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.
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.
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.
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…
BBQ Chicken takes a turn on top of pizza with this easy homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe. Easily use leftover chicken to make this super tasty pizza in no time. It’s quicker than ordering take out! Summertime means many wonderful things, one of which is barbecue. This savory, southern staple can be dripping off the…
This classic Tomato Basil Bruschetta is something we’ve been making for years and years. During the summer months we usually have tomatoes coming out of of ears, and this bruschetta is our favorite way to use them right away. It’s such a quick, easy, and versatile recipe. While it can be served on toast, in classic bruschetta form, we also eat it with chips, over grilled or baked chicken, or atop a hamburger. It’s some crazy good stuff. So simple, but powerfully tasty! The balsamic vinegar, basil, and tomato flavors meld together to create an addictive combination that is devoured in no time. A bushel of tomatoes don’t stand a chance!
I feel a little silly saying I just discovered tea. Humans have been drinking it for thousands of years and it’s only the second most consumed drink in the world behind water. And I myself have enjoyed tea in some form every day of my life since I could hold a sippy cup. So I was already a fan of tea, however, what I just discovered was how to make tea much better.
These summery Watermelon Coconut Slushies are so easy to make. Add some fresh watermelon, coconut water, a bit of sugar (if desired), and crushed ice to a blender then blend it right up. It’s such a colorful drink! Wouldn’t it be so pretty to serve for a cookout or picnic? Or maybe a baby shower? Just add a cute paper umbrella and maybe a fun straw too and you’re all ready to party with this Watermelon Coconut Slushie Recipe!
In the South we’re known for our peaches, heck they’re the state fruit here in South Carolina! They’re certainly a delicious treat in the summer. Juicy and sweet, peaches add so much flavor to homemade desserts and snacks, like this easy Peach Fruit Smoothie Recipe. We enjoy smoothies all year in our home. A great blender makes it easy to whip up a variety of smoothie combinations. This Peach Fruit Smoothie Recipe is a new favorite of mine. It’s simple too.
This Roasted Red Pepper Dip is just the ticket! Whirl a few simple ingredients together in a blender and you’ll have this flavorful dip ready in no time. It’s so easy. It’s so tasty. And it’s so pretty! A colorful addition to your party spread. And it’s an easy appetizer or snack to pack along for a picnic or day at the beach too.
One of the great things about this snack recipe is that all the ingredients can be kept stocked in your fridge so you’re ready to go if a crowd of hungry teens happens to drop by, or if a last-minute occasion pops up and you’re in need of an appetizer to take along. These Easy Cheesy Mozzarella Bites are also the perfect savory snack for picnics or tailgating too (if they make it out of the house before being devoured).
These Sweet Potato Biscuits have the same flaky goodness as the traditional buttermilk biscuits but with the added flavor and texture that sweet potatoes can give to many baked goods. I began with my Flaky Buttermilk Biscuit recipe as a base and adapted it to create another version of a Southern staple. I think they’d be great with molasses, honey or cinnamon butter or even the bookends of a BLT. I don’t know about you, but a BLT sounds mighty fine to me.
As the weather gets warmer and and the days get longer, the best kinds of snacks are those that are refreshing and perky. This easy Lemon Cream Pie Dip Recipe is a terrific sweet snack for those warmer weather days. Made with only three simple ingredients, it is great as a poolside refreshment that won’t make you feel icky or like you’re going to pop out of your bathing suit.
These cute little Lemon Cups are so easy to make and perfect for many celebrations like ladies luncheons or teas, pool parties, baby showers, bridal showers. There are so many great occasions where these would be that extra special touch that always adds to celebration. Fill them with a light sorbet, ice cream or fluffy dip for individual treats. Easily make them ahead a day or so and keep covered in the refrigerator to wait until party time.
This lady’s father did not care for beer, so she was looking for something that was “drinkable” for the non-beer fan kidney stone suffering patient. Thankfully for her, Randy is married to a “drinkable” beer fan. I do enjoy a good cold beer. I usually prefer it to wine. While Randy is partial to hoppy beers, apparently, as I’ve been told, I lean toward more of the “girly” beers, if any beer can qualify as “girly.” Thankfully Randy was well-prepared with “drinkable” (otherwise known as “girly”) beer recommendations for this lady in need. He shared with her 3 of my favorite beers. And now I’m going to share them with you.