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mixed berry fried pies

Mixed Berry Fried Pies

Mixed berry fried pies are the perfect summer time treat. Blueberries and strawberries are simmered with sugar and fried in a flaky pie crust. Whoever invented the fried pie should be given a posthumous James Beard Award. Think about it. Everything that is good about pie packaged into a neat […]

large bowl of roasted potato salad with a small serving bowl to the side

Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted potato salad is sure to be a crowd favorite at your next barbecue. Tender potatoes are roasted until tender and combined tangy mayo, green onions, celery and mustard. Is it really a backyard barbecue without potato salad? I rank it right up there with barbecue baked beans and plenty […]

blueberry icebox cake garnished with mint leaves on a white plate served on a blue and white napkin with a silver cake server and a small bowl of blueberries in the background

Blueberry Icebox Cake

Blueberry icebox cake is a light a refreshing summer dessert. Angel food cake is layered with sweetened cream cheese, whipped cream and blueberries. Rising temperatures and the abundance of summer produce seem to beg for a light sweet dessert loading with fresh fruit. Oh my word, does fit the bill! […]

Summer Berry Punch

  Summer berry punch is a fizzy, fruity drink made with white grape juice, lemon-lime soda and fresh fruit. Kid-friendly or substitute sparkling wine for an adult version. During the summer months, we seem to go through a lot of pink lemonade and sweet tea. However, sometimes I like to […]

Grillades and Grits on a gray plate with a red and white napkin on a wood table

Grillades and Grits

Grillades and grits is a traditional New Orleans brunch dish. Seasoned round steak is slowly braised until tender with vegetables and served over creamy corn grits. Methods for the Instant Pot, slow cooker and stovetop are included. Grillades and grits is a dish I’m familiar with, but never tried to […]