Blackberry Cobbler

Hunter Bear and I are at the beach for a few days on a Mommy/Son trip with some of our best friends! Since Daddy is stuck at home working (and is soooooo lonely with all the peace and quiet), I made sure to fill his belly and our fridge full of some of his favorite […]




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Cuban Citrus Sour Cream Pie

For a recent GNO (aka Girls Night Out), my friend Sarah hosted us at her beautiful new home.  Sarah is my friend, who had the amazingly fun wedding in Key West last May, where my sister and I forgot all responsibility (literally) and partied like a bunch of college kids, that took us at least […]




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Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

In this super-sized world, sometimes it’s kinda nice to downsize.  For Father’s Day my golf-lovin’ husband asked for one thing and one thing only…….to watch the U.S. Open all weekend.  I suppose it would have been pretty nice of Boogey and me to just vacate the premises, but I couldn’t hardly let the man starve […]




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Tennessee Tea Cake Donuts

So, I was left alone at the house today while the boys went to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival…….please don’t tell those people they really aren’t living in Medieval times because they just might voluntarily choke on that enormous turkey leg they’re eating while jousting on a horse in a 50 pound chain link shirt in […]




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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread (Plus a Special Message from Hunter Bear)

“Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in Make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend now” So the entire time I was making this crazy good bread I couldn’t stop singing Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”.  I had those nearly rotten bananas on my  brain all day and every time I thought about […]




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Coconut & Mango Sweet Rice

Last week I shared this Coconut & Mango Sweet Rice recipe on What’s Cooking with Ruthie and today I’m sharing it with you!!   As you all well know, we recently moved and in an effort to truly clean out the pantry, I came across my bag of Jasmine rice way back in the back of the […]




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Easy Brownies for Teacher Appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation week and if you think you don’t have time to make something homemade and special for your little one’s teachers, think again.  This quick and easy brownie recipe can be made in less than 40 minutes.  The ingredients are simple, but still create a delicious treat for some of the […]




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French-Inspired Crafty Mother’s Day Luncheon

I originally featured this party in Nashville Lifestyles Magazine in May 2011 and is making a reappearance on the blog to help get your creative energy flowing for your upcoming Mother’s Day brunch!!! “When it comes to party planning, I say it’s better to make it than to buy it.  Digging into your own creativity allows […]




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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

  My readers have spoken and this recipe is up next by special request.  Two things I love when it comes to baking: #1 finding a way to not dirty up as many dishes and #2 finding a way to keep my hands from being covered in gooey cookie dough, although I don’t mind the […]




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Lady Baltimore Cake

There is so much that I want to say in this post, so I will try to keep slightly shorter than the novel it could turn into.  Today is my Nana’s 96th birthday!!!! Please don’t tell her I told you!!  Just a few months ago we weren’t sure she would make it at all and […]




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