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COOK-OUT IDEAS FOR SMALL CROWDS

A collection of Cook-out Ideas and recipes for small crowds. Perfect for this 4th of JulyCook-out ideas for small crowds. 

Another summer holiday is upon us and with so many people trying to avoid large crowds, our 4th of July celebrations will look different.I am sharing some cook-out ideas for small crowds.  

My husband and I are empty nesters, so I have learned to scale down my recipes frequently.  Continue reading COOK-OUT IDEAS FOR SMALL CROWDS

STRAWBERRY MASCARPONE PRETZEL SALAD IN A JAR

Strawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar is a variation to the reto Strawberry Pretzel Salad that has been popular since the 1960'sStrawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar

Strawberry Mascarpone Pretzel Salad in a Jar is a variation to the reto Strawberry Pretzel Salad that has been popular since the 1960’s. This dessert was at any covered dish event we ever went to. It is perfect for summer because it is colorful, refreshing, and so delicious.  Created in a jar with a lid makes it portable, it can be placed in a cooler on ice, and individual servings of any dessert are always a big hit.

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EASY MEALS SERVED ON A BOARD

Easy Meals Served on a Board are all the rage. They are colorful and creative. Loaded with fruits,veggies,protein, and other goodies.Sharing some easy meals served on a board that are creative, colorful and so delicious. Loaded with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats, these boards have become our new way of eating. 

The summer heat has arrived here in WV, making it hard to think of serving big meals that require heating up the kitchen.  Check out some of my easy meals served on a board and see how creative you can be. Continue reading EASY MEALS SERVED ON A BOARD

EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

Extreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces CandiesExtreme Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies are extreme because they are a decadent brownie dessert, loaded with a peanut butter cream cheese layer, and then topped with a bag of Reese’s Baking Cups and Reese’s Pieces Candies.  Melted chocolate is drizzled over the top for the finishing touch. Continue reading EXTREME PEANUT BUTTER CREAM CHEESE BROWNIES

PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

My parfait bar is a fun way to celebrate  when entertaining your children or grandchildren.  Everyone gets a chance to show their creativity as well as making their own treat. 

A parfait bar, perfect activity to share at any get together.A parfait bar would also be great to serve at a party.  It is quick and easy to set up and can be done with ingredients you have in your kitchen.  Continue reading PARFAIT BAR..FUN ACTIVITY WITH THE CHILDREN

CREATING A BUILD IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BAR

Sharing my ideas on Creating A Build It Yourself Cupcake Bar that has been so much fun for our family.

A fun idea for any party or get together with a build it yourself cupcake bar.

I recently visited a bakery that gave you options when choosing a cupcake.  You could pick a cupcake bottom, a filling, frosting, and toppings.  My first thought was that my grandchildren would love to do this.  My next thought was on creating a build it yourself cupcake bar for them.

Some fun ideas on creating a build it yourself cupcake bar. Continue reading CREATING A BUILD IT YOURSELF CUPCAKE BAR

MINI CITRUS BUNDT CAKE WITH LEMON CURD & RASPBERRY SAUCE

Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor.Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor. 

Mini Citrus Bundt Cake with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce is a perfect small dessert with lots of big flavor.

This Mini Citrus Bundt Cake is a moist and tender bundt cake, that was baked in a 6-inch mini bundt cake pan. It has a citrus vanilla flavor obtained from  using an extract called Fiori Di Sicilia, and is served with a homemade lemon curd and raspberry sauce. Continue reading MINI CITRUS BUNDT CAKE WITH LEMON CURD & RASPBERRY SAUCE