Cherry M & M Blondies

Blondie brownies with a hint of almond and lots of cherry flavored M & M’s! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Blondie Brownies made with lots of brown sugar, a hint of almond and tart cherry M & M candies! Are you following Lulu on Facebook? My poor husband had a real moment of panic on Sunday as the realization hit him that Valentine’s Day was only days away.  He turned to me and with a wild look in his eyes, he asked if he should do something for me or not.  I told him not to worry about.  But he continued to stare at me as he was trying to … Continue reading →

{Gluten Free} Chocolate Chip Orange Cheesecake Bars

Gluten free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars. www.lemonsforlulu.com

These gluten-free chocolate chip orange cheesecake bars couldn’t be simpler, especially since they start with refrigerated cookie dough!  A refreshingly pleasing dessert! This post was sponsored by Pillsbury, however, all opinions are 100% my own. Our family of 5 has many little family Christmas traditions that we feel we must cross off our list.  We have to drive through the park to look at lights, we go to the Festival of Lights at the … Continue reading →

Reese’s Peanut Butter Caramel Bars { appreciation post for the worlds best taste tester}

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Need something sinful and decadent? You need these bars!  Choc full of chocolate chips, gooey caramel, peanut butter  and chopped Reese's Cups! My husband and I have very defined roles, much like many married couples.  He works outside the home and provides for his family, he takes care of all landscaping duties.  He is the painter, the fix it man, the chief financial planner, the sports "trainer", and the taste tester.  I am everything … Continue reading →

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Apple Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar cookies in a thick and delicious bar! Lots of apples and cinnamon make these bars the perfect fall treat! Each major holiday comes with a "to do" list.  I'm not talking about shopping or decorating, but more of an itinerary of things we need to do as a family.  When the start of school rolls around, I start planning our fall activities. The season will NOT be complete for me unless we find time to do all the fun things autumn has to … Continue reading →

No Bake Nutella Mint Granola Bars

No Bake Nutella Mint Granola Bars

No bake Nutella mint granola bars come together quickly and easily! The perfect snack for back to school!   I made my 8 year old son cry the other day.  He was innocently watching tv when I walked in and announced that I had just printed off their school supply list!  I guess my announcement was delivered with a little too much exuberance because he lost it.   That wasn't my intention, honestly.  But it IS August, it's time to start thinking … Continue reading →

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

I love pot luck and picnic food, especially the desserts! These brownie bars are loaded with peanuts, mini marshmallows, caramel sauce AND chocolate frosting! Good thing this recipe makes enough to share with a crowd! I am about to tell you all a huge secret.  I don't like S'mores.  There's the cold, ugly truth.  I've never really felt like I could make that confession, being a mom, food blogger and former girl scout troop leader.   However, … Continue reading →

Coconut Key Lime Bars

Coconut Key Lime Bars

 These easy bars have all the flavors of key lime pie! This simple bar recipe starts with a cake mix and ends with graham cracker crumbs and coconut! Coconut Key lime pie bars are sure to be a new summer favorite!     I am a Muppet Show baby.  I watched it faithfully when I was a kid.  Truth is, there wasn't much else on.  My favorite characters were Beaker and the Swedish Chef.  I had a soft spot for … Continue reading →

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

Red Velvet Caramel Shortbread Bars

I was quite the cougar back in the day.  When I was in the eighth grade, I had a very serious relationship with a seventh grader.    I think we "went together" for a whole two weeks.   Of course, back then, the term "going with someone" meant that I thought he was cute and he thought I was cute.  That was it.  We didn't really see each other, unless it was a school event.  And we didn't really talk on the phone.  It was easy to forget about the … Continue reading →

Strawberry Rice Krispies and a Giveaway

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  It's no secret that I am NOT a big fan of Jello.  At least not in the wiggly, jiggly, traditional sense.  I have too many memories of Jello molds with raisins, carrots and apples.  Ack!  But I used Jello today.  I'm actually glad I did!  Only strawberry gelatin could turn my Rice Krispies the perfect shade of pink for these hearts.  The bonus was the strawberry flavor enveloping each rice puffed morsel.  Lip smacking good!  I suppose … Continue reading →