Tag: Holiday

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bread

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bread

I know Halloween originated as a day to remember the saints, martyrs, and the faithfully departed. But this year I am too spooked by things like figuring out pre-school Halloween party logistics and complaining about ridiculously expensive Halloween candy (why is it so expensive these days!?). Not […]

Cranberry Scones with Maple Glaze

Cranberry Scones with Maple Glaze

When given the choice between a scone and any other breakfast treat, as a child, there was no contest. A cinnamon roll, a danish, or even a buttery bagel would beat out a scone every time. Scones just always seemed like a grown up breakfast. […]

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

Sweet Potato Salad with Andouille Sausage || A Taste of the Big Easy

If you need a big change and an easy weekend away from the little kids and the hard routine, might I suggest a trip to the Big Easy? Maddy and I spent the weekend in New Orleans (without the kids!) and absolutely fell in love […]

End of Summer Sangria

End of Summer Sangria

I realize that the “dog days” of summer reference has less to do with canines and more to do with a late summer star. But these late summer hazy-hot days sure make me understand a panting dog stretched out on the pavement trying to stay […]

Drunken Fruit Salad

Drunken Fruit Salad

Remember our Blueberry Cake? What we didn’t tell you before is that when  you top it with whipped cream and this Drunken Fruit Salad, it will be the best thing you have ever eaten. The blueberry cake is delicious, and the cream and the drunken […]

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

I know, enough with the strawberries already. But when you have possibly the best strawberries on the east coast, and some of the best strawberry recipes, what can you do? I’m basically being held in a strawberry dessert prison. And while I’m on that metaphor, […]

Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch

Pink Lemonade Champagne Punch

Pink lemonade Champagne punch is a drink that goes down as easily as it is made. So easily, in fact, that my intern and dad and I made it two days in a row while celebrating nothing more fancy than being together for the first time […]

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Granny’s Easter Bonnet Cookies bring back so many memories for both of us. When we were very little, we often got new dresses for Easter. Or, in Maddy’s case of being an extreme tomboy, a new blazer and matching skort. But by the 80s, it […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Adults always thought Granny’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake was a dessert of elegance and taste. But we kids were on the other side of that opinion. A cake with the crispy edges and no creamy frosting just didn’t make sense. We are not even sure […]

Crispy Easter Nests

Crispy Easter Nests

These magical little Crispy Easter Nests make me so excited for an Easter table full of kids. Now that I am a mom, Easter is one of my favorite holidays . And this year, we are having a house full of out of town company […]


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