Smokey Bourbon Spice Rub

Living in the South, it is easy to become addicted to BBQ! If you’ve never driven through Kentucky, you definitely need to.  The Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers distilleries galore.  Ok, of the numerous ones to choose from, we actually have only stopped at Jim Beam, but the treasures we collected in the general store have…

Deal Breakers: Savvy Seller Staging Tips

I’ve been wanting to write this post for some time now and its not as if I didn’t have a grasp of the subject.  I mean let’s face it I deal with this in the field daily, but sometimes it just takes a moment to spark the emotion, which for me is key when I’m…

Spicy Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw

 Growing up in the Southwest gave me a love for spicy goodness, so Friday when I opened the refrigerator to a head of cabbage and some shrimp…BAM!  I thought tacos (for some reason).  It was probably also slightly inspired by the fact that I keep soft flour tortillas in the pantry as a very important…

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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…