Kids will love making edible sand art creations. Mix up a batch of colorful, edible "sand" using sugar and your favorite Kool-Aid flavors. The sweet and sour flavor will remind you of your favorite candy.

Do you remember making sand art as a kid? And do you remember those Fun Dip candies that your mom would only let you eat outside? Today’s crafty recipe is a mashup of those two childhood throwbacks. Sweet and sour edible sand art made with Kool-Aid! We served up a tasty palette of colors and flavors […]

This pesto pasta salad is the perfect spring or summertime side dish. It's great for picnics and potlucks, and it's so easy to make.

When I was applying for the newspaper job that brought me to Greensboro, some reporters took me to lunch to give me the scoop on what it would be like to work here. At the restaurant, my lunch companions told me I had to try the pesto pasta salad. A garlickly dish filled with green […]

Planning a Kentucky Derby party? You must try this refreshing mint julep recipe, served in a frosty silver julep cup.

It’s Derby day! Time to put on a fancy hat, cut a slice of Kentucky Derby pie and mix up this mint julep recipe. I love a cool, refreshing cocktail with a kick, especially one steeped in such tradition. Close to 120,000 mint juleps will be served during two days of races at Churchill Downs. […]

A trifecta of chocolate, pecans and bourbon, this Kentucky Derby Pie is the perfect dessert to serve at your Kentucky Derby party. Even if you're not into horse racing, you won't be able to resist a slice of this delicious dessert. (And it's amazingly easy to make!) Serve it with an ice-cold refreshing mint julep and you'll feel like you've found your old Kentucky home.

I spent a memorable weekend in Kentucky once. How’s that for an opening line to pique your interest? I was with my mama. We were roadtripping as part of the world’s longest yard sale. It was August and as hot as all get-out. My mom kept going on about the “rolling hills of Kentucky,” to the […]

This Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dip is always the hit of the party! And it's so easy to make! Sometimes called "white trash dip," it's made with just three ingredients. Just dump them all into the Crock Pot, stir and heat!

I’m kinda embarrassed to tell you the official name of this chili cheese dip. I don’t want you to get the wrong idea about it once you hear the name. It’s so good. Simple, but delicious. It’s hit of every party. Even fancy folks like it. Even though it’s called “white trash dip.” I just served it […]

Whip up a batch of this tropical yogurt fruit dip for an after-school snack! #PourMoreFun #cbias #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PourMoreFun #CollectiveBias. Read my full disclosure policy here. Growing up, our house was the one where kids gravitated after school, on weekends and on long summer days. My mom always had a snack and a pitcher of KOOL-Aid […]

This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy and sweet, The flavor will remind you of lemon meringue pie. If you like Chick-Fil-A's frosted lemonade, you'll love this make-at-home version.

I always loved when my mom made a lemon meringue pie when I was growing up. But I wasn’t in it only for the dessert. I used to love scraping the leftover sweetened condensed milk out of the can and licking the spoon. Heavenly! This frozen lemonade recipe is a refreshing spring and summertime treat. Tangy […]

120 Recipes for Leftover Ham

If you’re like most people, there’s bound to be a ham on the table as part of your Easter Sunday feast. As good as an Easter ham is the first time around and later that night for on a sandwich, you don’t want to be eating on it for a week. I’m always looking for […]

Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. One of my greatest college memories was watching the basketball team win the national championship in 1993! It was an edge-of-your-seat win, the kind that had me yelling at the […]

Plan a romantic night in with these dinner for two recipes inspired by the flavors of India and the film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

How about a date night and an exotic vacation all rolled into one — without ever leaving the house? My husband and I recently enjoyed an afternoon getaway to India, featuring international food and decor from World Market, and inspired by the sweetly romantic comedy, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” All in the middle […]