Summer’s Bounty~Fresh Basil Pesto

fresh basil pesto MARKED

One of my favorite things to make as soon as fresh basil appears at the Farmer's Market is fresh basil pesto. If you have ever tasted pesto sauce that has been freshly made, you know there is no comparison to the packaged or even readily-available jarred pesto. Don't be afraid to try this, this is … [Read more...]

French Onion Salisbury Steak

Salsbury Steak with Artisan Bread and Swiss Cheese

 French Onion Salisbury Steak with Artisan Bread and Swiss Cheese (Adapted from     INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 lbs ground chuck 1/4 cup minced parsley 2 tablespoons scallions, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon … [Read more...]

Sneak a Peek at the Spring Menu: Fish Cakes with Remoulade Sauce and Romaine and Carrot Shredded Slaw

Lemon Fish Cakes with Remoulade

  As you all know the Spring Menu/Meal Plan is almost ready to be revealed and I have been testing the recipes and enjoying every bite.  This particular recipe may be a family staple as it is light, crispy and wonderful for spring and summer.  The remoulade sauce is a favorite and goes … [Read more...]

Reinventing Your Leftovers: Tilapia Taco Salad with Cilantro Sour Cream

Tilapia recipe

  Quick and Easy Tilapia Taco Salad I hope everyone enjoyed the tilapia with green bean, mushrooms and tomato in a sherry cream sauce last night.  I know I did.   I am a bit embarrassed to admit that I ate all the green beans last night, leaving behind two naked tilapia filets and … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen at Magnolia Lane- Meal Plan and Weekly Shopping List

chicken rollatini recipe

  I cannot believe that I am kicking off our new series "In The Kitchen at Magnolia Lane" today.  It has been a long couple of weeks trying to prepare, but I am really excited to begin this journey with you all.  {Click HERE to read the introductory post in this series and get up to … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen at Magnolia Lane {New Series}

Cilantro Chicken Salad

One of my resolutions this year was to get more organized in the kitchen and to eat healthier.   I have been toying around with the idea of planning a month of winter meals and decided it was time to try it.   Knowing each and every day what I am going to make for breakfast, lunch and dinner has … [Read more...]

Vintage House Numbers Giveaway & What’s Going On At Magnolia Lane


We are thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for the European porcelain enamel sign company Ramsign. Wouldn't one of these signs add that classically beautiful European feel to the outside of your home? Ramsign has been specializing in the manufacture of genuine hand-crafted signs since 1991. The … [Read more...]

{How to} Cook for a Dinner Party

Menu for dinner party

    As promised I am back with more details on the menu I served for my recent Dinner Party. Here is the menu~ APPETIZERS Brown Sugar Dijon Brie Cheese & Cracker Plate MAIN COURSE Shrimp Scampi (from Barefoot Contessa) Feta Salad (brought by my friend Tracey) Focaccia … [Read more...]

Oh What a Night! {Dinner Party time!}

dinner party tables cape

Wow...if you were wondering, the Dinner Party I had on Saturday was a great time! I am so glad I did it. I plan to do a follow-up post on just the food as I think my menu worked out perfectly and so I will share it in case anyone wants to replicate parts or all of it. (View my post on planning the … [Read more...]

It’s almost Party Time…

table 2

Yes, I have a lot to do for my party tonight..starting with making myself pretty and peeling many pounds of shrimp for the shrimp scampi, but here is a sneak peak of my tablescape. Check back monday for my follow-up post!   Thanks for stopping by! … [Read more...]

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