About Tanya

Tanya is a full time wife and mom, a part time chef/baker, and a wanna be photographer! Tanya believes every once in a while, dessert should be eaten first! Hope you like what you see!

Meal Plans Made Simple #14

TGIF!  I know it’s Good Friday and many of you are planning your Easter meals.  But you’ll have to eat next week right?  So....we have a few meal plan ideas for you!  Now, I’m off to color some eggs... Happy Easter everyone!   Don’t forget you can save each of these recipes to your personal recipe box , create your own meal plan, or add ingredients for each recipe to your shopping list! Just use the “Save Recipe” on all my … Continue reading →

Mint Julep Fudge

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Whether bourbon is your drink or not, you will love this simple Mint Julep Fudge! I love bourbon.  Not that I actually drink a lot of bourbon, unless it’s in a frothy, sweet milkshake that is.  I like to keep my favorite bottle handy because it is one of my favorite ingredients to use in my food.  I find it adds a deep, rich undertone to both savory foods like pork bbq and sweet foods like Butterscotch Bars and German Brownies.  In fact, … Continue reading →

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza

Pesto and Goat Cheese Pizza | lemonsforlulu.com

 A simple homemade crust is topped with a quick sauce, pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese!  I love dining out but I hate ordering wrong.  I fear it actually.  We only go out to eat once or twice a week so I really want it to count.  I don’t want to waste my one “night off” on bad food.  The pressure of it all makes me so indecisive. I consider myself an adventurous eater.  I relish the thought of trying new cuisines and varying dishes. … Continue reading →

Mini Lemon Hand Pies

Pillsbury pie dough is cut into bite sized circles and filled with homemade lemon curd. Perfect little pies for spring! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Buttery and flaky pie dough is shaped into sweet mini hand pies and filled with homemade lemon curd! Perfect little bite sized desserts! Desserts used to be so simple.  Growing up, dessert choices were pies, chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies and the occasional cake.  Ingredients were simple;  what you saw was what you got.  Desserts didn’t used to be so imaginative. There was actually a time when all you … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple #13


How does Friday came around so quickly???  I’ve been traveling this week.  I was fortunate enough to visit an Ohio Egg Farm.  I am so excited to tell you all about it.  But for now, I’m thrilled to tell you about THESE mouthwatering meals!   MONDAY Sweet Potato, Kale and Sausage Bake with White Cheese Sauce- Pinch of Yum  Isn't this the best way to start the week? TUESDAY Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf - … Continue reading →

Steak Salad with Avocado Dressing

Pan seared steak rests on a spinach salad loaded with goodness! A simple avocado dressing finishes it all off! www.lemonsforlulu.com

A simply seasoned steak is cooked to taste, then placed atop a spinach salad that is piled high with quinoa, corn, black beans and radishes.   A creamy avocado dressing tops it all off! Writing my baby shower post from yesterday  got me thinking about when my own kids were born.  I have been reminiscing about what it was like to go from zero kids to one, then two, then three and how my parenting has changed along the way. Frankly, I’m … Continue reading →

Roasted Blueberry Tart

Slow roasted blueberry tart with mascarpone and goat cheese all on a flaky puff pastry crust! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Smooth mascarpone cheese is blended with tangy goat cheese and topped with slow roasted blueberries for this simple yet elegant dessert! Want more?  Follow along with Bloglovin! My good friend Lisa from Wine and Glue is having a baby!  A baby girl to be exact.  This is her third little bundle of happiness.  I am absolutely elated for her and her family.  Babies are so sweet.  I miss babies.  There is … Continue reading →

Orange Scented Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate and orange are perfect together in these Orange scented chocolate chip scones! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Orange Scented Chocolate Chip Scones make an excellent breakfast or midday snack! Coffee or tea optional! Do you ever have one of those eerily quiet days?  Days where the phone doesn’t ring at all.  Days where the only emails you find in your inbox are from stores and daily deal sites.  Days where not one single person sends you a text. Do you ever days where UPS delivers to every house but yours and the mailman only has circulars and … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple # 12

It’s Friday!  That’s a reason to celebrate!  It’s spring break here for my crew.  It’s been fun having them off of school, but this is the point in the break where they start fighting and I find myself wishing Monday would come a little sooner! We have an especially taste meal plan for you this week! MONDAY Zesty Sriracha Shrimp & Quinoa via Julie's Eats and Treats - Um... this meal is a total drool-fest for me. I've really … Continue reading →