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Homemade BBQ Sauce

by Lindsey on August 4, 2010

Let’s talk about BBQ sauce. If you are picky like my family, you have a hard time finding a bottled sauce that tastes just like you want it to. A good sauce is paramount for a successful BBQ. Really, it is. One day I casually flipped through one of my favorite cookbooks, The Joy of […]

I love bananas, but I can never eat them fast enough, they always turn brown. I don’t mind though because then I have an excuse to bake:) I usually make banana bread or banana cinnamon chip cake, but I recently made banana chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and now I am hooked. They are delicious! The […]

If you have a family like mine, they request to have the peach skins removed from their peaches. I personally like them, but they are a little papery and fuzzy at times. So I learned this trick long ago and it’s great for peeling peach skins, especially if you need to do a lot of […]

I was inspired to create some cute cookies from my neighbors sunflowers that are growing bright and yellow. Doesn’t this image simply spell s-u-m-m-e-r?! Here are the cookies that came from the inspiration, even though it might be a little bit of a stretch. But we get to use candy corn (one of my favorite […]

Dreamy Watermelon Dessert

by Marie on July 22, 2010

While we’re talking watermelons today, remember this fun post for Watermelon Pie we shared last year? It’s so dreamy and just the thing for a summer party.

I’m not sure what fruit says summer more than the Watermelon! Amanda from Crafts By Amanda shares this fun Watermelon Picnic Caddy, perfect for a summer setting. And Amanda also shares these Watermelon Cookies from Amanda’s Cookin’, which are the perfect touch for a picnic snack.

My good friend Carina, over at The Jet Set, has been perfecting some of her delicious mocktail drink recipes. I love the classic Shirley Temple and she’s sharing her recipe that makes it perfection, especially for kids! Head on over for the recipe and for a classic silly face from her son!

As a Snackpicks Mom, I received some of these new Town House Flatbread Crisps to try. I’m already a big fan of Town House’s Original crackers, but I think I like these even more. They have two new flavors, a new shape, and are a little more crispy. My favorite is Sea Salt & Olive […]

These jars full of cupcake goodness are about the best thing I’ve seen this side of anywhere! I would LOVE to get this on my doorstep. Maybe Kelly of According to Kelly wants to send me one all the way from California! Such a cute idea, love the ribbon and spoon! Head on over to […]

Check out my post over at Craftzine, sharing a fun Homemade Popsicle Taste Test, helping us cool down during the hot summer. We experimented with 4 different kinds of homemade popsicles and picked our favorite!

I’m contributing a fun summer post over at Snackpicks, sharing how we turned Mr. E.L. Fudge into a s’moresy treat! With the layer of chocolate and cookie crunch, these marshmallows never had it so good!

I’m almost 2 months in to my summer vegetable garden and I thought I’d give you another update. Are your veggie garden’s looking this green? It’s so fun to watch as something grow from a tiny little seed or plant to turn into all this. In my small square foot garden, I was worried that […]

We’re mixing some red, white, and blue into our fruit salad. I’m even serving them with these ribbon wrapped serving spoons to doll up my dish. This would be a great salad for any upcoming party, it’s perfect for summer. Supplies for Yogurt Fruit Salad: red fruit – raspberries, strawberries blue fruit – blue berries […]

Here’s a few fun projects we’ve crafted in the past for the 4th of July. Have fun celebrating with red, white, and blue! Firework Pom Poms ~~~ American Flag Fruit Jello ~~~ Hand-Stitched American Flag Greeting Card ~~~ 4th of July Fruit Kabobs ~~~ Bubble Wrap Fire Crackers

Everything shared on Tartelette is a tiny bit of heaven! This blog is full of cute bite-sized sweets and treats that are to die for. The photography is amazing and the recipes are fabulous. You must have a wee little look!

It is heating up outside and that means we are cooling down our meals. We have been eating a lot of salads lately. Salads are perfect for lunch, dinner, and great side dishes to take to summer parties. This tomato artichoke orzo salad is easy, light, and full of flavor. Orzo is an Italian pasta […]

I’m sure you have a few holiday parties coming up to celebrate the 4th of July and you’re probably bringing a potluck dish, am I right? Well, here’s a fun way to dress up your dish, making your serving spoons a little more decorative. Wrap some ribbon around your spoons to give them a fun […]

I’ve gathered some great recipes that include granola. Nothing beats homemade granola or granola treats. Enjoy these links for your weekend! Homemade Chewy Granola Bars by Make and Takes (pictured above) Maple Almond Granola Recipe by Two Peas and Their Pod Stove Top Granola Recipe by Hungry Yogini Healthy Granola Bars by Random Acts of […]

Last week I introduced you to Avery’s Organization of Moms. Today, they’ve asked me to share my own organizing tip, submitting it to their Tip It Forward contest. They sent me some of their note tabs and I think they are my new best friends. There are so many great places to put these on, […]

I recently mentioned on my blog that I had 12 roma tomatoes that needed something to do. Two people suggested I roast the roma tomatoes in the oven. I was intrigued and decided to give it a go! I’m very glad I did…not only did my house smell like heaven for 5 or so hours, […]

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