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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

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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

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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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BERRY LEMON MASCARPONE COOKIE TART

Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart is made with a sugar cookie crust that is filled with sweetened mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, and topped with fresh berries. Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart

Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart is a richly, delicious summer tart. It is created using a refrigerated cookie dough crust that is filled with sweetened mascarpone cheese, homemade lemon curd, and then topped with a variety of fresh fruit.

Berry Lemon Mascarpone Cookie Tart is made with a sugar cookie crust that is filled with sweetened mascarpone cheese, lemon curd, and topped with fresh berries.

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HONEY PECAN ROTISSERE CHICKEN SALAD

This Honey Pecan Rotisserie Chicken Salad is quick, easy and delicious.  I also want to show you  7 different ways that I serve it.

Honey Pecan Rotisserie Chciken Salad is delicious, easy to make and perfect for hot summer days.

One of my favorite go to recipes is the one I have for this
Honey Pecan Rotisserie Chicken Salad.  I have been making this one for about 20 years and am anxious to share it with you.  Chicken salad is so refreshing and with warmer weather coming, I am ready to make it almost weekly. Continue reading HONEY PECAN ROTISSERE CHICKEN SALAD

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“RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

These “retro” snacks are fun to make and bring a smile to everyone’s face. 
We call them cook-out cupcakes.

Cook-out Cupcakes are a fun and tasty summertime dessert. Cupcakes are decorated to look like a cheeseburger. Loved by adults as well as children.

I have been making some “retro” snacks for my grandchildren this summer and thought of this one.  I have not made it for at least 6 or 7 years.  They use to love for me to make these cute little cook-out cupcakes when they were younger.  Continue reading “RETRO” SNACKS-COOK-OUT CUPCAKES

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PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE TEXAS SHEET CAKE

Sharing this Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake recipe today.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheetcake is an awesome dessert. The 2 kinds of sheet cakes are combined and topped with 2 kinds of frosting.

My favorite cake is Texas sheet cake and I make it every time that I need a dessert to serve a lot of people. A few days ago, I was in the mood to make one, but I was also in the mood to make a peanut butter sheet cake.  This crazy thought popped into my head that maybe I could make them both in one cake! That is how Peanut Butter Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake was created. It is so good!

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CHERRY CREAM PUFF RING

Sharing this Cherry Cream Puff Ring  recipe today and the memories it brings back to me.

This elegant dessert is a cream puff ring filled with pudding and cherry pie filling.

This is a dessert that my mother made frequently when I was growing up.  I had never made it before this week.  As a matter of fact, I did not even realize that I had the recipe.   I found it in a folder of old recipes last week-end.  This Cherry Cream Puff Ring  holds many special memories for me.

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