Does it get more Southern or more "summer" than picklin' something? I don't think so. Andrew and I have planted and maintained a vegetable garden since we got married 7 years ago, and our cucumber plant is the star of the show right now! Even eating and giving away cukes to neighbors, I was still … Continue reading Refrigerator Pickles
I've been asked by several people to give a more detailed look at how I go about clean eating. Short backstory: In February I decided I really needed to get my consumption of sugar under control because it was controlling me. I have always been a yo-yo dieter, and I wanted to nip that in … Continue reading Clean Eating: Part One
Don't you love recipes that remind you of people you love? Your grandmother's chocolate cake... Your mom's spaghetti... Or in this case, my aunt's tuna steak! Aunt Shirley lives in the Cayman Islands and we have loved each other since I was born. To know her is to love her. Although we are not technically … Continue reading Aunt Shirley’s Tuna Steak
As someone who does a weekly meal plan, I'm always glad to see what others are cooking. I pull recipe ideas from all over and am the queen of using what I've got in the fridge. While I can't classify my cooking as paleo, vegan, 100% clean, etc... I am relatively mindful when it comes … Continue reading Recipe Roundup
One of the highlights of my December has become hosting my best friends and their kids for a sugar cookie extravaganza! Before the main event of decorating cookies, the kids destroy the playroom while we drink coffee and munch in the kitchen... This year even included a Jingle Bells sing-a-long at the piano! It is … Continue reading Christmas Sugar Cookie Brunch
*Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and feedback on my previous post. I meant every word of it, and still do... It's always funny to me how 24 hours changes things. Yesterday, I felt like Socrates penning his dissertation. Today (I have my kids back from their grandparents' house and) I feel like Dale Jr. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration
We are finding "the new normal". Natalie is 4 months old, everyone sleeps through the night 95% of the time, and most weeks have some sort of routine. Andrew and I are loving the past few weeks, mainly because we haven't been here! We spent last weekend in Asheville celebrating my good friend's wedding. … Continue reading Sweet Summertime.