Homemade Chocolate Covered Cherries

chocolate covered cherries

I love chocolate covered cherries!!!! I mean I LOVE chocolate covered cherries!! I love somewhere around early November when the convenient stores have those little boxes positioned so perfectly at the register.  I always have to bring an extra 34 cents to add to my usual $1.41 that I bring in for daily diet coke, […]


Creamy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

mashed cauliflower

In the words of Jerry Seinfeld, the only thing on anyone’s brain yesterday was “Get candy, get candy, get candy, get candy”.  However, today the day after Halloween, the only thing on my brain is “how could I have possibly consumed that much candy?!” Furthermore, how the heck am I going to undo the caloric […]


Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar Topping

pumpkin donuts

A few weeks ago we took a family trip to the store.  I generally enjoy doing the grocery shopping sans husband and child for several reasons.  I prefer to do the shopping for the family, because no matter how specific the list detailing all the things that we “need” is, Drew and Hunter will always […]


Healthy Butternut Squash Soup

butternut squash soup

You wouldn’t know by the thermometer today that we are 2 weeks into Fall.  I have to say that it really makes me bonkers that our weather in Tennessee will swing a full 30-40 degrees in one day, but what especially drives me bonkers is that it is almost 90 degrees today!!  Oh, well, what […]


Zucchini Bread

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We didn’t get to have a garden this summer and whatever sad attempt I made at container gardening failed miserably thanks to some little tomato eating somethings that like some sick game would stop by daily and knock down the barely ripened tomatoes, take nibbles of the skin and just leave my fleshy fruit for […]


Bloody Mary Bruschetta

bloody mary bruschetta

It’s Sunday and that means Brunch Day!!  Have I ever told you guys how much I love brunch?  I have?  Like 5,000 times already?  Okay, well for the 5,001st time, I love brunch!  Don’t you love a brunch place with a fantastic omelette, Bloody Mary bar, bottomless Mimosas?  Well, me, too! Except for maybe the […]


Balsamic Bruschetta with Basil Ricotta on Sweet Cornbread Tarts

balsamic bruschetta

I must admit that I am a pretty darn competitive person.  Well, maybe I shouldn’t use the word “competitive” rather something more like “motivated by other people”, so I’m always up for a good challenge.  This year’s recipe contest for the 10th Annual Tomato Art Fest was all things bruschetta!! I didn’t know the “topic” […]


Pickled Shrimp

pickled shrimp

I just love someone who loves to cook as much as I do.    My parents’ church is like an entire congregation of cooks and food loving parishioners.  Their coffee hours are so far from cheese puffs and fruit punch and more like a culinary exhibition of the most delicious spreads.  Father Ray and his […]


Pesto Quinoa with Shrimp and Tomatoes

pesto with shrimp and tomatoes

You say it’s your half-birthday It’s my half- birthday too–yeah They say it’s your half-birthday We’re gonna have a good time I’m glad it’s your half-birthday Happy birthday to you. Today is Boogeyman’s half birthday…..”four and a half”…the first year where half birthdays become monumental to our little guys.  The day which sets them apart […]


Asparagus and Gruyere Egg Casserole

asparagus frittata

Weekdays are for lunching, but weekends are for brunching! AND do I ever love brunch! I love to go to brunch, I love to prepare brunch and most of all I love to eat brunch food!! It is pretty darn crazy that we have been back in Nashville for over three months and have yet […]