St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Doesn’t this St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake look divine?! I recently snuck away for a very brief visit with a local friend. We focused on food (mostly because I love to eat. a lot.)  My friend made me homemade mango salsa that was divine (Anna, I still need all your recipes!) as well as a […]

Kitchen Tools I

A few years ago, in what was easily the worst faux pas in the history of my marriage to The Mr, I was gifted a blender for Mother’s Day.  Cue the disappointment; it might as well have been a power drill (or a vacuum, I’m not anyone’s maid, so for the love of all that […]

Rose Lemonade

Several years ago, I tried a slice of Champagne Cake that was being served during a work party. It was Absolutely Fabulous (like the movie!) It was chilled (I don’t know if that was because like champagne, it’s meant to be served chilled or if it simply hadn’t been allowed enough time to properly come […]

Destination Dinner Party

One of our most memorable vacations was to Turkey.  We started in Istanbul (so amazing!) and went inland to the Cappadocia region for a real look into the culture of the Turkish people.  We loved hiking, exploring the outdoor museums (so rich with history – thousands of years!), waking up to see the sunrise from […]

Spinach Strawberry Salad

I’m just kidding.  I don’t know how to polish silver, but judging by the comments on the many pins I’ve seen – it must be a pain in the butt. This is actually a simple recipe* for an easy salad (that your guests will be sure to polish off – did you see what I […]

Red Velvet

I haven’t worn red velvet since I was a very young teenager in an early 90s wedding party (yikes! also, thank goodness!)     For the past few years, cupcake shops have popped up left and right and I’ve tried everything from gourmet bakeries to food trucks (and even a vending machine.)  I learned pretty […]