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…

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…

Spears and Hearts Flatbread

Mimosa, anyone?  That’s exactly what I thought with when biting into this delicious Flatbread with Goat Cheese, Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts Sunday morning! Too bad I didn’t actually have any orange juice and champagne at the moment… But seriously, this is really such a great weekend Brunch item for that Bridal Shower or Easter Brunch you are hosting or as an appetizer at…

Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Simple Solutions for Entertaining

It’s time again.  Time for another lesson from The Kitchen Klinic.  Remember that special book from Grandma that is full of valuable tips from a time period long gone?  I told you it is helpful!  Recently, another mother I know was expressing feelings of stress because they are about to host a group of 12 Teen…

The Kitchen Klinic Chronicles: Part 1

Have you ever read some of your Grandmother’s Cookbooks?  They can be extremely entertaining!!  My mom recently gave me a book called “The Kitchen Klinic” Completed by The Women’s Club of St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio 1936. Gosh, people…some of it is rather comical, but I have a great appreciation for how Homemakers use to…

The Red Pear Candles

When it comes to entertaining, setting the table can make all the difference in setting the mood as well as how the food tastes.  Does setting the table for guests intimidate you? Well, fear not!  With my simple guidelines, you will be able to create the perfect Tablescape and it doesn’t have to cost a lot. …

The Misfit Cafeteria Trays

I blame these!  I blame these adorable metal cafeteria trays for our entire theme this year at Christmas….. Have you ever spotted something in a flea market or thrift store and you just couldn’t stop thinking about it?  For months, I thought about these trays after seeing them in June at one of our favorite flea markets in…