Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Rosemary roasted potatoes

Every good brunch deserves a big helping of roasted potatoes.  We are brunch people for sure at my house.  Whether at our own table or at our favorite Nashville brunch spots, I, for one, want crispy roasted potatoes on my plate wherever I am.  Noshville‘s Silver Dollar Potato Pancakes are to die for with their […]


A Sweet and Savory Sip & See for Baby John Barton

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  So, our sweet Baby John Barton just turned 1.  It’s so hard to believe that it has already been a year since the girls and I celebrated that baby boy’s birth with a festive Sip and See.  Christmas is such a beautiful time of year spiritutally, emotionally and visionally and we knew it was […]


Cream Cheese & Apple Butter Stuffed Crescent Rolls


Shall I describe this little ditty of a dish in two words?  Well, okay then, here you go – delish and easy……let’s make it three words  -delish, quick and easy AND perfect for your Christmas brunch spread.  This time of year I keep crescent rolls in my fridge on the regular and however I choose to […]


Easy Sausage Cheese Balls

sausage balls

There are a few things in this world that no matter the diet nor time of day nor time of year that I simply CAN NOT resist.  And here they are: pizza, rotel dip, hashbrown casserole and my all-time favorite sausage cheese balls.  I rememeber being at Christmas party when I was kid and strategically […]


Eqq White Omelette with Turkey, Asparagus & Goat Cheese

leftover omelette

Black Friday……I’d like to call it “Out of the Black Friday” because after all the food I consumed yesterday I definitely don’t feel in the black anymore.  With all the leftovers in the fridge, it is time to make some of that food work for you……in a lighter way.  I know you have eggs in […]


Sauteed Asparagus

sauteed asparagus

So remember that delicious Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil we made a couple of weeks ago?  Well, here is your big chance to use it.  Since your oven is likely worked triple overtime by now, heat up your saute pan and toss in some asparagus coated with your Rosemary & Garlic Infused Olive Oil and […]


Southern Style Green Beans Without the Guilt


Good glory! I love green beans.  This is a fact – there is nowhere else in the entire country that can beat a Southern-style green bean.  You will be hard pressed to find a plate at  any Southern Thanksgiving table that doesn’t have soft, tasty green beans piled up “high as a cat’s back”.  A […]


Sweet Potato Bread with Brown Sugar and Pecan Topping

sweet potato bread

  Sweet potatoes?  In bread? Why, yes! This Summer when Hunter and I went on our Mommy & Bear Bear Day to the Nashville Farmer’s Market, we picked up a loaf of the most delicious sweet potato bread from the Common Ground Bakery & Cafe in Pulaski.  Words can’t describe the deliciousness of this bread.  I […]


My Thanksgiving Table Design – The S.T.A.R. Method


I am going to break down my Thanksgiving table design into the S.T.A.R. method. Situation – I am hosting the Thompson family Thanksgiving dinner at my house, which makes me exponentially happy because I LOVE to entertain and be with my family.  There is one rather substantial problem, though.  Despite the years and years of […]


An M&Z Thanksgiving Dinner


A day at my office is a bit less than conventional.  Our office is filled with all kinds of interesting creatures (myself included).  If I could describe our office by tv shows, I would say that we are a bit of The Office meets LOL meets 30 Rock meets Flipping Out meets Parks and Recreation meets Curb Your […]