Chill Out: Three Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts

 Easy Homemade Popsicles, Ice Cream, and Sorbet Frozen treats beat the heat! Did you know that centuries ago, ice was hauled down from the mountains and stored in ice houses, then sweetened to create “sherbets” for ancient Persian rulers? We also know that Alexander the Great enjoyed snow flavored with honey and nectar and King …

What’s in Season: Best Corn Recipes

It’s high corn season! And, this summer vegetable is so versatile we’re having it nearly every meal. From sides and appetizers to entrées and desserts, it can be a part of a sweet or savory dish. To  take advantage of summer’s sweet corn while at its peak, I’ve rounded up all of my favorite recipes …

Great Recipes for the 4th of July

Serving Up Fantastic Rib Recipes, Tender and Juicy Grilled Chicken, Pulled Pork, Potato Salads, Refreshing Slaws, and Tempting Desserts Ribs, ribs, and more ribs — what’s the 4th of July without ribs? Check out this post with FIVE rib recipes along with info on the difference between baby back, spareribs, and country style as well …

Blueberry Muffins with Yogurt

Blueberry Benefits and Nutrition Blueberries are the Doris Day of summer fruit – happy-go-lucky, bright bouncing balls of flavor. Blackberries are moody, musky, and complex. Raspberries are posh and fancy. Watermelon is refreshing, juicy, and crisp. Cantaloupe is just a bit exotic. Peaches are downright racy — seductive, sexy, and sensual. Blueberries however, are rated …

Easy Peppermint Fudge

  The Southern Sweet Tooth is a powerful force. Sugar is more than an ingredient in the South. It falls somewhere between a condiment and a food group. During the holiday season its status is even more prominent with tins of homemade mints, brittle, and fudge on every sideboard. It’s nearly obligatory serve a sweet …

What’s in Season: Cantaloupe Creamsicle

Summer Melon Cantaloupe responds well to hot summer heat and is currently in high season across much of the US. Generally, this time of year we keep cantaloupe freshly cut and cubed in a container in the fridge. Cantaloupe is one of those fruits that is always found in the prepared foods case in the …

Summer Fruit Desserts: Cornmeal Skillet Cake

 Summer Fruit Desserts When it comes to summer fruit desserts my go-to recipe is a batter cobbler I learned from my grandmother. When I was a little girl nearly every summer I went camping with my grandparents in their motor home. Over the years we traveled from Georgia all the way to Newfoundland on the …

Cooking with Virginia: Chocolate Pots de Crème

  Deliciously Decadent Chocolate Pots de Crème are undeniably creamy and indulgent — these are the French version of pudding cups. Typically, lunchroom fare certainly isn’t considered very glamorous, but this French custard is tres chic, as well as deliciously decadent. Best of all? They are incredibly easy and best made ahead, making it the …

Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Chocolate and Valentine’s Day are meant to go together. To help celebrate Valentine’s Day I’m sharing my recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites. You got chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter in my chocolate! OH yes I did! Part truffle and part cookie, these super tasty no-bake treats are simple to prepare. …