Apricot Oat Bars

For those of you who know me, you may know we recently got rid of our cable. Oh boy.  I will be honest.  It’s been a lot harder for me, as most things usually are I’m coming to realize!  I no longer have the luxury of watching my favorite cooking shows at night while folding […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

And The Winner Is…

Renee!  Thanks to all for entering the contest!  I loved hearing from all of you and I must say, y’all are adventurous eaters!  I love it! Here’s a recipe I made today for a summer lunch I made for some dear friends from Dallas who are vacationing here for the week.  We had burgers, potato […]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

This recipe comes from my all time favorite cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Family Style.  I think it was the first cookbook I ever purchased after being a newlywed and I have tried so many of Ina’s recipes with great success.  These blueberry muffins are so moist and *fluffy*.  I love the addition of the sour cream […]

Afternoon Tea

Last Saturday I hosted an afternoon tea for a friend at church who is moving away.  It was such fun to pull out all the linens, china and some random accents that I had packed away in boxes in the basement that I have no room for in my kitchen.  The girls came over around […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies years ago and had forgotten about them until a friend reminded me of them recently.  These are unlike any other chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever tasted!  The batter is almost cake-like because of the addition of the sour cream.  A cross between a chocolate chip cookie and cake?  Yes, please! Chocolate […]

Fathers Day Menu

It took me a couple of days to prepare this meal since my 8 week old calls the shots around our house these days but I wanted to be sure to do something special for Fathers Day. I made tequila lime chicken, cilantro lime rice (think Chipotle), black bean and corn salsa with tortilla chips […]

Christmas Party

We hosted a Christmas party this weekend. We did hors d’oeuvres and drinks and kept it pretty casual. Here’s the menu: Hot Apple Cider Spinach and Artichoke Dip with pita chips Traditional Cheese Fondue Panko Crusted Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Barbequed Meatballs Crudite Platter Fruit Tray White & Red Wine Raspberry Cheesecake Coffee One thing […]

Apple Crisp

I had an overabundance of apples in my organic box this past week so I decided to make this recipe. It’s easier than a pie (in my opinion) since you don’t have to mess with a crust and you can easily substitute other fruit depending on the season. (We love peach and raspberry crisps in […]