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Hostess Gifts with Mirassou

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I'm proud to be partnering with Mirassou to bring you this post! Need a hostess gift idea?  You can never go wrong with wine! 'Tis the season for holiday parties, whether they are office parties, neighborhood parties or just parties with friends.  Sometimes there are more parties then available weekends!  You pick and choose your favorites and ask "what can I bring."  If you are like me, you have a hard time attending a party with empty hands.  I have the perfect, EASY hostess gift for you!  Mirassou wine makes an elegant gift for any occasion. Mirassou Winery has wine for any tastes from Pinot Noir to Mascato, there is something for everyone!  For my own hostess gifts, I chose a chardonnay and a Sunset Red.  To make my gift … Continue reading →

These oven roasted potatoes bake up soft on the inside and crispy on the outside! The bacon makes these potatoes out of this world! www.lemonsforlulu.com #PantryInsider

Bacon Wrapped Roasted Potatoes with Harissa Aioli

These roasted potatoes are baked to perfection!  They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.   Thank you Pompeian for inviting me to be a #PantryInsider.  While I have been compensated for this post, this original recipe and my opinions are my own. I've never met a french fry I didn’t like.  Really, I hardly ever discriminate when it comes to those hot, golden, crispy spuds.  I like them crinkled, curly, straight or in wedges. … Continue reading →

Shrimp and pasta tossed with mild gouda and smooth mascarpone for a cheesy and rich pasta dish! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Shrimp and Pasta Bake

Shrimp is baked with pasta in a lusciously creamy cheese sauce! Our family's Christmas meal is centered around the meat.  Lamb is our traditional roast, and boy is it delicious.  It's cooked with lots of garlic, olive oil and a hint of lemon.  My mom is the master when it comes to lamb, so each year, it's her contribution.  My sisters and I are left to orchestrate the rest of the meal. Pasta is my favorite kind of side dish.  I love pasta … Continue reading →

The classic Christmas snowball cookie gets all dressed up. Pistachio nuts and maraschino cherries makes these cookies festive and fun! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Cherry Pistachio Snowball Cookies

The classic Christmas snowball cookie gets all dressed up.  Pistachio nuts and maraschino cherries makes these cookies festive and fun!  Growing up, the Christmas cookie tray displayed four different kinds of cookies.  There was the thumbprint cookies with either red or green jelly, buckeye balls, imitation strawberry cookies and finally, snowball cookies.  I hated that green jelly with a passion, the strawberries were far too sweet, the … Continue reading →

These Philly Cheese French Fry Nachos are fun change to your weeknight meal! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Philly Cheese Steak French Fries

These Philly  Cheese Steak French Fries will make your family happy! Crispy fries are topped with beef, veggies and a luscious cheeese sauce! Skip the take out, eat at home! Dinner can make or break an evening when you are a kid. If mom is making something you love, then you cannot wait until dinner. If it's something you hate, then dinner is just an inevitable killjoy. I remember asking my mom the classic question "what's for dinner?". Her … Continue reading →

This coffee cake is festive and easy! A ginger streusel and a maple glaze make this coffee cake outstanding! www.lemonsforlulu.com #Fleischmann’s Yeast

Maple Ginger Coffee Cake

Soft, tender coffee cake with a ginger streusel and a simple maple glaze! One of my favorite flavor combinations is maple and ginger.  There is something about spicy ginger and sweet maple syrup that scream comfort food to me.  They make me think of warm fleece pajama's, toasty fires, pancakes and gingerbread all at once.   I've combined these two flavors in these Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes, as well as in these Molasses cookies  and both times I … Continue reading →

Mocha flavored baked French toast is a simple make ahead breakfast. It’s a flavorful way to start the day! www.lemonsforlulu.com #HolidayScramble

Mocha Baked French Toast

This easy baked French toast will make your mornings simpler and tastier! I always think I have loads of time to prepare for Christmas, but then Thanksgiving comes and goes and suddenly I find myself having mini panic attacks thinking of all I need to do. If I'm being truthful, I put this stress on myself.  Christmas would still be Christmas even if we didn't get to make a gingerbread house, or didn't get to the zoo.  It would still have … Continue reading →

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Big $500 Visa Giveaway!

  It’s time for another giveaway!  This is one you do NOT want to miss! Enter for a chance to win a little extra money to buy some gifts for your loved ones or perhaps you want a little something for yourself!  Enter below to win, after all we could all use a little extra money.   a Rafflecopter giveaway     … Continue reading →

Baked brie cups topped with sweet caramelized onions, spicy nuts and a drizzle of honey! A simple, but pleaseing appetizer! www.lemonsforlulu.com #PantryInsider

Baked Brie & Caramelized Onion Cups

This baked brie appetizer has something for each taste bud!  They are simple to make yet incredibly impressive! These little baked brie cups are a game changer.  Forget everything you know about baked brie and try these instead!  They are so easy, it’s almost embarrassing.  The problem with these appetizers is you will never have enough!  They will be so popular that your guests will constantly demand more.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I … Continue reading →