Easy Peppermint Bark Candy Recipe

Peppermint Bark Candy is my holiday guilty pleasure: so much so, that I finally felt like I had to nail down my own recipe for it! No matter where I go in the month of December, whether it's holiday shopping, or to a party, rest assured, I've got one eye furtively peeled for a platter of peppermint … [Read More...]

Creamy Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice Soup Recipe

Every Thanksgiving weekend, on the first or second day after Thanksgiving, my husband makes us one of my most favorite recipes of the year: Smoked Turkey & Wild Rice Soup. Truth to tell, a huge part of WHY I love it,  is that HE makes it. By that time, I am SOOO burnt out on cooking, I'd … [Read More...]

6 Quart Cosori Pressure Cooker Review & Giveaway

I was sent a Cosori Premium 6 quart Pressure Cooker to review, and compensated for my time, but all opinions in this piece are my own. I’m so excited to have this opportunity to not only review the Cosori Premium 6 Quart Pressure Cooker, but also, to give one away to one my readers! The […]

Goat Cheese with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Holiday Appetizer 

Every Thanksgiving, I serve an appetizer of Goat Cheese with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Garlic and  Rosemary on Crostini. Every family has holiday traditions, and this is one of ours. In fact, if I didn’t serve it, there’d be a mob formed (by my family), which would include pitchforks and torches. Why is it our choice, year […]

Butternut Squash Pasta with Pine Nuts, Sage, and Browned Butter

This recipe for roasted butternut squash with pine nuts, sage, and browned butter is the perfect comfort food for a cozy autumn evening. The first time I had this dish, it was made by Chef Nick Pelegrino, of Mangia, Nashville. Mangia Nashville is one of my favorite restaurants, and if I’ve invited you there for […]

Easier Than Pie Homemade Peach Cobbler

  Easier Than Pie Homemade Peach Cobbler has its charms, and one of them is that it’s so easy, it’s almost like magic! And, in fact, this recipe is very much in the tradition of those impossibly easy “Magic Pies” some of our moms used to make when we were kids. I think there used […]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes through McCormick Foodie Group

  This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Maybe I’m not wild about the term “foodie”, but I will admit it: I are one.   A … you know.  ~leans forward and whispers~ ~inverted commas foodie inverted commas~ If you’re a foodie, McCormick wants to hear from you! […]

Seasoned & Seared: a Fundraiser for the BEEFoundation

A few days ago, I had the honor to attend a special evening entitled Seasoned and Seared, that served as a fundraiser for the BEEFoundation. The BEEFoundation is a nonprofit organization that provides education and professional development opportunities for students (like the Future Farmers of America, and 4H groups), and beef producers. As times change, […]

Bambi Burgers with Caramelized Onions

My Bambi Burgers (that’s right – burgers that are made of ground venison) are so good that I would put them up against any other ground beef hamburger you’ve ever had. Now this is not a claim to make lightly. I realize that. I realize you may need a little convincing. And I can do […]

Nashville Home Show Tickets Giveaway

We have Winners! The winners have been notified. Thanks for entering! Have you heard about the Nashville Home Show Tickets Giveaway I’m hosting? Then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re dreaming of building your own home, or actually BUILDING your own home; in the process of adding on, or dreaming of adding on; wanting […]

Grilled Ribs with Bodacious Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

This post was sponsored by Smithfield as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This recipe for Grilled Ribs with Bodacious Barbecue Sauce comes just in time for your Labor Day Grilling pleasure. Smithfield® wants your family and mine to enjoy the holiday weekend […]

Spiced Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This easy recipe for Spiced Pumpkin Bread has all the good smells of the fall baking season! As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow colder, there’s just something about fall weather that calls us back to the flavors that speak “comfort” to our souls. Year after year, my daughter begs me to make […]

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