Cherry Almond Quick Bread

This quick bread is made with fresh pitted cherries and has a hint of almond throughout. A simple vanilla almond glaze is drizzled on top! www.lemonsforlulu.com

A quick bread made from fresh cherries with a hint of almond.  A simple almond glaze covers it all! I don't eat breakfast very often.  My family eats buckets of cereal on a daily basis.  They eat it for breakfast and right before bed.  I never was a big fan of cereal.  As a kid, I only ate it until I found the toy hidden inside then, like most kids, I'd leave the opened box in the panty to dry out and go stale.  Nothing grosses me out more … Continue reading →

Maple Granola Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie Treat meets granola bar right here in this perfectly sweet treat! Olive Oil is swapped for butter here, but you would never know! www.lemonsforlulu.com #pledgeforEVOO

Granola Rice Krispie Treats are everything you love in a granola bar and everything you crave in rice krispie treats! My kids’ last week of summer break was spent about 5 hours away with their grandma and grandpa.  When this trip was in the planning stages, I have to admit, I was excited by the thought of having the whole house to myself.  No tv, no music, no doorbell, no fighting, no kids running in and out.  Just me, my … Continue reading →

Peach Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Peach cake with lots of fresh peaches and cinnamon and frosted with a an easy brown sugar frosting! www.lemonsforlulu.com #walmartproduce

This post has been sponored by SocialStars #WalmartProduce.  I’m honored to be partnered to bring you these tasty recipes! Peach cake made with fresh peaches and cinnamon and topped with the most perfect brown sugar frosting!  This peach cake is a wonderful way to enjoy the season’s best! Peaches remind me of vacation.  I remember a few years ago me and my family took a short trip to Michigan.  Our last night there, we … Continue reading →

Homemade Ice Cream: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream and a Giveaway

Homemade ice cream couldn’t be simpler with this no machine lemon buttermilk ice cream! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Homemade Ice Cream is so easy, no machine needed!  This lemon buttermilk ice cream is creamy, tart and refreshing! Nothing gets my family moving quicker than when I say “let’s go get ice cream.”  Each kid could be elbow deep in Lego’s or crafts, but when I utter those words they are out the door in a flash.  All that’s left in their place is a little tornado of dust that has formed in the recently vacated spaces. Sometimes we get ice cream … Continue reading →

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 →