Coleslaw 3 Ways!

I'm gearing up for July 4th with a hit list of simple dishes for a casual BBQ. From burgers to dogs to chicken, it's easy to have the grill items covered. But, what to make for your sides? We can probably all agree that a traditional BBQ wouldn't be complete without one celebrated side: cole slaw. I'm so excited to share with you not one but three recipes for coleslaw in an article of mine that just published over at P&G Home Made Simple. So, click here and for some quick and easy ideas for your cole slaw side this July 4th!   … [Read more...]

July 4th Giveaway: 14-Quart Soft-Sided Electric Travel Cooler

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE CUNNIGHAM for winning the cooler. It's hard to believe July 4th is next week! I always felt the July 4th holiday was also the unofficial kick off to summer--schools are closed nationwide, BBQs are fired up, people are ready to celebrate. Many people will participate in fun excursions to celebrate family and embrace the warmer days of summer.  We'll be headed to the beach. Whether you're hiking, going on  a road trip, hanging out by a pool, or simply enjoying some peace … [Read more...]

FRIDAY-FOOD-FRENZY – Take a DIP for the 4th!

Are you scheduled to have a house/apartment full of people this holiday weekend? Or, are you mooching off your "good" friends?  Either way, you should definitely have a dip.  And no, not a dip in the pool--I'm hoping you're already planning to do that.   Here  are two quick dip recipes for you to print out and put in your back pocket for your last minute weekend grocery trip.  They're easy to make (hey, remember, if I can do it, anyone can).  They're chock full of very basic ingredients. They compliment any classic 4th of July burgers-and-dogs … [Read more...]