I had the pleasure of enjoying fresh oysters that were cooked on the grill at a family gathering this past weekend. I have personally never cared for oysters cooked or raw on the half shell. I was a little hesitant to try, but everyone else was having so much fun that I had [...]
All kids love ice cream, right? Well why not let them burn a few calories while making their own homemade ice cream. Here is a great and simple ice cream recipe using a bag. This is a fun activity to keep kids entertained at any gathering.
• 1 T. sugar
• 1/2 c. milk or half & half
• 1/4 t. vanilla
• 6 [...]
Summer is the perfect time to have friends over for a nice refreshing cocktail. Why not take a few extra minutes to WOW your guest with a little something unique like, Cucumber Sake Sangria. Here is a recipe for sangria with a light, fun, and refreshing twist.
1 large seedless cucumber
2 C. water
2/3 C. [...]
It’s time to ring in the fourth of July with friends and family around the BBQ while awaiting the local fireworks show. I found some fun desserts to make at Kaboose (http://recipes.slides.kaboose.com/288-july-4th-party-plates-treats) that are sure to add the perfect finale to your gathering.
2 Boxes Vanilla Cake, made into 20 cupcakes
2 (8 oz.) packages of cream cheese
1/2 stick unsalted [...]
I’m always on the lookout for good appetizer recipes. It’s always a good idea to have an assortment of appetizers for your guest to snack on before the main meal is ready. It also gives you time to socialize with your guest and finalize the dinner preparations. While visiting my dad I found a family cookbook and [...]
I have a couple great recipes if you’re planning a nice light lunch gathering. During the summer months it’s always nice to go with a menu that is light and refreshing. It’s an added bonus when you don’t have to heat up your kitchen by turning on the stove. Gazpacho is a tomato [...]
What do you think of when you think of chips and salsa? The answers are endless; we serve this popular combination almost anywhere and anytime. The key of course is great salsa. Well we don’t always find we have the time to make our own from scratch. That’s okay because when [...]
Memorial Day weekend is coming up and usually what that means is copious amounts of food, especially junk food! Don’t get too caught up buying chips and crackers, focus on delicious, fresh veggies, pita chips, olives with great dips that are healthy!
Here are some great healthy dips to use this weekend or at any party!
Spicy Bean [...]
Do you know what you’ll be making this coming memorial day weekend?
How about try some new items instead of hamburgers and hot dogs routine? Something like Brazillian-Style-Pork Ribs? Sweet potato fries and Mexican Bean Salad? Sounds odd together? It’s not, in fact it’s all completely delicious!
Brazillian-Style Pork Ribs
I found this delicious recipe and I couldn’t [...]
Celebrate your mom by surrounding her with great family and great food! Don’t be fooled by treating your mom to a fancy restaurant – they’re often costly and the wait is often long. Instead save your money and have a lovely dinner at home!
It’s intimate and low-key. Just follow these recipes for a great dinner on the [...]