Saying Goodbye to the Dog of My Heart

This has been the most difficult post I’ve had to write. We lost our Chloe two weeks ago. While you’re never prepared to lose a dog, it took us by surprise. She had a big heart as evidenced by her X-ray, and an even bigger personality. She was oh-so-needy and neurotic. . . Always hungry,…

Happy Chinese New Year: Chinese Soul Food Cookbook Giveaway

I have cookbook to share and giveaway in celebration of Chinese New Year: *Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More, by Hsiao-Ching Chou (Sasquatch Books, January 30, 2018) Chinese Soul Food is classic comfort food you can’t resist, and in this cookbook you’ll find 80 recipes for favorites you can easily…

Muffuletta Deviled Eggs for Mardi Gras

Muffuletta Deviled Eggs bring a taste of the Big Easy in a deviled egg in celebration of Mardi Gras! Inspired by the quintessential New Orleans sandwich, these deviled eggs serve up olive salad for a tangy addition and are topped with thin strips of crispy salami! Mardi Gras falls on February 13th this year. Mardi Gras,…

A Cozy Nest and Romantic Table for Valentine’s Day

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, I’m joining group of bloggers for a Romantic Tablescape Blog Hop! Look for the links at the bottom of this post for more romantic and Valentine table inspiration this week through February 9th.  I’ve been nesting this month and set a cozy table for two by our Winter Nesting Tree.  Sparkly snowflakes, silver frosted branches…

Buffalo Chex Mix and Game Day Recipes

Do you have your Super Bowl line up of game day snacks? This Buffalo Chex Mix is oh so easy and can be assembled and ready to serve in 10 minutes! We’re fans of Buffalo flavored anything on game day, including Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Touchdown Buffalo Meatballs and Buffalo Popcorn. I found Utz Football shaped pretzels at…

Thinking Outside the Vase: Creative Containers for Flowers

I so enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on the most beautiful places and gardens on my Flower Therapy post! I have so places on my ‘to visit’ list now including Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Keukenhof Gardens in Holland and Lauritzen Gardens in Nebraska. It’s been years since I visited Biltmore Gardens which is only…