If you haven't noticed - we are big lemonade fans around here. And when Chick-Fil-A started selling a watermelon mint version I knew we had to do a copycat! With a summer weather upon us - there is really nothing like a nice cold glass of refreshing lemonade - and let me tell you, the mint-infused simple syrup makes this drink extra delicious! Mint Simple Syrup I started this recipe by creating a simple syrup infused with mint leaves. A simple syrup us a cinch to make and the base of . . .
BBQ chicken is a favorite at our house - in fact, it is my husband's absolute favorite dinner. Over the years I've perfected how to make tender, juicy, and delicious bbq chicken and today I'm sharing all of my secrets! When it comes to special dinners - my hubby always requests a simple bbq chicken dinner. It doesn't matter if it is Father's Day, his birthday, or Christmas Day, his request will always be the same. So of course I have tried to make this simple meal extra special by . . .
Happy Prime Day! Are there any other Amazon addicts out there? I use my Amazon Prime membership for literally everything. I order household items, groceries, I watch TV, listen to music, and listen to Audible all on Amazon. Today is the day that Amazon runs some major sales for their prime members, so I wanted to pop in today and give you a list of some of the best kitchen deals running on Amazon today. They have some really great basics like our favorite Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and a . . .
Who like's hummus? For those of you who said no, I'm willing to bet you haven't tried it, ha ha! I was scared to try it at first, swore I didn't like it, but it turns out I do! I like it a lot! I've been wanting to combine a few of my fav salad ingredients into a new hummus lately - beets and goat cheese. They have been my salad jam lately and I thought they would be wonderful together on a cracker as well. Crunchmaster As Your Dippers On the topic of crackers - I am still really enjoying . . .
A few weeks ago Des and I attended an event in Los Angeles. We had a chat about how there are drink people and non-drink people. Drink people always have a drink nearby, always offer a drink to guests, and love drinks. Non-drink people, well, don't. I'm definitely a drink person. A special recipe for a holiday or party is always on my list, and this Red, White, and Blueberry Spritzer with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is no exception. 4th of July I love Independence Day. I love our . . .
I have a really fun recipe for you today! I have some really creative gourmet twists on the classic hot dog - perfect for a hot dog bar this 4th of July. If you've missed some of our potluck ideas this week, we have them all linked here. The Inspiration for Gourmet Hot Dogs A few years ago my husband and I took a trip to Kauai. Near our hotel was a little hot dog shack called Puka Dog. We ate there on a whim and we were hooked! We had to go back again before we left. They are unique . . .
A veggie tray is a classic pot luck item, and today I wanted to share how I've been serving my veggie trays for the last several years. I'm also sharing a fresh homemade dill dip to replace that yucky bottled ranch dressing that often accompanies a vegetable tray. Individually Portioned Dill Dip If you saw my recent 7 layer dip post, you'll notice a theme with the individual portioned servings. I have found this method of serving dips to crowds to be an enormous hit! It is so convenient . . .
Have I ever told you that I hate tomatoes and onions? I'm sure I have. Because of this aversion I have always steered clear of the classic seven layer dip, but as I've gotten older I've become a little braver and now eat some dishes with tomato and onion. When I tasted seven layer dip I was floored and I loved it! How could I love tomatoes? I don't know, but I know that seven layer dip is about as delicious as it comes. Crunchmaster This past March, Des and I were able to attend Expo . . .
One of my loves is soft cheese. I love goat cheese, feta and blue cheese, and add one of these to pretty much anything and I'm in! Soft cheeses was honestly what I missed the VERY most during pregnancy. Darn those un-pasturized delicious cheeses! Bring on the blue cheese burgers, greek salads, goat cheese pizzas, and of course - blue cheese slaw! I created this delicious slaw using my mini kitchenaid stand mixer and the fresh prep attachment. There is such a difference between a . . .
One of my husband's favorite desserts is a pizzookie from BJ's restaurant. A warm cookie straight out of the oven that is topped with ice cream? Yes please! With that in mind I wanted to create a skillet cookie at home for him for Father's Day. The secret to those crispy edges and soft center in a skillet cookie is melting your butter before creating your recipe. I know it sounds crazy - because melted butter in a regular cookie will create pancake flat cookies. But melted butter in . . .