We’re in the midst of summer here in Georgia, and that means barbecues, picnics, and outdoor meals. What better to accompany your main dish of choice than a cool and refreshing pasta salad! Today I am sharing with you my recipe for Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Pasta Salad. This salad has a lovely crunch from the roasted corn and red onions, and a salty flavor from the feta cheese. A coating of oil and vinegar dressing keeps this salad light and refreshing.
It’s time for another installment of my Summer Happy Hour series, an 8 week series of drink recipes using fresh fruits. Fireball fans, I think you’ll like this one! Today’s recipe is for my Fireball Orange Sweet Tea. It’s sweet and citrus-y, with a kick of cinnamon. This recipe would be wonderful year round, maybe using hot tea in the winter? I’ll have to try this when it’s not 90 degrees outside 🙂
If you’re anything like me, you don’t look forward to the cleanup involved after a day in the kitchen. That’s why today I am bringing you the easiest candy recipe ever, ready in 20 minutes! Plus, you’ll only need to clean a bowl and a spoon. Buy your pecans chopped and you won’t even have to dirty a knife. This Dark Chocolate Pecan Toffee Bark is calling your name – it’s rich, decadent, and easy to make. Just grab your melting wafers and head to the microwave!
Summer Happy Hour continues today with a new recipe for Watermelon Hard Lemonade. This drink is refreshing, light and sweet. Talk about the perfect summer combination – watermelon and lemonade. It’s easy to whip up with only 30 seconds in the blender. Make a double batch and fill a pitcher – you’ll want more than one!
Today I want to share with you a recipe that I hold close. My Applesauce Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting is an adaptation from a recipe that my grandmother shared with me years ago. She frequently made an applesauce sheet cake with a browned butter icing when I was a child. While I love the recipe as is, I decided to try it out as a cupcake with fluffy buttercream frosting. Try these cupcakes for your next picnic or potluck, they make a great serve-yourself dessert. I like to think of this recipe as an alternative to an apple pie, with no slicing needed!