Mint Julep Fudge

Simple and sweet chocolate and mint swirled fudge with a kick of bourbon www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Whether bourbon is your drink or not, you will love this simple Mint Julep Fudge! I love bourbon.  Not that I actually drink a lot of bourbon, unless it’s in a frothy, sweet milkshake that is.  I like to keep my favorite bottle handy because it is one of my favorite ingredients to use in my food.  I find it adds a deep, rich undertone to both savory foods like pork bbq and sweet foods like Butterscotch Bars and German Brownies.  In fact, … Continue reading →

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles

Rich chocolate truffles with raspberry and mocha flavor! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Truffles are decadent bite-sized treats! Are you getting my posts through Bloglovin? Our kids have been doing lots of research lately.  My oldest daughter researches animal facts and my son researches Lego's.  They love watching videos of kittens frolicking on YouTube or Legos’s being assembled.  All fun, all harmless and informative. But something happened recently that reminded us that we should always be near … Continue reading →

Peppermint M & M Chocolate Bark

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Two kinds of chocolate, peppermint bits and peppermint M & M’s combine for a perfectly simple minty treat! Once upon a time there was a mom who had all her Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving.   She’d spend the entire summer searching for the perfect gifts for her family, thus ensuring a stress free December. Christmas cards were mailed by December 1st, cookies were made by the middle of December.  She was able to take the entire … Continue reading →

Peppermint Bark Fudge

Chocolate fudge made with Hershey’s Peppermint Bark Bells www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Peppermint Bark Chocolate Fudge made with Hershey’s Peppermint Bark Bells!       I was never a good test taker.  I always got heart palpitations and sweaty palms.  That was even if I KNEW the answers!  It was the pressure, it just got to me.   I’d like to say things got better with age, but I’d be lying.  When I was in my late twenties, I had to take the Series 7 to get my brokers license.  I just about died.  I took … Continue reading →

Butterscotch Marshmallow Bites

Buttermilk Marshmallow Bites are such a simple no bake treat! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 These Butterscotch Marshmallow Bites are simple and quick no bake treats!   Each Christmas I make dozens and dozens of cookies.  I don’t know why I make that many, I guess Christmas is just the perfect time to try out all the new recipes I’ve collected over the course of the year. The kids are eager to help with the planning and the baking.  I always picture the four of us in the kitchen in a Norman Rockwell-esque sort of seen. … Continue reading →

Pistachio Cardamom Brittle

Brittle made from lightly salted pistachios, a hint of cardamom and a layer of chocolate! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Pistachio Brittle with a hint of cardamom and a sweet layer of chocolate! This is not a Christmas post.  I'm not quite ready for that yet.  But I was in the mood for some brittle.  And since I love pistachio's, that's what I threw into my brittle.  Making this brittle got me thinking about how there's always a big push for peanut brittle at Christmas.  Why exactly is that?  I don't know about you, but I personally … Continue reading →

Maple Cinnamon Cashew Bark

White chocolate and semi sweet chocolate swirled together with chopped cashews! www.lemonsforlulu.com

White chocolate and semi sweet chocolate are infused with maple flavor, cinnamon and chopped cashews! Baking day is Thursday in the Lulu household.  I try to bust out two to three new recipes.  Some recipes fail and end up in the trash while we munch on the successes all weekend.  And that's the problem.  By Monday, we are fresh out of dessert!  Sure I could go buy cookies, but that's sort of sacrilege when you are food blogger!  Besides, … Continue reading →

Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

Nutella Caramel Pretzel Fudge

Want and easy fudge recipe that is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings? This is it!  Nutella spread makes the creamiest fudge you've ever tasted!   Caramel and pretzels make this fudge irresistible! I have an extremely sad story to tell you.  It's about a girl and her beloved Mac computer.  I can tell you are hooked already aren't you?  So, you may have guessed, that girl is moi.    This is my sad story. My story begins on … Continue reading →

Easter S’More Toffee

Easter S'More Toffee | lemonsforlulu.com

 S'Mores take on Easter Candy in this fun twist on the classic summer treat! Parenting is so stressful.  Contrary to what you might be thinking, I'm NOT talking about child care and child rearing here.  I'm actually talking about all the pressure we have to make every holiday, loose tooth, and birthdays the best ever!  I admit, I alone created this monster.  The monster being the unbelievably high expectations of my children! When I … Continue reading →