Holiday Recipe Link-Up Party

Holiday Recipe Link-Up Party


Hello rock star.

It’s a cold, wet, over-cast December morning but I know that I know that I know that gray skies are going to clear up….

….and I am so happy you’re here.


I mean….the 12 Days of Christmas were fun and all….but today is December 13….

….and it’s time to party. :)

We have made a paint stick Christmas tree and discussed the best ideas for handmade gifts and discussed Pottery Barn and taken a tour of the farmhouse.

And now it’s time to share some of the best treats of the holiday season.Continue reading

Brownie Banana Split Pizza

Brownie Banana Split Pizza


Brownie Banana Split Pizza holiday recipe

When we jumped from the city to the country I had no idea of all the fringe benefits awaiting me.

For example, I live in a county full of bakers.

Good, mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth, recipes-passed-down-from-generation-to-generation with extra butter kind of bakers.

The church potluck looks like something out of food network gone wild.

And makes it so hard to remember…..

…..that I really should be eating broccoli. :)Continue reading

Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

Cranberry Fizz Mocktail

Cranberry Fizz Mocktail recipe
Just in case you were wondering…..

 ….football is alive and well in Alabama.

I completely understand.

I’m from the south where we take our football very seriously.

I was raised on first downs and field goals and touchdowns and two point conversions…..

…..and I once watched a Friday night football game wearing a mum the size of a small planet.Continue reading

Five Delicious Fall Recipes

Five Delicious Fall Recipes


Five Delicious Fall Recipes

Have you ever watched Survivor when they have the eat-the-weirdest-thing-you-can-find-on-the-island challenge?

If you’ve ever seen it….you know exactly what I’m talking about.

The castaways start off with something simple like quails eggs and before you know it they are eating something that’s moving.

Could you would you eat something that made your stomach and your eyes roll?  Could you take the challenge for a million dollars?

I couldn’t make it.


Not even a little.

I would have to turn in my scarf and wave goodbye to my fellow island mates and hop on the next helicopter to the mainland.

I mean, really.  I like what I eat to be sweet or savory…..

…..and preferably not moving. :)

Here’s some fun fall recipes to start your week off with a yum. Continue reading

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix


homemade ranch dressing mix

Yesterday I smelled football in the air.

There’s nothing like it.

When I got married….my limited knowledge of football included yelling for touchdowns and planning out super cute outfits to wear to the game.

Isn’t it funny how life changes? Continue reading

How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)

How to Grill Corn (Perfectly)


grilling corn-on-the-cob

If you have followed this blog for more than two minutes….you may have heard….

….I live in the country.

I might have mentioned that before.

A few 100 times.

How to Grill Perfect Corn-on-the-Cob

And where I live….we really don’t have drive-through diet cokes or Target or movie theaters or fast-food restaurants or four-lane roads…..

…..or stop lights.

Except the kind that blink yellow.

And we only have two of those. :)

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Fourth of July Dessert Ideas:  Cookie Crumble

Fourth of July Dessert Ideas: Cookie Crumble

If you are stopping by from My Sweet Savannah for the Fourth of July DIY party….welcome! 

I’m so glad you’re here!

fourth of july dessert cookie crumble dessert

This is not just a post about fourth of July dessert ideas full of red and white and blue topped off with blueberries and strawberries….

…it’s really about life handing you lemons.

And turning around and making lemonade.


And in life….when you have big Pinterest plans and you fall flat on your face and your cookie crumbles….

….you pick yourself up….dust yourself off….

….and make dessert.  :)Continue reading

Five Easy Summer Recipes

Five Easy Summer Recipes



I spent the last week in Washington DC on the annual school field trip.

You know the one.

The trip where you wear a super stylish coordinating group t-shirt  and walk 1000.76 miles and get sunburned and see where our founding fathers lived and the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

And the first ladies dresses.

And George Washington’s teeth.

All the super important things that helped to found our great nation.

The trip was everything the tour guide promised and so much more.

But at the end of a week full of karoke at 6:00am and bargaining for t-shirts in front of Ford Theater and standing in endless lines and having the wig maker at colonial Williamsburg tell me I need a new hairstyle and sleeping on a bus….

….I’ve come to one conclusion.

I am so up for mom of the year.

I’m just sayin’.

And I’ll accept my reward with one…

…. of these five easy summer recipes.

Feel free to stand up with me….

….and accept your award too. :)Continue reading