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...]

Creamy Brie and Mushroom Soup


Hi again ATPF friends!  It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification with another delicious recipe to share with you all.  This one is perfect as temperatures are finally starting to drop and cooler weather is on the way. … [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...]

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 be … [Read more...]

Creamy Bell Pepper ‘n’ Tomato Soup

Happy Monday friends! That's not an oxymoron is it? Happy Monday?How about if I help you kick off the week with a fantastic (and easy) recipe?I don't know about you all but I think I'm still feeling slightly twitchy as I come down off of the sugar high that is the holiday season. Can I get an Amen? Ugh... I'm also feeling very rebellious about … [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...]

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

So who's Arlene you ask?  Well she's my wonderful mom-on-law, who happens to be an incredible cook in her own right..she has even published her own cookbook!  How cool is that?!  This is a perfect soup for this time of year and super easy to make!-courtesy of my mom-in-lawMakes 4 quarts Arlene's Chicken Noodle SoupIngredients:4 cups cooked chicken, … [Read more...]

Knockin’ off the OG….Olive Garden that is!

 Knock off.I just love saying "knock off" it makes me feel all Soprano.  Every time I see the word, I pronounce it in my head using my best gangsta' voice...as in "You know, we're gonna' knock him off"  Can't you just hear it??  Are you still with me?? cricket...cricket...Today I want to share a favorite knock off of mine. It's one of my favorite … [Read more...]