Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Being from the upper Midwest, I had never heard of a “shrimp boil” or “low country boil” before I moved to Georgia many years ago. And the first time I ever actually ate this was only about 5 years ago. For those of you who don’t know, it’s basically shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn on … Continue reading Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Throwback Thursday: Back when I was the Cake Lady…

About 8 years ago, I quit my job at a large, well known company here in Atlanta so I could stay home and just be a mom to my girls, who were entering that awkward middle school age. They were too old for daycare, but too young to stay by themselves. And they needed a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Back when I was the Cake Lady…

Manoomin, Anyone?

We’ve been doing so much grilling this summer, and eating so much fish since our trip to Florida, that I’ve been craving something different.  I saw some wild rice in my pantry that I had not used and though surely I could do something with that.  But what, was the question. Being from Wisconsin/Minnesota, where … Continue reading Manoomin, Anyone?

Fish: It’s What’s For Dinner

While we were in FL over Labor Day, we went offshore fishing for the first time. It was so much fun, but it was also a lot of work (I still have some battle scars). We caught a lot of fish, but about half of it was released. We did get to keep quite a … Continue reading Fish: It’s What’s For Dinner

Sizing Up The Situation

Can we talk about women’s clothing sizes for a minute? I’m willing to bet that if you asked 100 women, at least 99 of them would admit to being frustrated by clothing sizes while shopping. I don’t know why it’s so hard for the clothing industry to get sizes right for women, when it appears … Continue reading Sizing Up The Situation

A Day of Remembrance

September 11th 2001 It’s hard to believe that the attack happened 16 years ago, because I remember that day so vividly.  I was sitting in my cubicle at a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, GA.  I was supposed to be on a plane from Washington D.C. to Atlanta, GA, but our project wrapped up early … Continue reading A Day of Remembrance

Well, I Didn’t Expect That…

So, I haven’t posted a blog in quite a while. Mostly because life has been crazy busy. Second, I just haven’t been cooking as much lately. With both kids gone, it seems like my husband and I work a bit longer into the evenings and there’s no mad rush to put a meal on the … Continue reading Well, I Didn’t Expect That…

Houston Needs Our Support. So stop being jerks.

(Feature Image above from One of the most amazing and heartwarming things about tragedy is when communities come together to help each other. Whether it's a natural disaster, an act of terror, or just a horrible accident or catastrophic illness, complete strangers come to the aid of each other for no other reason than … Continue reading Houston Needs Our Support. So stop being jerks.

Down and Dirty Sorbet

It's been a struggle to wake up each day and read the news. Everything from racial tensions and political chaos in our country to this natural disaster called Hurricane Harvey and the absolute devastation left in its wake, has left a lot of us feeling down and out. Like a lot of you, I feel … Continue reading Down and Dirty Sorbet

The Best Happy Hours are at Home

I always think that when the weekend arrives, I’ll be ready to put on a cute dress and hit the city.  Occasionally that happens, mostly just on special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries.  Usually, by the time Friday rolls around, I just want to get home, put on some old torn up cut-offs and a … Continue reading The Best Happy Hours are at Home

Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

I'm a big fan of "semi-homemade."  There's no shame in using prepared foods as ingredients if it can save you time (and save your sanity).  Let's face it, after spending an hour in traffic, having to wait 50 minutes for wild rice to cook, just ain't gonna happen.  Occasionally, I will prep stuff the day … Continue reading Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals

Wine Wednesday: Bubbly Beverages

I’ve never felt sad while drinking a glass of champagne or prosecco.  There is just something about the feel of a sparkling beverage as you sip it that is pleasing--the slight tickle in your noise, and the fizz on your tongue.  Maybe it’s just psychological, I mean bubbles are fun and enjoyable:  blowing bubbles as … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: Bubbly Beverages