Lola Cooks: Citrus Marmalade

citrus marmalade recipe

There is a proliferation of citrus populating the produce section.  I find myself trying new ways to fit it into every meal. Many years ago I fell in love with butter croissants and orange marmalade. For me, this coupled with a freshly pressed pot of coffee is the perfect breakfast indulgence. While it may be a surprise […]

Lola Cooks: Bacon Tomato Shrimp with Cheddar Polenta

tomato bacon shrimp with cheddar polenta recipe

As the school year gets into full swing you may find yourself once again seeking quick and easy meal options. The trouble is you want to offer a bit of variety and hopefully a home-cooked meal or two. To avoid pulling dinner from a drive-thru bag we must look for speedy alternatives. Today Lola is […]

Treat of the Week: Simple Cherry Cobbler

simple cherry cobbler recipe

OK, summer, it’s official. I am over you. I have been doing my best to be cordial, but I simply cannot take much more. With more days over 100° than I have ever experienced, I am beginning to feel like a prisoner in my home. To add fuel to the fire, the next ten days are all forecast […]

Backyard DIY: Beer Bucket

beer bucket diy

This week we are bringing you a few summer patio projects. The first was inspired by a trip to our local big-box discount store. We spotted metal drink buckets painted summer colors. The buckets were not as sturdy as we would like and the handles were poorly made. They had no drainage and the price […]

Cocktail Love: Cherry Limaretto

cherry limaretto cocktail recipe

Love is in the air this week. There are candy hearts and frilly flowers everywhere. With the Valentine Party behind us, we decided it was time for a more adult treat.  To help our cause, it is also National Cherry Month. That made choosing a cocktail for our post today simple. We have made a few minor adjustments to […]

Snackilicious: Power Popcorn

flavored popcorn recipes

Today is National Popcorn Day. For me, popcorn day happens about once a week. I absolutely love it. I typically eat it with no butter and plenty of popcorn salt. If you haven’t tried popcorn salt, I highly recommend it as it is more finely ground and sticks to the corn much better than table salt. For today’s post, […]

Lola Cooks: Creamy Jalapeño Soup

best creamy jalapeño soup recipe

We continue our tribute to Soup Month with this yummy recipe. No Soup Month would be complete without at least one cream soup. This one is my favorite as it is mostly about the other flavors and less about the cream. Much of the creaminess actually comes from the avocados.  They also contribute to the […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

best chicken tortilla soup recipe

January is National Soup Month and there couldn’t be a better time for it. I enjoy soup year round, but there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to start your winter meal. Not only does it allow you to round out your meal, but many broth-based soups are lower in calories and filled with good […]

Treat of the Week: Tequila Lime Sugar Cookies

tequila lime sugar cookie recipe

It is not yet warm enough to sit on the patio and enjoy a refreshing margarita. I have lassoed the flavors in an attempt to draw the days closer. Try this recipe this weekend and welcome spring in a sweet way. TEQUILA LIME SUGAR COOKIES The ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda […]