Category : Recipes

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes
Recipes, Summer, Tablescapes
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Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes

Garden Fresh Picnic Recipes are easy to prepare fresh picked vegetables from  the farm stand or your backyard garden.  Crisp lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, radishes, onions, carrots, herbs and other garden fresh veggies are eaten raw and very healthy for you.  Appetizers to Main Entrees make this summer picnic a feast for your eyes as well as your tummy.  

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Chocolate Banana Sundae Cake
Desserts, Recipes
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Chocolate Banana Sundae Cake Recipe

Here is a  Chocolate Banana Sundae  Cake Recipe that your family, kids will love!  The sundae is a baked vanilla cake flavored like banana cream pudding with a creamy chocolate  filling right in the middle of the cake.  Chocolate ganache covers the cake top, with a dollop of whipped cream and colorful sprinkles.  Your kids will love the cherry on top to really make it look like a chocolate sundae.  See how to create this sundae  cake that is sure to please kids of all ages.   

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Beef Pockets Stuffed with Vegetable Spread
Appetizers & Snacks, Main Dish, Recipes, Summer
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Beef Pockets Stuffed with Vegetable Spread

Beef Pockets stuffed with Vegetable Spread is perfect for hot days of summer, get out of the kitchen, something simple for supper recipe!  Pick up a half a pound of sliced of thin roast beef and a loaf of crusty bread. cheeses, and fresh garden vegetables and you have the makings of a quick and crunchy sandwich.  The garden spread includes diced carrots, green onions, radish, cucumber, yellow squash, red, orange and green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and arugula leaves mixed with creamy cheese and bit of horseradish. This is the summer recipe you will love.

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Strawberry Blueberry Cake Roll
Desserts, Recipes
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Strawberry Blueberry Cake Roll

Strawberry Blueberry Cake Roll features sponge cake filled with whipped cream, fresh strawberry slices , blueberries and rolled into one large jelly roll or roulade.  Whether you serve this refreshing red, white and blue cake roll for Father’s Day or 4th of July.  Everyone will love this flavorful and light cake.  You will like the ease in preparing and the pretty presentation.

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Peaches got the blues cobbler
Desserts, Recipes
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Peaches Got the Blues Cobbler

Peaches Got the Blues Cobbler  is baked  in canning jars are perfect for  1/2 cup servings of sweetened fruits.  Fresh ripe juicy peaches paired with blueberries are placed in a half pint mason jar and topped with a cake like cobbler topping.  Melted butter is poured over the cake like batter and berries then baked to perfection.  Mini Scoops of Vanilla ice cream are added to the warm peach and blueberry cobbler making this dessert so yummy you will want more than a half cup serving!  Learn how to peel a fresh peach.. here are 4 easy steps.

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Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe
Desserts, Recipes
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Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe

Serve this Fresh Strawberry Lemon Cake Recipe for dessert anytime you want a taste of summer and fresh strawberries!  This recipe is a combination of fresh pureed strawberries, strawberry gelatin and lemon instant pudding and pie mix with the  base being a white cake mix baked in a cute swirled bundt pan called  Heritage Swirl made by Nordic Ware.   In May,  Strawberries are in season in Tennessee  so we eat all the strawberries we can while the berries are ripe.  Can’t beat fresh strawberries for flavor and the richness of the bright berry color.   For step by step instructions just read more…

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Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial
Décor Ideas, Recipes
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Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial

This Accordion Pleated Paper Flower Tutorial will help you create a blooming party this summer!   These 9 inch round flowers are easy to make and are stunning when grouped together on a wall or in individual flower pots.  These flowers were made and displayed in the windows of the Bristol Olive Oil Company in Bristol Virginia.   The large paper flower is constructed with  card stock scrap-booking paper in 4 quadrants and glued together, then attached to a dowel rod.  The lime green leaves were cut to size and attached to the dowel with green floral tape.  These cute blooming beauties were potted in bright yellow and white polka-dot flower pots.  Styrofoam and green moss kept the flowers upright and secure in the flower pots. 

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Graduation Party Ideas
Décor Ideas, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Tablescapes
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Graduation Party Ideas

Here are several Graduation Party Ideas for your Graduate.  These ideas feature neon themed Gerber daisies,  easy pick up foods and a brightly decorated table. This Graduation Party reception  features a cake that is spot on with baked themed in color,  cake balls inside the cake triple lemonade and candy graduation caps.

