Antipasto Skewers

Antipasto Skewers | An easy twist on the Italian appetizer

A twist on the classic Italian appetizer, these Antipasto Skewers are easy and irresistible! Antipasto Skewers Heavy hors d’oeuvres was the request from our hostess. I always show up with a dessert as any gathering is an excuse to bake up something new (stay tuned for my Turtle Poke Cake), and I needed a non-labor […]

Grilled Peach Melba

Grilled Peach Melba | A grilled version of this classic dessert with peaches, raspberry sauce and ice cream

Summer is the time for lighter desserts. Grilled fruit is an excellent, healthier option. I tossed some peach halves on the barbecue and made these marvelous Grilled Peach Melbas. Peach Melba Have you heard of a peach melba? It’s an old-fashioned dessert with poached peaches, raspberry sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Named after Nellie Melba, […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning | So easy and delicious that you'll never buy a seasoning packet again!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning is SO much better than those grocery store packets, and super easy to make! Homemade Taco Seasoning Once I can find homegrown tomatoes at my local farmers’ market, I declare it taco season. I’ve been making my own seasoning for years, just dumping in the usual suspects. Always yummy, but never measured, […]

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert | Shortbread crust covered with a light whipped cheesecake filling, then decked out like the American flag with luscious, ripe berries!

Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert #SundaySupper

This Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert is a revamping of one of our favorite summer treats for Independence Day. Usually decked out with just strawberries, this version has blueberries representing the blue field and strawberries echoing the stripes of the American flag. Berry Cheesecake Flag Dessert I make an iteration of this dessert every summer. The […]

Deviled Eggs | Jazzed up deviled eggs plus tips for perfect hard boiled eggs

Jazzed Up Deviled Eggs

Bill has a thing for deviled eggs. His eyes practically glaze over when our friend, Sally, brings a platter to our 4th of July party. I thought I’d treat him to a batch, being the nice wife that I am. Jazzed Up Deviled Eggs At our house, I can’t get too crazy. I kept the […]

Picnic Month Collage | Picnic Recipes

BEST Picnic Recipes for National Picnic Month

Did you know July is National Picnic Month? Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Today, along with some of my favorite bloggers, I’m sharing the BEST Picnic Recipes! Whether you are gathering with friends in your backyard or heading to a park for a picnic, you’ll find tons of inspiration for your next outing. Pack your […]

Strawberry Pie Dessert | A dreamy frozen strawberry fluff dessert!

Mile High Strawberry Pie Dessert #ProgressiveEats

This Mile High Strawbery Pie Dessert recipe is a blast from my past. Updated from my mother’s luscious version, this frozen dessert is made with fresh berries. Strawberry Pie Dessert When it came to food, my mom pulled out all the stops for the holidays. I fondly remember her Mile High Strawberry Pie Dessert making […]

Strawberry Waffle Cake | A sensational layered dessert reminiscent of strawberry shortcake

Strawberry Waffle Cake #SundaySupper

Waffles made with vanilla cake batter were layered with berries and cream to create this sensational Strawberry Waffle Cake! Strawberry Waffle Cake At our house, the hubby is the waffle maker. He takes the box biscuit mix out of the pantry and makes a hot breakfast for himself on the weekends. On occasion, I’ll whip […]

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Holiday Fudge

Fudge is a major part of our holiday ritual. There is a lot of hovering involved when I break out the chocolate chips and blue lidded jar of marshmallow creme. Even Katie, who claims most chocolate desserts I make are too chocolaty, gets excited about this simple to make fudge. The combination of evaporated milk […]

Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

Summer Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

A gorgeous, lip smackin’ dessert is imperative for your Labor Day entertaining. This picture perfect Summer Fruit Tart will tantalize your guests. This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. See details at the bottom of this post. Labor Day Entertaining Autumn is quickly approaching and Labor Day is just around the corner. But summer […]

Holiday Give Away

I just love giving presents!!!  Especially fun holiday bakeware like this wonderful pan from Williams-Sonoma.  This Snowy Village Cakelet Pan will make six adorable cottages…and all they need is a dusting of powdered sugar to become a tasty, snowy village. You may enter to win this pan a few different ways: Become a NEW follower […]

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie | Easy Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie #IceCreamWeek #Giveaway

A Summer Family Tradition This Fudge Topped Chocolate Ice Cream Pie has made an appearance on our summer menu for years. My first few pies were sans a fudge topping, but once my family tasted the upgraded version, there was no looking back. I don’t usually garnish, but for the kick off of Ice Cream Week, […]

Peach Margaritas | Using peak of the season peaches, these margaritas are out of this world! #sweet4USA

Peach Margaritas #sweet4USA

The summer kicked off with a blast of heat and humidity. Sipping on chilled Peach Margaritas is a most delightful way to cool down on a sultry July evening. This post is sponsored by Florida Crystals® Sugar; all opinions are my own. Peach Margaritas We have a terrific produce stand down the street. Their tender […]

Individual Tiramisu Parfaits

Individual Tiramisu Parfaits

Individual Tiramisu Parfaits I was watching an episode of  The Chew a few weeks back. A mother and daughter had a Tiramisu showdown. The mom shared her traditional Italian version and her daughter showcased a more modern twist. I recreated the winner’s updated recipe. Using the harder, more cookie-like lady fingers was new for me. I […]