Palmetto Bloody Mary

Palmetto Bloody Mary | The Suburban Soapbox

The most amazing Bloody Mary ever created.  Slightly spicy with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, this cocktail was created using fresh tomato juice elevating the flavor to something completely incredible.   I tasted something wonderful. In 2008, my mother-in-law, Eloise, (who lived in Hilton Head at the time) picked my family up from the airport and swiftly whisked us away to an amazing paradise.  It was a beautiful resort in South Carolina....The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.  If you haven't been … [Read more...]

Bacon “Lettuce” and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo

Bacon Lettuce and Peach Sandwich with Basil Mayo | The Suburban Soapbox

Sweet peaches are the perfect stand-in for tomatoes in this remake of everyone's favorite BLT.  Plain Jane lettuce is also replaced with peppery arugula to make one deliciously easy summer sandwich! I was smacked in the face the other day with the harsh reality that summer is not going to last forever.  What I mean is....I was, literally, smacked in the face with a decorative witch at the grocery store.  Yep...I walked right into it while rushing to the laundry detergent aisle and was … [Read more...]

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream and 11 More Chilly Treats

Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream | The Suburban Soapbox

Chill out with a dozen cool concoctions! Creamy, frozen, fruity and even healthy! I've rounded up 12 of my favorite chilly treats to help you stay cool this summer. The dog days are here, my friends. Seriously...we got a dog. I'm seriously thinking I'm insane right now because in the midst of trying to potty train a toddler I'm now trying to housebreak a dog. And it's hot outside so the dog doesn't want to hang out there longer than a nanosecond. It's going to be a long week. Or month. Or … [Read more...]

Campfire Quesadillas

Campfire Quesadillas | The Suburban Soapbox

Ooey, gooey, crispy quesadillas filled with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers.  The perfect twist on an old favorite summertime snack! I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join We're Parents and over 15 other bloggers to bring you Let's Grill!, a Grilling Extravaganza. We're bringing you tons of recipes, grilling tips and tricks, and more! And we're making this post even HOTTER because we partnered with a host of incredible sponsors to make three of our internet friends big … [Read more...]

Strawberry Coconut Butter

Strawberry Coconut Butter | The Suburban Soapbox

Creamy coconut butter blended together with tart strawberries.....the ultimate clean-eating treat.  Perfect on your morning toast or spread on a cookie for an after-school snack, this recipe is incredibly easy to make. My obsession with coconut butter began last fall.  It was an accident.....I wanted to chop up some coconut in the food processor.  Just into small pieces.  Sometimes I forget things, even loud a food processor that's whirling away in the background as loud as … [Read more...]

Cheesy Artichoke-Spinach Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Cheesy Spinach-Artichoke Quinoa Cakes with Lemon-Caper Sauce | The Suburban Soapbox

Loaded with artichokes, spinach and parmesan cheese, these quinoa cakes are reminiscent of everyone's favorite Spinach-Artichoke dip!  Perfect to serve as a main course for Meatless Monday or as a side dish with roasted chicken, pork or fish.  Leftover quinoa never tasted so good! I've said it before and I'll say it again...trash day is a bit depressing with the amount of leftover food I have to chuck.  I feel guilty every single Tuesday as I clean out the refrigerator.  For some reason, … [Read more...]

Bangers and Mash with Onion-Mustard Gravy

Bangers and Mash with Onion-Mustard Gravy | The Suburban Soapbox

A traditional Irish comfort food....Bangers and Mash is amped up with hand smashed horseradish potatoes and tangy Onion-Mustard Gravy.  Don't save this meal just for St. Patrick's Day, it's quick and easy to whip up....perfect for any day of the year. Ok....sooooo.....the word Bangers makes me snicker a bit every time I say it.  Or read it.  Or when my husband says it.  I'm a 12-year-old.  I know.  But seriously, there has to be a better name for it.  Bangers.  (I'm cracking up as I type … [Read more...]

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with 6 Great Recipes

St Patrick's Day Recipes | The Suburban Soapbox

St. Patrick's Day always sneaks up on me even though it's one of my favorite festive days of the year.  The Irish really know how to party....unfortunately, I can never keep up...I'm that person in the corner of the bar waiting for the night to end.  Beer is not my friend....but I look fabulous in green.  If I could go to an Irish pub and eat the filling comfort food with one or two pints without going deaf on St. Patrick's Day, that's my idea of a good time.  I know, lame.  I will probably be … [Read more...]

A Dozen Pies I’m Dying to Try


    Sick of winter? Think happy summer thoughts like the beach, warm sunshine, ice cold lemonade and PIE! Here are twelve "to die for" pie recipes from some of my favorite bloggers....and a Soapbox help you forget about the gray days of winter. I'll be sharing the results of my "pie testing" in the next several weeks. Stay tuned to see how they turned out and for my Soapbox spin! What are your favorite pies to eat? Disclaimer: This post was … [Read more...]

Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding | The Suburban Soapbox

A rich, creamy bread pudding made with brioche and dotted with semi-sweet chocolate chunks.  One bite and you will agree this is the best Brioche Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding.....EVER. I used to get take out bread pudding from a local specialty market.  My husband and I would go there to get a  buffet of take out food for the weekend and we always made a point of grabbing some individual desserts.  I always ordered the bread pudding which came with a caramel sauce on the side.  He used … [Read more...]