Watermelon Cosmopolitan with Blackberry Spritz

I love Cosmopolitan cocktails! My Watermelon Cosmo is especially tasty with my secret ingredient: fresh watermelon juice! I spritz my cosmo with fresh blackberry juice which adds a alluring sparkle of color to the top of my drink.

Southern Sour Cream Dill Potato Salad…secret ingredient – capers!

I remember my mom made the prettiest potato salad…all dressed up with quartered boiled eggs, halved cherry tomatoes, cornichons and dill freshly picked from her herb garden. What was her secret to fabulous potato salad? She added capers! Enjoy my potato salad recipe from my Southern Spoonful recipe column in the Roanoker Magazine:

Secret Ingredient: Raspberry Jam in my Raspberry Viniagrette

During the coldest months of the year, I crave fresh fruits. Raspberries are among my favorite fresh fruits because they are available all year long and they are always plump, juicy and refreshing. One of my favorite ways to serve raspberries in the winter is in a fresh crisp green salad. My Raspberry Mustard Vinaigrette […]

Secret Ingredient – Horseradish – Creamy Horseradish Coleslaw

This is a blue ribbon recipe for coleslaw. Creamy and crunchy with a couple of unexpected twists: sweet with just a touch of vinegar from the bread and butter pickles and a bit of zing from the addition of creamy horseradish. When was the last time you asked for a second helping of coleslaw? This […]

Honey Deuce Cocktail – Secret Ingredient: Hot Honey

I am so excited to introduce you to AR’s Hot Southern Honey. It’s made locally in Richmond, Virginia. This lovely honey is the perfect combination of sweet and hot. If you like a little heat, there is the mild hot honey and if you like a bit of burn then you’ll enjoy the hot version. […]

Frozen Pineapple Margarita Poppers – Secret Ingredient: Tequila

Tequila is the secret ingredient that can make almost any fresh fruit taste like a margarita. I love to keep my Frozen Pineapple Margarita Poppers in my freezer to serve as a palate pleaser to my guests on warm summer evenings. Another summer favorite is my Margarita Watermelon Wedges that can be served as a […]

Mimosas – Secret Ingredient: Orangina

Note: if you cannot fine Orangina, substitute Aranciata Italian Sparkling Orange Beverage. Aranciata is equally as delightful! If you love mimosas but don’t always have fresh orange juice on hand, try Orangina (one of my favorite secret ingredients for cocktails). This lovely effervescent juice is the original¬† sparkling citrus juice from France. A combination of […]

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