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 →

Meal Plans Made Simple #26

It has been gorgeous here lately.  As I type this I’m snuggled up in a sweatshirt.  Yes it’s July and I’m freezing!  These days are gems. They get me thinking about fall and the fun things ahead.  They certainly get me thinking about food too!  Thank goodness we have a great meal plan for you this week!   MONDAY Pizza Lasagna Rolls via Rachel Cooks - A fun meal for everyone!!! Cheesy and saucy and pizza toppings!!! … Continue reading →

Charred Corn Salsa over Grilled Cumin Steak

Corn salsa with a little char makes the perfect cumin steak topping! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Charred corn salsa is light and flavorful!  It’s the perfect topping or the perfect dip! I know some people go nuts over a good steak.  I am not one of those people.  In fact, I couldn’t tell a good steak if it hit me in the face.  Part of this is due to my upbringing.  My mom was a thrifty chef and only bought meat sitting in the clearance section of our grocery store.  This usually meant that our meat was very tough and extremely chewy. … Continue reading →

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate is made with a special ingredient which makes it creamy and chocolaty! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Frozen Hot Chocolate can be made quickly and easily! It’s chocolatey, cool and incredibly satisfying! The worst part of vacation is when it ends. I know I just stated the obvious. Pre-vacation is fun. There are so many preparations to be made before you even think about taking off. All the planning, the reservations, the research, the packing (and repacking) that happens in the months, weeks and days that lead up to vacation. That’s the good … Continue reading →

Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Grilled Cheese

Tart lemon curd and creamy mascarpone cheese hidden between sweet pound cake for a dessert grilled cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Tart lemon curd and creamy mascarpone cheese are tucked inside grilled pound cake for a dessert grilled cheese! I’ve had a baking freeze after our vacation.  It wasn’t really intentional, I just haven’t found the time.  Between baseball, tennis lessons, day camps and summer parties, I find I barely have time to cook let alone bake!  It’s giving me the shakes.  I think I’m going through baking withdrawal. I am so desperate for homemade … Continue reading →

Easy BLT Pizza Recipe

Tis BLT Pizza recipe is so easy and quick, you’ll forget all about your favorite take out! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This easy BLT pizza recipe will have you saying so long to take out! I announced to my family that I was NOT going to cook on vacation.  By definition, vacation means to take a break.  If cooking and cleaning are my job, I should NOT be doing them on vacation right?  Right.  No cooking, zilch, zip, nada. Yes, I poured milk for cereal and made sandwiches, but not once did I turn on the stove or the oven.  No mixing, no stirring, no serving. … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple #25


Hello everyone!  It’s Friday once again! For me this means baseball tournament time.  My son won his first game now we are on to two more.  It’s funny, by this time in the season us parents are a mix of wanting our kids to win and wanting them to loose!  We want them to win because they’ve worked so hard but it IS mid July and we’d all sort of like our summer back! We have a good looking meal plan for you this week!  Happy … Continue reading →

JalapenoTurkey Burger

Thick turkey burgers topped with poblanos,,jalapeños and spicy cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Lots of smoky flavor and melted cheese in this moist, Jalapeño Burger!    It finally happened; our grill bit the dust.  We came home from vacation a couple of weeks ago and found the bottom had literally fallen out of our grill.  My husband cleaned up the mess while I did carthweels around him.  It was a good grill, it was just very, very old.  It hadn’t certainly seen better (cleaner) days.   I’m so happy to have purchased a new … Continue reading →

How To Make Iced Coffee Pudding Pops: Kahlúa Café Con Leche

Knowing how to make iced coffee is incredibly valuable, especially with they are infused with Kahlúa! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Knowing how to make iced coffee pudding pops is easier than you think!  Especially pudding pops with a hint of Kahlúa! This post was sponsored by Kahlúa.  All opinions are my own.  It’s an honor partnering to bring you delicious recipes! Whatever happened to pudding pops?  This question has been plaguing me for years.  It seemed as though one minute I was eating chocolate and vanilla swirled pudding pops and the next minute they were no … Continue reading →