Keep Pounding: Football Cake Pops!

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I have a sweet ending to your game day line of football food for the Super Bowl, Football Cake Pops, aka Keep Pounding Pops! As you can imagine, Panthers Pride abounds in anticipation of Super Bowl 50 in the hopes of Carolina Panthers’ victory over the Denver Broncos and  first-ever Super Bowl win this Sunday! I think I bought the…

Valentine’s Day Round Up: 14+ Sweets and Treats!

14+ Valentine's Day Sweet & Treats1

 Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and I have a round-up of recipes and table inspiration to make your celebration extra sweet! Click on the links below the photo for the full recipe and have a taste!  Valentine’s Day Hand Pies  Cream cheese pastry with Nutella heart-filled Hand Pies! Red Velvet Oreo Truffles A no-bake, easy treat for…

At the Table: Roses, Bunnies, and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose Dinnerware

Easter Table and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose

Happy February! February’s arrival means we’re one month closer to spring, so I’m at the table with roses, bunnies and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose dinnerware. Blooming since 1985, Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose blends the traditional romance of roses with the charm and a touch of the English countryside and is a pattern that continues in popularity. Carved white…

Be Mine: S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!


Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of February? The foodie celebrations are stacking up for February with Mardi Gras February 9th, Chinese New Year February 8th, and most importantly, February 7th, with the Carolina Panthers Super Bowl bound! With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, I have an easy, sweet treat, S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups! These…

Weekend Waterview: Winter Sunrise


What a difference a week makes. A week ago we were slipping on ice trying to keep the birds fed in the snow and Chloe and Grace were enjoying a shaved ice buffet. Our forecast this weekend is for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 60s into next week. I took these photos this week after the…

Comfort Food: Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie!

Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie

I have a comfort food recipe, ideal for cold or snowy winter weather, Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie! It’s made a little healthier without sacrificing flavor, and a little easier with a few short cuts.  The puff pastry crust can be pieced together in a patchwork design for easy assembly. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store…

Snow Dogs

Snow Dogs

The winter storm blew through and let us unscathed with much less snow and ice than predicted and the sun made an appearance yesterday to help melt some of it away. We feel very fortunate to have power after watching all the storm coverage. . . And are thankful to be able to sweep away inches of snow, rather than shoveling feet of…

Winter Storm Watch: Keep Calm and Winter On!

Keep Calm and Winter On Collage

Are you prepared for Winter Storm Jonas? Our snow started in the wee hours and switched over to sleet and is now freezing rain. We’re under a winter storm warning here in North Carolina through Saturday. They’re predicting accumulations a 1/2 inch of ice and 6 inches of snow, thankfully nowhere near the 12 – 24 inches forecasted…


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