Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels

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Hi there my ATPF friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, back again with a delicious recipe just for you!  This month, I decided to make these Beer Cheese Stuffed Pretzels for One. Main. Reason. I know it's hard to believe we are already into August, but I happen to know that a lot of people are doing a little happy dance.  No, … [Read more...]

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Hi there, At The Picket Fence friends! It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I am so excited to be here. I recently had the great pleasure of meeting Heather and Vanessa in person at the SNAP conference a couple of months ago.  They are just both so beautiful, inside and out, and I am thrilled to be part of the ATPF contributor … [Read more...]

Leg Warmers & Last Minute 4th of July Ideas!

Last Minute 4th of July ideas from atthepicketfence.com

Once upon a time there were two little girls. They spent their days in an imaginary world. Sometimes they were on the prairie collecting eggs and doing daily battle with Nellie Olsen. Other days they were Super Girl and Wonder Woman. Robes became capes and knee socks did double duty as the most fabulous boots in the universe. And every 4th … [Read more...]

Memories of Summer…and creamsicle pie!

No Bake Orange Creamsicle Pie

  I can remember the sound so distinctively.  I would be playing in the backyard with Vanessa.  Maybe having a tea party, or playing house or bossing her around…or reenacting the latest Little House on the Prairie episode and off in the distance the melodious notes would resound.  Starting softly, getting a little louder and then fading off … [Read more...]

Five Fabulous Frozen Summer Treats!

Five Fabulous Frozen Treats

  The temperatures rising and there's nothing like a frozen summer treat to cool you off! Here are five fabulous frozen summer desserts that will help you "chill out" this summer! … [Read more...]

Fruit Infused Liquor for Summer Cocktails

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Whenever I even see the word 'cocktail' I immediately want to go put on a flouncy outfit, swipe some bright red lipstick over my lips and slip my feet into stiletto heels. There is just something about that word that makes you feel like you should be in an episode of 'Mad Men', don't you think? Or maybe flinging bottles behind the bar … [Read more...]

Pucker Up! 5 easy lemon recipes for summer!

Five easy lemon recipes for summer

  There's a saying that when life hands you lemons you make lemonade.  Well in our homes, when life hands you lemons…or when you buy a sack of them from the grocery store….you make a whole meal! From a cocktail to desserts, we've got you covered for a summer menu that will have everyone puckering up! … [Read more...]

Lemon-Lime Marinated Chicken Drumsticks …a perfect summer recipe!

Lemon-Lime and Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Drumsticks

  We are a grilling family.  My favorite part of summer is being able to move from the kitchen to the back deck for meal preparation! Actually truth is, it's because my husband is quite the grilling master….which gives me several months of not having to think about what I'm going to cook for dinner that night! … [Read more...]

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 are … [Read more...]