Alluring Kitchen Renovations

Alluring Kitchen Renovations

My Sellers are always asking for advice on how to increase their home’s resale value, so I usually say, “Put your money where your mouth is…literally.”  The Kitchen is probably the most important space (with Master Bath following close behind) to focus your renovation dollars on.  Most buyers want a move in ready home and they can […]

Treasures, Trinkets, Toile & Time

Treasures, Trinkets, Toile & Time

Did you ever imagine emptying your attic full of trinkets could actually be a fun experience? No? Well, imagine walking to your mailbox and instead of the regular old bills and junk mail you normally find, you reach in and find a check!!  Good times.  Sometimes, sifting through years of dusty treasures can seem a bit daunting and […]

Bruschetta Edamame Salad

Bruschetta Edamame Salad

This week we had a very important pot luck to attend for Charlotte’s Music Department at North Springs High School and while pondering what to bring…BAM!  Bruschetta!!  Actually, I didn’t really think of using Bruschetta as a dressing until after I had gone to Kroger for some edamame, frozen corn, cherry tomatoes and green onions, but […]

Tabouli Stuffed Portobellos

Tabouli Stuffed Portobellos

  Ok, so you have weekend guests and last night’s menu included a starter of tabouli and crackers. What do you do with leftover Tabouli, Sautéed Spinach and Shredded Parmesan?  You combine them, of course for a stellar stuffed mushroom side dish to serve with your grilled pork spare ribs!  Light the grill and let me show you […]

Harry’s Farmers Market

Harry’s Farmers Market

Found it!  The one market that makes me happy…Well, here in Atlanta, anyway. Harry’s Farmers Market!  We first started coming here to Harry’s almost 20 years ago and it has recently become our special grocery place again since returning to the south.  Needless to say, it has been updated slightly over the years and I absolutely love it.  It has a […]

Southwest Black Eyed Pea Salad

Southwest Black Eyed Pea Salad

Here is a wonderful and healthy side dish idea!  We had this Southwest Black Eyed Pea Salad the other night alongside juicy pork that had slow cooked in root beer and many of the ingredients I use in my Rootie’s BBQ Sauce (click for the recipe). I won’t go into too much detail about the […]

Southern Road to Bavaria

Southern Road to Bavaria

There is a winding country road in north Georgia that leads to Bavaria…What? Really? Music, Lederhosens and CooCoo Clocks? I am going to pack a lot in this tale today, so bare with me.  This past weekend we drove north of Atlanta with visions of funnel cakes dancing in our heads!  But along that road before we […]

57th Fighter Group

57th Fighter Group

  The DeKalb County Airport in Atlanta, is home to one of our favorite restaurants in the world.   The 57th Fighter Group makes you feel like you just stepped on to a WWII movie set, complete with a farmhouse, planes and replicas from the era, as well as the  live entertainment of the runway just a few feet from where you sit dining. The pilot of […]

Leafy Sea Dragons and Coke

Leafy Sea Dragons and Coke

  Do you know Beverly?  She’s a little soda from Italy that visitor’s at the World of Coke in Atlanta, Georgia always find a bit brash and….well…not tasty.  But I have skipped ahead so let’s go back.  Downtown Atlanta has several great places for families to see, and the other day we spent the afternoon touring […]

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Dressing

Do you ever just stand there at the grocery store and stare at the umpteen salad dressings and hem and haw over what looks the most natural and fresh?  If you are like me, you have realized that sometimes making dressing is just the only way to truly enjoy a special meal. Well, yesterday was Father’s Day so […]

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