Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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

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

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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Pan Seared Grouper with Lemon White Wine Butter Sauce

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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Snowball Cookies

“I’m so sick of this snow!”  The complaint heard round the world.  Well, maybe not around the world, but at least in my house.  This is the first winter in a long time that Nashville actually got a substantial amount of snow.  “Snowdome” we are no more.  During one of the 10 snow days stuck […]




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Tequila Lime Chicken

In my house of crazies (who I love and adore), the ONLY time that I get to watch a “mommy show” is in the wee hours of the morning.  In fact, as I write this post it is currently 5:20 a.m. and I have already cleaned up the kitchen from last night, folded a load […]




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Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

Super Bowl Sunday at our house is never a big party or throw down.  Drew is usually most content sitting on the couch in our living room watching the game people free.  I usually like to be around friends, because unless the Titans are playing I really don’t care all that much about the game. […]




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5-Minute Almond Cake

Five minutes is about all the time I have to do anything these days with our busy life.  Time just flies by in chunks and before I know it another week, another month, and another year has gone by.  I can’t believe my sweet Baby Baker will be 6 months old this week.  I have […]




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Quick & Easy Crustless Crabcake Quiche

Hi, everyone!! I am very excited to share a guest post with you all from my friend, former neighbor, fellow food blogger and moreover food lover!  Nicki Pendelton-Wood is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the Nashville and Southern food writing world.  She has reviewed and edited cookbooks for many years and now […]




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Lemon Orzo with Parsley

2015, I have high expectations for you.  Actually that is an inaccurate statement.  I have no “expectations” for 2015 or should try not to at least.  Expectations are the things that get you in trouble.  Truly.  A very wise, man of God told me once that you should never “expect” anything.  He was referencing relationships, but […]




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