Rerun : Orzo Recipes

Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad Recipe

AND both of these recipes can be made ahead, refrigerated, then served cold or rewarmed. So if you’re looking for something new to pack for lunch, a side dish for that next party or a tasty Meatless Monday option, be sure to check these two orzo recipes out. I think you’ll like them very very much.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Milkshake Recipe

The perfect pairing of chocolate and peanut butter is so wonderful, it has been exemplified in many treats from candy to cakes. But come summertime, when that sweet cold treat craving comes a-knocking and you want a chocolate peanut butter fix, whip up this super easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake like the old time diner does it.

Texas Style New Potato Salad Recipe

Texas Style New Potato Salad Recipe

This potato salad recipe developed by Chef Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie in Houston, Texas, for the McCormick Gourmet Collection combines oregano, cumin, coriander, chiles and red wine vinegar to give this potato salad a big, bold Texan flavor that is the perfect compliment to any cookout menu spread.

Rerun: Delicious Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Recipe

Cherry Limeade is one of my favorite sweet drinks of all time. I don’t enjoy them often enough. Hitting the local drive-thru for a Cherry Limeade may seem like the thing to do. That is until you make your own at home with pure cherry juice and fresh squeezed lime juice. It’s hard to beat, and so easy to make too. An since you’re making it at home, you can make a large batch to share with your friends and family. It would be a great sweet drink for a pool party or to pack along for a picnic.

Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

Homemade Blueberry Syrup Recipe

A delicious homemade Blueberry Pie sure hit the spot, but I found myself short on time (but not on berries) earlier this week and needed to quickly use some of the blueberries before they were past their prime. So I made this super easy homemade Blueberry Syrup. And when I say super easy, I mean super easy. Simple ingredients simmer together to create a beautiful sweet syrup that will take any stack of pancakes or bowl of plain vanilla ice cream to the next level. Or how delicious would warm pound cake with warm blueberry syrup drizzled over the top be? Oh my goodness, so yummy!

Fresh Corn Salad Recipe

Corn Salad Recipe

As quickly as we unpacked the dozens of ears sent our way, I had a list in my head of what it would be used for. Of course, simply boiled corn with a pat of butter and a sprinkling of black pepper is mighty fine on it’s own, but some of that corn had to keep company with a few other fresh friends picked from our garden: cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh basil. I knew this easy Corn Salad recipe would be the perfect way to bring the all together.

Homemade Bird Dog Pizza Recipe

Homemade Bird Dog Pizza Recipe

This Bird Dog Pizza recipe is the basic Bird Dog recipe in pizza form. The Bird Dog pizza is also available from a local pizza restaurant. It’s our son’s favorite one to order. He orders it every single time we get take out, and every single time I sort of cringed thinking how odd it must be. That is until I tried it myself during that one very satisfying homemade pizza night a couple of weeks ago. No more cringing from me. No sirree bobtail. I couldn’t believe how unbelievable the combination was in pizza form. We were all fighting for the last piece.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe

Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

Anytime is the perfect time for making salsas like Tomatillo Salsa, fruity Strawberry Salsa or this totally satisfying and hearty Black Bean and Corn Salsa. This Black Bean and Corn salsa is easy to make and even easier to devour. It’s such a tasty, colorful and healthy salsa to add to add to the table.

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

This Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa recipe is the perfect summer salsa for enjoying as an appetizer or serve over grilled chicken, fish or pork for a tasty savory sweet combination. Fresh, homemade salsas are hard to beat. In the warmer months, I could be totally okay to just enjoy fresh salsa for a whole meal… 

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Easy Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

Almond Joy Brownies Recipe

Welcome my daughter, Hope! She’s sharing a brownie combo that’s she’s been making for a while. Tempting her mama with sweet goodness is not a good thing, y’all. But she does it well. This brownie recipe is quick and easy and can be made with a homemade brownie recipe or with a boxed brownie mix. Your… 

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Rerun : Easy Grape Salad Recipe

Grape Salad Recipe

This Grape Salad is pretty durn good. Fresh grapes, walnuts or pecans, a bit of brown sugar, cream cheese and yogurt come together to make a pretty addictive combination that is the perfect ending to a meal or a tasty afternoon snack. Plus, it can be lightened up with a few changes, if desired. Flavor, texture and options for making a lighter version? This salad has got it all!

Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe

Easy Blueberry Pie Recipe

Anyway … that year we picked a bunch of blueberries, several bunches really. Many were frozen for using throughout the winter months in smoothies or oatmeal, but others were used in all kinds of goodness, from cobbler, to ice cream, to jam. But no pie. Not one single blueberry pie was made that year. And I don’t know why.

30 Perfect 4th of July Recipes

4th of July Recipes

You’re in luck! I’ve gathered a list of 30 tasty 4th of July recipes that are really perfect for any summer celebration. All of the recipes listed below are easy to prepare for a large crowd, plus, (and this is a big plus) most of the preparation (with exception to the final grilling for some main dish items) for all of the recipes in the list below can be done ahead of time so you can enjoy the celebration too instead of being stuck in a hot kitchen. That wouldn’t be any fun at all, would it? So claim your independence from a hot kitchen and prep ahead for this 4th of July!