Holiday traditions – Fruit Salad Recipe

Fruit salad - yummy yummy

I’m so happy to share one of my favorite holiday recipes with you in this year’s “Bake, Craft and Sew-Along…hosted by Rachel at A Southern Fairytale My grandma’s fruit salad is a holiday tradition for me and one I hope my boys will pass down. Along with the turkey and stuffing is one little bit […]

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Mexican Chicken Casserole

Casseroles are such an easy way to get dinner to the table – this Mexican Chicken Casserole is one of my family’s favorite dishes~and my most asked-for recipe… Photo, courtesy the lovely Ali (now blogging at Jam hands)   Print Mexican Chicken Casserole Ingredients2 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken (I’ve used Canned Chicken in a pinch!) […]

Quick and Easy Salsa

quick and easy salsa

This is one of the easiest and tastiest salsa recipes you’ll ever come across! The fact that it comes from a can means you can have it all year round! Print Quick and Easy Salsa Ingredients2 Cans Ro-tel Tomatoes with Peppers 1/2 onion cut into chunks Cilantro, to taste 1t minced Garlic 1/2 t Salt […]

Summer Break Day One

Day at the Beach

Is Summer Break over yet?? Ok, I’m kidding…kind of. I’m looking forward to this summer break – I was so giddy yesterday waiting for the small dudes to get out of school it almost felt like *I* was getting out of school! We have grand plans, I tell you – the beach, bowling, skating, swimming […]

Five for Friday – what I’m reading now

the picky palate jenny flake

My name is Deanna, and I am a reading junkie… Thank goodness for kindle because my reading consumption would be nearing hoarding-level status without it. I am lucky that I have many talented friends who write fabulous books, and I am THANKFUL that so many cookbooks are now available as kindle books because as much […]

Favorite Pinterest tips

My Favorite Pinterest Tips

Who isn’t in love with Pinterest? I admit I didn’t “get it” at first…but it didn’t take long. 51 boards and a few thousand pins later, I guess you could say I’m a junkie…It’s also an amazing way to drive traffic to your blog and help build your web presence. I have clients who have […]

Cheesy Chicken Mexican Dip

Cheesy, hot dip, chicken dip, Mexican dip

Happy day after Memorial day! It’s one of those holidays that just screams BBQ, grilling, fresh fruit and yummy dips…this is one of my family favorites. It’s a staple on game day in the fall, and a must have for picnics, potlucks and parties in the summer…did I mention easy? That too! This is what […]

The Big Traveling Potluck 2013

kitchenaid, mixer

Saying I was super excited to go to The Big Traveling Potluck is an understatement…going to meet some of my favorite food bloggers? Yes! Eating fabulous food created and inspired by some of the best in their field? DUH! Getting inspired about food blogging so I can use it here, share it with YOU and […]