4th of July

Key Lime Custard

Key Lime Custard

Key Lime Custard is the tart, creamy, and sweet, end-of-summer dessert that’s perfect for an ‘End-Of-Summer’ barbecue. This dessert uses ingredients you probably already have on hand, looks impressive, and is ready in less than thirty minutes. Make this a cool and creamy finish to Read More..

Chimichurri Potato Salad

Chimichurri Potato Salad

Chimichurri potato salad is a delicious way to add something different to your Labor Day festivities. With a homemade chimichurri sauce full of fresh herbs, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil, even your mayonnaise haters will love it! This year, I’m going to serve dishes that Read More..

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream

Sweet Georgia Peach Ice Cream is a no-churn, decadent treat that’s made with only six ingredients. Nothing screams summer like a dish of homemade peach ice cream. So hit your farmer’s market, pick up some Georgia peaches, and make your family this delicious dessert. Georgia Read More..

Grandma’s Pickled Vegetable Salad

Grandma’s Pickled Vegetable Salad

Grandma’s Sweet And Sour Vegetable Salad is an old-fashioned dish that uses up those canned veggies you may have bought during quarantine. The salad is sweet and tart and very refreshing.  It is lovely with barbecued meats and makes a great potluck dish. I like Read More..

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

Tropical Slaw with Pineapple

This tropical slaw is a perfect way to kiss goodbye to summer.  It’s bursting with crunch, sweetness, and a hint of heat.  It goes wonderfully with grilled meats, shrimp tacos, or when you’re looking for a side dish that’s a little out of the ordinary. Read More..

Extra Crispy Bourbon Fried Chicken

Extra Crispy Bourbon Fried Chicken

This extra-crispy bourbon fried chicken is the most flavorful and crispiest chicken that I’ve tasted in a long time.  It’s my ‘go-to’ chicken for picnics, parties, and family dinners. There is nothing more satisfying and delicious than biting into a piece of fried chicken that Read More..

NYC-Style Dirty Water Dogs with onion sauce

NYC-Style Dirty Water Dogs with onion sauce

Who says your 4th of July hot dogs have to be grilled?  Take a flavor trip to the big apple with these NYC-style Dirty Water Dogs With Onion Sauce.  Your family will love the sweet and savory sauce on the salty, tender hot dog. To Read More..

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

KEY LIME PIE POPSICLES

Fresh, tangy, cool, and creamy, these key lime pie popsicles have it all.  If you love key lime pie, then you’re going to adore these refreshing popsicles.  They’re perfect for hot summer days! Nothing says ‘summer vacation’ more than the flavor of key lime pie.  Read More..

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

OLD FASHIONED MACARONI SALAD

Old fashioned macaroni salad is the perfect make-ahead side dish for summer potlucks, barbecues, showers, or parties.  Tailor the salad ingredients to what you have on hand or what is in season. This salad is one of my ‘go-to’ holiday picnic recipes. It’s easy, cool, Read More..

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

PATRIOTIC PANCAKES

Kick-off your 4th of July with a plate of red, white, and blue Patriotic Pancakes!  Topped with French Chantilly cream and fresh berries, these pancakes are a fun and delicious way to start the holiday off right. I like to start the party early and Read More..

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD

Grilled romaine salad is this summer’s ‘go-to’ side dish when you want something a little bit different.  Heads of romaine lettuce are grilled to give them a subtle, smoky flavor and then topped with a creamy, homemade dressing, bacon, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.  What’s not Read More..

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

MACARON PEACH COBBLER

Sweet, baked fruit with an almond paste topping that is reminiscent of your favorite French macaron cookie.  Ring in the start of summer with this homey, comforting dessert.  Top the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Read More..

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE PALETAS

Cool and creamy, these strawberry cheesecake paletas are made with whole foods and are very easy to make.  Kids love them and it’s satisfying knowing that you’re offering them real food instead of chemicals. This recipe is dedicated to my sweet little great-nephew.  We’ve established Read More..

BURNT ENDS aka:  Meat Candy

BURNT ENDS aka: Meat Candy

What are Burnt Ends (aka: Meat Candy) you ask?  These are tender, succulent bite-size chunks of brisket that are dry-rubbed, sauced, and cooked until the cubes are sticky, with crispy edges. They are delicious as an appetizer, on a sandwich, or as the stellar main Read More..

VINEGAR-BASED COLESLAW

VINEGAR-BASED COLESLAW

Making Kansas City barbecue for the big game on Sunday?  Ribs, brisket, chicken, or sausage? You’re gonna need sides.  So, give this vinegar-based coleslaw a try to go along with your meats.  The vinegary crunch cuts through all the sweetness and fattiness of the barbecued Read More..