Rhubarb Moonshine Smash


Is it okay if we drink a little moonshine and forget our troubles? Granted, my only ‘troubles’ are the weather went from snow to 90-degrees too quickly, and the fact that weekends only last 2 days.  But, troubles are troubles, and moonshine soothes all. Is there a pink drink that doesn’t brighten your day? A [...]

Dinner For Two: Rosemary-Lemon Chicken


A great no-fail roasted chicken recipe is the little black dress of the kitchen.  You keep it on standby for any occasion when you know you need to look fabulous.  Rosemary chicken is gorgeous (look at those roasted lemon slices—so fancy!) and delicious.  Put this on the table, and enjoy the oohs and ahhs from [...]

Frozen Mocha Brownie Bites


First, promise me something:  Promise me that you will not hide these frozen mocha brownie bites from your husband.  Promise me that you won’t wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them inside a bag of frozen asparagus in the back of the freezer.  Because that would be selfish.  And also, there’s a chance [...]

Quick Marshmallow-Peanut Butter Cookies {gluten-free}


I call these ‘emergency cookies.’  I make  these quick cookies anytime an emergency strikes.  My most common emergency is last-minute dinner guests.  Last-minute dinner guests are quite common around here, because I love a good challenge.  Other times, I put a lot of effort into making a meal, and then 20 minutes before my guests arrive [...]

Strawberry Pretzel Parfaits


This dish comes to you by way of my craving for something salty and sweet and my Southern heart, of course.  If you’ve never had strawberry pretzel salad in all of its Cool Whip glory, you haven’t lived.  Befriend a blue-haired lady at Church, offer to mow her lawn and she’ll make you a strawberry [...]

Sugar Cookies with Berry Frosting {giveaway!}


Don’t these hot pink cookies look like the perfect thing to bring to potlucks and picnics all summer long? These beauties are from my sweet friend Heather Christo’s new cookbook.  Her book Generous Table is just as gorgeous as she is.  Heather makes me feel like I can entertain any night of the week. Heather has recipes [...]

Earl Grey Tea Latte


Remember that Earl Grey tea latte? I can’t stop thinking about it either.  These tea lattes went from a once-a-week treat to a daily fix.  Times two.  I make 2 lattes some mornings.  I tell myself I’ll have just one and then switch back to green tea.  But, before I know it, my milk is [...]

What We’re Eating


What do we eat on a daily basis? Are you curious? I’m endlessly fascinated by what y’all eat every day.  I read quite a few blogs where people document their daily meals.  And I love them.  So, I thought I’d share an overview of what we eat. Breakfast:  Twice a month, I bake a double or triple [...]

Mashed Potato Truffles


No, that’s not a typo.  I really used mashed potatoes to make truffles instead of heavy cream. And believe me when I say:  no one can tell the difference.  I served them to many discriminating house guests over the past month. I watched closely for a raised eyebrow, a slight frown, anything! to tell me that you can [...]

Bourbon Milk Punch


Well, it seems Spring is going to take its sweet time arriving this year.  And I’m okay with that. We are still undecided if we are going to start a garden.  The truth is, when your day job is growing and harvesting plants, sometimes the last thing you want to do is take care of [...]