July 30, 2015

Nutella-Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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Topped with a quick-and-easy 3-ingredient creamy Nutella cheesecake mixture, Nutella-Strawberry Cheesecake Bites make a fabulous little-bite dessert, party treat, or afternoon snack.  Or, dare we say breakfast, too?

Nutella-Strawberry Cheesecake Bites


Well, hello National Cheesecake Day!  I'm not usually up on all the kinda-random food holidays that exist, but a day dedicated to creamy cheesecake deliciousness?  That's one I can get behind!  I certainly  love a great cheesecake.  How about you?

My absolute favorite cheesecake is our family's go-to Thanksgiving dessert, creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake.  It's smooth, cinnamon-laced pumpkin deliciousness is divine.

But what if for whatever reason, ...

July 29, 2015

Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad

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Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad ~ Loaded with cheese-stuffed tortellini, fresh-from-the-garden zucchini and summer squash, and dressed with a zippy lemony dill vinaigrette.  So fabulously tasty, you'll need to make a double batch!

Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad


It is truly amazing how much my husband can eat.  Generally when I cook, I make double what you would think two people could eat.

And it still gets gone.

You would think after 12 years of this, I would be used to it.  But no.  His appetite still amazes me every time.

And so, it was no different with this Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad.

July 27, 2015

Make-Ahead Layered Picnic Salad

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Got a crowd to feed for a summer {or any time} get-together?  Look no further than this Make-Ahead Layered Picnic Salad as your go-to dish.  With it's make-ahead convenience, ample size, and fantastic flavors, it's perfect for backyard barbecues, potlucks, or the random Sunday get-together.

Make-Ahead Layered Picnic Salad

I don't know about you, but I'm a total sucker for a beautiful make-ahead layered picnic salad.  You know, the ones layered with iceberg lettuce, peas, and all kinds of other goodies, slathered with a thick layer of creamy dressing all over the top, and then allowed to stand for several hours or overnight to let the flavors meld?

July 22, 2015

Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad

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Tossed with prepared Ranch dressing and fresh herbs, Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad is quick, easy to prepare, and kid-friendly too.  It may just be the perfect easy summer side!


Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad


Can you ever really have enough recipes?  Or enough easy-and-quick-to-pull-together side dishes?  I think not!  And that's what makes both this Creamy Ranch Cucumber Salad recipe and Food Lion's new recipe site so wonderful.  They're both easy.  And fabulous.  And delicious.

Okay, so Food Lion's site isn't delicious.  But it's certainly full of recipes that are!

July 20, 2015

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

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With fresh tomatoes and basil slathered with melty cheese, layered on a crescent roll crust, Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares are the perfect versatile little savory treat.  Enjoy them for a party, lunch, brunch, or even as a tasty afternoon snack.

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares


Oh, the classic combination of tomato and basil!  It's truly one of summer's simple {and best} pleasures.  I love taking slices of garden-fresh tomatoes, laying a couple of fresh-from-the-garden basil leaves on top, sprinkling on a tiny touch of salt, and popping the stack straight in my mouth.

Or another favorite way to enjoy tomato and basil deliciousness?

July 15, 2015

21 Totally Refreshing Wine Cocktails for Summer Sipping

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Sipping a cold cocktail sure helps beat the summer heat!  With these 21 totally refreshing Wine Cocktails for summer sipping, there's sure to be a few you'd love to help keep you cool.


21 Totally Refreshing Wine Cocktails for Summer Sipping

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