Create a Blooming Watermelon Centerpiece and 10 Watermelon Recipes for Summer!

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer! I have a watermelon vase centerpiece, just in time for your Memorial Day barbecue or ideal for summer entertaining, along with a round-up of 10 watermelon recipes for summer! My inspiration for a watermelon vase came from Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm. You can feast your…

10 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!

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Memorial Day is a week away, if you’re like me you’re wondering how did that happen? If you’re looking for some patriotic fare, I pulled together 10 recipes from the archives to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry and for noshing over your Memorial Day weekend and holiday! Watermelons have been arriving in grocery stores, just in time for the…

Guilt-Free Blueberry Almond Baked French Toast


Help yourself to Blueberry-Almond French Toast, made a little healthier so you can indulge, guilt-free, for breakfast or brunch! This French toast comes together in under 10 minutes. Refrigerate it overnight and then pull it out to bake it in the morning, perfect for company or a lazy weekend morning! It’s made healthier with a combination…

Flowers for Mother’s Day


 In celebration of moms, I picked some flowers from the archives to send you for Mother’s Day! Help yourself to a bouquet or a bite :) Flowers for Mother’s Day, Oakleaf Hydrangeas and a Strawberry Bellini My Grandmother’s Flower Garden Violas and Open Face Cucumber Sandwiches Frosted Brownie Bites with Violas~ Lilacs & Daylight, Lilacs & Viburnum~ Strawberry Fields Salad with Nasturtiums &…

The Novel Bakers Present My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking


I’m joining The Novel Bakers with My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking  by Daniella Germain  A lovingly created blend of essential Mexican recipes, magical illustrations and a family’s story.  My Abuela’s Table is as much a work of art as it is a book of trusted heirloom Mexican recipes. More than seventy recipes…

Off To The Races Tablescape


I’m off to the races at the table, in anticipation of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. A table inspired by the “Run for the Roses”, with both plaid and roses married in Lauren Skylar Floral plates and served with floral flatware. The unbridled spirit of 14 Hands…

Mini Derby Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream

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Mini Derby Pies marry pecan pie with chocolate and a touch of Kentucky bourbon for a winning trifecta! This Bluegrass-inspired recipe is just the right size for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and to accompany your Mint Julep while watching the Kentucky Derby or as an sweet ending for a party or crowd! I used a Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe, dividing the filling to make…

Cheesy Masa Cups for Cinco de Mayo

Cheesy Masa Cups

I have a little bite that delivers some South of the Border flavor for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or summer fiesta, Cheesy Masa Cups! You can make these cheesy corn flour cups and serve them with a variety fillings. I filled mine with a mixture of guacamole, corn, black beans, salsa and some with leftover pulled pork.…

Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes


Blue Cheese Crostini with Balsamic-Roasted Grapes is a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s worthy of company, but so quick and easy to assemble, you’ll want to treat yourself and enjoy with a glass of wine for cocktail hour! I’ve seen several recipes recently for roasted grape appetizers, this recipe comes from the pages of Southern Living Magazine in the…


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