Recipe Box, Almond Peach Dumplings

I made this twice in one week…that’s how good and easy it is During baking, the butter and sugar cause the dough and the fruit to transform into a heavenly dumpling All you need is a roll of crescent roll dough, 2-3 peaches, almond extract, sugar and butter Toss your peaches in boiling water for … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Beach Weekend Getaway

Every now and then we get to host an “adults only” weekend at the beach house and invite good friends     Come along and I’ll share this weekend getaway with you Planning in advance ensuresย  a laid back experience for everyone I start with my calendar and map out cooking times and meals from … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Lazy Day Grape Salad

This salad is an old fashioned favorite that appears at many luncheons, showers, teas,  pot lucks and BBQs It goes together in minutes, keeps for several days in the fridge, and is usually the first dish to be gobbled up on the buffet The quantities are easily adjusted, you can make enough for 2 or … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini with Pimento Cheese and Praline Pecans

Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!  My assigned blog this month is Authentic Suburban Gourmet and I had a ball perusing her wonderful recipes and ideas…Lisa has a regular feature called Friday Nite Bites that was right up my alley, mouth watering appetizers and light bites for entertaining Lisa lives in the San Fransico area and … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day Red White and Blueberry Crostata

Happy Flag Day! Get out your red white and blueberries! You can whip this up in no time to enjoy today! This is the SECRET, brush the pastry liberally with almond extract You will swoon with delight when you taste this! Wave a flag! You might also want to try this with peaches as in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Supper Eggrolls

This is a great way to reinvent leftovers! Stuff them into an eggroll wrapper and fry or bake them~ BBQ sauce, pulled pork, corn and coleslaw makes a tasty package! Smear a little sauce on the eggroll wrapper.  I used Berry Burst BBQ Sauce Top the sauce with pulled or shredded cook pork, cooked corn … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Berry Burst BBQ Sauce

Next time you are invited to a summer party, treat your host to a jar of homemade Berry Burst BBQ Sauce You’re probably thinking this is going to be super sweet, but it’s not at all It’s full of fresh berries and tons of flavors You probably have just about everything to make this in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, She Sells Sea Shells by the Seashore

She sells sea shells By the seashore All things coastal And sea shells galore She waits patiently with her boat of treasure Dining here is always a pleasure Shells keep things secure if the evening is breezy Sittin’ and dining and taking it easy Stars fall from the sky and wash in from the sea … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, A-B-C-Tart, Asparagus, Bacon and Corn

There is nothing easier for a quick meal than a throw together tart.  Use what’s in your fridge, add some eggs and cheese, and you’ll have a well balanced and mouth watering meal that is so much better than take-out Refrigerated pie crust is a great staple Even though it comes in a round shape, … Continue reading

Creations, Patriotic Door Basket, Gearing up for the 4th of July!

Time to take the front door from Spring to Summer This May Daisy Basketย  was looking a little sad Spray paint is so handy I had some red mesh in my Christmas stash and picked up some picks and ribbon at Hobby Lobby The mesh fills the top of the basket and ribbons are tied … Continue reading