Goat Cheese Appetizer: Goat Cheese & Honey Bruschetta

This simple elegant goat cheese appetizer is rich, tangy, sweet and delicious! The crunchy hazelnuts takes it to a whole new level! lemonsforlulu.com

Toasted bread and whipped goat cheese are the starters for this goat cheese appetizer. Each slice is drizzled with honey and hazelnuts for a sophisticated flair! Growing up, the dinner table would always hold two things; hot sauce and a basket of bread.  I would make full use of both of these items.  The hot sauce was used to boost all the food that I hated, the bread was to take up room in my belly so I'd be too full to finish all the food that I hated. The bread basket was usually stocked with hardy rye or pumpernickel bread that begged for lots and lots of butter.  I'd probably spend a good 5 minutes buttering each slice of bread, taking care to spread the butter into each corner of the bread slice.   Then I'd shovel two slices of bread into my mouth before dinner even made it to … Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Plan #2

So here we are at week two of our weekly meal plans.  I would love to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions about any of the recipes or the meal plan itself. I personally love having a plan.  We are so close to the start of school, I can practically smell the chalk dust and the Pinesol floors!  Having a plan of attack is essential for my sanity. As always, snap a picture of any recipe you try and share it with us on Instagram!  Be … Continue reading →

Ricotta Donut Recipe

This ricotta donuts recipes is a sweet lovers dream! Tender little donuts are lightly fried then covered in powdered sugar. Serve these bundles with both raspberry and caramel dipping sauce! lemonsforlulu.com

Tender little ricotta donut recipe served with sweet dipping sauces!  Perfect for breakfast, dessert and everything in between! My first job after college was in a brokerage firm.  Each Tuesday morning, the conference room was reserved for a sales meeting for management and all the brokers.  I was an assistant at the time and was not included in any of these meetings.  I was fine with the exclusion as I was certain watching paint dry would … Continue reading →

Cucumber Melon White Sangria

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This white sangria is crisp, fruity, and cool with lots of fresh honeydew melon and cucumber slices! Cucumbers are under appreciated, at least by me.  They are instrumental in tzatziki sauce,  a tasty filler for kabobs and make a light little snack all on their own.  But cucumbers are versatile and can do more than flavor savory dishes. I  spent the afternoon researching uses for the tender little gourd and this is what I discovered: … Continue reading →

Shrimp Roll

This shrimp roll couldn’t be simpler. Shrimp and little spiced up mayo is all it takes to turn an ordinary sanwich into something incredible! lemonsforlulu.com

A creamy, seasoned shrimp roll sandwich that is simple, quick and will leave you perfectly satisfied! The first time I spied a freshly cooked lobster was when my husband and I vacationed in Sanibel Island, Florida. Since we are from land locked Ohio, we crave seafood every time we are down south. I was all set to try my very first lobster. I was bursting with the anticipation of dunking that tender lobster into warm, silky butter. Thankfully … Continue reading →

Weekly Meal Plan #1


Who else is thinking about back to school?  It's like a big, dreaded dead end.  The kids are pretending it doesn't exist.  I am too, except I have to start buying backpacks and school supplies before they are all gone.  I always get a little nostalgic this time of year as I think about the all summer fun we have had.  But then I remember Christmas is only six months away and then I perk up!  I know, I'm a nerd! Whether or not back to school is … Continue reading →

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Pudding

No box here! Homemade chocolate pudding couldn’t be easier to make at home! A litlte raspberry jam and mocha iced coffee make this pudding a real decadent treat! lemonsforlulu.com #IDelight #InternationalDelight

Nothing compares to the rich taste of homemade chocolate pudding! I believe in honest parenting.  I've never been one to shy away from uncomfortable topics.  When my son, who at age 5 asked me where babies came from I was quick to say the hospital.  When he corrected me and told me he meant which body part they came out of, I told him the truth (no special names for body parts here).  When my daughter asked me about Heaven, I told her all I … Continue reading →

Blueberry Vodka Lemonade

This easy vodka lemonade recipe is cool and refreshen with it's fresh sweet blueberries, cool mint and blueberry vodka. lemonsforlulu.com

Tart and sweet blueberry vodka lemonade will refresh you on the hottest of days! I know it's only Thursday, but I'm totally going to make your weekend with this blueberry vodka lemonade recipe.  It's easy, quick and will quench your summer time thirst. I fell in love with this lemonade after trying something similar at a Mexican restaurant a few years ago.  The ultra chatty waiter told me everything that went into this drink, which was … Continue reading →

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

A homemade strawberry ice cream recipe spread between two chocolate graham crackers for a fun take on ice cream sandwiches! lemonsforlulu.com

Ultra creamy homemade ice cream is swirled with naturally sweet fresh strawberries then stuffed between two chocolate graham crackers for the ultimate strawberries and cream ice cream sandwich! The most dangerous thing in the world is having an ice cream shop with a drive thru. We have an ice cream shop that is famous with the locals for it’s especially creamy, rich ice cream. Their chocolate chip ice cream features huge chunks of chocolate … Continue reading →