Easy Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

Italian Sausage and ground beef are slow cooked to have dinner ready when you need it! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Italian Turkey Sausage and lean ground turkey are the main ingredients in this simple slow cooker meat sauce! Nothing beats an easy dinner that’s ready when you need it! There was a time that I loved to run.  I think that time was between the ages of 5 and 10.  During that time I ran everywhere!  I ran to my friends house, then I ran home.  I ran to school and I ran during recess.  I ran up the stairs and I ran down the stairs.  I ran playing … Continue reading →

Broccoli and Ham Mac and Cheese

Ham and Broccoli Mac and Cheese www.lemonsforlulu.com

Mac and Cheese with Broccoli and Ham is a quick and easy family dinner that is sure to please the pickiest of eaters! My kids are not the best eaters when it comes to cheese.   It started with my 10-year-old.  She ate her fair share of cheese as a toddler, but somewhere in her short life she determined that cheese was not for her.  Be it a cheese stick or a cheese dip, my oldest will turn up her nose.  She doesn’t even eat … Continue reading →

Meatballs and Spaghetti {And a Cook Book Giveaway!}

Meatballs and Spaghetti 2

  This meatball and spaghetti dish is a lightened version of the classic Italian meal we all love! Pasta is something my whole family readily enjoys.  I only get grumblings when I serve it with either a cheesy sauce or a tomato sauce.   In other words, my kids like it PLAIN (where they get their taste is beyond me).  I'll compromise on the cheese sauces, who needs the extra fat anyway. … Continue reading →

Chicken With Buffalo Fettucine Alfredo #backtoschoolweek

Chicken with Buffalo Fettucine Alfredo

Chicken tenders are lightly pan-fried and served with fettucine in a light alfredo sauce that has been infused with buffalo sauce!  This fast and simple pasta dish brings dinner to the table in under 30 minutes!   In just a few short days my kids will be standing outside with fresh faces and crisp backpacks waiting for the rumbling sounds of the big, yellow, tin-can of a school bus coming to whisk them away to a brand new school year.  Ah … Continue reading →

Stove Top Pastitsio

Stove Top Pastitsio made with Greek Yogurt

This stove top Pastitsio is a simple and light version of the very traditional Greek pasta dish. "All in good time", "Good things come to those who wait", "Patience is a virtue",  "There will be no wine before it's time", wait that last one is just plain silly!  There's ALWAYS time for wine"!!  But those previous sayings always get me while I am  anxiously waiting for my absolute favorite Greek dinner!  I … Continue reading →

Pork Parmesan with Homemade Marinara Sauce (And A Giveaway!)

Pork Parmesan

Move over parmesan chicken, pork parmesan is the new favorite! Breaded pork chops are browned on the stove and finished in the oven. Each chop is smothered in melted cheese and  homemade pasta sauce!   Does anything seem more natural than running?  As I kid we ran everywhere, to school, to our friend's house, to the park.  Then when we got to our destination, we ran some more.   We played chase and tag and red rover.  We probably ran … Continue reading →

Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese | lemonsforlulu.com

Want a family friendly dinner idea? Tired of the same old-same old?  Pasta Bolognese is a simple and satisfying pasta dish that is sure to become a favorite! I've been thinking about this challenge that our church has issued.  The challenge begins next week and to be quite honest, I'm not sure I can do it.  The challenge is this:  to eat beans and rice for one week.  A large percentage of the world's population exists on this diet alone.   … Continue reading →

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese www.lemonsforlulu.com

Crab and Bacon Mac and Cheese   My mom served a lot of "mangia" when I was a kid.  You might know this as "stew".  No matter what your name is for this type of dish, I call it "blah".  There was nothing more disappointing than asking mom what was for dinner only to find out it was "mangia".   She made this for dinner because it was economical.  She would scour the grocery store for discounted meat, which would be combined with … 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 →