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Heart Shaped Food for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is an easy opportunity to show our loved ones we care.  Why not go the extra mile and add some heart shaped food to your menu for the day? It’s super easy to put everyday foods into heart shapes to show love in a quick and easy way! A great surprise for your …

10 Treats & Sweets to Celebrate St. Paddy’s

Just as the first breath of spring blows through the sticky, Southern air of Savannah, Georgia, the city’s economic heart starts pounding in preparation for what has been reported as the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country.  Picture throngs of grown adults, all clad in their shamrock best, dancing, laughing and merrily saying …

Green Ice Cream Pie for St. Patrick’s Day

“Are there grasshoppers in grasshopper pie?” Grasshopper Pie was one of my grandmother’s special treats. She saved it for spring when the world was starting to turn green. Which makes it perfect for St. Patrick’s day! My kids even request it in place of birthday cake! Now that my grandmother is not here using her …

Game Day Worthy Bites

Ah, the big game is upon us… are you Team Seattle or Team New England?  Either way it’s time to think about your game day menu!  And for these games that go on for four plus hours, it’s important to keep the menu easy breezy,  suited for the come-and-go crowd, and filling and that means …

Game Day Party Ideas

The Big Game is this weekend! Whether you’re having a party or just a family dinner, whether you’re a Seahawk or Patriot (or you’re just in it for the commercials!), here are some yummy, easy-to-make recipes for the Big Game. Appetizers Vivienne at The V Spot Blog claims this is the best dip ever. I believe her! I …

Spooky Halloween Treats (Part 2)

Halloween is a great time to get a little creepy and funky with your desserts. Creativity works at its finest during this holiday — whether you’re planning your costume, a haunted house or party, or simply a cupcake, Halloween is time to go all out! Can you tell it’s one of my favorite days of …

Your Tailgate Menu

Here in the South we welcome football season with open arms and while we pride ourselves on stellar tailgating skills, one peek at Pinterest will show that the whole US of A loves to tailgate.  In my family alone we’ve got loyalties to three SEC and a couple of Conference USA teams, too.  So yes …

Pack the Perfect Picnic

I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day weekend – the unofficial last weekend of summer. I’m not quite ready to let summer go yet, so I’m packing up my family and some food and having a picnic this weekend! Want some ideas for the perfect picnic? Here are some of my favorites: The Italian Job …

Recipe: Mexican-style Street Corn

Having just returned from a spectacular 4-day trip to/from Napa Valley a lil’ over a week ago, I am still basking in the post vacation giddiness that comes with  thinking back on the inside jokes that sprang from too much delicious wine or scrolling through the ton of captured Instagram pics. Gorgeous wineries, invigorating hikes, …

Sweet Summertime Dessert Treats

Finally, we’ve hit the heart of summer here in the south, and the heat and humidity are in full force! And while this heat has slowed me down in some areas, the kitchen is certainly not one of them. Most weekends my extended family gets together at my Granddaddy’s for Sunday lunch after church. We …

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