Just in time for the last weekend of the summer, I want to share a delicious drink that we've been enjoying for the last few months...Basil Lemonade. This summer, I planted an herb garden. It's the coolest thing! We used an old Webber Grill that had been designated for dumpster day and filled it with rosemary, oregano, lemon thyme, chives, thai basil, and sweet basil. Yes, I was feeling all ... read more
Watermelon and Feta Salad
Okay...Yesterday was supposed to signal the end of summer and today I'm posting Watermelon & Feta Salad. I have several reasons to post this recipe. First of all, it's easy and delicious. Secondly, although a summer fruit, watermelon is usually available all times during the year. Lastly, it's way too hot to think about fall! I wanted to share the recipe for a wonderful salad that I ... read more
Blueberry Scones with Orange Glaze and The Very Unintended Sabbatical
Well Y’all, it’s been a long time… There’s so much to tell you! I’ve dealt with senior year of high school, complete with a campaign and winning Homecoming Queen, college tours, prom, preparing for the big move to college, and finally dropping off our “one & only” to begin her college life. I also started a part-time job that quickly evolved into a full-time job. While doing all of ... read more
Key Lime Mousse Parfait…Yes, more please!
Yes, more please! Those are the words I found myself saying this past Sunday(Mothers Day). It started with the men preparing a breakfast buffet for the ladies at church. Everything was delicious, especially my husband's contribution, Savory Breakfast Potatoes. (Yes, more please!) We didn't do much for lunch because dinner would be substantial. OOOOOHHHHH Dinner! Gerald grilled snow crab ... read more
Honey Butter Vegetables…A Quick & Tasty Sidedish
You might be wondering why I'm sharing a photo that looks like a heap of steamed vegetables. What you can't tell from the photo is that these are the best tasting steamed vegetables ever! You won't believe how something so simple will taste so good. Not only is it super easy, it only requires a few ingredients...steamed vegetables, butter, honey, and salt. Caution: Be careful when melting the ... read more
My Best Biscuits…I Had Help
Whether homemade or canned(yikes), growing up, we always had biscuits on the weekends. Auntie always took the homemade route but, mama made due with canned Hungry Jack Buttermilk Biscuits. With a family of eight, I can't blame her for taking a shortcut while preparing breakfast. I know that her heart wasn't in those canned biscuits, because she'd go on and on about Auntie's! Auntie's ... read more
Biscoff Toffee Pecan Cookies
About two years ago, I was introduced to Biscoff Spread. Let me clarify that...I became obsessed, stalkerish, and strung-out on the stuff! The way those students at Columbia feel about Nutella, I feel about Biscoff. Having been on the Biscoff bandwagon for over two years, I'm just now getting around to using it in a recipe. I decided to add it to my basic chocolate chip dough and add chopped ... read more
Cheap Chic Dish Towel Apron…Beginners Welcome!
If I were a hoarder, my thing would probably be pretty dish towels and aprons. It never fails that if I'm in a store that has housewares, I can't leave until I've browsed through the aprons and dish towels. In places like, Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, Williams-Sonoma, or Sur la Table, I can usually come to my senses, and leave before purchasing a $40 apron or $20 dish towels. Not so much will ... read more
Sausage Gravy…Savory Goodness at it’s Best!
Fancy or plain, I love breakfast food...so much, I can eat it for dinner! While this post isn't about breakfast for dinner, it is about one of my favorite "plain" breakfast dishes...Sausage Gravy! Truth be told, it's probably one of the least fancy breakfast dishes. Actually, it's a poor man's dish, originally made to stretch what little meat they had. They'd make a gravy with bits of sausage ... read more
Cocoa Walnut Fudge
Last week I posted a "What could this be?!" photo on Instagram, featuring cocoa, Petmilk, butter, sugar, vanilla, and nuts. Ingredients for fudge...not just any fudge, my absolute favorite fudge! About 15 years ago, I had fudge that changed my life~actually, it changed my view of fudge. Until then, the fudge that I'd eaten was ultra sweet. So sweet, that it was more sweet than ... read more