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Apricot and Toasted Pecan Scones

Apricot and Toasted Pecan Scones

Tender to the tooth with a delicate crumb and sweet apricots and toasted pecans in every single bite. These are not the dry, tasteless scones you often find at the ubiquitous coffee shops – instead these are so light and full of flavor. This is […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

This is a dip loaded with spinach and artichokes wrapped in the creaminess of mayonnaise and sour cream with a generous helping of Parmesan. Hot and bubbly, it’s a classic and it’s perfect for casual entertaining! This recipe has been around for decades. By the […]

Key Lime Tarts

Key Lime Tarts

Creamy and sweet yet lightly tart with the freshness of a cool breeze on a warm summer day. It’s not summer without a slice of a luscious key lime tart! Key Lime Pie is probably one of the most popular and most recognized summer desserts. […]

Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

It’s so hot and steamy outside plus it’s the weekend – so let’s shakeup something cold, floral and refreshing! This gorgeous cocktail starts with three fresh summer ingredients. First are strawberries, now at their peak, their fragrance grabbing you as you stroll in the market. […]

Tuna Salad Niçoise Pockets

Tuna Salad Niçoise Pockets

Light and full of the irresistible fresh flavors of a classic Niçoise salad, this delightful tuna pocket sandwich is perfect for warm summer days! Though I loved my Mom’s traditional version with sweet relish, mayo and eggs, I’m always on the hunt for a new […]

French Onion Rustic Tarts

French Onion Rustic Tarts

Sweet onions sautéed until tender are wonderful on their own but stir in those flavors found in French onion soup, layer with creamy ricotta and Gruyere then bake in a flaky, buttery pastry crust and you might have a slice of savory heaven! French onion […]

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemons make the ultimate summertime drink! We’ve all heard it – “when life gives you lemons” – well, you make lemonade. I frequently have a lot of lemons leftover from zesting or from setting up backdrops for photos. And frequently I buy […]

Summer Berry Trifle

Summer Berry Trifle

Layers of plump blueberries and bright red strawberries tucked in between fluffy clouds of vanilla custard and slices of tender pound cake. Topped with a billowing wave of whipped cream and mascarpone cheese with a splash of Cointreau, it’s grand enough for a celebration! Trifles […]

Roasted Corn

Roasted Corn

Sweet golden kernels, roasted until tender and bursting with summer goodness! With it’s natural sweetness tossed into a fresh salad, corn is most commonly thought of as a vegetable but it’s also a grain and a member of the grass family. Both sides of my […]

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Chicken Enchilada Bowl with Red Chili Sauce

Tender chicken simmered in a vibrant red chili enchilada sauce that’s loaded with spice. Dish it up on a warm tortilla and share the bowl with steaming rice, black beans, roasted corn and a bevy of colorful fresh toppings. It’s a delicious deconstructed enchilada bowl! […]

Pecan Praline Cookie Crisps

Pecan Praline Cookie Crisps

Paper-thin cookies with toasted pecans scattered throughout and a flavor reminiscent of decadent pralines. As thin as a tuile or Moravian cookie, Pecan Praline Cookie Crisps embrace the flavors of a classic Southern candy and satisfy all types of cravings! I seldom travel to Atlanta […]

Peach and Blueberry Puff Pancake

Peach and Blueberry Puff Pancake

Blueberries floating on top with sweet peaches tucked inside a creamy, puffed egg custard. Every breakfast should be this good! Puffed Pancakes, also known as Dutch Baby Pancakes come in many forms and flavors. Our favorite version for years has been one made using sliced […]


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Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

Strawberry and Basil Lemonade Cocktail

It’s so hot and steamy outside plus it’s the weekend – so let’s shakeup something cold, floral and refreshing! This gorgeous cocktail starts with three fresh summer ingredients. First are strawberries, now at their peak, their fragrance grabbing you as you stroll in the market. […]

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

Tart and sweet, lemons make the ultimate summertime drink! We’ve all heard it – “when life gives you lemons” – well, you make lemonade. I frequently have a lot of lemons leftover from zesting or from setting up backdrops for photos. And frequently I buy […]

Espresso Martinis

Espresso Martinis

It’s the middle of the week and I’m trying to decide if I need a bit of coffee for a burst of energy or a cocktail to wind things down. Think I’ll shake it up and do both! Rich, robust and ridiculously good. It’s a […]

Orange Sangria

Orange Sangria

Light and crisp with a wonderful flavor of orange citrus bouncing through your glass, playing quite nicely with a beautiful chardonnay! Though the calendar says it’s not officially summer, this vibrant sangria says otherwise! Sangria comes in all forms and flavors. This started off as […]

Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Toasted Coconut Smoothie

Rich, thick and full of coconut flavor – this is one luscious way to sip an afternoon away! Just imagine if you scooped the custard out of a coconut cream pie then blended it into a drink. This might be what it would taste like! […]


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