Seafood Chowder & Pumpkin Party Features!


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...]

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 … [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 … [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...]

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes…Corned Beef Three Ways!

It's a Post From The Past...(The original posts can be found at Gourmet Meals for Less)I love St. Patrick's Day!  It's one of my favorite holidays when it comes to the food department.  My family waits all year just to get a taste of my Slow Cooker Glazed Corned Beef.  I find people are often intimidated by corned beef.  But, it really doesn't … [Read more...]

At the Kids Table…for Valentine’s Day!

Let's face it! The kid's table isn't usually where you want to be sitting.Weird cousins...small chairs...missing out on the good "grown-up" conversations. But here, At the Picket Fence, we think the Kid's Table should be the best seats in the house! This series is dedicated to celebrating the privilege of getting to sit...For this installment, we … [Read more...]

Casserole and a confession

I made this the other day and it was given two thumbs up by the entire family.  This is a perfect dish for those busy weeks, because all of the ingredients are pantry items, except the chicken which can be frozen.  It's nice to keep these types of meals in mind.  Its comfort food, in it's purest form.  It has Ritz crackers in it.  It has … [Read more...]