Archive for the ‘Smart Living’ Category

Instant Pot Chicken Wings Recipe

Want a batch of delicious chicken wings in a fraction of the time it normally takes? Break out your instant pot and enjoy this easy chicken wings recipe in no time! A quick trip under the broiler (or on your grill) will crisp them up perfectly. Plus, you can finish the chicken wings in a […]

10 Perfect Food & Wine Pairings

From whites to reds and many in between, try exploring some new wines that pair perfectly with these dishes and flavors. The wine will enhance the food and vice versa. Chardonnay & Salmon A dry, medium-bodied Chardonnay pairs great with light meats like fish and other seafood in flavorful sauces. Pinot Noir & Earthy Flavors […]

5 Minute Candied Pecans Recipe

Throw these tasty pecans in a mason jar with a festive ribbon for the perfect hostess gift or “take home” gift for your guests. They’re great as a snack, appetizer or even on salads. Careful, it’s easy to eat a lot of these candied pecans! Ingredients 2 cups pecans 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tbsp […]

Warm & Hearty Potato Leek Soup

As the weather cools down, there’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup served with crusty bread. This easy and quick potato leek soup makes a great starter, and is filling enough to be an entree. With a few dashes of our Holtkamp Heatwave Hot Sauce, it will definitely keep you warm this […]

Tips on Building a Better Burger

Does it get any better than juicy, flavorful burgers? You can keep them casual for a delicious backyard meal, or class them up with a glass of red wine for dinner. Either way, we have some solid tips to help you build a better burger! From choosing the right beef to adding some savory ingredients, […]

Tips on Decanting Wine

Decanting serves two purposes: to separate a wine from any sediment and aerate a wine so the aroma and flavor will be more vibrant upon serving. Red wines naturally produce sediment as they age, white wines rarely do. Decanting is simply the process of separating this sediment from the wine. Here’s how to Decant Your […]

Suzanne’s Simple Summer Caprese Salad

Want a great way to put some of your delicious homegrown tomatoes to use, like the ones I mentioned in my summer gardening tips? This very simple Caprese Salad is the perfect side dish for lunch or dinner, and can be on the table in no time! Don’t worry if you don’t have beautiful heirloom […]

Suzanne’s Top Spring & Summer Gardening Tips

With food prices going through the roof, why not consider growing some of your own produce? With these helpful tips below, you’ll see just how easy it can be to enjoy high quality veggies in the late spring and summer months. The nice thing about living here in metro Atlanta is enjoying a vegetable garden […]

Easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe

Want an easy way to impress your sweetheart? Make these mouthwatering chocolate dipped strawberries and you’ll melt their heart! One key to this recipe is buying top quality chocolate. You don’t need much to coat the strawberries, so go for the good stuff! (Ghirardelli, Lindt, Godiva) In the candy/sweets aisle of your grocery store you’ll […]

Jiffy Corn Pudding Recipe with a Kick

Having a few boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix in your pantry is a great way to whip up some easy sides, including this delicious Corn Pudding. This easy recipe features pantry ingredients you always have on hand, and the dish is a delicious crowd pleaser. You can kick it up a little (or a […]

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