Daddy Always Knows Best – Roasted Leg of Lamb with Tzatziki Sauce

Some people find inspiration for the things they are passionate about in people they will never meet.  Being an untrained “kitchen chef”, I have the utmost respect for any professional chef especially the really fun ones that get their own show on Food Network.  I flip through magazines and cookbooks nearly every day looking for something […]




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A Happy Return to Key West – Key Lime Pie Martini

So, if this post is up it means that I am officially wheels up Nashville and wheels down Key West.  My sister and I are headed on a MUCH NEEDED mommy vacay and it just so happens that we are also headed to see a very dear friend of ours, Sarah get married to a wonderful […]




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Fun Party Find – Chalk Stock for a Wine & Cheese Tasting

You’re home from work, you’ve shuffled the husband and kids out the door to go “somewhere other than here”, hit the high spots on “cleaning” your house (aka the obvious ones), and now have roughly 30 minutes to get ready to host your weekly (yeah right) Girls Night Out.  A wine and cheese tasting is […]




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“I Ain’t Mad At Ya, Margarita”

I realize there are so many things grammatically and otherwise wrong with saying “I ain’t mad at ya”.  My mom was not a fan of “ain’t” and she used to have a little ditty she would make us sing when we were kids any time we tried to use that word.  “Ain’t ain’t a word […]




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Strawberry Basil Mimosa

What could be better on a warm Spring day than a mimosa???? I took inspiration from the beautiful Giada for this sweet and sparkly thirst quencher!! Garden fresh basil and deliciously ripe strawberries are combined with crisp Prosecco, local honey and San Pelligrino Limonata to create a zesty drink perfect for a weekend brunch. Strawberry Basil […]




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White Wine Butter Sauce with Fresh Herbs

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Cultivate Wines.  This “Wine with a Why” is not only delicious to drink and cook with it also serves a very charitable purpose, which has always been near and dear to my heart. Cultivate’s wines are very reasonably priced, so that you can enjoy it […]




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