Category: Summer

A Tropical Table and Lake Breeze Cocktail

Happy Friday! I’m taking you to the tropics via the table to dream of white sandy beaches, tiki bars and umbrella drinks! My table inspiration came from *Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks  (Oxmoor House, May 2017) by the Editors of Coastal Living, is a full-color book packed with 125 thirst-quenching cocktails that will transport you…

At the Table: Summer’s Last Hurrah with Hydrangeas and Majolica

 I wanted to have a little dish fun at the table for summer’s last hurrah before the calendar page turns to September. Endless Summer Hydrangeas have transitioned from vibrant, spring blues, now faded to softer greens and deep plums. Reproduction majolica plates on sale at Pottery Barn, flew home with me and have been waiting to roost at the table…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pie Crust Leaves!

Here’s a last hurrah for those summer heirloom tomatoes with a nod to fall~  Heirloom Tomato Tart with Pie Crust Leaves! I prefer a tomato tart over a tomato pie since it cooks in half the time, and is easier to cut and serve with the removable outer ring of the tart pan. I took a short cut and…

Muffin Pan Ice Cream S’mores

Happy National S’mores Day! Muffin Pan Ice Cream S’mores are an easy way to beat the summer heat and enjoy this campfire treat in the comfort of your kitchen! This muffin pan version has your essential s’mores ingredients:  graham crackers, melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows, but with vanilla ice cream for a summery treat. They’re super easy and fun…

The Dog Days of Summer

It’s dog gone hot here. . . thank goodness for air conditioning! We’re definitely in the Dog Days of summer. . . “Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that…