Pumpkin butter is used as a filling for these bite sized puff pastry treats! So quick and easy to put together. You may love these more than pie! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Pumpkin Butter Dessert Ravioli

Sweet little pumpkin butter ravioli are little bites of pie tucked into flaky puff pastry! You know what was going through my head as I was making these pumpkin ravioli?  It wasn’t the sweet pumpkin butter filling, or the flaky pastry, or even how incredibly simple this dessert was to put together.  Instead I was thinking about my favorite Halloween costume ever.  I can still picture it.  I was Bat Girl and I was spectacular. I vividly recall … Continue reading →

Who needs mozzarella sticks? These egg rolls are stuffed with hot melted cheese! Serve with an easy marinara sauce on the side! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Cheese Filled Egg Roll Recipe

This egg roll recipe is a keeper!  No it’s not your traditional egg roll.  This one is filled with gooey melted cheese!  Perfect game day eats! In my single days, the only sport I would watch is Major League Baseball.  And even then, I’d only watch the Cincinnati Reds.  I had to support the home team right?  Occasionally I’d flip on the television on a Sunday afternoon if I had nothing else to do.  However, Sunday's were not good tv days … Continue reading →

4 slices cinnamon bread 2 teaspoons butter 1 cup apple pie filling ¼ cup whipped peanut butter 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese

Grilled Apple Pie & Peanut Butter Sandwich

Apple pie filled peanut butter sandwich just might make you rethink jelly!  In college, I once saw a friend dip his peanut butter toast into his bowl of chili.  It wasn’t a one dunk just to see how it tastes sort of thing.  He was literally scooping up the chili with the peanut butter toast.  I looked on in horror and amazement.  That's what cornbread is for, not peanut butter!  So weird. Now I watch my husband do something equally … Continue reading →

Is it sloppy joe or is it a taco? It’s both! It’s fun to eat and tastes wonderful! A simple family favorite! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Taco Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes meet tacos in this easy family pleasing meal!  Get your bibs ready! Think back to your school lunches.  Tostadas, pizzas, cheeseburgers, fish sticks, tater tots and sloppy joes.  I loved sloppy joe day.  It wasn't quite a burger, more like chili in a bun.  It was messy and totally fun to eat.  The best day ever was when I had sloppy joes at school and then mom served them up at home! Back then, sloppy joes were strictly made … Continue reading →

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 →