Loaded Guacamole

I made this on a Saturday night and said to my dog, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” The next night my mom came over and ate leftovers and said, “This is the best guacamole I’ve ever had!” So there you have it. Keep reading if you want to make the best guacamole…

Mint Julep Cake Roll

Is there a lovelier cake to serve on Derby Day? This Mint Julep Cake Roll has mint simple syrup brushed on a sponge cake – the same homemade syrup used in my Mint Julep Recipe – and bourbon whipped cream. As far as sponge cakes go, this is a very easy recipe – no separating…

Kabobs and Croquet

Don’t you wish every day could be a perfect spring day in the garden? I had my friends Thi and Simon over recently for an easy dinner on the grill and some croquet. If you’re a fairly new reader, I should tell you that croquet is not a new activity for me. In fact croquet…

Disney Dinners: Peter Pan

Can you believe it’s been a whole year since I posted a Disney Dinner? The pandemic sure threw a wrench in my dinner party lifestyle but I thought we could all use some Disney magic so it is with great pleasure that I give you Disney Dinners: Peter Pan. “You can fly! We can fly!…

The Tinkerbell

Inspired by Peter Pan’s sidekick, The Tinkerbell is a sparkly champagne cocktail I know this is a big statement, but The Tinkerbell might be my favorite Disney Dinners drink. It’s just so delicious! It’s only a few ingredients but the combination is spot on, and who doesn’t love a glittery drink? I came up with…

Second Star to the Right Crostini

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning” This of course refers to the location of Neverland in Disney’s Peter Pan. In the film, Neverland is a brighter star than the star to its left, so I thought two tasty crostini stars would be a perfect way to kick off Disney Dinners: Peter…

Zucchini Boat Pirate Ships

I mean, what could be cuter! I came up with this whimsical dish to represent Captain Hook at Disney Dinners: Peter Pan but it would be a hit at any pirate party. My delicious zucchini boats have seasoned ground beef, tomatoes, ricotta cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. I think kids will appreciate this adorable presentation that’s perfect…

Peter Pan Hats

I mean…does it get more whimsical than this? I made this tasty cheesecake cookie dessert for Disney Dinners: Peter Pan and felt like I was dining at Disneyland! This starts with a sugar cookie base. I made a half batch of my favorite sugar cookie dough, though you only need six cookie rounds for this…

Southern Style Green Beans

Words cannot even describe how good these beans are. I don’t even like green beans and I ate two HEAPING servings. This is the green bean recipe to end all green bean recipes. It’s especially perfect served with BBQ and deviled eggs! This recipe comes to me from my friend Valerie, who is a wonderful…