Mocha Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Mocha brownie on the bottom, homemade peppermint ice cream on top! www.lemonsforlulu.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. Homemade peppermint ice cream rests atop a simple mocha brownie!  This ice cream pie is as simple as it is delicious! Out of all the winter months, I like December the best.   It’s just the very beginning of winter and we haven’t had time to get sick of the gray sky that looms over Ohio all season long.    It’s just starting to get cold so I … Continue reading →

Peppermint & Cream Cheese Swirled Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Swirl Brownies www.lemonsforlulu.com

Red Velvet Brownies are swirled with cream cheese and peppermint bits!  Perfect for the holidays!     I’m in full panic mode.  I went into Thanksgiving feeling very blasé about Christmas gifts.  I had a swagger in my step because I knew I had Christmas in the bag.  Well, not literally in the bag, more like in my virtual shopping carts.  But then Black Friday came and ruined my peace of mind. I traveled over the … Continue reading →

Peppermint Bark Fudge

Chocolate fudge made with Hershey’s Peppermint Bark Bells www.lemonsforlulu.com

 Peppermint Bark Chocolate Fudge made with Hershey’s Peppermint Bark Bells!       I was never a good test taker.  I always got heart palpitations and sweaty palms.  That was even if I KNEW the answers!  It was the pressure, it just got to me.   I’d like to say things got better with age, but I’d be lying.  When I was in my late twenties, I had to take the Series 7 to get my brokers license.  I just about died.  I took … Continue reading →

Peppermint Thumbprints

Peppermint Thumbprints www.lemonsforlulu.com

Christmas brings out the worst in me.  It brings out my obsessive nature.   No matter when I actually start my shopping, as soon as the first present has been purchased, I find I cannot relax until I have everything (including stocking stuffers) hidden away to be wrapped later.  I've never been one of those people who could buy a gift here or there or casually do a little online shopping.  No, it's truly all or nothing with me.  Once I start, … Continue reading →

Peppermint Patty Bark

Peppermint Patty Bark www.lemonsforlulu.com

I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving weekend!  Wanna know why?  No, it's not the shopping or the leftovers.  It's because that's when we go cut down our Christmas tree! My husband, does not love this.  I can't say I blame him.  He has to endure a 40 minute car ride (one way)  to the tree farm with three very excited children and one very excited wife.  Once we get there, some one HAS to pee, another kid hustles us for cocoa and the third takes off … Continue reading →

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

  You know the story where the shoemaker has little elves make his shoes for him while he sleeps?  Well I sort of wish I had those elves. Each year for the holidays, I set out to make gifts for my husband to deliver to his customers.  While I certainly enjoy baking, it's a bit daunting knowing that I have to make  1200 mini cupcakes.  See, this is where my 24 pounds of butter comes in handy!! Last weekend, I finished 400.  Only … Continue reading →