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Endless Summer Rum Punch

Endless Summer Rum Punch

Long weekends and warm summer nights are great excuses to invite friends over for some delicious food and even more delicious drinks. I like to make drink recipes that serve a crowd when I’m entertaining, rather than cocktails that need to be mixed up one at a time and take me away from the party. Sangrias filled with fresh fruit are always a safe option, ... Read More »

Hawaiian SPAM and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Hawaiian Spam and Pineapple Upside Down Cake

When you think of Hawaii, you probably think about tropical cocktails, fresh coconuts and lazy afternoons on the beach. Those things are all easily available in Hawaii, but they’re not the only foods that locals love. SPAM is one of the islands’ most beloved foods, and residents of Hawaii consume more SPAM than any other state – and Hawaii is only the nation’s 40th most ... Read More »

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Passion Fruit Lemonade

Lemonade is a summer staple in my kitchen. It’s just the right blend of tart and sweet to be perfectly refreshing on a hot day. It also pairs well with the fresh fruits and berries that I like to keep on hand in my kitchen during the summer! This Passion Fruit Lemonade is a variation on traditional lemonade that you probably won’t find at your ... Read More »

One Bowl Zucchini Bread

One Bowl Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is one of the fastest-growing vegetables you can plant in your garden – or, at least, it certainly seems like it at times! My zucchini plants start producing beautiful zucchinis early in the season and hang in there for months. I appreciate the bounty, but it can be difficult to keep up with the crop. One of my go-to recipes during zucchini season is ... Read More »

How to Make a Single Serving Rice Krispy Treat

Rice Krispy Treat for Two

Packaged rice krispy cereal treats are no where near as delicious as homemade rice krispy treats. They don’t have the same hint of butter to them, and the rice cereal is never quite as crispy. The packaged cereal treats are extremely convenient, however, and the fact that they are packaged in single-serving sizes has made them a great option for cereal bar fans who don’t ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Slice and Bake Cookies

Vanilla Bean Cornmeal Cookies

I always have a couple of logs of slice and bake cookie dough in my freezer. They keep well for months (as long as you wrap them tightly and store them in an airtight bag or other container) and they are ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Since the cookies are so uniform in size, they can be used to make ice cream sandwiches ... Read More »

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Chess Pie

Chess pie is a classic Southern custard pie. The filling is made with a mixture of eggs, butter and sugar, usually with a bit of cornmeal added to it. The ingredients in the filling vary from pie to pie, but chess pies are usually a bit denser and richer than some other custard pies that use a lot more dairy in the base. Chess pies ... Read More »

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes

Salty, smoky bacon can add a lot of savory flavor to a dish, whether you are tossing a few crispy bacon bits into your salad or wrapping a whole pork tenderloin in thick pieces. Bacon can even be added to sweet dishes and baked goods to add some salty-sweet contrast. These Buttermilk Bacon Pancakes are a delicious way to bring a little bit of bacon ... Read More »

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