Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

Basil chicken salad

It is no secret that I am a giant lover of tomatoes and what better goes with tomatoes than basil, except of course when you add in the Southern staple chicken salad.  I was recently eating lunch at Newk’s and they had samples of pesto chicken salad and I just kept thinking how delicious that would […]




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Pear, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread

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I guess you could call us the Julia Green Hills Gals.  I have really grown to love this little group that has been getting together for a little “Wine-D” down time on Fridays once a month.  Each month we get together at one of our houses, bring some snacks, a little wine, let the kids […]




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Mushroom & Herb Couscous

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It’s that glorious time of year when my herbs are thriving and our little urban garden is getting it’s grow on and soon (hopefully) we will have an abundance of fresh veggies. And for the ones that just don’t make it, there are produce stands galore with lots and lots of fresh, local goodness!!!  What […]




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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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It’s only fair that being such the busy and active person that I am, that I get a child who is the exact replica of me just in baby form.  Unless that little one is “contained” in some sort of activity center or I have a handler on board to hold him, he is all […]




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Simple White Cake & A Christening Celebration

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April 12th was quite possibly one of the most special days for my family to date.  Father Ray, who is a longtime family friend and our family priest, baptized both of our children.  To say that it was one of the proudest moments of my life is an understatement.  To witness my children being brought into […]




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Bourbon Spiced Pecans

bourbon spiced pecans

Long time, no see!  I sure have missed putting up a new post.  Everyone is mostly asleep right now, so I’m trying to sneak in a quick post and this is a good one!  A few months back, I shared this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs Cooking With Ruthie.  I have loved being a […]




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A Delicious Cheese Plate for Easy Entertaining

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With any planned or even “drop-by” entertaining that we do, I have added a new set of essentials to my list of things to always keep on hand for having guests over.  Keeping the makings for a great cheese plate will help you put together what appears to be a well-thought out pre-meal snack all the while […]




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Easter Table Roundup

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With a week to go, there is still plenty of time to get your Easter table set and ready for a delicious day of celebrating.  Here are my Easter tables over the last few years. Sweet & Simple Easter Tablescape Any Store Easter Tablescape Fresh From the Garden Easter Tablescape Easter Crafts & Cocktails Pattern […]




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Sweet & Simple Easter Tablescape

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So this year we aren’t hosting anyone for Easter, but there is no way that I could leave my table sad and un-decorated especially since it’s the first room you see when you walk into our house.  However, I did scale it back a bit from what I have done in the past, but I […]




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Pan Seared Grouper with Lemon White Wine Butter Sauce

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You know what I love about the beach about as much as I love the beach?!  FRESH FISH!  Straight off the boat, fresh!  Straight into my fish loving mouth, fresh!!! Currently I am sitting on the couch in our condo while the baby naps and hopefully the clouds burn off.  I’m ready to get back […]




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