Delicious Summer Corn Salad

I love creating food items that take advantage of the season. Bring on the tomatoes and corn. I get all my veggies at the farmers market. You can change it up anyway you want and add other veggies from your garden. I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite web sites,


Delicious Spring & Summer Giving

Here are some great ideas for Spring & Summer giving! I would love any and all of these lovely tokens and there is really something for everyone. 1). Brunch in an ice bucket is perfect for a visit to your favorite Sunday pal. Mimosa anyone? 2). A handwritten note is […]

Delicious Cluster

Sometimes just strolling the city gives me inspiration, especially when I spy beautiful clusters of flowers. These are some lovely urban examples. Hydrangeas are some of my favorite for enjoying at home. These lovely gems just keeping on giving for at least a week. Check out the […]

Delicious Key Lime Pie

Yah for Summer and Key Lime Pie!! I have my own twist on this famous dessert. Mine has a sweet shortbread cookie and macadamia nutty crust, a creamy and tangy lime flavored filling, and is topped with a soft and fluffy toasted meringue. Simple to construct and serve for any occasion. […]

Heirloom Tomato


An heirloom tomato is an open-pollinated (non-hybrid) heirloom cultivar of tomato. Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular and more readily available in recent years. I want to share with you my sisters treasures in her grand oasis!



Washed and ready to eat! Large fruits are Cherokee Purple, Kellogg’s […]

Delicious Idea of the Week

Cookout Caddy

Just in time for your Labor Day outing…Use an empty pail to carry all your picnic essentials — grilling tools, drinking straws, condiments — to the table.



Source: Martha Stewart


Freshly Picked!

The best recipes start with the freshest ingredients! Peaches are in season, so now’s the time to nab them at your local farmers’ market.






Very ripe peaches are the flavor secret to this simple salad.


Toss Arugula, sliced fresh peaches, thinly sliced red onion, brie […]

Cocktail Hour


These HOT summer days are in need of a couple of these!! Get out your blender!!!


Martha Stewart



Puree 2 1/2 small mangoes, peeled & cubed (about 2 cups), 4 oz. best quality golden rum, and 1/2 cup water in a blender. Pour 2 ounces puree into each of six […]





Olive & Cocoa


Perfect for serving casual-chic cocktails!


Olive & Cocoa


15-inch sky high candles to set the scene or a string of festive flags in bright rainbow colors brings pure party whimsy!


Olive & Cocoa


Delicious Idea of the Week

Summer Sangria!


In a large jar, combine 6 cups assorted fruits (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks, 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger, 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves, 1/2 cup orange liqueur, such as Cointreau. Mash gently with the back of […]

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Arrive happy and come create something delicious with me!

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