Savory Cream Cheese Pastry Appetizer & Beer and Cheese Pairing Guideline

cream cheese pastry

So, it is no secret that I have a HUGE love for wine! And if it was even possible, my love for wine has only grown exponentially while I am pregnant, because now it is like a precious commodity that I will someday get my hands back on again.  When I entertain I usually put […]


Nutella Cheesecake Bars

nutella cheesecake bars

I knew from the second that bar code crossed the scanner at the grocery store that I was IN TROUBLE……you see, I have avoided Nutella for over 5 years.  I love it so much that when I  buy the jar, I might as well just grab the biggest spoon and finish it in one sitting. […]


Easy Homemade Rosemary Garlic Biscuits


Good Sunday morning, everyone!!!! I recently shared these tasty homemade rosemary and garlic biscuits on What’s Cooking with Ruthie for my monthly recipe contribution.  I love being a part of her monthly crew because I get to relish in Southern stuff for her audience.  Down here we all know the power of a biscuit on […]


Sweet Gender Reveal Party

tablescape for gender reveal party

So when we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound and to hear the heartbeat of this little “surprise” in my belly, I was a little surprised to learn that we were being scheduled for a new test called MateriT21.  Since I am now a “mature” pregnant woman (most days my maturity level still […]


Homemade Vanilla Extract


Making your own vanilla extract is easy and is a great way to make your baked goods even more homemade.  This past weekend we had our reveal party to find out the gender of the new little addition to our family.  I decided to go with an early afternoon sweets party to cut down on […]


Crunchy Salad with Quinoa Pilaf & Citrus Vinaigrette: Product Review

quinoa salad

So as you all know, I’m a mommy, I’m busy with family and friends, I work full-time, and now with a little one on the way, what little time I have left to myself HAS to be spent in an organized manner.  Drew travels, so a morning routine is essential to get out the door […]


Roasted Acorn Squash Soup

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So, I mentioned that I have been hooked on soups lately.  At first I thought it was from being sick and then from the cold weather, but now that I have yet another soup post after this one, that technically qualifies this as a “soup series”, I think it must be an official craving.  Come […]


Potato & Spinach Frittata

potato and spinach frittata

Happy Saturday morning, everyone!!!! As you all know I love brunch, so in keeping in tune with my favorite weekend meal, I am bringing you a frittata.  Drew and I hosted a New Year’s Day brunch and I pulled out all my favorites and a few new ones.  There is no way that I could […]


Mustard and Herb-Crusted Trout

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It’s a New Year, which means it’s time for some new healthy recipes from my favorite private chef, Aly!    The best way to assure our success in keeping our resolutions is to plan our meals ahead with good, healthy choices that don’t leave us a slave to the stove. This way we won’t be […]


Healthy Lobster Bisque

lobster bisque

So here we are……another year, another chance to get our life on track with a fresh new start whatever that “new start” might be.  Well, while most people resolve to their usual healthy promise to get their weight in check, work out more, get back into those pre-baby skinny pants, my resolution is a little […]