Bloody Mary Recipe with a Kick and a Giveaway!

Best Bloody Mary Recipe

What's better than having friends over around the holidays? Growing up, parties were the norm in my neighborhood and nobody needed an excuse to throw one. One of my favorite memories was going to neighborhood Sunday brunches. No matter who hosted, everyone would bring favorite holiday recipes to share and there would always be a big … [Read more...]


Moscow Mule, Mason Jars & a Giveaway!

Moscow Mule Recipe

You know I'm all about a good cocktail and what they are served in is equally important for making a festive drink. The Moscow Mule has been around since the 1940's. It was fate when the President of Smirnoff vodka got together with the owner of the famous Los Angeles Cock n' Bull restaurant (who make their own ginger beer), and a classic … [Read more...]


Make a Watermelon Drink Dispenser and Summer Cocktail

Make a watermelon drink dispenser

  Remember when I spoke at the Country Living Fair? I whipped up a tasty little watermelon concoction. It's so easy, so refreshing and so good! And it's even better with it's own spigot! How to Make a Watermelon Drink Dispenser Supplies (the poor guy at the hardware store thought I was nuts but he helped me find everything I … [Read more...]


5 Minute Salty & Sweet Treat

5 Minute Salty & Sweet Treat

  What do you get when you cross the salty goodness of a pretzel with the gooey sweetness of a caramel candy? The world's most addictive treat that satisfies both salty and sweet. Bonus - it takes less than five minutes to make a batch. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:11] Having teens who love getting creative in the kitchen is a very good … [Read more...]


Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob


  When I think of summer, I think of fresh corn from the farmer's market. This Grilled Mexican Corn on the Cob recipe takes it to the next level with a little kick from habanero and the mild flavor of Cojita cheese. I know, I know ... it's August and almost the end of fresh corn season.   So to bid goodbye to the lazy … [Read more...]


Simple Sweet & Tart Blackberry Lemonade


  If a tree falls on your garage will it make a sound? Yes - a giant thud ... and it will put a hole in your roof too. So when my poor hubby was out sweltering and sawing the giant branch into bite size pieces ... I pulled a June Cleaver and delivered him a glass of my new favorite simple blackberry lemonade recipe to quench his … [Read more...]


Best Ever Summer Sangria Recipe


  I wish I could invite every single one of you over. We'd sit outside on my vintage turquoise glider and chat and laugh while my hubby manned the barbecue. I'd serve you my favorite summer sangria recipe and you'd beg to know how I made it. Ever notice how the best recipes get passed down from friend to friend? My friend Brian … [Read more...]


Best Baked Ziti Low Cal Beg for the Recipe Dish


  I'd rather swim with alligators than clean baseboards. I’d rather run through a bee hive than clean the shower. I’d rather give up going to thrift shops for a year than iron (ok, well maybe not that). I'd rather cook a meal for an army of 200 than clean the oven. I have a confession to make and I know you won't judge me. … [Read more...]


Kelly’s Kitchen – Better with Bacon Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts

  I love to cook (when I'm in the mood)! Simple food. Tasty food. Things that doesn't require 25 steps and never before heard of ingredients.   This may sound weird ... but I love these brussels sprouts as a snack.   They are also the perfect side dish for steak, pork or chicken.   They fill me up and … [Read more...]


Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick

Smoky Blue Cheese Dip with a Kick

  One day, while listening to the melodious clank of rib bones landing in the galvanized bucket set on the table at Blue Smoke restaurant in New York, I came across the most amazing dip that put all other dips to shame. I'm not talking about those runny dips from the supermarket.  No, those pale in comparison. I'm talking chunky, … [Read more...]