Jalapeño Popper Beer Cheese

Jalapeno popper meets beer cheese for a spicy, creamy and absolutley delicious appetizer! www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Beer cheese and jalapeno poppers come together for one flavorful dip!   Sometimes I'm secretly jealous of all my wine drinking friends.  There is just something about holding a wine goblet that makes them look more sophisticated.  Their wine glasses could be filled with Boones’ Farm, but they would still come off looking classier than I would with my aluminum beer can.   I know very little about wine.  I wish I could talk … Continue reading →

Tex-Mex Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Tex Mex Spinach and Artichoke Dip has a bit of a kick with poblano peppers and jalapeño that have been roasted! Creamy, cheesy and full of flavor! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Spinach and artichoke dip with a little heat!  Roasted poblano's and jalapeños add spice that's tamed by lots of creamy cheese! I love eating, but I don't always like following the food pyramid.  I'm a snacker at heart and although I know what food is good for me, I am not always eager to consume them.  If things like fat, calories, cholesterol, and blood pressure didn't exist than I would eat completely differently. My food … Continue reading →

Salmon Tacos with Jalapeno Cream

Salmon Tacos with Jalapeno Cream

Fish tacos are one of my favorite summertime meals!  They are the perfect light dinner! These tacos are made with spicy salmon and are topped with a jalapeno cream! My family and I recently spent the week at the beach in North Carolina.  It was wonderful, with the exception of the bright red, oddly shaped sunburn I acquired on our first day.  I love the beach.  I never tire of listening to the calming rhythms of the waves rolling onto … Continue reading →

Jalapeno Chicken Grilled Cheese with White BBQ Sauce

Jalapeno Chicken Sandwich with White BBQ Sauce

Grilled sandwiches are perfect when it gets too hot to turn on the oven!    Shredded rotisserie chicken makes this sandwich easy to throw together!   You'll want to dip your spicy chicken sandwich into your homemade bbq sauce to take the edge off the heat!     My love affair with vinegar started when I was young.   My mom didn't have a lot of snack foods so I had to use my imagination.  My snacks … Continue reading →

Southwest Deviled Eggs

Southwest Deviled Eggs

Southwest Deviled Eggs   Deviled Eggs remind me of the 70's.  I just seem to remember these being THE appetizer at parties and cookouts that my family attended when I was a kid.   What I remember most is that Tupperware Deviled Egg Keeper.  It was a handy little thing.  The egg keeper came in various colors-yellow, orange, green, etc.  There was a sturdy hard plastic base.  The inside held two removable trays that would cradle your … Continue reading →

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Patty Melt

This easy patty melt starts with a homemade pimento cheese recipe! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Homemade pimento cheese recipe that has been kicked up a notch with some jalapeños!  Makes the perfect topping for a simple patty melt! When I think of patty melts, I think of diners.  When I think of diners, I think of Mel's Diner.  For those of you born in the 70's you may remember the show Alice.  Yes, I must confess I used to love this sit-com, the reason why escapes me. This is was stereotypical sit-come really.  Alice was a single … Continue reading →

Mexican Mac and Cheese

Mexican Mac and Cheese

My husband and I don't get out to eat alone very often because it's just easier that way then trying to round-up a babysitter.  And being a stay at home mom, I don't get to try a lot of different restaurants for lunch.  There is one Mexican restaurant in downtown Cincinnati, that has come up regularly as a place we need to visit.  When people talk about this restaurant, they mention two things, the margaritas and the Mexican mac and cheese.  I'm … Continue reading →

Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese with Andouille

Jalapeño Popper Mac and Cheese with Andouille

I'd like to consider myself an athlete.  Mind you, I do nothing to deserve this title.  I go to the gym once a week, twice if the stars align.  I walk my dog daily, but truth is we only walk for about 20 minutes.  I do the stairs in my home, I lift my 3-year-old and I stir food.  Surely you can see that I should grace the cover of Muscle and Fitness Magazine! … Continue reading →

Grilled Chicken Sausage with Cream Cheese and Jalapeño Slaw


Summer is in the air. It is sunny today and in the upper 70's. We are happy. My neighbors are so happy, that they are opening their pool today....on April 15th?? Oh, well, it'll be their shivering behinds not mine. But I do know where they are coming from. After spring break, we are all just ready. Ready for the pool, warmer weather, and to play outside from morning to dusk. We are ready to catch fireflies, watch butterflies and gaze … Continue reading →