Pear Infused Cucumber and Mint Water

Pear Mint and Cucumber Infused Water from

This is the week of the pear – I shared my pear, basil and cheese toast appetizer on Tuesday and today for Thirsty Thursday, I have a refreshing pear infused water. My Dad dropped off a bag full of pears for our housewarming party and I wanted to put them to good use. Pear Infused Cucumber […]

Basil, Pear and Cheese Toast Appetizer

Savory Pear Basil and Cheese Toast from

My Dad has a pear tree and dropped off a bag of them at our housewarming party last weekend.  There’s nothing like fresh fruit off a tree – get in my belly!  We ate some straight out and then I decided to make something a little fancier; a basil, pear and cheese toast with a […]

Swiss Chard and Kale Saute

Kale and Shrimp Dinner Party Dinner with recipes from EatDrinkEat

Ok, here is one of my new favorite dinner party meals.  It’s totally do-able and super impressive. It’s also not a lot of work so you can spend more time with your guests and not very much prepping in the kitchen.  That’s kind of the ideal scenario. The menu: Grilled Lime Shrimp Kabobs (marinate in olive […]

Saltwater Taffy Champagne Cocktail

saltwater taffy champagne cocktail recipe from

This cocktail is too much fun.  I swear I’ve been dreaming this up ever since my friend Gina made something similar for our holiday cocktail party.  When Shannah asked me to guest post on her blog, Just Us Four, I knew she would totally appreciate it too!  So come on over and check out the […]

Grilled Corn, Tomato and Peach Salad

Grilled Chicken Peach Tomato and Corn from blog

There’s still lots of time to turn on your grill and have dinner al fresco, plus be a little healthy while you’re at it.  Today I’m over at Practically Functional, sharing my yummy grilled corn, tomato and peach salad which I made with a side of grilled chicken for a complete meal.  Get the recipe […]

Fresh Lime Cosmo Cocktail Recipe

Fresh Lime Cosmo Recipe from

Thirsty Thursdays continue with these fresh lime cosmopolitans.  I made this recipe for our cocktail party last Christmas.  We had a cocktail making competition and there were 5 different drinks to choose from.  I just love a good cosmo and wanted to make them again last weekend.  These with a little cheese plate were the […]

Easy Mizithra Cheese + Bacon Grits

The best and super easy to make cheese and bacon grits from

My husband does really inspire a lot of my dishes, just knowing what he likes and him growing up in the South.  So, for dinner last weekend I made grilled lime shrimp, sauteed kale and these cheesy grits with bacon.  I’d actually never had grits until I met him and now the recipes are endless. […]

A Perfect Trip to Lodi Wine Country

Lodi Wine Tasting Trip Itinerary Day Trip from

This week for Thirsty Thursday we are heading to Lodi Wine Country here in Northern California. We’ve done Napa, we’ve done Amador and Fairplay – more than once But we’ve never really done Lodi.  Heard about it a lot, especially lately and let me tell you, it’s not just a farm town anymore. I was […]

An All Veggie Pizza Making Night

The best veggie pizza recipe from

We have been pizza crazy here these last few weeks.  Like make our own, trying out different recipes, baking some and grilling some.  We had our good friends over for dinner and made a classic pepperoni and this, a more healthy option, veggie pizza. An All Veggie Pizza Night   Print Author: Kelley from Eat Drink […]