Our Best Holiday Recipes

Favorite holiday recipe collection from atthepicketfence.com

Does anyone else find themselves feeling so smug as you get everything checked off your grocery list for upcoming holiday meals only to get home and realize that while you may have the ingredients for a grand meal in a few days, somehow you've managed to make it home from the store without putting anything in your cart for the dinners you are … [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...]

Seafood Chowder & Pumpkin Party Features!

Seafood-chowder-with-smoked-salmon-and-dill atthepicketfence.com

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 be … [Read more...]

Are You a Lemon Lover?

lemon and sour cream pasta label

  Have you ever noticed that people either love lemon-flavored things or they don't? Well, I loudly and proudly declare that I love ALL lemon flavored things! OK, well, maybe not all. I mean, I'm sure there are some things that wouldn't go well with lemon flavoring. I can't think of any right now but I'm SURE there are … [Read more...]

Why I’m posting about spaghetti squash…and not my powder room…

Do you ever have one of those projects that is a perpetual failure? Please tell me I’m not alone…cricket. cricket.  Wait….I am talking to the cream of the crop in DIY and home decor so maybe I am all alone. ;) My powder room makeover, is giving me fits, I tell ya! I have painted over my STENCILED walls THREE TIMES now and am still not happy with … [Read more...]

End of Pumpkin Week … Curried Pumpkin Soup

Well we hope you’ve enjoyed Pumpkin Week, here At The Picket Fence! We wanted to leave you with a warm, fall pumpkin dish! One of our favorites.  Curried Pumpkin Soup.There are so many delicious pumpkin desserts out there, as Vanessa showed us on Tuesday with her Sticky Bun Pumpkin Muffins, but pumpkin is not just for desserts!  You can make … [Read more...]

Knockin off the OG…Olive Garden that is!

A Post from the Past...Knock off. A popular word in a DIYer's vocabulary. We LOVE to knock stuff off..mainly from stores with  initials like P.B. and R.H and occasionally B.D. and C.B.  I also can't say the words "knock-off" without thinking of shows like the Sopranos or The Godfather..."Hey, Jimmy youz wanna me knock him off for ya.." Cricket. … [Read more...]

Make Ahead Summer Recipe…Greek Pasta Salad

I love serving pasta salads in the summer.  They are the perfect meal for those long hot days when you’ve spent the afternoon at the pool or lake and the thought of coming home and standing in front of a stove is unbearable.  If you are like I am, and always on the hunt for fabulous recipes, then you need to look no further than our friend Val at … [Read more...]

A Frugal Summer Recipe…Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Some of you know Vanessa and I had these whole other blog lives before we combined forces and created At The Picket Fence.  But many of our newest friends may not realize that we maintained two separate blogs before we landed here. Vanessa’s leaned toward decorating and home décor.  Mine mainly food. We both loved our other blogs but felt … [Read more...]