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Red, White & Plaid – A 4th of July BBQ Made Easy

Katherine fixes American flag in floral centerpiece for Independence Day table

Inspiration for your backyard Independence Day celebration with a red, white and plaid Americana tablescape and 4th of July BBQ made easy menu! Recipes and vintage sources included! With COVID restrictions lifted and July 4th just ahead, I know a lot of you are planning big summer gatherings for Independence Day celebrations. Keep it simple …

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A Sunday Supper Menu Idea

Plated pork loin, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for a delicious Sunday supper menu idea

Add this savory Sunday supper menu to your repertoire for a delicious meal worthy of gathering around the table. Sunday suppers were one of those Southern traditions we adhered to with dependability when I was growing up. My whole family would amass at grandpa and grandma's house for a feast she miraculously assembled somehow between …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Red velvet cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting on red and pink floral paper

Feeling in the mood for a decadent dessert? Make these easy red velvet cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting! If you like red velvet cake, you are going to adore these cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese frosting! It adds just the right amount of fruity sweetness to the tanginess of the cake. And I’m not …

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My Mama’s Chicken Salad with Grapes & Pecans

Picnic table set with vintage dishes, cloth napkins, and silver. Plates filled with chicken salad and fruit.

A favorite summer dish perfect for picnics and dining al fresco — chicken salad with grapes and pecans! We all have a favorite dish from our mama’s kitchen….you know that dish that no one can make better than her! It’s one you get a craving for and can never make as tasty as she does. …

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Carolina BBQ: We Like Pig Butts & We Cannot Lie

A tureen filled with Carolina BBQ chopped

7 Tips for smoking delicious Carolina BBQ from our family grill master, including grilling tools, dry rub secrets, and techniques! Around our family circle, my husband Seth is the grill master. He can roast a steak to medium rare perfection, sear a scallop without it sticking, and smoke pork to barbequed goodness. Yeah, he is …

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2 Easy Recipes for Tostadas

An easy summer meal with endless possibilities: chicken tostadas

Tostadas: an easy summer meal with endless possibilities. With all the extra meals I’ve been preparing at home lately, I am looking for recipes that are simple but versatile — easy to make but special. I’ve discovered that tostadas match those wishes perfectly! Tostados are a Mexican deep-fried tortilla topped with a seasoned mixture of …

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Pretty Spring Sugar Cookies with Pastel Icing

Rolled out sugar cookie dough with spring cookie cutters

Bake some pretty spring sugar cookies and decorate them with pastel icing and sprinkles for a sweet treat perfect for kiddos and adults alike! Admittedly, I am no baker! Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but baking has just never been my thing…too many measurements and too many possible snags. In all honesty, I’m …

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets

Antique white tureen filled with roasted brussel sprouts for a delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a classic for Thanksgiving side dishes, but liven up this traditional recipe with a healthy twist by adding pickled beets and sweet potatoes! Brussel sprouts, beets, and sweet potatoes are three of my favorite autumn foods! So I figured why not put them all together and see what kind of magic …

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Strawberry Champagne Trifle Cake

Strawberry champagne trifle cake

A delightful and bubbly spring dessert perfect for luncheons and celebratory showers: the strawberry champagne trifle cake! Y’all this is literally the most delicious trifle cake on the planet! And just what sends it over the top? CHAMPAGNE!!! I have made plenty of trifles over the years after all it is an easily assembled dessert …

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The Perfect Spring Quiche Recipe

The perfect spring quiche: Herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus a lovely entree for a spring meal

Try this herbed lemon quiche with chicken and asparagus for the perfect spring quiche to serve at ladies luncheons, bridal showers, or baby showers! I love a yummy quiche: the cheesy egg goodness…the flaky crust…the endless options for fillings…what’s not to love? For my spring table setting in pink and blue, I decided to create …

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