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4th of July

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Want something a little different to finish your Thanksgiving meal?  This peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache is light and fluffy with a rich, fudgy top.  It’s perfectly sweet, without being heavy. I adore anything that has peanut butter and chocolate in it and this Read More..

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

ELECTION DAY SHOOTERS

As we near closer to the end of Election Day 2020 and all the craziness, we may need a little something to take the edge off of the nerves, relax and mellow out the anxiousness.  My Election Day Shooters fit the bill very nicely!  They’re Read More..

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

GRILLED BBQ PORK CHOPS

Why not take advantage of the last of the warm evening grilling opportunities.  These grilled bbq pork chops are juice, tender, and so flavorful with the dry rub and the barbecue finishing sauce. I like to serve the chops with Old Fashioned Fried Apples, Southern Read More..

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

SOUTHERN POTATO SALAD

Southern potato salad is a creamy, tangy, flavorful side dish that goes perfectly with grilled meats, burgers, fried chicken…almost everything.  This is comfort food that evokes happy memories of family picnics, barbecues, parties, and potlucks. Growing up in Pittsburgh one of my favorite summertime activities Read More..

GRILLED TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN

GRILLED TEQUILA LIME CHICKEN

This easy grilled tequila lime chicken is full of spicy Southwest flavor and yet is easy enough for a weeknight meal. I love keeping a container of grilled, boneless, skinless chicken breasts in my fridge.  They make it so easy to slice and put on Read More..

BALSAMIC FRUIT SALAD

BALSAMIC FRUIT SALAD

Happy 4th of July!  This Balsamic Fruit Salad is a super easy side dish for your holiday celebrations and takes very little time to throw together. Sweet, juicy watermelon and blueberries go so well with the salty feta cheese.  The balsamic glaze adds a tangy Read More..

BROWN SUGAR AND BOURBON BAKED BEANS

BROWN SUGAR AND BOURBON BAKED BEANS

These Brown Sugar and Bourbon Baked Beans are the perfect barbecue side dish.  Tangy, sweet, and just a hint of smoky bourbon flavor, this dish is a crowd-pleaser.  I like to serve it with Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs, Southern Cornbread Salad, Southern Read More..

FALL OFF THE BONE BABY BACK RIBS

FALL OFF THE BONE BABY BACK RIBS

Grilled meats are just perfect for backyard 4th of July parties, and these fall off the bone baby back ribs will not disappoint.  They are tender, juicy, sweet, and just a little spicy.  Start them in the oven, then finish them on the grill. Another Read More..

HOMEMADE ORANGE CREAMSICLES

HOMEMADE ORANGE CREAMSICLES

Perfect for summer days, these homemade orange creamsicles are reminiscent of the childhood treats we loved so much. There’s something about grabbing an icy treat on a hot afternoon that just feels wonderful.  I’ve felt this way since I was a kid and would bolt Read More..

FRESH WATERMELON SHERBET

FRESH WATERMELON SHERBET

Is there anything that says summer more than a creamy, cold, watermelon dessert?  This no-churn frozen dessert recipe is fresh, bursting with watermelon flavor, and has only 4 ingredients.  Plus, no-churn means that you won’t need an ice cream maker to whip up this delicious Read More..

PICKLED DEVILED EGGS

PICKLED DEVILED EGGS

This is a vintage recipe that is as tasty today as it was decades ago.  Pickling the eggs gives them a tangy, sweet flavor that goes so well with the creamy, deviled yolks.  It’s subtle and so delicious. Back in the day, this was an Read More..

SOUTHERN CORNBREAD SALAD

SOUTHERN CORNBREAD SALAD

This old-fashioned Southern salad is surprisingly delicious and veggie-filled.  It’s a dish that you would expect to see at a barbecue, family reunion, or a potluck dinner – homey and satisfying.  You know, the one you find yourself craving for days to come.  I like Read More..

BARBECUE BLOODY MARY

BARBECUE BLOODY MARY

This Barbecue Bloody Mary recipe is a tangy vodka cocktail with a surprising punch of flavor from the addition of barbecue sauce.  This lovely libation is the perfect blend of salty, savory, smoky, and tangy.  What could be a better way to start off brunch, Read More..

SOUTHERN STYLE COLESLAW

SOUTHERN STYLE COLESLAW

A sweet and tangy Southern Style Coleslaw, this crunchy slaw is one of the easiest dishes to make.  It’s the perfect accompaniment to burgers, barbecue, or fried foods.   Walk away from the premade deli coleslaw.  You don’t need that soggy, watery slaw any longer.  If Read More..

CARAMEL MACCHIATO GELATO – NO CHURN

CARAMEL MACCHIATO GELATO – NO CHURN

Imagine an easy dessert recipe that’s so rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor, you’ll never want to eat store-bought gelato again.  Impossible? Not with this recipe.  With only six ingredients, a spatula, a mixer, and 2 bowls, you can whip up this creamy Italian style Read More..