25 Luscious Lemon Desserts

25 Luscious Lemon Desserts

I’m a sucker for lemons. It’s such a versatile fruit. They add a fresh burst of flavor to both savory and sweet dishes, and have a way of making other ingredients in a dish sing. These 25 lemon desserts range from the classic Lemon Bar to old favorites made with a twist! After checking out all of these yummy lemon dessert creations you’re gonna want to pick up an industrial-sized bag of lemons the next time you’re at the store! 25 Luscious Lemon Desserts Triple-Berry Cheesecake Trifle – Life of a Ginger Lemon Thyme Tea Cakes – Pastry Chef Online Lickety Split Lemon Torte – Peanut Blossom Strawberry Lemon Cake with Basil Buttercream Frosting – The Shady Lane Lemon Heavenly Oreo Dessert – Mandy’s Recipe Box Lemon Pudding With Cream Cheese Frosting – Whole and …

$400 Spring giveaway

Spring Giveaway – Enter to Win $400 Gift Card

Spring has Sprung and to celebrate I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to give away a $400 gift card. Who couldn’t use an extra $400 to help with what ever Spring cleaning expenses you might have. Whether you need to clean out your wardrobe or make-up drawer, or just treat yourself to a shopping spree! We’ve got you covered. Winner’s choice! Pick either a Target, Nordstrom, or Sephora $400 gift card! Enter below. Giveaway ends April 12th at 12 am ET. a Rafflecopter giveaway Terms & Conditions This gift card Giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years of age or older. Giveaways ends April 12 at 12 AM. Winner will be chosen by random drawing. Winner will have 48 hours to reply via email to accept the prize or another …

“Fifty Shades” of Embarrassed or How to Share Your Kindle Fire Contents Without Traumatizing Your Kids

“Fifty Shades” of Embarrassed, or How to Share Your Kindle Fire Content Without Traumatizing Your Kids

I’m a major technophile so I usually upgrade my iPhone every year. When I do, I pass my old one off to my husband, who in-turn passes his old device down to one of the girls. Currently in our family we have an iPad, three iPods, four iPhones, and a first generation Kindle, plus each of the girls have a Kindle Fire. Because my daughters and I have such similar taste in music (don’t judge), I decided it would be easier for us to share an iTunes account. That way when I bought music it would automatically download onto their devices. Setting it up this way, I always know exactly what the girls download, because it is automatically added to my iPhone. And if it is something I don’t approve of, I can simply delete it …

Quick & Delicious Hot Sandwiches Even Your Kids Can Make

Quick and Delicious Hot Sandwiches Even Your Kids Can Make

“Mom! What’s for dinner?” “I’m working. Make a sandwich.” “Not sandwiches again!!” “It’s that or go hungry.” “UGH!!!!” The past two months I have been working as much as I possibly can because my husband lost his job and bills don’t stop just because your income does. On top of all the extra work, my 16 year old is in duel enrollment (taking both high school and college courses) so I have to drive her to the college every Tuesday and Thursday night. Because I’m not available as much as usual, my girls have had to become a lot more self-sufficient. The bulk of our groceries this month have been cold cuts and bread. The girls have been eating so many cold sandwiches in fact, that when I brought home $5 Fav pizzas from Papa …

Better for you Snacking with Yoplait Yogurt

Better for You Snacking with Yoplait Yogurt

Disclaimer: This Yoplait Yogurt post is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. My daughters always come home from school STARVING! (They almost never eat breakfast and school lunch is “gross”!) The first thing they do when they get home is grab a snack. They are like locusts, devouring everything in their sights. I used to keep fruit snacks, granola and cereal bars in the house for them to snack on but when I actually read the labels I saw that they are filled with sugar, preservatives, and other additives my girls definitely do not need. So now am I extra careful about the snacks I keep on hand. I don’t …

Boozy Shamrock Shake

Boozy Shamrock Shake – Adults Only St. Patrick’s Day Treat

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. What’s not to love? It’s a lot of fun! The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake comes out of retirement, it’s a great excuse to have a cocktail or two, there are awesome parades in very Irish cities like Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, (wait Philadelphia? Yes! Philadelphia had it’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade in 1771!) and it doesn’t hurt that I look amazing in green. 😉 I’m lucky enough to be married to a true Irishman. We met 24 years ago, fittingly, in a dive Irish pub in Port Chester, New York. I was joking with the bartender about being Irish–trying to get a free drink–and he pointed to Colm and said “He’s from Ireland, maybe he’ll buy you one”. I started …

Chocolate Irish Crème brûlée

If you have followed me for a while you probably know that my husband will spend the next eight months in Arizona for a job. The girls and I are staying behind in North Carolina. My husband and I decided we just can’t uproot the girls again, especially for a temporary job. Our hope is that once the season is over he will find a job back in our area. So over the past two weeks we have been doing a lot of special things with my husband, like taking him to his favorite Indian restaurant, out to the movies, treating him to surprise lunch with our girls at a great little Mexican place we discovered, and making him many of his favorite foods. Well, crème brûlée happens to be one of my …

instant pot giveaway

Instant Pot Giveaway

If you haven’t already jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, that’s okay, because I’ve teamed up with some blogging friends to give an Instant Pot away to one lucky reader!! The IP-Smart Series is a bluetooth enabled electric pressure cooker designed with the objectives of being Safe, Convenient and Dependable. It is a kitchen partner that works with you AND for you. There are many reasons to pick up this special cooker! Why is the Instant Pot Better? Very Easy to Use and Clean. Extensive Safety Mechanisms Throughout the Cooker. Best-in-Class Customer Service and Support. Strong Fan Base and Online Community. Convenient, as Simple as Pressing a Button With your Instant Pot, green peas, sweet corn and baby carrots can be steamed in 4 – 7 minutes, fresh or frozen. To …

Carolina Sweet Tart

Carolina Sweet Tart

After we got engaged Colm and I talked a lot about where to get married. We had no family in Connecticut (we didn’t move to North Carolina until much later) and I really didn’t want to go back to Iowa to get married when most of our friends were out East. Colm joked that we should get married in Belfast (Northern Ireland, where he is from). And I said “Yes, we should! That would be amazing!” We arranged a trip to Ireland that February to make plans. Colm told me he knew the perfect place to have our wedding, Belfast Castle. We would be in Belfast on Valentine’s Day so Colm surprised me with reservations at their wonderfully extravagant prix fixe dinner. A friend of Colm’s worked at the castle and arranged for us to have …

Purple Passion Potion #5

Purple Passion Potion #5

Many moons ago, when I was in college, there was this “totally awesome” drink made out of Everclear called Purple Passion. It came in a 4 pack or a 2 liter bottle, tasted a little like grape soda on steroids and was very popular with college girls (of legal drinking age, of course) because it didn’t have a super strong taste of alcohol. The bonus was you only needed a couple drinks to feel buzzed. It made a resurgence in the mid-90’s and again in 2014, but they changed the recipe and it was never as good as the original. I was feeling very nostalgic for Purple Passion the other day looking through some old photos, so I decided to set out and recreate the recipe. I didn’t have any Everclear …