Category: Summer

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Bacon-Studded Crust!

Calling all Bacon Lovers, here’s a pie crust worthy of summer heirloom tomatoes. . .a Swoon-Worthy Heirloom Tomato Tart with a Bacon-Studded Crust! Everything is better with bacon and that goes for a crust for a savory pie or tart too! I used a filling from a favorite tomato pie recipe that has a minimal amount of mayonnaise,…

Summer Blooms Around the Potting Shed

I hope you’re having a blooming good summer! It’s hot and drier than normal here in North Carolina this summer, so I’m watering pots around my Potting Shed every morning. It’s apparently the perfect weather for Passion Flower! This vine volunteered and has grown up from between cracks of the boards of the porch of my Potting Shed.…

Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars

Help yourself to a taste of summer in an easy dessert, Peach-Blackberry Cobbler Bars! Peaches are the stone fruit harbinger of summer! Local South Carolina peaches are starting to arrive at farm stands and grocery stores. I found a recipe for Peach Cobbler Bars that is easy to cobble together in my July/August edition of…

Celebrate Summer: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchen to the Table!

Are you looking forward to the lazy days of summer? I pulled together some of my favorite ways to celebrate summer from the archives. Click on the links in red for the full recipe or table! Farmers Market Tablescape Farmers Market Pasta Salad  A bumper crop of delicious flavors in a pasta salad You Say Tomato Centerpiece and…

Skillet Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble!

Bourbon, Peach and Blueberry Crumble is a celebration of summer fruit in a skillet! Easy to make and delicious using juicy peaches at their peak of freshness, you can make individual desserts using mini skillets or one large skillet to serve a crowd.     We’re enjoying the fruit of the season and Bourbon, Peach and…

Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad

Fresh-from-the-Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad is the answer to ‘what’s-for-dinner?’ with summer’s bounty from local farm stands or your own garden. Fresh, light, and on our summer rotation of easy meals for the summer! You can adjust your ingredients for what’s in season or what you like. My June issue of Southern Living Magazine yielded a bumper crop…