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June Recipe Wrap~up

Happy Friday, the last Friday in June ~ I hate to see it go.

Before we get started with my June Recipe Wrap~Up, I want to share with you some special news. Today I’m featured over at Stacey’s Poofing the Pillow‘s home tour. I’m sharing 5 rooms from our home on Stacey’s monthly home tour.  I hope you enjoy.

Now, let’s review this month’s recipes, cooking tips and techniques. I hope you love them.

June Recipe Wrap~UP

Southern Summer Creamed Corn

After we returned from our trip to Savannah, Charleston and Asheville, I was in a totally Southern frame of mind. This recipe for Southern Summer Creamed Corn was near and dear to my love of corn.

Southern Summer Creamed Corn

Skillet Sautéed Corn and Okra

Then I couldn’t resist one more easy and delicious corn recipe, but I added another of my favorite summer vegetables, okra, to make Skillet Sautéed Corn and Okra.

Skillet corn and okra saute

How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes

I hope you love fried green tomatoes because here I shared a cooking lesson: How to Make Fried Green Tomatoes.

Skillet corn and okra saute

Yummy Avocado Cream Sauce

Did you think avocados were only good for guacamole and sliced on a sandwich? Well, here is a Yummy Avocado Cream Sauce to show you another way to use them.

how to make avocado cream sauce

Fried Green Tomatoes with Polenta and Avocado Cream Sauce

Then I shared how to put a complete dish together using the Fried Green Tomatoes with Polenta and the Yummy Avocado Cream Sauce. Fit for a king. Or a Southern gentleman. My Southern gentleman loved it.

Fried Green Tomatoes with Yummy Avocado Cream Sauce

Cast~Iron Skillet and Why You Should Have One

Next I shared one of my must~have, use~all~the~time tools in the kitchen, a Cast~Iron Skillet. Check out an overview of why you need to have one and how to use this essential piece of cooking equipment.

9 1/2 inch Le Creuset cast iron skillet

Summer White Wine Sangria

If you need a super good, super easy summer cocktail, this is the one to try: Summer White Wine Sangria.

Maque Choux ~ 5 Reasons to Make this Recipe

And last, but not least, one of the best summer vegetable dishes ever, Maque Choux and 5 reasons why you should make this delicious dish.

Maque Choux 5 reasons to make this recipe

Have a fun~filled and safe 4th of July. Fly your fly, hug a soldier, say a prayer for all those who sacrifice for our freedoms and raise your voice in celebration of our country.

God Bless America!

This week I linked up at

Celebrate and Decorate ~ Celebrate Your Story

Poofing the Pillows ~ Thoughts of Home

The Dedicated House ~ Making It Pretty Monday

Charm Bracelet Diva ~ Vintage Charm Party

Up to Date Interiors ~ The Creative Circle





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  1. I read your post ant Stacey’s and I think you have a wonderful blog! I’m always looking for new recipes so I look forward to following you! Please stop by when you have a chance!


    1. Jane, I’m so happy you found me and thank you for the compliment. It made my day. I always try to give readers great recipes for home and entertaining. I’ll definitely drop by.

  2. Hi Carol,
    I hopped over from Staceys. Love your gorgeous kitchen! The colors of your home are both soothing and inviting. Love that you are a chef as well.

    1. Jann, thank you so much for hopping over to Bluesky Kitchen. I’m so happy to have you. I do love our kitchen. Since I spend so much time in it, I need to love my my place. Please drop back by again.

  3. Suddenly I am so hungry!

    The white wine sangria sounds pretty refreshing right about now.

    Happy 4th of July!


    1. Penny, I’m so happy to have you visit Bluesky Kitchen. Please drop by again for more good cooking, creating and celebrating.