Lime Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

Raspberry Buttercream Frosting is sweet and creamy and perfect fro tart lime cupcakes! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Raspberry buttercream frosting adds some sweetness to these tart lime cupcakes! I’ve been sitting on these cupcakes for almost a month now.  I actually made them for my own birthday.  Typically I buy myself a rich, luxurious opera cream cake for my birthday.  That cake is the only cake we eat that hasn’t been made by me. It’s a gorgeous cake, but a little on the expensive side.  I’ve been feeling cheap lately and … Continue reading →

Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies

A little cheesecake packed into a chocolate cookie! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Cheesecake cookies are soft and rich and taste just like a bite sized chocolate cheesecake! A few friends of mine have declared this day Cheesecake Day.  I was asked to join in the fun, but here’s the rub; I don’t care for cheesecake.  Weird, I know.  I think it has a lot to do with the cheesecake my mom made when I was a kid.   It was the kind with chunks of pineapple and large curd cottage cheese.  Just what you want in a dessert right? … Continue reading →

Quick and Easy Dessert: S’mores Popcorn Bars

This quick and easy dessert is a snack that is sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces! Marshmallow coated popcorn, graham crackers and lots of chocolate. What could be better? www.lemonsforlulu.com

Need a quick and easy dessert that is fun and sure to please?  These S’mores Popcorn Bars will be a hit with everyone! Back in my childless days, dinner often consisted of a giant bowl of hot buttered, heavily salted popcorn.  Sure, popcorn has no nutritional value except for fiber which is almost certainly cancelled out after all the butter and salt, but it was easy, it was quick, and it made me oh so happy. Sadly, I had to let my popcorn … Continue reading →

S’mores Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut butter bars inspired but S’mores, with graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows! www.lemonsforlulu.com

These peanut butter bars have a hint of graham crackers, fudgy center and are sprinkled with mini marshmallows!  A S’mores flavored dessert! When our kids were given iPods as gifts, it was with the understanding that we would monitor everything they did.  Our oldest kids are 10 and 9 and 5 and are quite naive and innocent.  However, I wanted to establish the house rule now that mom is always watching. Recently the kids have discovered the … Continue reading →

S’mores Oatmeal Cream Pies

A S’mores twist on a classic childhood treat! www.lemonsforlulu.com

A S’mores twist on a childhood favorite! I can vividly recall the first time I tried S’mores.  I was in the 4th grade and it was during the last week of school.  Our science teacher brought in all the fixins for s’more along with foil and plates.  We sat along a rolling hill on one side of the school.  We assembled our s’mores (leaving the top cracker off) and let the sun reflect off our foil lined plates and onto our individual milk chocolate … Continue reading →

Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Grilled Cheese

Tart lemon curd and creamy mascarpone cheese hidden between sweet pound cake for a dessert grilled cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Tart lemon curd and creamy mascarpone cheese are tucked inside grilled pound cake for a dessert grilled cheese! I’ve had a baking freeze after our vacation.  It wasn’t really intentional, I just haven’t found the time.  Between baseball, tennis lessons, day camps and summer parties, I find I barely have time to cook let alone bake!  It’s giving me the shakes.  I think I’m going through baking withdrawal. I am so desperate for homemade … Continue reading →

How To Make Iced Coffee Pudding Pops: Kahlúa Café Con Leche

Knowing how to make iced coffee is incredibly valuable, especially with they are infused with Kahlúa! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Knowing how to make iced coffee pudding pops is easier than you think!  Especially pudding pops with a hint of Kahlúa! This post was sponsored by Kahlúa.  All opinions are my own.  It’s an honor partnering to bring you delicious recipes! Whatever happened to pudding pops?  This question has been plaguing me for years.  It seemed as though one minute I was eating chocolate and vanilla swirled pudding pops and the next minute they were no … Continue reading →

Key Lime Sugar Cookies

Mini frosted sugar cookies made with fresh key limes www.lemonsforlulu.com

These key lime sugar cookies are tangy and sweet!  The soft and tender sugar cookie and the creamy frosting make a delicious bite sized key lime treat!   I’m not a huge fan of pie.  A good berry pie certainly has a place in my heart, but to be frank, I tend to snub my nose at any other flavor of pie.  I just do not gravitate towards cake’s flakey cousin.  Pie is a second rate dessert in my humble opinion.  It’s good in a pinch but … Continue reading →

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Coconut Streusel

Light and tender coffee cake filled with lots of fresh blueberries and topped with a toasted coconut streusel. www.lemonsforlulu.com

A tender coffee cake with lots of fresh blueberries and the most perfect coconut streusel!   I don’t remember how old I was when I first learned to ride a bike.  I do remember my dad teaching me at the baseball fields at school.  I can even remember the moment he let go and I realized I was going it alone.  The strange thing is, I never really learned how to break to stop the bike.  That information is quite embarrassing and I’m not … Continue reading →