Pan Seared Swordfish with Sauteed Spinach & Mushroom Lentil Salad


I’m a total sucker for good food and good photography…..of food!! I have always subscribed to food magazines and am totally obsessed with Food Network and Cooking Channel TV, but now that I have started this blog I absolutely LOVE coming across a beautiful blog with GORGEOUS photography.  I have learned a few skills when it comes to […]


Caprese Crackers

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Winter, it’s time for you to go!!! I mean, really, please leave and bring on a gorgeous spring followed by a nice warm summer with lots and lots of delicious tomatoes.  Yesterday when I was grocery shopping at Publix I got so excited when I saw yellow tomatoes that I knew I HAD to make some caprese […]


Our House – A Before/After Bathroom Reveal

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You know what I think is pretty nasty? My old bathroom.  Now the cabinets probably looked a bit spiffier back in 1987, so I can’t be too mad at them and like many of us middle-agers, they could get a little push into this century with a small makeover.  What I can’t under any circumstances […]


Prosciutto Wrapped Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs

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With the Oscars on the horizon next week, it is time to start planning your Red Carpet Party menu.  I honestly wish I was one of those people who took the time to see all the movies nominated, but let’s face it, I have a 4-year old and no money tree in the backyard to […]


Roasted Cornish Game Hen & Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto

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This is hands-down one of the easiest one-dish meals to prepare that requires very little prep work with an end result FULL of flavor.  In an hour’s time you can have a gourmet meal on the table with only one pot to clean up.  Cornish game hens are also relatively inexpensive at about $3/each and […]


Our House – A Before/After Fireplace Reveal


You can take one look at this fireplace and quickly figure out why we felt the need to give it a complete makeover.  Let’s start with the color of the brick.  I’m not even sure what color you would call that brick……oh, I know, doo doo brown!  Yep, I said it……Doo Doo Brown!  Before the […]


Our House……A Before/After Kitchen Reveal

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So, it only seems fitting to sell our house and move once we FINALLY get all of our renovations done after 3 very long years! We have had our house on the market FSBO for about 4 months and have broken down and hired a realtor to give it the good marketing push we hope […]


COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!! “Breakfast for Dinner”


  It’s time for a giveaway and you won’t want to miss your chance to win this beautiful cookbook.  Lindsay Landis & Taylor Hackbarth the dynamic duo of Love & Olive Oil have puts lots of you guessed it…….”love and olive oil” into the making of this gorgeous book.  Not only are the recipes delicious, creative and […]


Valentine’s Truffles


  My friend Mary & I recently worked on an event in Clarksville to benefit the Customs House Museum called Champagne & Chocolate.  I absolutely love to chair an event with Mary because our vision is usually the same and we always find ways to complement each other’s ideas.  This particular event is somewhat low-key, but focuses […]


Merchant’s Grill Shrimp & Grits

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    It’s Fat Tuesday, so that means it’s time for some good ole “stick to your ribs” kind of food and I can promise you this delicious Shrimp & Grits recipe from Merchants Restaurant in downtown Nashville will do just that!!  For my most recent “The Breakdown” in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, I met with Chef Jason […]