How I Approach Getting Out of a Rut I’ve been stuck for a few weeks. The days are starting to blend together as the cool fall air rolls in and routines have a strong grasp on my consciousness. Most of the plans I set for the year have come and gone. Successes and failures seem […]
Rosemary Buttermilk Fried Chicken A flavorful lunch or dinner dish Prep Time: 24 hours 3-4 lbs. whole chicken cut up 4-6 cups buttermilk Fresh sprigs of rosemary 2 cups of flour 2 eggs Salt Pepper Onion powder Garlic powder Cayenne Pepper Peanut oil Place chicken pieces in a large bowl and cover […]
Divine Shrimp & Grits Our version of a southern classic Prep Time: 20 mins 1 and a half pound peeled deveined shrimp 8-ounce baby bella mushrooms 8 strips of bacon 1 roasted red pepper diced 1 onion Chopped green onions 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups chicken broth Salt and pepper to taste For grits 1 […]
3 Ways to Maintain Boundaries I can’t help but notice. As my children are getting older, they both have started to push against my boundaries to see what would happen. From staying up past their bedtimes to talking back, the lines that were previously understood as the norm are being tested. Although frustrating at times, […]
Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese Savory side for dinner or lunch Prep Time: 10 mins. 16 ounces pasta noodles 15 ounces pumpkin purée 12 ounces Parmesan 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese 1 large egg Teaspoon of salt teaspoon of pepper 3 cups half and half Teaspoon ground mustard Cook pasta noodles according to package […]
Chocolate Bourbon Spiced Iced Coffee Delicious twist on iced coffee Prep Time: 5 min ground coffee (I used Folgers) 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoon cocoa powder 1/4 cup almond milk 1 shot of bourbon (I used Jim Beam) Ice 1 teaspoon honey (optional) Mix ground coffee with nutmeg, cinnamon, and cocoa […]
During the fall/winter months growing up in the north, my family would go into hibernation mode. Every activity involved being indoors. Having snow and below zero temperatures in the weather forecast for weeks made it acceptable to wear dark tones and gravitate to warm,cozy spaces for months. My husband and I have the same hibernation […]
Smoked Salmon Egg Scramble and Smoked Gouda Cheese Grits perfect fall breakfast!
The holidays are coming up! Great time to rearrange the house feng shui style. Changing the energy before putting up seasonal decorations is exciting. Positioning things in a way to improve the flow of each room feels like a fresh start. Getting rid of old things, donating clothes, and finding forgotten treasures helps improve the […]
Original Gumbo Recipe turned out delicious. In our version the vegetables were pureed, so the only big pieces in here were shrimp and sausage.