I confess that I don’t do much entertaining these days. When I do, it’s usually a casual get-together with friends. I will set out a bottle of wine, place some cheese and crackers on a tray, and call it a day. Maybe when the kids are older and out of the house, I’ll have more time to host fancier gatherings, but for now, I enjoy the casual comfort of these informal get-togethers. I’ve been trying to collect pretty and interesting serving pieces so that at
Food... glorious food! Over the years, I've posted a wide variety of recipes -- everything from cocktails to one dish dinners, desserts to appetizers, and everything in between. These days the primary focus of my blog is fashion, but I have kept my recipes and meal plans for your reference, so grab a drink and flip through my Recipe Index. Bon Appétit!
Ever since I got back from our Maine vacation, I’ve been trying to get back onto the paleo/primal/real food bandwagon. It’s been one step forward, two steps back. I feel like I’m always on the go between PT appointments, my son’s band practices, and all the errands associated with back-to-school season, and I haven’t carved out the time to make the healthy meals that I need to stay on track. Oh, and did I mention that there’s a Chick-Fil-A right NEXT DOOR to
I use to love entertaining, but somewhere along the way, it got put on the back burner. In the early days of my marriage, I would host an annual Christmas brunch for my lady friends where I’d bring out all of my grandmother’s serving dishes and my fine china and create a festive holiday event where everyone could come, relax, and visit without having any responsibility. When my son was little, we hosted regular events for our church. It just seemed easier back then. Nowadays, we
Everyone loves a mojito. A classic mint mojito is still my favorite summertime drink, but sometimes it’s fun to change it up. Colleen came up with this Watermelon Mojito Recipe, and you guys, I cannot WAIT ’til the weekend to give this a try. Doesn’t it just scream SUMMER!?? To make this watermelon mojito, you want to start with a fresh watermelon. Cut it in half, scoop out two heaping cups of watermelon, and add it to your blender. Then measure 1/2 cup
Shrimp is one of my favorite things to make in the summertime. It cooks up quickly, and it’s great on the grill. This grilled tequila lime shrimp is tangy, flavorful and delicious, and best of all, it’s ready in about 15 minutes. All you need is garlic, limes, tequila, fresh cilantro (or parsley, if you prefer), olive oil, salt, and red pepper. The red pepper gives it some heat, and the fragrant cilantro is the perfect compliment to this dish. If you don’t
While we’re in Maine, Colleen has whipped up an absolutely drool-worthy cookie recipe for you. One of our favorite things to do in Maine is build a campfire by the lake after dark, roast marshmallows, and make s’mores. In fact, that is what we have on the agenda for tonight, if the weather holds out. So I figured, what better time to share a S’mores Cookie Recipe!?? Forget lighting a fire on a hot summer day to get the s’mores taste
There is nothing quite like sipping a small, ice-cold glass of homemade limoncello after a delicious dinner on a summer evening. Friends of ours initiated us into this custom, and I have to say, it’s my new favorite summer tradition. I love drinking a digestif in lieu of dessert — it satisfies your sweet tooth without adding too many additional calories, and it actually aids in digestion, which practically makes it a health food. Don’t you like how I think? Limoncello is a lemon