Monthly Archive: June, 2014

Refreshing Lime and Mint Fruit Salad

Some friends invited us to a cookout yesterday which was the perfect opportunity to bring one of my favorite fruit salads, a bright combination of berries, watermelon, lime juice and fresh mint.  I like… Continue reading

Coconut Banana Milkshake

Happy Friday and I hope you’ve got some good weekend plans ahead!  I’ve got a simple recipe today that you’ll want to make again and again.  I made this Tuesday night when I… Continue reading

Purple NC BBQ Style Coleslaw

When I went to the grocery to get my ingredients to make a BBQ slaw, they only had purple cabbages I decided to give it a try.  It was good but I think… Continue reading

Super Easy Red, White and Blue Cookies

If you’re looking for a sugary, low-brow dessert that is slathered in frosting and appropriately the red, white and blue for this Fourth of July, I’ve got just the thing for you: Red, White and… Continue reading

Smores Brownie Pie

Smores Brownie Pie, recipe number twenty-three in my countdown of thirty cookout recipes, screams summer and the Fourth of July.  It’s made up of a graham cracker crust, a brownie layer topped with… Continue reading

Pasta Salad with Peas and Broccoli Pesto

This pasta salad side dish with fresh herb pesto is a great alternative to a creamy pasta salad.  It is a lovely green color,  studded with green peas and nutritionally packs a bunch… Continue reading

Plum and Peach Crumble Sundae

The peaches and plums at my grocery store looked (and smelled) so good they were begging to be put to use in a summery dessert so I made this deconstructed crumble turned sundae.… Continue reading

Spicy Buffalo Potato Salad and Mustard Vinaigrette Potato Salad

Today’s recipes are numbers nineteen and twenty in my countdown of thirty recipes perfect to make for your cookout this July 4th. You can find all of the recipes here. I’m not a fan of… Continue reading

Red, White and Blue Whipped Cream Parfaits

This is a simple dessert that is so summery, pretty and perfectly colored for the Fourth of July.  It requires five ingredients: blueberries, sliced strawberries, sugar, vanilla extract and whipped cream and three steps as… Continue reading

Spicy Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with Mango Guacamole

If you’ve never added a mango to your guacamole you’ve got to try it! It is sweet without being too sweet and pairs well with the creamy avocado and spicy chipotle pepper.  And look how… Continue reading