Easy Homemade Spanish Rice

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. […]


Lemon Orzo with Parsley

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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 […]


Herbed Kohlrabi Home Fries

kohlrabi home fries

So you have your CSA box and you open it up to find this super weird looking red turnip, no beet, no radish, no…..what the heck is this thing with tentacles coming out the side?!  Ever since this amazing farm to table movement has made it’s forgivable trendy way into our restaurants and homes, we […]


Quick Roasted Vegetables

lemon thyme roasted veggies

The month of February and March was like the Entertaining Marathon at my house with one shindig after the other.  I recently shared the full menu recipe by recipe for the Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon and then after that it was a little party reprise with a pretty bridal shower for a sweet co-worker […]


Mustard Potato Salad with Tomato Relish

mustard potato salad

Saturday is a great day at the grocery store!!! I mean besides the mobs of people there doing their grocery shopping, it is pretty fantastic……..you know why?! It’s SAMPLE DAY!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! My Saturday usually starts with a late spin class (late = after the sun has come up) and then off to the grocery store […]


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 […]


Bacon & Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes

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Hot Potato Hot potato, hot potato Hot potato, hot potato Hot potato, hot potato Potato, potato, potato, potato. Cold spaghetti, cold spaghetti……Okay, okay, I’ll stop, but I bet you already hate my guts if you have any clue what this song is or the annoying, colorful little men who sing it. I love twice baked potatoes, […]


5-Cheese Pesto Mac & Cheese (& a little tripod fun)

pesto mac & cheese

So, at my house dinner is not dinner without a brief interruption for a photo.  I guess that’s just a hazard to the trade in the  life of a food blogger.  I’m sure it’s especially irritating to Drew (also known as the Mac & Cheese Monster) when his wife gets him all excited about a […]


Thyme Roasted Carrots

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“Hey, What’s Up, Doc?”  Ummmmm……..Thyme Roasted Carrots is what’s up, Bugs! Yesterday I made my first trip of many of the year to the Nashville Farmer’s Market and picked up the some of seasons first fresh produce.  In my adult life I don’t think that I have ever made roasted carrots just for eating that weren’t […]


Goat Cheese & Basil Mashed Potatoes

basil and goat cheese

We just got back from such a fun, impromptu trip to Lexington with Drew.  Life around here has been a little hectic with work and our house being on the market, looking for a house, keeping our house clean, etcetera, etcetera…….so, I kind of jumped at the opportunity for Hunter Bear and me to tag […]