Special Occasions & Holidays

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Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas

By Marla Meridith / August 4th

  If you love to try unique cocktails then I know you will enjoy these Smoky Watermelon Jalapeño Margaritas! This drink is all about cooling down on steamy summer days. It's fruity, refreshing, spicy and smoky (from the Mezcal) It covers all the bases for a whole lot of tasty fun! You can adjust the spiciness to taste, use as much ...Read More

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones

By Marla Meridith / July 30th

  I have such a great love for scones...the crumbly texture swoons and I also like that they are typically not too sweet. This recipe for Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones is built for perfection. It's got the perfect ratio of flavor, chocolate and buttery crumbles. Using buttermilk in your baking helps to add to that moist, flakey texture we all seem ...Read More

Pesto Tortellini Salad

By Marla Meridith / July 24th

  This delish Pesto Tortellini Salad goes from prep to table in just 15 minutes! It's great for lunch and summer entertaining. I love sun dried tomatoes so there are plenty of those in this dish too. I also favor the cherry sized mozzarella called Ciliegine, add those too, they are easy to find at any super market. This dish is ...Read More

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

By Marla Meridith / July 18th

  What is it about sheet pan meals that people love so much? Maybe it's that they require minimum prep time, are filled with healthy fresh ingredients, are budget-friendly, have great flavor, and feed a pack of hungry folks. Also, they are pretty quick to clean up too! So it's beyond clear, if you are looking for a great dinner ...Read More

Sweet Summer Raspberry Tarts

By Marla Meridith / July 3rd

  Ahhhhh, raspberries. We love them by the handful and especially love them in these beautiful Sweet Summer Raspberry Tarts. I've been sharing some Baking Basics with you lately and in this recipe, we use two of them: Creme Patisserie (Pastry Cream) and Pâte Sucrée (Sweet Pastry Dough) Combining all these basics together and adding raspberries makes the most delicious French dessert. ...Read More

Family Favorite Frittata

By Marla Meridith / July 2nd

  We go through a few dozen eggs a week. Between all the baking I do for this blog (and to eat of course!) and because we love them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This Family Favorite Frittata recipe is always a hit in my house and I'm sure it will be in yours too. Other than a little bit ...Read More

20 Favorite Recipes for July 4th (or any Summer) Celebration

By Marla Meridith / June 30th

  As you guys probably already know I am smitten with summer cooking. There is an abundance of fresh, seasonal produce and the markets are overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies. I love the impulsivity of shopping for ingredients that are at the peak of the season's bounty. These 20 Delicious Recipes for July 4th Celebrations are some of my (and ...Read More

Baking Basics: Creme Patisserie {Vanilla Pastry Cream}

By Marla Meridith / June 29th

  I recently introduced Baking Basics, simple recipes designed to bring us the essentials we need for creating beautiful pastries and dessert goodies. So far I have posted recipes on All Butter Pastry Pie Crust and Pâte Sucrée {Sweet French Pastry Crust} Both of those crusts are completely delicious but quite different from one another. Trust me, once you start making ...Read More

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Swirl Brownies

By Marla Meridith / June 5th

When you have a craving for chocolate and peanut butter then you have to satisfy it asap! In walks my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Swirl Brownies. They are the ultimate dessert or snack when you hit that mid-day slump. My kids were so excited to come home from school to munch on these brownies. I'm sure they will be asked ...Read More