Easy Lemon Creme Brulee

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I'm having a jealousy issue. I'm really jealous of people who have never had Crème Brûlée Because I'll never again get to experience that very first delectable bite of this most awesome of creations. And they will. … [Read more...]

Key Lime Pie Dessert Shots and a Party!

Key Lime Pie Shots

My daughter has always had a fascination with miniature things.  Teeny-tiny notebooks and tape dispensers.  Little tiny plants and wee little animals to place in her shadow box. I must admit there's a certain fascination I have, as well, with cute little bitty things.  Like cute teeny appetizers, mini-cupcakes and now the popular tapas, which … [Read more...]

Lemon-Lime Beer Shandy Cocktail

Lemon Lime Beer Shandy Cocktail

  Who's ready for summer? Raise your hand! I am so ready! Ready for sunshine and shorts.  Flip flops and flipping burgers on the grill.  The pool and picnics. I'm ready for my favorite summer recipes and cold cocktails on the deck.  Cocktails like my Lemon-Lime Beer Shandy! … [Read more...]

A long winter calls for Smoked Salmon Chowder

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  Let's face it, as much as we'd like it to take a bow and an exit, most of us are still in the midst of winter.   It seems this has been one of the longest, coldest and just plain miserable winters we've seen in a long time! I don't know about your house, but at ours, winter means comfort food (and some of our favorite soup recipes) … [Read more...]

Nutella Hand Pies for Valentine’s Day!

Nutella and Blackberry Valentine's Day Hand Pies

  Did you know there is a National Pie Day? Did you know it was TOMORROW! A WHOLE day to celebrate the goodness of PIE! What is it about pie that conjures up images of home and warmth and grandma’s kitchen table? … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Cranberry Cake

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Hello Picket Fence friends! This is Angelina from JoJo & Eloise! Well, 2013 quickly came and went, and now we are looking at the Brand New Year of 2014! I SERIOUSLY have no clue how this has happened. I still remember the EVE of the year 2000, like it was yesterday. Maybe it's age or maybe time is REALLY speeding up on us, I prefer the latter … [Read more...]

The Box

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Every year around this time of the year we would watch for it. We would hear a delivery truck coming down the street and race to the window, our little faces pressed against the glass hoping, willing it to stop at our house. And then would come the day that the truck did finally pull up to the curb in front of our house. We held our breath as … [Read more...]

Holiday Appetizer: Roasted Beet Salsa and Brie…and a giveaway!

Two Holiday Appetizers with Roasted Beets

There seems to be some foods that strike fear in the hearts of home cooks when it comes to preparation. BEETS They often seem to end up near the top of the list. Brussels sprouts may run a close second. I think it's because in days gone by, i.e. when our grandmothers and mothers made them, they boiled them within an inch of their lives … [Read more...]

Of Groaning Sideboards and Apple Pan Dowdy

Apple-pan-dowdy-dessert from At the Picket Fence

One November, when my husband and I were still fresh-faced newlyweds, we traveled from Oregon to Missouri to spend Thanksgiving with my sister and her family. At the time, they lived next door to her in-laws (Southern transplants!) and I was so excited to introduce them to my new husband.  My sister's mother-in-law, Arlene, is every bit the … [Read more...]

Seafood Chowder & Pumpkin Party Features!

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Seafood chowder and a pumpkin party? That's quite an interesting combination, right?! I'm so thrilled to be guest posting over on Tidy Mom today and sharing the recipe for this AMAZING Smoked Salmon Seafood Chowder. Did I mention it's AMAZING? Because it is. And if you try it you will realize just how right I am. And why that word needs to … [Read more...]