Woo Hoo! Hurray for shortcuts! As much as I cook, bake, and create in the kitchen…on a day like The Fourth of July, you won’t find me in Betty Crocker mode, with everything prepared in the refrigerator. Nope, you’ll find me scrambling to find clean patriotic clothes for the kids. Because there’s no time for me to take a well needed shower, I’ll be looking for something not wrinkled or stained to throw on! You’ll find me running to the basement to grab some plastic bags for parade candy! Then…finally, I’ll be staring at the refrigerator, wondering what I can whip up for the picnic at the very last minute that looks like I was in Betty Crocker mode!
Cherry pies are not usually a last minute project, y’all. The crust itself is a daunting task! Pitting all of the cherries you’ve picked is another time muncher. But, I had shortcuts! I gave all of the kids the task of pitting 20 cherries each without…oh my goodness, staining the clothes I just found! They loved it! My hubby had to pitch in too while I made the most simple of all pie crusts ever known to man! Well, ok…at least, ever known to me! You make this crust in the pan! In the pan, y’all! In the pan!!!!!!!!!Read More
This Raspberry & Soda Smoothie is the perfect refreshing drink for a warm summer day!Read More
I found the recipe in an old cook book of my mom’s, and thought the kids would love it. Everyone devoured it. The ranch dressing mix adds a delicious flavor to store bought sauce! It’s not only delicious…it’s fun, and really simple to make!Read More
During the summer, I make good use of our grill. I’ll grill anything! I’m always looking for a fun new recipe to play around with. This honey lime glaze on these chicken thighs is my new favorite! Perfect for your next barbecue!Read More
Up-cycle your old plastic balls into beautiful rope balls. Use inexpensive clothesline and Rit Dye to transform this project into an accent piece! I made these Red, White, and Blue for America’s summer festivities – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day! Here’s how you can make these super easy and inexpensive, but beautiful rope balls!:Read More
We loved this fresh relish on our grilled fish. But, I think it would be perfect for crackers, and feta cheese snacks, Bruschetta, hot dogs, or on top of fish tacos! Mmm…Mmm…Read More
This red, white, and blue patriotic fruit tray was so simple to make, and was gobbled down in a matter of minutes! I used a cookie cutter to make the whipped cream star center, and angel food cake for another white band! With this fruit idea resembling Captain America’s shield, it’s also perfect for an Avengers Birthday Party! Here’s the how to:Read More