July 14th, 2014

Jalapeno Coleslaw

Jalapeno Coleslaw

 

Coleslaw is always a personal favorite with BBQ.  I love this classic Coleslaw Recipe, but if you want to add a little kick to your slaw, I highly recommend this Jalapeno Coleslaw.  It’s got all my favorite ingredients, but with an added kick from diced jalapenos and cilantro.

 

Jalapeno Coleslaw

 

You can serve your slaw as a side dish to any summer grilling menu, but I especially like to add it to a pulled pork sandwich.  This Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork is the best!  Make a big batch for a crowd, or freeze dinner portions for fast and easy

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July 11th, 2014

Blackberry Limeade

Blackberry Limeade

 

One of the best things about hot summers is taking some time to just plain Chill Out!  This blackberry limeade was made for a lazy summer afternoon- hopefully there is one in your near future!

 

Blackberry Limeade

 

Fill up a glass, relax, and enjoy . . .

 

Blackberry Limeade

 

Blackberry Limeade

Ingredients

6 cups water, divided

3 cups fresh blackberries

1 cup sugar

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

additional blackberries and limes for garnish (optional)

Place 1 cup of water and the blackberries in blender and process until smooth.  Press the puree through a sieve into a large pitcher;

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July 9th, 2014

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

 

It’s officially zucchini season and I’m loving it!  It all started last week when a friend gave me a huge – organically grown no less- zucchini from her garden.  Mmmm . . . what to make?  So many choices . . .

Finally I made my decision, and first up for the season is an old classic favorite- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.  Sweet breads are fun and easy to make; this one doesn’t even require an electric mixer.  Just mix and bake for all the goodness of zucchini bread filled with chocolate chips and walnuts if you like {the

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July 8th, 2014

Crockpot Refried Beans

Crockpot Refried Beans

Seriously Refried Beans.  Beans don’t seem that appealing I know.  Refried beans were never one of those things that I really wanted to dip in a spoon and just eat. The refried beans out of a can just don’t seem that appetizing. However, since I have started making my own I can’t get enough of them. These beans are seriously AMAZING!  I can’t even describe the difference between homemade and the canned ones.  They are not even really the same thing at all.   I’d be happy with a bowl of these Refried Beans and a bag of tortilla chips –

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July 7th, 2014

Fresh Corn Grits with Bacon and Shrimp

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I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend filled with fun, friends and plenty of good food!  Now that summer is in full swing, it’s we like to keep things simple at the dinner table.  These Fresh Corn Grits with Bacon and Shrimp are a delicious option.  They are simple to make and take just minutes for a fresh and flavorful summer supper.

 

Fresh Corn Grits with Bacon and Shrimp

 

The key to this yummy supper is beginning with fresh sweet corn straight off the cob.

 

Fresh Corn Grits

 

The sweet corn doesn’t need much, but of course bacon is always good! Just a little

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