a scenes post ~ summer celebrations

    There’s so much to celebrate in June and July! My birthday, my grand girl’s birthday, Father’s Day, and the 4th of July. We pretty much just go from one party to the next all summer long, and I’m not complaining. The festivities began with a leisurely brunch at Hola Arepa. OMG. The food…

glazed strawberry tart

This is a beautiful, delicious, free-form tart that showcases perfectly ripe, sweet, juicy strawberries! It’s so simple to prepare, and it’s quite a showstopper! The crust is flavored with just a hint of almond, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to the yummy berries! Almond flour can be found by the natural foods at most grocery…

KFC Biscuits {copycat}

If you’ve been looking for a biscuit recipe that tastes exactly like KFC biscuits, then you’re search is over. These taste exactly, I mean exactly, like the original KFC buttermilk biscuits! I worked at a KFC for a summer when I was a teenager, and once in awhile I had to make the biscuits. I…

3 ingredient crock pot salsa chicken tacos

So, most of you already know that I make tacos several times a week. I often use leftover grilled steak, chicken, and even pork chops to create tacos for breakfast the next day. That happens a LOT. But, every once in awhile I decide to create an all new taco filling. When it turns out…

grandma’s creamy italian cucumber salad

I made a bunch of fresh salads for our 4th of July celebration this year and decided to include this yummy favorite. It’s seriously amazing! Grandma’s Creamy Italian Cucumber Salad is just as easy to make as her traditional, classic cucumber salad, but with an Italian twist. We love the addition of two kinds of …