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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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am