June 14th, 2009 |
Fresh tomatoes = one of the best parts of summer! Incorporate ripe, juicy tomatoes into your everyday meals with these fresh ideas.
Tomato Tart (via Southern Living)
Two Tomato Linguine (via Southern Living)
Tomato Feta Salad (via Southern Living)
Campanelle with Tomatoes and Feta (via Bon Appetit)
Tomato and Bread Salad with Deep-Fried Chicken Bites (via Williams Sonoma)
Grilled Tomatoes […]
June 11th, 2009 |
Serve up this refreshing treat from Rachael Ray at your next party!
2 cups fresh red grapefruit juice (about 4 grapefruits)
2 cups ginger ale
1/2 cup superfine sugar
2 tablespoons grenadine or pomegranate juice
4 maraschino cherries
In a large bowl, stir together the grapefruit juice, ginger ale, sugar and grenadine until the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9-by-13-inch metal […]
June 8th, 2009 |
The ladies at Southern Living said it right – these salads are fresh, easy, and pretty enough for a party!
Here are a few new ideas for the next time your host asks you to “just bring a salad!” (clockwise from the top)
Berry Delicious Summer Salad
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad
Grilled Peach and Mozzarella Salad
Potato Cobb Salad
June 8th, 2009 |
My baby brother graduates today from 8th grade……I can’t believe he will be in high school next year! No matter what the age, or what level of education achieved, graduations are a time for celebration! These treats are sure to put a smile on any graduates face!
The oh, so talented Bakerella came up with this creative […]
June 5th, 2009 |
Now that the summer months are upon us, we will take to the patio for all of our family dinners. There is just something about being outside that makes everyone relax and enjoy themselves. This weekend, gather your family or friends for a simple dinner on the patio.
Add instant ambiance by hanging mason jar lanterns from […]
June 2nd, 2009 |
I don’t know about you, but nothing screams summer to me like a lobster boil! Whether you host one on the beach or in your backyard, make sure to create your own little seafood soire this summer.
Set your table using acrylic or melamine dishes – perfect for the patio or the beach! I love […]
June 1st, 2009 |
Try this refreshing summer drink at your next BBQ…
One of my Food Network favorites, Giada, came up with this festive drink:
4 cups iced tea (homemade or store-bought)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 to 2 lemons)
1/4 cup grenadine
Ice, for serving
In a large ball jar (or other transporting container), mix together the tea, lemon juice, and grenadine. Pour […]
May 31st, 2009 |
Country Living is the magazine behind this genius idea….
To make summer parties a little bit simpler, try dressing up a dozen cones before the party starts to streamline the ice cream sundae process. To make these treats, just dip each cone in melted white or milk chocolate and roll in tiny marshmallows, coconut flakes, chopped […]
May 22nd, 2009 |
Remember that old Friday night fish fry?! Update that concept by inviting friends over for a healthy dinner of cedar-planked salmon with seasoned lemon butter. Serve up a green salad with serrano ham and a tomato vinagrette, iced tea, and chocolate orange cookie stacks for dessert.
To set the mood for this relaxed, modern patio, set your […]
May 19th, 2009 |
Fire up the grill and add a little excitement to your next party with these summer skewers! Everyone has their go-to kabob or skewer for summer BBQ’s, but these 4 new crowd-pleasers from Better Homes and Gardens will leave your mouth watering! (and your guests!) Perfect for a Memorial Day BBQ or just a weeknight dinner […]