Mango Strawberry Smoothie

Hey kids, wanna make something for mom?  Something that she will REALLY like?  Something that she will really enjoy?! Then find your dad, get in the kitchen and make her this delicious smoothie!!  Who needs a complicated breakfast in bed when you can greet her your with your Mother’s Day cards and this tasty frozen […]




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Angel Food Cake with Tart Cherry Topping

I recently shared this yummy cake on What’s Cooking with Ruthie for my monthly guest contributor post.  Angel food cake is one of those desserts that even though it is still dessert, it ranks pretty low-ish on the guilt scale.  It is light and spongy and can be topped with just about anything.  I found the most […]




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Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake with Ghirardelli White Chocolate Glaze

Two words come to mind when I think about this cake……..Crazy and Devil.  There is an old saying that says “The devil is in the details.”  That is definitely a very true statement for me and my life.  Details are the things that I just can’t disregard.  I am planner and seem to have a […]




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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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Breyers Tiramisu Gelato

My grandmother’s favorite dessert was undoubtedly tiramisu.  I mean to the point that she knew exactly where she could get the best tiramisu, who had the worst, and once she was home bound, where she ordered us to pick it up for her and to be sure to let them know that she wanted the […]




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Roasted Beet, Lentil & Grapefruit Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

Who says a salad can’t still be a salad without lettuce?! I recently hosted a luncheon in honor of my grandmother’s memory for some very special ladies at my house.  We affectionately called it the “Mary Lillie Memory Club”, because the attendees were some of the ladies that loved my grandmother the most and she […]




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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Y’all know how much I love my chocolate covered cherries.  I mean, I made a homemade chocolate covered cherry and even made a chocolate covered cherry martini, so it should come as no surprise that I made it into a cheesecake!!!!!   Clearly the cheesecake and I have made great friends during the last few weeks […]




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Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes

Today is your lucky day! It’s 2-for-1 cheesecake day, which is a perfect way to get in all those crazy indulgent calories during this Mardi Gras weekend!!!  They are creamy throughout and then swirled with sweet strawberry puree and of course, they have my signature vanilla wafer crust.  . I recently shared this recipe on […]




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Olive Oil Cake

Hey guys! Mardi Gras is fast approaching, which means Ash Wednesday is right around the corner, too, and for those of us giving up sweets for Lent, now is the time to get them all in! This week will be filled with sugary, tasty sweets and a few indulgent non-sweet recipes that probably should hit […]




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