Tagged: barbecue

How Do You Eat Corn On The Cob – Around or Straight?

I love summer produce especially a freshly picked ear of corn from the farmers market that is cooked to perfection – crispy and sweet slathered in butter! So how do you eat your corn on the cob? Do you eat it around or straight across? Some people claim it says… Read more

DIY 4th of July Napkin Rings

Create 4th of July napkin rings to dress up your patriotic barbecue — they can be used for a place setting or displayed on a buffet table.  I love having themed napkin rings but can never seem to find my fancy ones when the holiday rolls around. This is an… Read more

DIY Water Bottle Tiki Torches

I love using tiki torches, they add instant charm to any barbecue. I was planning a festive Luau cookout and I thought why not make a version that can be used inside as a table decoration. I still wanted to have the look of a lit tiki torch even if… Read more

4th of July Party Ideas

I absolutely love celebrating the 4th of July — the barbecues, desserts, decorations and the fireworks are things I look forward to every year. Here are some of my ideas for creative 4th of July decorations and centerpieces using household items so you can get a start on preparing your… Read more

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

For the Fourth of July I thought it would be fun to make some of my own barbeque sauce for my charcoal grilled barbecue chicken. I used to make it all the time following a Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe from Bon Appetite. Now that I have children, I have since… Read more

American Flag Inspired Masks

I like to create party favors for all types of events. It puts everyone in a good mood and helps to add positive energy to any get together. Favors are not just for kids anymore…adults can also have fun playing with party favors too, like the ones I made here. … Read more

Tissue Box Tiki Faces

I always tell everyone to save your tissue boxes. These sturdy boxes that would normally be tossed into the recycle bin can be transformed into fun and unique party decorations. The tiki faces shown were created from my reused stash of tissue boxes, coffee sleeves and leftover acrylic paint. You… Read more