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Summer Harvest Menu, Summer Squash, Purple Hull Peas, Tomato, Okra, Cornbread

Summer Squash Bake

We’ve reached that part of the summer where we’re swimming in summer squash and zucchini! You too? Good news! There are so many wonderful ways to fix it, and of course, if you simply cannot use it all, you can slice it up and freeze it for minestrone in the winter.

Great Cheese Platter, Party Food, Summer Party, Bread + Cheese + Wine

5 Things That Make Up A Great Cheese Platter

Bread + Cheese  + Wine = Perfect. Just add friends. I can’t think of  a meal I love more than bread and cheese.  Seriously, I can not turn it down. A perfect bread and cheese platter is easy to put together and effortless to serve, plus it’s so beautiful.  We used to have a bread …

Cobb Salad With Edamame, Prosciutto and Bacon

Cobb Salad With Edamame, Prosciutto and Bacon I wildly vary my Cobb Salad in the summertime, according to what I have around and what vegetables are in abundance.  For example, if I were to make this same salad today, I would add some thinly sliced yellow squash. However, a few things stay the same.  There …

Orange Pineapple Margarita Recipe, Fun Drinks By The Pool, Girls Night, Summer Party

Orange Pineapple Margaritas

Fresh Juices + Tequila = Orange Pineapple Margaritas Friends, is there anything happier than a fruity drink by the pool in the summertime? If that fruity drink is made with all real fruit juices and freshly squeezed limes, and it is served in a bright cup with fresh fruit on the side, well, then I’ll …

Veggie Tacos, Whats For Dinner, Corn Tortillas, Vegetarian, Gluten Free

Veggie Tacos

I hope you’ve had a great week! Mine has been busy + amazing!  Cleaning up from vacation, catching up with friends.  I’ve enjoyed TWO surprise nights with just girls (my favorite!) and I got to guest post about camping with my crazy daddy over at my friend Sarabeth’s blog while she was on vacation. One …

camping menus, camp food, camping with kids

Camp Beef Stew

When we’re camping, we usually have our car (or pop up), so we take a grill and I pack my enamel dutch oven so we can make soups and stews. This beef stew makes a regular appearance on our camping trips. The kids love it. We serve it with a big pot of mashed potatoes, …

Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese, Petit Jean Meats, Bacon Recipes, Appetizers

Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese

Yummiest little bite of party food ever?  Bacon Wrapped Dates With Goat Cheese! Sweet + Salty + Cheese = Goodness. Such a happy combination of flavors, I promise. Bacon is relatively hard to beat as a crowd pleaser, so naturally, these were a big hit at my house. My sister makes platters and platters of …

Recipe Index, Colorful Summer Salad with Peppers and Edamame, #Bean2Blog, #Soy, #Healthy, Salad Recipes

Colorful Summer Salad with Peppers and Edamame

I put together a new salad featuring edamame this week in preparation for Bean 2 Blog, a super fun blogging event at P. Allen Smith‘s Moss Mountain Farm, hosted by P. Allen Smith and The Arkansas Soybean Promotional Board. Edamame makes a regular appearance on our table, as a dinner side or an afternoon snack.  …

Homemade Insect Repellent

When the temperatures warm up, the bugs come out to play, but we still want to be outside!  Solution: Homemade Insect Repellent! When I was out in the garden last week, I tried some homemade insect repellent that my friend, Sandy, had made.  I loved the way it smelled, so I asked her for the …

Cole Slaw, Recipe for Cole Slaw, Picnic, Side Dishes

Cole Slaw

It is starting to get hot enough outside that you need a good standby recipe for cole slaw. This recipe is part Ina Garten and part Rhonda Eubanks, my dear friend and catering buddy. Rhonda and I love to cook together!  We have a great rhythm in the kitchen, and we freely alter each others’ …

lemon basil garden salad

Lemon Basil Garden Salad

One of my Grandmother’s favorite local restaurants serves this salad that I find delectable, and since I cannot yet find it in me to go there without her, I have come up with a suitable imitation of this spring garden salad. I used arugula instead of salad mix, because it’s my favorite, but I imagine …

Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you just need cookies and milk. When it’s been a long day.  When it is rainy. When you need a little comfort. These oatmeal cookies are my elementary school day afternoons in one chewy bite. Backpacks thrown down on the floor, shoes kicked off in the entryway and the smell of something baking to …

Potato Kale Soup, Italian Sausage, Recipes with Kale, Soup for Dinner, Soup for Winter, What's For Dinner, Easy Dinners

Potato Kale Soup with Italian Sausage

This potato kale soup with Italian sausage is a standby at our house for years since a friendly neighbor gave me the recipe. The kids request it if it’s been several weeks since it’s been on the table.  It mimics Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana, but they also add bacon to their soup.  I added the …

Petit Jean Sausage, Jumbalaya Recipe, Whats For Dinner, Crockpot Dinner

Crockpot Jumbalaya

I have found the most wonderful recipe for Crockpot Jumbalaya.  I have used it now three times, because it is so easy. You throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, including the raw chicken and dinner is ready when you walk in the door in the afternoon.  How easy is that?   I served …

pan friend onion dip, appetizers, party food, chips and dip

Pan Fried Onion Dip

  I have posted this wonderful recipe before but it just seems like the most perfect appetizer to make for your Super Bowl weekend, unless of course, it does not fall on the list of seven foods you are eating for the month of February. If you need an entire menu for your Super Bowl …

Blackberry Crumble, Blackberries, Berries for dessert, berries for breakfast

Blackberry Crumble

After a long hike last Saturday we were ready for a warm treat. We made this yummy Blackberry Crumble and ate it in the afternoon before dinner. Then we finished it for breakfast the next morning. I love how easy it is throw together a fruit crumble.  It is faster (and healthier) than a pie …

Molasses Spice Cookies

Dorie Greenspan has been my hero ever since I had one bite of a World Peace Cookie, possibly the best chocolate cookie in the world. I am also a big fan of her carrot cake. So, when my winter cravings turned to molasses and ginger, I looked through the pages of her giant Baking book …

tomato soup, roasted tomato basil soup, steps to making easy tomato soup, homemade tomato soup steps

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

My sister introduced me to the wonders of a roasted tomato years ago, and we’ve been making this roasted tomato basil soup in huge batches ever since. It is such a consistent family favorite that recently my mom, Whitney and I all made it within the space of a week. Usually we use a large …

chili, chili recipe, chili with beans and corn

Chino House Chili

For several years I have used the same chili recipe that I hunted down from a friend after we had it at an event at church.  I have made several alterations to it so now my recipe is scribbled on quite a bit, plus it is drizzled with red spots.  I added garlic (of course) …