND the recipe!! Thank you 😊

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  151. Do you sell these aprons and if you do what is the price? Thank you

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