Beyond the Kitchen Holiday Recipes

Say Hello to Summer!


This little bee sure is living large in my one pot spring garden!

But enough about spring.  Spring is so… um, last season?  No… not exactly.

Let’s talk about summer!  What’s your favorite way to kick off summer?

Me?  My favorite way to greet summer is to have a rip roarin’ good time Memorial Day Weekend!

I’m diving into this one, two, THREE day weekend by celebrating my birthday and throwing down with my family in the kitchen.  My Dad is making chicken and waffles.  Holy heck!  Chicken and waffles will be  followed promptly by family board games and… nap time.  What could be better?  A pool!?  You’re right!  How is it that I don’t have a friend with a pool in this town!?

My weekend will be full of family, fun and loads of kitchen time.

I hope that you’re able to take time this weekend to enjoy your families.  Maybe you’ll even have a moment to hop in the kitchen and throw together a late breakfast or gorgeous cake.  Do it… it’s important.

Here’s some inspiration.

Slice of Joe

Click on the picture and go to the recipe… that’s how this whole deal works.

Above: Mocha Coffee Coffee Cake

Below: Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Pancakes

Banana Walnut Pancakes

Double decker Sugar Paper with Berries

Above: Cardamom Scented Sugar Paper with Strawberries and Cream

Below: Raspberry Almond Cupcakes

Raspberry Almond Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Above: Mint Chocolate Chip Mini Ice Cream Cupcakes

Below: Southern Style Strawberry Cake

Southern Style Strawberry Cake

Have a most lovely holiday weekend!