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4th of July

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..

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM BARS

Step back into your childhood with this nostalgic recipe for homemade strawberry shortcake ice cream bars.  Fresh fruit and cream will bring a bright flavor to the bars and the strawberry/cookie crumb will transport you back in time to a happy summertime place. I saw Read More..

GRILLED PIRI PIRI CHICKEN

GRILLED PIRI PIRI CHICKEN

This is an impressive, sweet, and spicy grilled chicken dish that will take your tastebuds on a flavor adventure.  Did I mention that it is also easy? My love of Piri Piri chicken started when I discovered it on a trip to South Africa, where Read More..

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

CREAMY BROCCOLI SALAD

This is an easy, make-ahead salad that always gets rave reviews from everyone who tastes it.  Made with fresh, raw broccoli, scallions, raisins, and a homemade slaw dressing that is just amazing. I love this salad.  It has all the yummy elements.  It’s fresh, crisp, Read More..

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

KICKED-UP A NOTCH TEXAS SHEET CAKE

Fudgy, rich, moist, and decadent.  That’s how I would describe this incredible Kicked Up A Notch Texas Sheet cake.  This is a vintage recipe that’s been brought into the modern age…in the most delicious way. WHAT IS A TEXAS SHEET CAKE? Basically, a Texas Sheet Read More..

EXTRA FLAVORFUL JALAPENO POPPERS

EXTRA FLAVORFUL JALAPENO POPPERS

These poppers are warm, cheesy, creamy, and spicy little bites of pure heaven.  There’s a reason that jalapeno poppers are the ubiquitous tailgating or game day appetizer.  They’re delicious and very easy. They’re also a huge crowd pleaser – so make plenty. I think every Read More..

FRESH STRAWBERRY KEY LIME MARGARITAS

FRESH STRAWBERRY KEY LIME MARGARITAS

Since I embarked on this new writing/blogging career, I am so grateful for no longer feeling that stressed out, anxious,  Sunday afternoon dread.  Do you know what I mean? Those Sundays where you feel great in the morning and as the day goes on, you Read More..

CHEDDAR JALAPENO BREAD

CHEDDAR JALAPENO BREAD

This bread is rich, slightly spicy, salty, and very cheesy.  Crisp and crunchy on the outside with a moist and fluffy interior, it will leave you craving more. Upon moving from Pittsburgh to Houston, I just did not understand the reverence that Houstonians had for Read More..