Posted in August 2012

Pork Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

I make a stir fry with peanut sauce all the time! The sauce can be made a few different ways {with or without the hoisin, soy etc.} and you can add whatever you have around to make the stir fry. Any vegetables really work {peppers are a must, any cabbage (napa is nice!), baby corn, … Continue reading

Yarn Wreath

I am so excited about this craft!  I love making wreaths! I am very “house Proud” as Nate Berkus would say, and I find that making a fun wreath to welcome you into my home, a perfect touch! While vacationing in Southern Pines, NC this summer, I came across the cutest wreath in a boutique … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie

I love playing around with different foods to make shepherd’s pie. Traditionally the dish is made as a meat pie (or casserole) with a mashed potato crust (or top layer). I have made many different styles of this recipe using different meats, from chicken to beef, to chorizo and different tops, from mashed sweet potatoes … Continue reading

Lemon Meringue Pie

My husband loves lemon desserts, so I have pretty much perfected making lemon curd to add to cookies or pastries. This is a super easy recipe for a yummy lemon meringue pie. The hardest part about making this pie, is deciding weather to pipe the meringue on top to look fancy or just dumping it … Continue reading

Airplane Cake

I love a challenge, so every year for my children’s birthdays I ask them what kind of cake they want and then I deliver! No matter what the request, I have always made their dream cake, for that year, a reality. As they get older their requests are becoming more specific and challenging! Today is … Continue reading

Mango Waffles

At the farmers market this past weekend, my daughter sampled all of the honey that they have to offer (as usual). This time as she was talking it up with the lady selling honey, she handed her a small flyer filled with recipes using honey. So now all week my daughter has been begging me … Continue reading

Vanilla Almond Pudding

Homemade pudding is so incredibly delicious! I make plain vanilla pudding all the time for a quick and easy dessert. Tonight I tried adding a touch of almond to the pudding and it turned out great! I always ration out pudding into cute little bowls for the kids to eat, while my husband and I … Continue reading