Homemade Ice Cream: Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream and a Giveaway

Homemade ice cream couldn’t be simpler with this no machine lemon buttermilk ice cream! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Homemade Ice Cream is so easy, no machine needed!  This lemon buttermilk ice cream is creamy, tart and refreshing! Nothing gets my family moving quicker than when I say “let’s go get ice cream.”  Each kid could be elbow deep in Lego’s or crafts, but when I utter those words they are out the door in a flash.  All that’s left in their place is a little tornado of dust that has formed in the recently vacated spaces. Sometimes we get ice cream … 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 →

Sweet Tea Lemon Bars

A shortbread crusts holds a sweet and tart filling infused with sweet tea. A lemony glaze rests right on top! www.lemonsforlulu.com

I have been compensated for this post, but I assure that all opinions are 100% my own! Simple lemon bars with shortbread crust, a sweet tea infused lemon filling and fresh mint!  A lemony glaze rests on top!  A refreshingly simple dessert! There was a time when I actually drank my coffee black and my tea straight up.  I was hard core, although I’m not really sure how that ever got started.  I’ve always been very fond of very sweet things.  My … Continue reading →

Mini Lemon Hand Pies

Pillsbury pie dough is cut into bite sized circles and filled with homemade lemon curd. Perfect little pies for spring! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Buttery and flaky pie dough is shaped into sweet mini hand pies and filled with homemade lemon curd! Perfect little bite sized desserts! Desserts used to be so simple.  Growing up, dessert choices were pies, chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies and the occasional cake.  Ingredients were simple;  what you saw was what you got.  Desserts didn’t used to be so imaginative. There was actually a time when all you … Continue reading →

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

Simple and fresh muffins ready for spring! Lots of fresh raspberries and a healthy squeeze of lemon in each bite! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Nothing says spring like fresh berries! These Lemon Raspberry Muffins have lots of ripe, fresh raspberries and a splash of lemon in each bite! I reached a new milestone in parenthood.  My son called me mean.  Frankly, I assumed that someone would have called me that sooner.  I’m not necessarily mean, but I am an enforcer of rules.  Rules and kids don’t always mix.  I should say, by enforcing rules, I mean I yell a lot.  It’s not my fault.  I … Continue reading →

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies {Koulourakia}

Lemon Greek Easter Cookies www.lemonsforlulu.com

I have been compensated for this post.  However all opinions expressed are my own.  Sweet little cookies just in time for Easter! Rich, buttery Easter cookies with a hint of fresh lemon!  These cookies are perfect for dunking into your coffee or tea! My Greek family does things a little differently for Easter.  No, we don’t break plates and spray Windex over everything, but we do have traditions that are all our own.  It never occurred to me … Continue reading →

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread

Sweet and citrus Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is made with the perfect blend of sugar and citrus! You won’t be able to stop at just one tender, lemony slice of this sweet bread! It’s a bit hard to admit this, but I’m not the kind of girl who actually spends time on herself.  I’m the kind of girl who showers, dries her hair, throws on a Life is Good tee-shirt, a pair of jeans and I’m good to go. I got my nails painted and now my life has changed. … Continue reading →

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh bulgur salad www.lemonsforlulu.com

Simple and fresh Middle Eastern Salad, made with bulgur, tomatoes, parsley and a light lemon dressing! It’s the beginning of January.  Time for those sobering resolutions.  Like many other optimists making resolutions, my big three are:  to eat better, be more organized and exercise more.   However, I have a list of smaller resolutions too.  Resolutions that are a little off the beaten path so to speak.  Below are just a few ways in which I … Continue reading →

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies

Simple lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies that start with a muffin mix! I am definitely one of those people who want something they can't have until they can actually have it.  Last year I pined away for a particular purse.    I found the exact one I wanted on Ebay.  I would stare at it and "check in on it" until my husband asked if I wanted it for Christmas.  Suddenly, I didn't want it anymore.   I'm annoying … Continue reading →