It was just a few years ago on a bright sunny morning, you held the hand of your six -year old  as a big yellow school bus pulled up in front of your mailbox.  It was time to board the bus for their first day of school.   Your little darling could hardly reach the first step on the bus but with a gentle nudge from you, the climb to board was easy.  As you held back the tears, the excitement and joy in your child’s eyes melted your heart, and a new page in this chapter of life had just been turned.   As the pages of time turned year after year it is now 2015 and graduation day is on the horizon.  Everything you need for a simple reception is right here!  

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Orzo Tomato Salad chopped ingredients
Recipes, Salads
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Orzo Tomato Salad

Orzo Tomato Salad is made with sweet cherry red and yellow tomatoes, chick peas, black olives, red onions, feta cheese and orzo pasta that is drizzled with a lemon, blood orange olive oil dressing.   Do you want a healthy quick side salad that is crisp, tangy, and sweet?   This side salad is perfect for picnics, light lunches, and every spring or summer meal.   Has a cherry tomato ever called your name?  Ha Ha.  

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Spot-On Cake
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes, Spring
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Spot Cake Recipe

Spot cake recipe features orange, lime and hot pink cake balls baked in the middle of a white loaf cake. The cake is decorated with butter cream fondant and decorated with orange, lime and hot pink Gerber Daisies.  This cake is so much fun to create!  You will have a great time making the cake balls, which are made from pound cake slices and tinted frosting.  The cake balls are refrigerated until firm, then added to raw cake batter and baked.  When the cake is sliced the cake has Spot-On Dots inside.  My cake was inspired by Amanda Rettke’s Book.   I changed a few things  to make it my own, but please check out her book.  It is fabulous and Spot-On when it comes to creating interesting cakes with a surprise in the middle.

The real queen of baking surprise- inside cakes is Amanda Rettke.  Her book  Surprise-Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion with a Little Something Extra Inside can be linked  here. 

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Mini Mound's Bar Bunnies
Desserts, Recipes
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Mini Mound’s Bar Bunnies

Mini  Mound’s Bar Bunnies are made from mini Mounds Candy bars decorated like a bunny with marshmallow ears and pink frosting nose. Cute at each place setting on your Easter table, in the Easter basket, on a decorative plate for a Sunday brunch.  

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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake
Desserts, Recipes
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Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake Easter Egg

Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake  Easter Egg  will be the star of Daytime Tri-Cities today.  A silcone baking mold shaped like an egg creates the form of these cute little dessert.   Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cakes  are made of fresh whipped cream mixed with chocolate ganache ,topped with a brownie,frozen,  then covered with a thin layer of chocolate ganache.   Whipped cream, chocolate ganache and brownies!  YUM!  Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake recipe can be found http://serveitupsassy.com/category/serve-it-up-sassy/desserts/ 

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Chocolate Meringue Brownie with Cashew Caramel Sauce
Desserts, Recipes
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Chocolate Meringue Brownie

Chocolate Meringue Brownie with Caramel Cashew Sauce satisfies every palate that loves chocolate, caramel and cashews!  Nothing gets better than this, except for maybe chocolate ice cream with hot fudge sauce and cashew caramel sauce.  Who doesn’t love brownies, chocolate and caramel? 

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Spice cocoa mix with snowman cup
Beverages, Recipes, Winter
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Spiced Cocoa Mix Recipe+Snow = Perfect Day!

Spiced Cocoa Mix recipe + Snow = Perfect Day!  At my house today, it is snowing big fluffy flakes and filling the branches with beautiful layers of white pillows. Snow and lots of it!!!   Hot spiced cocoa is just what I need on a day like today, bet you do too.  Doesn’t take long to stir up a batch… 

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Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope
Desserts, Parties - Special Events, Recipes
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Cherry Pie Pastry Envelope

Make this Cherry Pie Pastry for your next Valentine’s Day Tea or Party.  The pastry crust is folded like a small envelope then filled with a sweet cherry filling, sprinkled with sparkling sugar and baked until golden brown.  The sparkling sugar gives the pastry a glistening look and another layer of sweet.  So fun, so easy and so cute.   Read more for instructional how to in making this little envelope.

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