Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lemonade Cupcakes

These are like no other cupcake I have ever tasted! They are moist, tart, and just plain delicious!

Not a hard recipe at all - and the mixture goes a long way! I prepared the cupcakes for a Junior League meeting, but had so many that I also took a batch to my office, and still had leftovers to keep at home for the husband! (Who was quite grateful!)

What could smell better than cupcakes baking in the oven?! After they cooled, I decided to top them with homemade icing! YUM!

There you have it! Lemonade Cupcakes. Success!

~ Sarah

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Feta Black Bean Dip

This is a JLT favorite! And I mean a favorite - the Feta Black Bean Dip is at nearly every social event we have!

The recipe is just so easy, and it is always a crowd pleaser! I don't think I have met anyone who does not like the Feta Black Bean Dip.

Start with your base sauce - I will admit - it is quite unusual, but it just comes together perfectly! I would have never thought to mix these ingredients together... (and you will just have to buy the book to know those ingredients!)

Then, add your corn and black beans (*be sure to rinse them first*). Mix in your feta and such... And there you go! The perfect appetizer for any occasion!

This recipe makes quite a large amount, but it is so good - it will be eaten in no time flat. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and you will be the most popular guest at the party (or the most popular person in your house if you make it just because - like I did)!


~ Sarah

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Zucchini Nut Bread

Another contribution from Jill Hoover! She's becoming a regular, thanks Jill!

Jill prepared this Zucchini Nut Bread for an employee’s birthday breakfast. It says to bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes and she baked it for 1 hour and 10 minutes and suggests checking the bread after an hour to determine how much longer it needs to bake. She mentioned that chocolate chips would be a great addition to this bread and it was very easy to make.

Thanks again, Jill! This looks amazing!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sizzlin' Summer Salsa

A special thanks to Jill Hoover for making and submitting today's post!

I wanted to make a treat for my co-workers one day and browsed through the cookbook for ideas. I stumbled upon the Sizzlin' Summer Salsa recipe and decided this was different and easy.

My advice is to thoroughly drain & rinse all the canned goods, and it's guaranteed to be a hit! My co-workers and I snacked on it for 2 days because it made so much! : )

Looks great! Thanks again Jill!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Last weekend, I headed down to Tampa for a Baby Shower hosted by a friend of my mothers.  My In-Laws were also able to come up for the big event and I was just thrilled.

My mother invited everyone back to our home after the shower to have dinner, and to have another look at all the wonderful gifts Baby B received.  She needed a quick, easy, but delicious appetizer to feed us all before the main event.  So, she opened up her copy of A Thyme to Celebrate and selected the Bruschetta!

This dish was so good! We will definitely use this recipe over and over.  It was a HUGE hit!

Tip:  You can cut the bread (make sure you leave it in an air tight container) and make the topping ahead of time.  As your guests are about to arrive, just top the slices of bread and pop them in the oven.  Your home will smell of this savory treat, and offer a warm invite to guests!

Let us know if you’ve made this one!

~ Emily