Plan a Summer Pool Party

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Make a splash this summer by holding the ultimate backyard bash.  A pool party!  Whether you have a pool of your own or have to borrow a neighbor’s backyard, nothing says summer fun like games, nice cool water and delicious food.  So invite all your friends, plan some fun games and activities for the kids, and cook up this delicious menu, perfect for a hot summer day.  And you know our motto here, when throwing a party it’s all about what you can do ahead so you get to partake in the fun rather than slave away in the kitchen.

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“Wet” your guest’s appetite with this delicious appetizer, walnut praline brie and fruit platter.  Sweet and savory this dish is perfect with bread, crostini, or crackers.

image Slow cooker pulled pork sliders with buttermilk slaw are the perfect sandwiches to fill your guests bellies.  Make the pork and slaw the day before and assemble the sliders just before you serve them.

imageUltimate creamy potato salad is simple to make, but full of flavor.  The fresh herbs add so much flavor to this wonderful summer salad.

imageIt’s not a proper summertime meal without corn on the cob.  At it’s best in the summer, who can resist that sweet crunch?  Try Paula’s grilled corn on the cob.  Grilling the corn adds so much smoky flavor to everyone’s favorite summer vegetable.

imageWash it all down with sparkling sweet cherry lemonade.  A perfect summer refreshment.

imageAnd for a sweet treat and to cool everyone down make a batch of raspberry sorbet.  Raspberries are at their peak of perfection in the summer months.  Light and satisfying, this sorbet is a great dessert to close out your yummy pool party meal.

 

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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
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