Recipe Box, Must Make Summer Favorities!

    I was going to do a post of favorite stone fruit recipes today in honor of July’s flavor of the month Stone Fruit, but looking back I discovered I have posted a peach recipe round up almost every year…so instead I looked back through the archives and selected the best of the best … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Shallot and Everything Seasoning Dip

  If you like Everything Bagel seasoning,  and are a fan of onion dip, I hope you’ll try this twist on onion dip made with roasted shallots   😋         This recipe is from Pattie @ Olla-Podrida The base is fresh shallots Shallots are similar to onions, but with a slightly milder … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer BLT Nachos & Patriotic Cookie Bars

  In the spirit of our patriotic summer month, July, let’s nibble on some red, white, and blue treats!         The littles thought the red white and blue icies were very fun,  but it was the red white and blue nachos that made the adults smile         Actually, they … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry White Chocolate Coffeecake

  One day last week I wanted to make a breakfast treat for the littles, and did a quick search on Pinterest and found French Strawberry Cake from Foodtastic Mom           This delightful cake can be made quickly with things from your pantry and fridge, plus a pint of fresh strawberries … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bbq Pork & Pineapple Pastry Puffs

  We have pulled pork frequently at my house, and it’s especially great for a crowd       HHjr puts a BBQ rub on a pork butt and then cooks it low and slow all day until it’s so tender he can “pull” it into shreds easily with 2 forks. You can get the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Nectarine Brioche with Prosciutto, basil & balsamic

  How about a recipe for something that looks fancy, tastes fabulous and is perfect for so many occasions?         It’s sweet creamy tangy salty cheesy goodness all in one         This is a version of the ever popular crostini, but instead of using a hard slice of baguette, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 4th of July Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!

  Today the rest of my family arrives for the 4th and we are going to kick off our celebration tonight with a 4th of July Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!         Luscious fresh summer strawberries, Creamy cheesecake filling…           and oh, did I mention the sugar cookie crust??   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

  Hello July! 🇺🇸     This month’s bucket list features lots of great recipes for the 4th of July or for any summer gathering I posted a mini version of this list last week to help get a head start on Planning for the 4th of July     It is full of recipes … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Preparing for the 4th

      With the 4th of July one week away, I’m ramping up my preparations to make it a smooth sailing holiday!         I think my favorite part of entertaining is the planning…I love the process of getting organized ahead of time…it eliminates last minute stress…If you can take some time … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fiesta Frito Pie

  One of the main dish recipes on the June Paint Bucket is Deep Dish Frito Pie from the Food Network The Monthly Paint Bucket is my way of paring down recipes I want to make, to a manageable list of recipes to draw inspiration from during the month, so I don’t waste a lot … Continue reading

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