Roasted Cauliflower with Zesty Dipping Sauce

Don’t you love a healthy recipe that is bursting with flavor?!  Let me just tell you something!  This chili roasted cauliflower is like finding a good bag of chips that you just can’t stop eating, with one MAJOR exception…..it is healthy, packed with nutrients and I even got BOTH of my children to eat it! […]




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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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Pepper Poppers

Yum, yum, and yum!! These pepper poppers are an Aunt Bessie (aka my sister) specialty! This year at our annual lake trip I was able to snap pictures so that I can share this delicious recipe with you.  There is no man on this earth that doesn’t love this recipe.  Hot peppers stuffed with cheese […]




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Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon – A Pretty Purple Celebration

It all started with some pillows from Joss & Main.  I quickly got hooked on the orchid trend and from there the “party room” decor and color palette for the luncheon grew.  I didn’t want the room to look a scene from the chorus of “Purple People Eater”, so I decided that aqua blue would […]




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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up

Hopefully this post isn’t coming to you a little too late to get lucky in the kitchen with some tasty St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes.  So, if you still have time, be sure to throw together one of these for your “Erin go Bragh” celebration!  Happy St. Patty’s Day, people!!! #1 – Beer Cheese Dip […]




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Sweet Potato Bruschetta

Sweet? Sweets?  What are sweets?  I want sweets. I have 37 Lenten days to go before I can have sweets……..but this “sweet” post ain’t about no real sweets except that it is “Sweeeet”! I recently hosted 4 very special ladies for lunch and put together this super quick Sweet Potato Bruschetta as a little Amuse […]




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Savory Cream Cheese Pastry Appetizer & Beer and Cheese Pairing Guideline

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 […]




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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 […]




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Grilled Oysters

So, right now we are building up to a fantastic party menu one dish at a time.  We have already prepared our Poached Pear dessert, so now let’s work on appetizers.  On Thanksgiving Day while I was busy prepping, roasting and basting the turkey, my dad and Drew were busy making pre-meal snacks.  They are […]




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Boursin Sweet Pepper Poppers

Happy Friday, everyone! Aly from Backyard to Ballroom is back again this month with a delicious hors d’ouevre to get you geared up for all that holiday entertaining.   Hey guys! It’s Aly from Backyard to Ballroom!! The season of entertaining is upon us! It’s all parties, cocktails, high heels, glitter, and hors d’ouevres between […]




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