Virgin Sangria Recipe and 25 Summer Mocktails to Try

Have you ever tried a virgin sangria recipe? Marty and I don’t drink or serve alcohol to our guests. To offer our guests something a little special when we entertain, these non-alcoholic drinks can be a great choice.  We can always offer lemonade or my Templeton iced tea but sometimes I want something just a little […]

Easy Summer Salad Ideas to Impress Your Guests

These easy summer salad ideas are perfect for family parties or cookouts this summer. I always make a few salads when we entertain in the summer because they can usually be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. I hate having to be in the kitchen cooking when everyone else is chatting and […]

Simple Cinco de Mayo Recipes to Celebrate May 5

These simple Cinco de Mayo recipes will let you celebrate the 5th of May with your friends and family. We eat Mexican flavors regularly since my husband is from Texas originally. But, I like to do something a little bit more festive on Cinco de Mayo. That said, I don’t have a lot of time […]

Baked Brie With Blueberries and Honey Recipe

Have you ever tried baked brie with blueberries and honey? It’s such an easy way to celebrate the return of warm weather. Brie is one of my favorite soft cheeses and blueberries make the perfect flavor combination. If you’ve never tried it, you don’t know what you’re missing. This post has been sponsored by R.W. […]

Easy Southwest Salad with Certified Angus Beef and Fresh Corn

This Easy Southwest Salad recipe is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. I’ve been looking for easy gluten free recipes in an effort to reduce the processed foods in some of the kids’ meals. With kids, they want easy so they usually turn to sandwiches. With a few grab and go salads in the […]

Quick and Easy Broccoli Pasta Seafood Salad Recipe

This pasta seafood salad recipe is a family favorite. As the weather warms up, our schedules start to get a little crazy. The kids make more plans with their friends and go off for the day hiking or swimming. I start spending more time in the garden and less time in the house. In the […]

How to Make Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Do you know how to make Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage? Before I got my Instant Pot, corned beef and cabbage was an all day affair. Corned beef brisket is generally a tough cut of meat and to make it tender, you’d need to cook it for a long time. That’s not true anymore […]

25 Instant Pot Meals for a Busy Saturday

Have you ever had a busy Saturday where you completely forgot about dinner? These past few weeks have been crazy, especially the weekends. Our refrigerator died. My desk broke. Our phone stopped charging. I’ve been searching for a few simple meals to make on a busy Saturday and have decided that my Instant Pot is […]

24 Main Dish Recipes That Use Real Maple Syrup

I’m not sure it’s possible to be from Vermont and not love recipes that use real maple syrup. Since my Dad was born and raised in Vermont, we have always had real Vermont maple syrup. If your only exposure to maple syrup is from imitation syrups in the grocery store, please go find a jug […]

25+ Homemade Pizza Topping Recipes for Pizza Night

Years ago, I remember ordering pizza delivery on Friday night with my husband before we had children. Now that we’re feeding six people instead of just two, we use these homemade pizza topping recipes to create our own pizzas at home. This lets us customize our pizzas with toppings that everyone will enjoy. Plus, it’s a […]