A Casual Dinner with Orange Cranberry Summer Slaw Salad

Orange Cranberry Summer Slaw Salad

This Orange Cranberry Summer Slaw Salad is a refreshing potluck, picnic, or summer holiday salad to bring to a party! The other night, our dear friends came down from Portland for a wedding, so we got a date on the calendar to have them over for dinner. We had a...

Ice Cream Sundae Bar with Frozen Coconut S’mores

Frozen Coconut S'mores

A perfect way to celebrate summer … host an Ice Cream Sundae Bar out by your pool and serve delicious Frozen Coconut S’mores on the side! Hello, Summer! This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. We’ve been entertaining like crazy and really enjoying our pool this year. A casual...

Quick Entertaining Mixed Berry Cobbler Recipe

Mixed Berry Cobbler

This quick entertaining Mixed Berry Cobbler is a festive, summery dessert to serve at a dinner party or a Fourth of July celebration. This post is sponsored by Q Squared NYC. “Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.” Mother Teresa We start...

Weekend Car Rides and Watermelon Salsa Recipe

Watermelon Salsa Recipe

This Watermelon Salsa Recipe is fresh and delicous served with pita chips or on the side with fish, chicken, or steak! Happy Monday, Friends! Over the weekend we ate a lot of watermelon, in several fruit salads, and in a couple new delicious recipes! I have so many fond...

Staying on Task this Summer and Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

Garlic Cheese Bread

This Garlic Cheese Bread recipe is a great side served with almost any main dish or salad! Great for barbecue season, too! ‘Life is a gift, every last particle of it, and the way to handle a gift is to be grateful’ – Philip Yancey Happy Friday, Friends! Life...

Cell Phone Etiquette with Crunchy Black Bean Mozzarella Tacos

Crunchy Black Bean Mozzarella Tacos

These Crunchy Black Bean Mozzarella Tacos are a perfect summer treat to serve your guests; a qiuick, easy way to serve several pans at a time. Finding the balance around cell phone use at a dinner party can be tricky. It’s not old-fashioned to ask guests to put their phones away, since after...

Make Your Marriage Better and Barbecue Maple Chicken Kebabs Recipe

Barbecue Maple Chicken Kebabs

These Barbecue Maple Chicken Kebabs are one of the easiest summer entertaining dishes you can serve at a casual party, also perfect for Father’s Day! The other day, I received a gift from one of our sons. He was thanking his dad and me for the gift of living...

A River Wedding with Caprese Pita Cracker Bites

Caprese Pita Cracker Bites

These Caprese Pita Cracker Bites are easy to assemble and serve camping, with garden tomatoes and fresh basil. For summer entertaining, we like to keep it simple. For stylish camping and entertaining, or what some call “glamping,” it needs to be even simpler! This past weekend we attended a...