Walnut Pesto

Walnuts and basil blended together for a twist on the classic pesto sauce! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian. Heart-healthy walnuts and fresh basil are combined in this beautiful pesto sauce!   I’m fortunate that my kids like vegetables.  In fact, they surprise me sometimes.  Edamame, spinach, avocados, broccoli and cauliflower are usually eaten with voracity.  While they don’t LOVE asparagus and brussels sprouts, they do eat them without many complaints.  In fact, … Continue reading →

Garlic Leek and Goat Cheese Dip

Roasted garlic makes this goat cheese and leek dip extra creamy and flavorful! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This dip is doubly creamy with the roasted garlic and soft goat cheese!  The leeks add a subtle freshness. I was listening to satellite radio during one of my kiddie taxi cab trips this past week.  I was half listening and half dreaming up new recipes in my head when I was awoken from my daydream by the DJ talking about Instagram.  Except she wasn’t referring to it as Instagram, rather she was abbreviating it to “Insta." … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple #11


  TGIF right?  Today marks the beginning of spring break for my crew and I have NO idea how we’ll pass the time.  What I do know is what we’ll be eating this week!   Don’t forget you can save each of these recipes to your personal recipe box , create your own meal plan, or add ingredients for each recipe to your shopping list! Just use the “Save Recipe” on all my recipes!   MONDAY  Let’s start the week off right … Continue reading →

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mocha Cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with thick mocha buttercream and sweet chocolate chip cookie dough hidden inside! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Rich chocolate cupcakes filled with a little nugget of cookie dough (egg free) and topped with thick mocha fudge frosting! Field trips.  Remember those?  Remember how excited you were when field trip day finally arrived?  The bus would feel electric!  The air was thick with anticipation of all the fun to come.  You could be going to go watch wood rot, but you wouldn’t care because you weren’t in school.  It was like a big jail break, freedom … Continue reading →

Big Spring Giveaway! You Choose The Prize!


Big Spring Giveaway!!   It’s spring!!!  Soon we will all be able to stop hiding behind our fleece and bulky sweaters!  Yay!  In anticipation of warm weather and sunshine, myself and a bunch of fabulous bloggers have decided  to bring you this giveaway!  Whether you need swim wear or summer reading, we’ve got you covered!  YOU get to choose between an Amazon Gift Card OR a Pay Pal Gift Card!  Enter below to win!  Good … Continue reading →

Spicy Shrimp Boil #ShrimpShowdown

Spicy Shrimp Boil |

I received products for this post, however all opinions are 100% my own. Get ready for some finger-licking fun!  Shrimp, potatoes, sausage and corn boiled together with lots of spice! Finger food at it’s finest! Three years ago, my good friend introduced my family to Frogmore Stew.  Being naive northerners, we had no idea exactly what “Frogmore” was but we were open to trying it.  We never looked back!  That was hands down one of the best … Continue reading →

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Sandwich Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with eggless chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough filling www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies filled with egg-free Peanut Butter Cookie Dough! I spent an inordinate amount of time during my high school years driving around in a bright orange Ford Bronco.  My best friend was at the wheel and I was usually co-pilot.  We weren’t bad teenagers, we were just bored.  So we drove around and around and around.  We drove past friend’s houses, boy’s houses, searched for parties, and then … Continue reading →

Meal Plans Made Simple #10

I just have to say how happy I am that the calendar finally says it’s spring!  This winter was the longest on record.  I refuse to look back, I’m only look forward!  That being said, lets look forward to a terrific week of food!    Don’t forget you can save each of these recipes to your personal recipe box , create your own meal plan, or add ingredients for each recipe to your shopping list! Just use the “Save Recipe” on all my … Continue reading →