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LATTE ART APPRECIATION 101

Coffee by Any Other Name Seems like coffee is one of the few things that never goes out of style. More and more the plain ole’ cup a joe isn’t what it used to be. Especially relevant are drinks like latte, cappuccino, and machiatos have […]

PLEASING YOUR PICKY EATER

Picky Eater Tips for Toddlers to Tweens First of all, getting your kids to try new things seems like one of the hardest parts of parenting. I mean, it’s our job to keep these little boogers alive from daylight ’til dark and how are we […]

Wanna Get Lucky On New Years Day? A Southerner’s Secrets!

Southerners Believe in Tradition So many fun and wonderful traditions are observed around the family table during this magical holiday season time, beginning with Thanksgiving turkey right through Christmas eggnog, but don’t forget the equally important culinary traditions of the New Year. Cultures from around […]

TEN SECRET TOOLS THAT ALL CHEFS HAVE IN THEIR KITCHENS

(and why you need them!) TOOLS OF THE TRADE There are ten or more SECRET tools in a chef’s kitchen, things that help turn everyday ingredients to extraordinary. Every successful craftsman has their own tools – their “tools of the trade” – things that without […]

TOP GIFTS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS 2017

Think about this – kids born now, in 2017, will never know anything but a world filled with digital and computerized equipment. Chances are they will never see a VCR player, a car without GPS, or the old favorite, a flip phone. I mean: Who […]

Thirty Minutes to WOW! Two Weeks of Quick, Easy, Delicious Weeknight Meals

  A BRAND NEW, HIGH QUALITY, DOWNLOADABLE, PRINTABLE EBOOK   WOW! That’s​ ​what​ ​I​ ​like​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​from​ ​family​ ​and​ ​guests around​ ​my​ ​table.​ ​While ​I​ ​admit I have​ ​days​ ​where​ ​I​ ​spend several​ ​hours​ ​shopping,​ ​prepping​ ​and​ ​cooking​ ​multiple dishes​ ​that​ ​take​ ​far​ ​more​ […]

7 Steps for World Class Gourmet Coffee

I STARTED USING THESE TIPS WHEN MAKING MY COFFEE AND IT IS 10X BETTER!!! Coffee is back and it is BIG! With the explosion of ahem, “SixBucks”, gourmet coffee shops are popping up everywhere. If getting to a cozy coffee shop as much as you […]

THE ABSOLUTE CUTEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLES ANYWHERE

THE ABSOLUTE CUTEST HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLES ANYWHERE

ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST AND MOST UNIQUE HOLIDAY COLLECTIBLES Although I usually blog about food, I had to take the time to show these knocked-out collectibles for those who love Ghosts and Goblins or Santas and Nativity Scenes. A local craftswoman founded an amazing and unbelievable […]

The Cutest Unique Holiday Collectibles

The Cutest Unique Holiday Collectibles

ABSOLUTELY THE CUTEST AND MOST UNIQUE HOLIDAY COLLECTIBLES Although I usually blog about food, I had to take the time to show these knocked-out collectibles for those who love Ghosts and Goblins or Santas and Nativity Scenes. A local craftswoman found an amazing and unbelievable […]

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Halloween as Big Business Halloween is right around the corner and it seems like every store shelf is filled with orange and black displays, huge selections of costumes from bloody rubber masks to the every Disney princess imaginable.  You can find almost all […]