Month: 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…

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…

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…

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…

Shrimp and Grits with Linguica and Swiss Chard

I am a southern girl from Kentucky so grits run through my blood! A classic southern dish we all know is shrimp and grits. I love shrimp and grits and there is no need to improve on the recipe…but I did anyway. 3 T….

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…

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…

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…

Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

My 11 month old is a really picky eater. He’ll learn when he’s older that I don’t cater to picky eaters. What I feel like making for dinner is what you get! But for now, I try just about everything to get him to…