How to Make Caramel Cake: Heaven on a Plate

  Are you ready for that most luscious of Southern cakes? Caramel Cake? I whisper its very name, in reverence. Caramel Cake: heaven on a plate. In the words of my dear friend Martha, who was an Episcopal priest, "Could a mere mortal make such a thing?" Yes, you CAN make a Caramel … [Read More...]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes in the Sound Space Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Are you a music lover? Whether you’re listening on the go, or at home, if you’re the one in your friend group who is listening to undiscovered artists, or who takes the time to listen … [Read More...]

Seven Steps to Grilling Great Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Here in the MidSouth, every other day, we’re seeing *something* approaching spring – that is, until we go back to having a frost, the following evening. Well, it may be too early in these parts to […]

Venison Shepherd’s Pie

First off, before I give you my amazingly delicious recipe for Venison Shepherd’s Pie in a cast iron skillet, I want to make it clear that I actually really DO know the difference between Shepherd’s Pie, and Cottage Pie. According to Wikipedia, that fount of all knowledge, Shepherd’s Pie is ONLY made with lamb. (My […]

4 Great Reasons to Visit Berkeley Springs and the International Water Tasting

I’ve got four great reasons for you to visit Berkeley Springs – and one of them happens to be why I was there in February: I was a judge at the 28th Annual International Water Tasting. More about that later. First, let me give you three other reasons why YOU should visit Berkeley Springs, WV. […]

How to Brine Corned Beef and Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

When I learned eight years ago that my ancestry was part Irish, I figured it was also time to learn how to brine corned beef. So, not only will this easy stovetop recipe tell you how to brine your own corned beef, it will also deliver the very best Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe I’ve […]

Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]

LG Twin Wash System at Best Buy

 The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.   Somewhere, the Laundry Gods are laughing up their oh-so-white sleeves. The same week I was invited to help spread the word about the LG Twin Wash system, my old dryer […]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes in Timberland Apparel Group

  This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   Timberland wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the apparel industry!  (Did you catch that? NOT shoes, or boots, but APPAREL! And you’d get to help them make those changes […]

Meredith Corporation Seeks Influencers

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Calling all females! Meredith Corporation wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the Media industry!   Meredith Corporation has partnered with C Space to create a private online community, for women like you, […]

Sesame Crusted Alaska Salmon

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood and was made with wild-caught Alaska salmon, as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. #AskForAlaska Do you love fresh, wild-caught Alaska salmon as much as I do? If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve […]

Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies with Sea Salt

My husband spotted a picture of these Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies on the cover of the December issue of Bon Appétit Magazine, and promptly began drooling. “I sure would like to try those Frosted Malt Chocolate Cookies” he would sigh, on a daily, nay, twice or thrice daily basis. For weeks. These gorgeous chocolate cookies, […]

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