Dilly Orzo Pasta Salad

A simple and easy pasta salad for any occasion! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This orzo pasta salad has only a handful of ingredients.  It’s quick, easy and absolutely refreshing! I have a fridge full of condiments.  I bet we all do.  If you were to open my fridge right now you’d find at least 2 half full bottles of bbq sauce, several salad dressings, lemon juice, lime juice, plum sauce, 4 different types of mustard, sun dried tomatoes, tahini, pesto, mayo and an assortment of pickled items.  I have too many condiments. … Continue reading →

Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Cups

Easy baked macaroni and cheese muffins and the perfect meal that will make and kid! The cauliflower baked in will make any mom happy! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Easy baked macaroni cheese little hands will love! I can't believe it's time to pack lunches AGAIN!  I've so enjoyed having lazy lunches this summer.  My baggie free world is about to come to a screeching halt!  I should invest in Glad brand stock because goodness knows I use 'em up. This is the year the kids pack their own lunches.  I'm going to stop being an enabler.  I'm going to encourage their independence and … Continue reading →

BLT Tortellini Salad

BLT tortellini salad comes together so easily! It’s made with a simple Greek yogurt dressing and has lots of fresh tomatoes! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This post has been sponored by SocialStars #WalmartProduce.   I’m honored to be partnered to bring you these tasty recipes! This tortellini salad is tossed with a Greek yogurt dressing, bacon, lettuce and tomato!  Perfect BBQ food! There is nothing quite like a homegrown tomato is there?  I remember plucking juicy beef steak tomatoes right from my mom’s garden when I was a kid.  I’d bite right into them like they were apples.  I’d sprinkle a … Continue reading →

Buttermilk Ranch Mac and Cheese

A creamy baked pasta with lots tangy buttermilk ranch flavor! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 This cheesy baked pasta has lots of tangy buttermilk, chicken, bacon and a perfectly crunchy topping!   As I was prepping this pasta dish the other day, my daughter asked for a picture of me to bring in to school for a Mother’s Day project.  I searched high a low for a decent picture of myself.  Sadly, there weren’t many to choose from.  I realized as I flipped through album after album that I am hardly in any family pictures!  Sure … Continue reading →

Tortellini Skillet Lasagna

A simple skillet lasagna made with italian sausage, your favorite sauce and tortellini! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Need any easy and quick weeknight meal?  This tortellini skillet lasagna is for you! I love this time of year.  It’s the time for captain’s chairs, baseballs and gloves, and late nights at the ball park.  Yes, it’s the time for kid pitch baseball, and we love it!  I never tire of hearing the baseball thwack against a catcher’s glove, or the metallic sound of the ball making contact with the bat, or the clouds of dust that rise up when someone … Continue reading →

Easy Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

Italian Sausage and ground beef are slow cooked to have dinner ready when you need it! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Italian Turkey Sausage and lean ground turkey are the main ingredients in this simple slow cooker meat sauce! Nothing beats an easy dinner that’s ready when you need it! There was a time that I loved to run.  I think that time was between the ages of 5 and 10.  During that time I ran everywhere!  I ran to my friends house, then I ran home.  I ran to school and I ran during recess.  I ran up the stairs and I ran down the stairs.  I ran playing … Continue reading →

Broccoli and Ham Mac and Cheese

Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese www.lemonsforlulu.com

Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham is a quick and easy family dinner that is sure to please the pickiest of eaters! My kids are not the best eaters when it comes to cheese.   It started with my 10-year-old.  She ate her fair share of cheese as a toddler, but somewhere in her short life she determined that cheese was not for her.  Be it a cheese stick or a cheese dip, my oldest will turn up her nose.  She doesn’t even eat … Continue reading →

Soba Noodles with Spicy Cumin Pork

Spicy ground pork served with veggies and Japanese Soba Noodles www.lemonsforlulu.com

Kicked up ground pork served along side Japanese noodles and crisp veggies! When you get ready to embark upon the voyage that is parenthood, you receive all sorts of  unsolicited advice.  People love to tell you all about sleep schedules, diapers and nursing.  And when you move into the toddler stage all you hear about is how to survive potty training and the “terrible two’s”.  There is no shortage of information on kids from birth to age 4. … Continue reading →

Meatballs and Spaghetti {And a Cook Book Giveaway!}

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  This meatball and spaghetti dish is a lightened version of the classic Italian meal we all love! Pasta is something my whole family readily enjoys.  I only get grumblings when I serve it with either a cheesy sauce or a tomato sauce.   In other words, my kids like it PLAIN (where they get their taste is beyond me).  I'll compromise on the cheese sauces, who needs the extra fat anyway. … Continue reading →