Easy Panzanella Salad

This easy panzanella salad is made from the gardens finests: zucchinis and tomatoes are the stars in this fresh salad www.lemonsoforlulu.com #KraftSaladDressing

An easy panzanella salad to showcase the garden’s finest! This past Mother’s Day, my parents presented me with a large hanging basket over flowing with blooms and foliage.  I thanked them politely and promptly displayed this glorious basket on a hook outside.  I watered it every day as per the instructions.  I made sure it wasn’t in full sun and pruned when necessary.  It was all for not.  It died.  I tell myself it died because of the bird … Continue reading →

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 →

Caesar Salad Recipe with Shrimp & Quinoa

This shrimp Caesar salad recipe begins like any other Caesar salad with Romaine lettuce and Parmesan . Shrimp, quinoa take it to a whole new level. www.lemonsforlulu.com

A Caesar salad recipe that's kicked up with shrimp and quinoa! The only thing I find more disgusting than a cooked, eaten chicken carcass is a lobster carcass.  Not that I've eaten a whole lobster or anything. My husband and I got engaged in Sanibel Island, Florida.  We went out to celebrate at a local restaurant known for its lobster.  I had every intention of consuming my own until I caught a glimpse of the tables around me. … Continue reading →

Salad with Black Beans and Edamame

Black beans, corn, garbanzo beans and edamame are tossed with a southwestern flavored vinaigrette! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This post was sponored by Cans Get You Cooking.  I’m happy to be partnered to bring you unique and delicious recipes! #cansgetyoucooking A simple salad with black beans, garbanzo beans, corn and edamame!  Three bean salad takes on a whole new meaning! I never liked eating beans when I was a kid.  It wasn’t until I started cooking for myself that I realized how much I love beans, just not the kinds my mom had served.  I love black beans, … 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 →

Antipasto Salad with Feta Vinaigrette

A simple antipasto salad with two kinds of olives, roasted red peppers, artichokes and a tangy feta vinaigrette www.lemonsforlulu.com

This antipasto salad is perfect for those warm summer nights when it's too hot to cook!   This vibrant salad has lots of olives, bell peppers, artichokes and topped with a tangy feta vinaigrette! There’s a book called The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.  I’ve never read it, I’m not really sure what it’s about, but I sort of have a story about a traveling dress.  It all started about 50 years ago.  My mom had just given birth to my sister … Continue reading →

Corn with Chile Cheese Mayo

Corn smothered in the perfect amount of mayo, cheese, and spices! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Corn does not have to be boring!  Turn your corn into something amazing by adding a little cheese, a few spices and a spoonful of mayo! My five year old asked me the other day why we eat so much corn.  I was sort of dumbfounded by her question, but then realized she doesn’t quite grasp that fruits and vegetables, while they can be eaten year round, are best when eaten in season.  I prefer to eat the season’s freshest produce in mass … Continue reading →

Green Bean Cherry Tomato Salad

A simple green bean salad with cherry tomaotes, feta and a tarragon vinaigrette! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This green bean cherry tomato salad is not only simple, but it is absolutely fresh and delicious! I remember the day life let me down.  It was the day I realized I’m short.  I had been living a lie, or rather I’ve been suffering from delusions of grandeur.  All these years I thought I was tall, or at least above average.  I do have to admit that over the years, I noticed a trend where I seemed to be looking at chins more than eyes, but I … 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 →