Eggnog Sugar Cookies

Cake like sugar cookies with spiced eggnog buttercream. www.lemonsforlulu.com

Cake-like sugar cookies iced with spiced eggnog buttercream! Nothing says “happy holidays” quite like screeching violins.  My 4th grader’s orchestra had a holiday extravaganza.  It was her first time playing in front of a live audience.  Actually, that’s not true, her family has been her live audience for quite some time.  It’s always so sweet to see how excited all the students are to be performing.  You know in their minds they sound like … Continue reading →

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

These simple lemon cupcakes start with a white cake mix and have fresh lemon juice and Greek yogurt mixed to keep them moist and tart.  Top them off with a sinfully delicious white chocolate buttercream frosting!   I have a little secret to share. Today is my birthday. I usually don't go around advertising that fact, especially since I'm now officially in my 40's. Turning 41 is not as exciting as turning 25, you know what I … Continue reading →

Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream and A Virtual Birthday Party

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Devils food makes the best chocolate cupcakes ! To make them spectacular, top them with buttercream frosting that has been made with  fresh raspberries! I love birthdays don't you?  I always have.  I would start the countdown to my July 4th birthday sometime in April!  There was something about the anticipation.  I would dream about my cake, my presents and just how fantastic the whole day was going to be, because it was all about ME! … Continue reading →

Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filling

Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filing www.lemonsforlulu.com

    Red Velvet Cups with White Chocolate Amaretto Filling       This time of year, nothing seems to say "I love you" like red velvet.  The color is bold and romantic.  Because I love YOU, I made these little red velvet cups.  They were extraordinarily easy, since I started with a cake mix.  I know everyone is still watching their waistlines,  so I baked them in little muffin … Continue reading →

Baklava Bites

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There are certain things you MUST like if you are Greek.  You must like Greek coffee,  Ouzo, Feta cheese, olive oil and baklava. Growing up, my mom would make baklava each Christmas.  The honey drenched, nut filled triangles adorned our cookie trays for most of my childhood.  Now that we are older, my mom has decided it was time to pass the reigns to one of her kids.  Problem is, it's a lot of work!  I can make baklava, I just choose not too. … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

  When I was young, I wanted to be Barbie.  I really did.  I wanted those long, flowing locks, that small waist and those feet in a perpetual high-heeled stance.  She had the coolest clothes, a camper, a jeep and a 3 story town home too!  She had a spunky sister named Skipper and Ken, the handsome surfer beau.  Her life was perfect. I did manage to accumulate lots of Barbie clothes.  I did not however have the camper, the jeep, the … Continue reading →

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Chip Buttercream

Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Chip Buttercream

This chocolate cupcakes idea came to me at the strangest time, about 4:00 a.m.  Let me explain.  I a few nights ago, I went to bed anticipating a glorious nights sleep.  You know the kind where you wake up in the exact same position if you fell asleep in??  About 3:00 a.m, nature called.  I took care of business and went back to bed.  But I was too hot, so reluctantly I peeled back a layer of bedding ( I like to be snug).  Then I noticed the … Continue reading →