Category: Food

16+ Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!

Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry with these patriotic recipes. You’ll find star-spangled treats, berrylicious desserts, healthy appetizers and cocktails too. I’m having a hard time keeping track of days and weeks while sheltering at home, how about you? I had a startling realization this week that Monday is Memorial Day. While North Carolina is…

Mini Lemon Curd + Cream Cheese Tarts

Luscious and lemony, these mini tarts are a sweet treat for teatime, a ladies’ lunch or shower (when life returns to normal again :) or ‘just because’. This post may contain affiliate links. For more information see my disclosure policy. The filling is a favorite combination of lemon curd and cream cheese. .  . a ‘go-to’…

Lemon-Blueberry Loaf

The bright flavors of lemon and blueberry in a super moist and easy ‘doctor the box’ cake recipe. Happy Wednesday! If you’re a fan of lemon and blueberries, I have another ‘doctor the box’ recipe that delivers on flavor. Greek yogurt is something I always have in the fridge and it adds a little tang…

Doctoring the Box: Carrot Cake from Spice Cake Mix

An easy and deliciously moist, doctor-the-box recipe for carrot cake! Perfectly paired with homemade cream cheese frosting!  We’re spending more time in the kitchen these days while we’re self-isolating at home. With fewer trips to the grocery store, I’m using what’s in the pantry (sometimes fun, sometimes not. :) I found a box of spice…

In the Potting Shed: Tabletop Gardening with Peter Rabbit

I’m hopping down the bunny trail with Peter Rabbit and  in the Potting Shed for some tabletop gardening fun! I’m a big fan of Beatrix Potter and her charmed world of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten and Benjamin Bunny!  I found Peter Rabbit Garden Salad Plates and napkins on clearance with free shipping at…

Peter Rabbit’s Carrot Zucchini Muffins

 These deliciously moist muffins sneak in some veggies and are sure to please everybunny with the addition of apple and coconut. I’m hopping down the bunny trail with an Easter-themed recipe and one that’s appropriate for spring, as we are digging in the garden this time of year. These deliciously moist muffins are a welcome…

Dark Chocolate Chip-Walnut Banana Bread

This Dark Chocolate Chip-Walnut Banana Bread is a classic quick bread recipe that’s moist, flavorful and an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth! Happy Thursday! We all deserve a sweet treat during these uncertain times and this Dark Chocolate Chip-Walnut Bread does not disappoint!  It’s easy to make~ no mixer required and makes the…

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie with Puff Pastry Shamrocks

Beef and Guinness Pot Pie is cold weather comfort food and a celebration in a bowl with puff pastry shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. This is a recipe from way back in the archives (2013!) and a dog gone good recipe that our leprechauns, Lola and Sophie, are stopping by to share with you for…

Eat, Drink and Be Irish: St. Patrick’s Day Round Up!

It’s said that everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a round-up to help you Eat, Drink and Be Irish, with 17+ recipes and St. Patrick’s Day inspiration from the kitchen to the table! There are two kinds of people, those who are Irish and those who wish they were! St.…

Lemon Crumble Bars

Raise your hand if you like lemon desserts. . . and a buttery shortbread crust. . .and a sweet oat crumble topping. These Lemon Crumble Bars marry all three for a buttery, tart & tangy, sweet bite. This lemon bar recipes does have a few steps but the end result is worth it. For quicker…