1-2-3 Fruit Salad Dressing Recipe

  This 1-2-3 Fruit Salad Dressing Recipe is a classic dressing from an older Betty Crocker Cookbook.  I love to look through older cookbooks for ideas and I always find that … Continued

4th of July Picnic Menu

4th of July Picnic – Menu and Recipes

4th of July Picnic – How To Plan A Picnic   How about an old-fashioned family 4th of July Picnic?  Each year on July 4th, Americans celebrate that freedom and independence … Continued

Al Fresco Entertaining

 Al Fresco Entertaining Seven Tips for an Al Fresco Summer Party    Al Fresco Entertaining – means out in the open, is a great way to enjoy the later part … Continued

All-Star Herb Salad Recipe

  All-Star Herb Salad Recipe from Patricia Wells at Home in Provence, by Patricia Wells. Patricia say, “Rather than making herbs part of a green salad, why not make these … Continued

Amaretto Strawberries Recipe

Amaretto Strawberries Recipe

  Amaretto Strawberries Recipe – What could be simpler than this Amaretto Strawberries recipe – you could call these strawberries a boozy dessert!  So simple, stunning, and what a treat. … Continued

Barbecue Beans

Andra’s Barbecue Beans Recipe

Stove Top Method – Slow Cooker Method: My friend, Andra Cook of Raleigh, NC is famous for serving this delicious North Carolina barbecue bean recipe.  She is also the co-author … Continued

Andra's Southern Sweet Tea

Andra’s Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Southerners swear by their traditional Southern sweet tea and drink it by the gallons.  In the Southern states, ice tea is not just a summertime drink, it is served year … Continued

Aruba Ariba Cocktail garnished with sliced orange and pineapple

Aruba Ariba Cocktail Recipes

Aruba Ariba cocktails are the signature drink on the Caribbean island of Aruba.  On vacation several years ago, my daughter and her friends claimed this their favorite vacation cocktail and … Continued

Avocados on the Half Shell Recipe

Avocados on the Half Shell Recipe

Avocados on the half-shell may be served at any point in the meal – as appetizer, salad, dessert, or as a meal in themselves.  The opened avocado makes a perfect … Continued

Backyard Barbecue Dinner

Backyard Barbecue Dinner – Menu and Recipes

Backyard Barbecue Dinner Menu and Recipes Fire up the grill for this delicious and elegant summer Backyard Barbecue Dinner. This dinner is an easy to make and also elegant dinner … Continued

Bacon Tomato Pizza

Bacon Tomato Pizza Recipe

  Bacon Tomato Pizza is a wonderful and unusual pizza recipe. Eating this pizza will remind you of a B.L.T. sandwich.  I like to make this pizza in the summer when … Continued

Baked Rainbow Trout

Baked Rainbow Trout Recipe

Baked Rainbow trout are so good that my husband said we should always cook trout this way.  Bingo!  My husband came home from his fishing trip today with three large Rainbow … Continued

Baked Tomatoes with Mint and Basil Recipe

  Baked Tomatoes with Mint and Basil are an incredibly simple to make and such an amazing preparation for baking or roasting fresh tomatoes.  The combination of fresh mint and basil … Continued

Banana Bisque with Cinnamon Croutons Recipe

  Banana Bisque is a delightful dish that makes a great appetizer, soup entree, or even dessert.  It is sensational tasting, and very easy to make!  This banana bisque is a … Continued

Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise Recipe

  Barbecued Salmon with Herb Mayonnaise recipe is so easy and simple to make.  Coating salmon with a mixture of mayonnaise and herbs results in an unbelievably moist, buttery fish … Continued