Celebrate summer with red white and blue food! These Fourth of July recipes include ideas for everything from desserts to savory snacks! Great for Labor Day and Memorial Day, too.   Nothing says summer like all things red, white, and blue! This 4th of July serve up a buffet[…]

Shrimp boil

A shrimp boil is one of my favorite ways to feed a crowd. A simple spice pack is added to water. Then boil potatoes, sausage, corn and shrimp.  Serve with melted butter for dipping and the shrimp boil will become your favorite party food. For my daughter’s birthday[…]


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This #CMSalutingHeroes shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Clafoutis is an easy to make, simple yet elegant dessert.  Fruit is covered by a flan like batter made[…]

Bacon wrapped stuffed dates are a super easy and quick appetizer. These appetizers take only a few minutes to put together and are portable for a picnic.   Welcome to the Progressive Picnic! When I was a teenager my youth group used to do “Progressive Dinner” where we’d[…]

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer! We like to celebrate with food and picnics with friends and family. I love the start of summer and celebrating with my family. We always have a big cook out to start the summer off right. Here are a few[…]