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Monthly Archive: May, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

This recipe is number two in my Thirty for July Fourth cooking project where I’m making thirty recipes that would be perfect for your Fourth of July cookout.  I love almost anything with… Continue reading

Black and Blue Pie Crisp

June is almost here and it is certainly feeling like summer in NC.  Memorial Day always kicks off the summer for me and I’m happily in the summer mindset now as far as cooking goes.… Continue reading

Roasted Salmon with Green Herbs

I love having an herb garden and I’m trying to use herbs in as many recipes as I can.  Today’s recipe was inspired by  this one from the Barefoot Contessa.  She uses fresh dill,… Continue reading

12 Recipes for Memorial Day

Happy Friday and hooray for the long holiday weekend! Here are some of my favorite crowd-pleasing recipes to inspire your Memorial Day cookouts and entertaining. My recent obsession: Spicy Sesame Glazed Grilled Corn Triple Chocolate… Continue reading

Carolina Chocolate Sheet Cake with Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

If you love chocolate, I’ve got a classic southern recipe for you that’s perfect to serve a crowd.   This rectangular, frosted chocolate cake is often called a Texas Sheet Cake because it’s as big as Texas but since this… Continue reading

Peachy Lemon Dessert Pots

When the warm weather hits I tend to favor lighter desserts starring fruits like peaches and berries.  This recipe, somewhat of a soufflé, is the perfect example of an easily put together dessert… Continue reading

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

My Mom is the best about always having great snacks like spiced or sugared nuts on hand to give friends or snack on between meals.  I’m taking a page out of her book… Continue reading

Tomato Crostini with Basil and Parsley

This is an easy, fresh and summery appetizer that’s perfect to feed a crowd.  After I took this picture I popped the toasts back into the oven for a few minutes to melt the feta… Continue reading

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Chimchurri Sauce

When we moved into a house this February I was so excited to start gardening this Spring.  So far I’ve taken it pretty slow, planting pansies in the front, hydrangeas and a small herb… Continue reading

Simple Strawberry Angel Food Cake Trifle

This weekend we had my sisters, their boyfriends and their dogs over for a cookout on the back porch.  I think everyone, especially our puppies, pictured above with my sister, had a great night.  Red… Continue reading