Holidays

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

Blueberry Lychee Eyeball Cocktail

Blueberry Lychee Eyeball Cocktail

These cute blueberry lychee eyeball cocktails will have you enjoying the season in style. They’re not too sweet, yet very flavorful. Make a second batch without the vodka for the kids!

Jumbo Sugar-Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Jumbo Sugar-Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Jumbo sugar-topped pumpkin muffins are a cozy way to start a chilly autumn day. They’re moist, sweet, and full of warm spices, with a crunchy sugar topping. Grab your coffee, and a blanket, and snuggle up with one of these big, bakery-style muffins.

The Devil’s Eggs And Spiders

The Devil’s Eggs And Spiders

Creamy deviled eggs are decorated with black olive ‘spiders’ for a Halloween appetizer that both adults and children will love.

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy Browned Butter Pecan Cookies

Chewy browned butter pecan cookies have the slightly salty and sweet flavors that everybody craves! They’re nutty, and buttery, with a caramel note from brown sugar. These cookies are spectacular with a cold glass of milk or a cup of hot coffee. The flavor of Read More..

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

The Queen’s Favorite Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies

These Buckingham Palace Shortbread Cookies are rich, tender, and buttery. They were among the late Queen Elizabeth’s favorite sweets for her afternoon tea. This recipe is from the Buckingham Palance Pastry Chef, John Higgins. The cookies are lovely for bridal or baby showers, Mother’s Day, Read More..

The Queen’s Favorite Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

The Queen’s Favorite Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

In honor of Queen Elizabeth after her passing, I believe these lovely little Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Tea Sandwiches are a lovely way to pay our respect. Egg Salad Finger Sandwiches, Country Ham And Biscuits, Fresh Strawberry Scones, Classic Strawberry Jam, Pumpkin Spice Madeleines, Sunny Read More..

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..

Blueberry Dutch Pancake

Blueberry Dutch Pancake

Think of an easy, elegant breakfast that combines a blueberry crepe, a popover, and a blueberry clafoutis and you have a blueberry dutch pancake! A bit of maple syrup and homemade breakfast sausage makes for a breakfast worthy of a lazy Sunday brunch! A blueberry Read More..

Fresh Strawberry Scones

Fresh Strawberry Scones

What could be better than starting off a Sunday morning with a basket of warm Fresh Strawberry Scones for your family? These scones are flaky, buttery, and full of strawberries.  Plus they’re ready in a little over half an hour! If I’m feeling especially decadent 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..

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven Barbecued Pulled Pork

Oven barbecued pulled pork has all the luscious flavors you love in the slow-smoked or grilled pit-style pork, but without all the work. A homemade dry rub and fruity barbecue sauce add tons of flavor for a tropical twist your family will love! I like Read More..

Easy Succotash

Easy Succotash

This Easy Succotash recipe is a great way to add vegetables to your family’s meal that they’ll actually eat and love. This dish pairs perfectly with grilled or roasted meats and also makes a satisfying light meal on its own. I like serving Easy Succotash Read More..

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake is a retro dessert that should (and is) making a comeback.  What could be better than moist, almond-scented cake topped with buttery, caramelized pineapple and cherries?  It’s as pretty as it is delicious and sublime with a cup of hot tea Read More..