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Holidays

Holiday recipes, foods, and ideas to make those days even more special.

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..

GLAZED BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS

GLAZED BACON WRAPPED ONION RINGS

Who doesn’t love onion rings or bacon?  This fun Father’s Day side dish combines both for a flavor sensation.  Then just to kick it up a notch, glaze the bacon with maple syrup!  Insanely good!  Treat Dad to a hearty, fun meal by adding an 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..

JALAPENO GUAVA MARGARITA

JALAPENO GUAVA MARGARITA

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere!  Reason enough to kick back and relax with this sweet and spicy cocktail.  Sweet guava juice and homemade, a spicy citrus/jalapeno simple syrup pair with tequila for one of the tastiest margaritas around.  Make it a cocktail party by serving these 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..

JAPANESE PANCAKES

JAPANESE PANCAKES

If you have never had a Japanese pancake, then you’re in for a treat.  They are sweet, tender, and almost souffle-like.  They’re not as ‘eggy’ as a Dutch Baby pancake and more light and fluffy than traditional pancakes.  They’re worth the extra effort and are Read More..

CHOCOFLAN BUNDT CAKE

CHOCOFLAN BUNDT CAKE

This Mexican dessert is a moist, dense chocolate cake, scented with cinnamon and cayenne layered with a creamy vanilla flan and a goat’s milk caramel sauce.  It’s like two desserts in one. As we all #stayathometogether, comfort food takes on a whole new meaning.  I Read More..

TEXAS PEA SALAD

TEXAS PEA SALAD

This very Southern side dish is an old fashioned favorite that seems to be forgotten.  My goal is to give it a resurgence. Trust me when I say that this salad is much more flavorful and crave-worthy than it sounds.   Sweet, crunchy peas; salty, Read More..

MEXICAN CHORIZO AND EGG TACOS

MEXICAN CHORIZO AND EGG TACOS

Spicy breakfast tacos are a great way to start your Cinco De Mayo celebration.  Soft flour tortillas are stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs and spicy, Mexican chorizo sausage.  Easy enough for a weekday morning, yet delicious enough for a weekend brunch. If breakfast is the Read More..

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

SWEET AND TANGY GREEN BEAN BUNDLES

These bacon-wrapped green bean bundles, brushed with a sweet, balsamic glaze, are a beautiful and elegant side dish that is easy enough for a weeknight dinner. I think that bacon makes everything delicious.  Then add balsamic vinegar to that, and you have a dish that Read More..