I think that now that Memorial Day has passed, it’s summertime. Right? I think this means it is time to kick off the outdoor entertaining season at our home. And the best way to do that is to share my favorite recipes for outdoor entertaining.
I know what you are thinking. “What the heck is she talking about?” It’s simple. I love when you leave me comments. I love when you make suggestions. And I do listen to what you all have to say. It’s wonderful because I have received so many brilliant and creative ideas from you! I am very thankful.
One of the comments I receive quite a lot is that the recipes I include in my posts are hard to print. I understand this because it happens to me all of the time when I am surfing the internet for recipes. It’s really frustrating when you find a great recipe online and you try to print it and it either prints out on ten pages or doesn’t print at all.
I did a little research and found a Word Press plugin that fixes this problem. And can I just tell you how excited I am?
I am using YumPrint and it’s super easy and it looks great! Check out this photo of my blog post featuring my fabulous Crab Cakes. Now you can save the recipe and print the recipe.
When you go to print the recipe, it looks like this. I love that it gives you options to select font size and format. For those of us who need reading glasses, it’s a great feature.
Obviously, it is going to take time for me to change the format of all of my recipes. So give me some time. But I think it is a great enhancement.
So don’t be shy about letting me know how I can improve things. I love your comments.
I really do.
I love to cook. And this Mother’s Day I am cooking for my mother and father and my family. I know some mom’s want the entire day off but I honestly don’t mind. Cooking a Mother’s Day Brunch is the least I can do for my wonderful mother.
Every holiday is about traditions. Even Halloween has a tradition in our house and it’s called Roasted Corn Chowder.
Everybody needs a “go to” dessert that looks (and tastes) like it took a long time to make when in reality it took about ten minutes. I have a recipe in my cookbook for berry cobbler that is exactly that. The ingredients are always in my kitchen and it takes no time to make. The recipe is called Mary Liz’s (not Leslie’s) Berry Cobbler.
One of the good things about having jet lag is that you can tackle big projects after your husband goes to bed. Last week it was 10:00 pm and I decided to make jam. I thought it was going to take me an hour, as indicated in the recipe. But I made a few mistakes along the way which kind of elongated the timing. I rationalized that staying up until 3:00 am to finish a project would normally be a bad thing. But since it was really only 10:00 pm in Auckland, and I still had jet lag, then I was wide awake. Well, kind of. Maybe I was awake when I started slicing the strawberries.
I love to entertain. But I am not crazy about cooking dinner Monday through Friday because I get bored cooking the same “midweek dinners”. (And that usually always involves my bbq.) Part of the problem is when I ask Dave what he wants for dinner his answer is usually “Anything is fine”.
The recipe that draws over two hundred and fifty people to our Christmas party every year