Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Summer is in full swing, and I got the bug to make a batch of summery food this week.  It all culminated into one productive morning with a lot of over ripe peaches that were left in our fridge when we had to unexpectedly make another trip to Florida two weeks ago for my grandmother’s funeral. […]

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

I want to begin by saying that this recipe is not my own.  I have changed an ingredient to it to accommodate what I actually have in my pantry.  I’m all about not going out and buying one ingredient so I can make a recipe.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know […]

California Style Black Bean Tacos

California Style Black Bean Tacos

These tacos came about because I had a lot of black beans and ripe avocados to use up before we go on vacation.  I wanted to do a crunchy taco, and after going through my refrigerator found some red pepper, lettuce and red onion.  I decided to skip the cheese (gasp!) and use the guacamole […]

Festive Potato Salad – Update

Festive Potato Salad – Update

This potato salad is a recipe I made last year for Memorial Day.  I was never happy with the pictures.  They just didn’t do it justice.  Now that I’ve learned how to take better pictures, I wanted to share the recipe again in time for Memorial Day or any other cook outs or picnics you […]

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

This recipe traveled around Pinterest last summer when my blog was fairly new.  Since learning how to take better pictures, I’ve been wanting to redo this post and add the recipe in a card format too.  I also discovered that my grandma made these first and then my dad started making them.  Every time he […]

Pulled Pork Tacos

Pulled Pork Tacos

We had a long vacation in Florida, and I did not post as much as I had hoped.  All that means I was having a great time with family and enjoying the time by the pool.  So as promised, here’s the second recipe to our smoked pork saga.  We wanted to create a play on […]

Smoked Pork on the Grill – 3 Ways

Smoked Pork on the Grill – 3 Ways

We are on vacation in Florida with our family this week, so we wanted to share some great recipes we made a while back. We’ve been holding on to these knowing we wouldn’t be a doing a lot of posting on our vacation.  It’s been hard to keep them for so long, because they are […]

The Best Deviled Eggs

The Best Deviled Eggs

Okay, so I was debating on writing this deviled egg recipe.  There are so many variations out there with crab or avocado and tons of other succulent temptations.  I made these for Camden’s birthday party on Sunday.  I kept hearing people say, “These are really good!” so I decided to share them.  They are really […]

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

It’s hard to believe my little boy turned one yesterday. Oh, how time flies! He celebrated by walking all over the living room. He really gets excited like he can’t believe he’s doing it. We threw a party for him on Sunday with a country fair theme. I didn’t go all out like some of […]

The Best Ribs You’ll Ever Eat

The Best Ribs You’ll Ever Eat

I’m not even kidding about this.  I was never much of a rib eater before I had my husband’s homemade ribs.  Yes, this recipe is from John.  He learned to cook ribs from his dad.  They are so easy to make with not a lot of time spent by the grill or in the kitchen. […]