Easy Cherry Crisp at Weekend Potluck #282


Happy Friday!  We have some AH-mazing features this week! Easy Cherry Crisp grabbed the top spot as the most clicked on recipe. Did I ever tell you how much I LOVE cherries!  This one is calling my name. Our other featured recipes include: Hamburger Steaks with Onions and Gravy (comfort food to the max), Crock Pot Creamy Cheesy Mexican Rice, and Banana Bread Cobbler (YES, you read that right!)  So come on y'all, lets eat! 



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The recipe with the most clicks was...

Easy Cherry Crisp by These Old Cookbooks

Recipes that caught our attention ~





Crock Pot Creamy Cheesy Mexican Rice by Recipes that Crock

Featured Hostess Recipe ~

Banana Bread Cobbler by The Country Cook

Your Hostesses ~

The Country Cook~ Brandie 

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Easy Lemon Lovers Layer Cake at Weekend Potluck #281

Happy Friday!  With the 4th of July holiday on a Tuesday, I am certainly messed up with which day it is!  But, the good news is, its the weekend!  We have some great features at potluck this week. Easy Lemon Lovers Layer Cake grabbed the crown this week with the most clicked. Anything lemon and I am all over it. Can't wait to make this and devour it!  Our other features this week include: Grandma's Cherry Cobbler, Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Peaches, and Tina from Mommy's Kitchen brought it all home with her recipe for Refrigerator Sweet Pickles. 




New to Weekend Potluck? 

Just click on any of the photos below to take you to the full recipes! We keep track of all the recipes you click on. When you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll see a bunch of little thumbnail photos of recipes that your favorite food bloggers are sharing right now. The recipe with the most “clicks” this week will be our top featured recipe next week! So make sure you click on all your favorites!

The recipe with the most clicks was...

Easy Lemon Lovers Layer Cake by Together as Family Blog

Recipes that caught our attention ~


Grandma’s Cherry Cobbler by Miz Helen’s Country Cottage



Brown Sugar Cinnamon Baked Peaches by Meatloa & Melodrama

Bologna Salad by These Old Cookbooks

Featured Hostess Recipe ~

Refrigerator Sweet Pickles by Mommy’s Kitchen

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The Country Cook~ Brandie

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BBQ Spice Rub



On most days of the summer our grill is rocking with some kind of meat and/or vegetable. Since we are always cooking on the grill we came up with a great spice rub to use on beef, pork, or chicken.  


It brings so much flavor to whatever we have cooking up. Chicken has been our main go-to for this rub so far. These chicken legs got a huge upgrade in flavor. 


Once the meat is finished cooking a good ol’ slather of some sweet and smoky barbecue sauce brings it all home. 


It is always a lip smacking good time. Plus, I don’t have to do too many dishes. That is a win-win in my book.


And now that we have a new bullet smoker, we are getting lots of uses for this rub! Try it out the next time you are firing up the grill or smoker. I promise, you will be so glad you did!

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BBQ Spice Rub
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons granulated garlic
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground black pepper


In a small bowl mix all the ingredients.  Makes about 1/3 cup. 

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes


Summer is all about fresh vegetables from the garden and lots and lots of grilling. We have been using our grill almost every day. I have to admit, I do enjoy it when the hubby cooks and I can prop my feet up for a tad. Plus, he can make a mean steak on the grill....or anything for that matter! Each year we plant a small garden in raised beds because we have a sloped yard. This year we are keeping it simple with a few tomato and cucumber plants and all my must have herbs.  The veggies are starting to come in and I am so excited to be able to pick one of the first off the vine very soon. 



This pasta is perfect to use up those fresh tomatoes, especially on a hot and humid Virginia summer day when you don’t feel like going to an awful lot of trouble with lunch or dinner.  Serve it by itself or with a good crusty bread and a side salad. Now that is some good eatin'

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

1/2 pound angel hair
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 pounds cherry or grape tomatoes
1 cup loosely packed basil, roughly chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
1/2 cup grated parmesan, plus more for garnish


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add in a good handful of salt.  Add pasta and cook al dente or until pasta is slightly undercooked. Using tongs remove pasta from water into a colander. Reserve cooking liquid.  While pasta is cooking, add garlic and olive oil to a very large skillet. Cook on medium heat until garlic becomes soft, about two minutes.  Add tomatoes and salt and cook two minutes.  Add 1/2 cup of starchy cooking liquid leftover from pasta. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer for five minutes — the tomatoes should be starting to burst.  Gently push on them using the back of a wooden spoon if they haven't burst.  (You only want about half to burst.) Add pasta, cook another two minutes. Turn the heat off, add basil and Parmesan cheese and toss to coat. Add more pasta water if needed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve with extra grated parmesan cheese.