A white bean dip that is so smooth and creamy with a little jalapeno kick ! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Jalapeño White Bean Dip

A white bean dip that is extra creamy with just a touch of spice! When I was young my two older sisters threatened to throw me into the Niagara Falls and I believed them.  It started out innocently enough.  Just another family vacation in Toronto.  Somewhere overlooking the falls things got ugly.  I annoyed my sisters, they threatened to get rid of me and then I told on them.  This was our big sisters/little sister relationship. They … Continue reading →

Pecan pie granola is so easy to make! It’s a great low fat snack any time of the day! www.lemonsforlulu.com #AppleSauceSwap

Pecan Pie Granola

Pecan pie granola: breakfast or snack?  How about both? We go though an amazing amount of cereal in this house.  I mean boxes a week.  I have two kids that have a giant bowl both in morning and right before bed.  I have a third who eats a small bowl of plain, dry cereal several times a week.   I don't mind the excessive breakfast consumption, although I'm spending a crazy amount of money on cereal and milk each week.   Money grows on trees … Continue reading →

Pumpkin pie spice will wake up your morning routine! Make this easy latte smoothie any time of the day for a little pick me up! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Smoothie

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Smoothie is a great way to power up each day! My name is Tanya and I L-O-V-E coffee.  I might love it too much.  A day without coffee is a bad day indeed.  There are times when I actually go to bed thinking that I cannot wait to drink my first cup in the morning.  It doesn't take much to make me happy, just a cup of coffee (or three) each day.  Yeah, I have issues. Naturally I love to bake with coffee, I make … Continue reading →

This easy apple tart takes not time to prepare but looks completely impressive! A fool proof crust and a creamy peanut butter filling will have you saying goodbye to traditional apple pie! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Easy Apple Tart

I’m happy to partner with SocialStars and Walmart Produce to bring you this original recipe.  This tart and all opinions are my own.  This easy apple tart starts with a sugar mix but ends with a smile!  A creamy peanut butter filling and fresh apples make up the middle!   My 5 year old writes a special note for her teacher every day.  Usually she writes something like “I love school,” “school is great” or “I love my teacher” followed by a … Continue reading →

Skip the sandwich shop and make meatball subs at home! These meatballs are baked with two kinds of meat and smothered in a simple homemade sauce! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Meatball Sandwich Recipe

This easy Meatball Sandwich Recipe is filled with baked meatballs that are made with two kinds of meat!  They are filling, tasty and will please the whole family! In high school I worked at a sandwich shop.  It was the local hangout for all us teenagers.  I’d go to work from 4-8 pm.  I’d then go home to change and go right back to socialize.  It was a great place to work.  The management was lax to an incredible fault.  We certainly ate into … Continue reading →

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Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies

Soft pumpkin cookies studded with chocolate chips and filled with a salted caramel center!  Fall flavors to fall in love with! I spent last Sunday with Batman, a few Storm Troopers, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Charlie Chapman and a slew of unfamiliar comic book characters.  Our convention center hosted a Comic Expo with a portion of the space dedicated to the world of Lego’s.  Let me be clear, I had no interest in Batman.  Sure he looks good … Continue reading →

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

Easy Panzanella Salad

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 →

Gnocchi is the star of this meal, it’s tossed with Brussels sprouts, grapes and Parmesan cheese. An incredibly easy weeknight meal! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts and Grapes

I am fortunate to partner with Social Stars and Wal-Mart Produce to bring you this post.  This original recipe and all opinions expressed within are my own. Gnocchi is tossed with savory Brussels sprouts and sweet grapes for an easy meal that will impress your family and friends! My son is leading a double culinary life.  He moans and complains about what I serve yet he manages to devour school lunches without blinking an eye.  I make … Continue reading →

An easy chicken soup that will warm you and comfort you! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Easy Chicken Soup Recipe

This easy chicken soup recipeis one wholesome bowl of deliciousness! Last week our church pastor gave a talk about rest.  I won’t recap it here, but the gist of it was we as humans are designed to rest.  We need breaks, we need to relax, we need sleep; it makes us more productive and allows us to perform better each day.  A few days after I listened to the talk, there was a short story on the radio about how lack of sleep actually causes our … Continue reading →