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

Bowl of 15 Bean Soup with ham and sausage

15 Bean Soup with Ham and Sausage Recipe

Stove Top Method – Slow Cooker Method – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Method   Here is a hearty and delicious 15 Bean Soup with Ham and Sausage recipe that makes … 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

basket of apples

Afternoon Tea Apple Recipes

Autumn is apple season.  As a strong advocate for embracing nature’s natural bounty, the versatility of the apple lends itself to the pleasures of tea time.  An apple a day … 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

Apple Bake Recipe

Apple Bake or Apple Crisp is a very easy-to-make recipe to make and is a recipe that you can do at the last minute!  Serve this apple bake warm either … Continued

Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce Recipe

 This Apple Cake with Lemon Sauce was one of my first-ever creations, made one day when I was about 14 years old.  I wanted to bake an apple cake but I … Continued

Apple Coleslaw

Apple Coleslaw Recipe

  Here is a fantastic Apple Coleslaw recipe that is tangy with a slight sweetness to it.  It is hard to put your finger on the tasty flavor combination in … Continued

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp Recipe – Apple Crispy Crisp

Homemade apple crisp is my oldest daughter, Nancy Hartman’s, favorite dessert.  Some might say that she should be considered an apple crisp snob!  She is very proud of this title since … Continued

Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake Recipe – German Apple Pancake

Apple Pancake is a German tradition that is also known as Apfelpfannkuchen.  Apfel (pronounced AP-fel) is the German word for apple.  Adding it to the front of pfannkuchen get us … Continued

History and Legends of Apples

Apples – History and Legends of Apples

  What are cooking apples? A cooking apple is an apple that is used primarily for cooking rather than eating.  While there’s no harm to using an eating apple in … Continued