Easiest Pumpkin Spice Bread

“As soon as you get all your renovations complete, you will move”……Oh, how that seemed like a funny joke over the last three years of our house renovations followed by “yeah, right, you will have to drag my dead body from this house”, but I guess the joke really was on us.  Or rather we […]




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A Birthday Dinner for the Hubs! – Eggplant Parmesan

Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri a-te Tanti auguri, Drew Tanti auguri a-te Every year growing up for our birthday my dad would always ask what we wanted for our birthday dinner.  I always LOVED our birthday dinners, because we got to pick whatever we wanted regardless of what everyone else in the house liked.  Without […]




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“Windows are Rolled Down”

Remember when we were kids and we fought over who got to sit on the “hump” in the front seat?  Seat belts were for “sissies” as my dad would say and “car seats” were truly the seats that were in cars.  Air conditioning was a luxurious option that we “didn’t need” bc we could barrel down the interstate at […]




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Who knew a couple of boxes could be so much fun “on the pontoon”!

  “Back this hitch up into the water Untie all the cables and rope Step onto the astro turf Get yourself a coozie Let’s go Who said anything about skiin’? Floatin’ is all I wanna do You can climb the ladder Just don’t rock the boat while I barbeque On the pontoon Jumpin’ out the […]




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Nashville Lifestyles Magazine thinks I’m HOT!!!!

When I first started this blog I had no idea if anyone would even read it.  Of course my hope was that someone (family not included because they have to read it out of sheer loyalty) would find it entertaining, informative, grating, but in the end I really just wanted to use it as my […]




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“There’s a New Chef in Town” – Hunter’s Culinary Adventure

I was recently asked if I was completely self-taught in my cooking skills and while I haven’t attended culinary school or taken any real cooking classes, I can’t say that I’m completely “self-taught”.  Cooking is somewhat of a defining component of my family and my childhood.  It’s what we do.  I have my dad to […]




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We all have a “go-to” dress – Sesame-Ginger Seared Ahi Tuna

July 21st is one of my very favorite days of the year.  It signifies the beginning of a beautiful new life that I have been blessed with by God.  I know this seems to be something that I talk about over and over again, but I am very thankful for all the wonderful people in my life, […]




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I’m Certainly No Christopher Columbus, But I Made a Great Discovery!!

How do I begin to explain my love for my love without going way back in time to the beginning of when I was a mere shadow of who I find myself to be today?  I will spare everyone those silly details, but I will say that if ever there were a map of my life […]




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Just Do It………

So this post is not going to be about what I cooked for dinner tonight and it’s not going to be about a great wine that I think you should rush out and buy.  This is simply my opportunity to put my thoughts on “paper”.  This is my journal, after all, and it just so happens that I […]




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