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Refreshing Water

Sometimes all you need in life is a good tall glass of refreshing water. I know what you are thinking. Water? Really? But trust me. Even though I am known to enjoy my glass of wine. This water is actually far superior. And of course healthier. I need a vacation. Does anyone else feel that way? Now that spring is here the weather is just perfect for it. And sometimes when a vacation can’t happen a few moments alone (no Continue Reading…

Madeira Mushroom and Beef Pot Pie

Ya ya I know I missed National Pi Day (or Pie Day as us Food Bloggers call it). As you can tell we took a little break in the Hall Nesting HQ’s the past two weeks. I recently lost my uncle and decided to take some time to spend it with my family and do a little reflection.  For those of you who knew about this thank you for all your thoughts and prayers they were very much appreciated One Continue Reading…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Sometimes I get a little overeager and buy too many bananas. Does that ever happen to you? Obviously before I started cooking I would throw them out. Same thing used to happen with all my fruits and vegetables. But now I turn those into juices. And those ripe bananas into pancakes, nut bread, and now these muffins. I actually had to hide these bananas this time because people see ripe bananas and they think we probably need to eat them before Continue Reading…

Maple Shortbread

Buttery melt in your mouth Shortbread cookies with a touch of maple syrup to add a little more sweetness. Remember when I went through my honey mustard kick? Now obviously it’s all about the maple syrup. First it was this amazing Maple Bacon Gravy. Now it’s Maple Shortbread Cookie time. Normally I think of December as cookie time around here but yesterday was a special day. It was my Mama’s birthday! And if you frequent this blog you know she Continue Reading…

Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna

Your favorite comfort food (aka LASAGNA) can now be made in the slow cooker – and now has a Mexican twist to it. Well I am in the home stretch of my busy season at work. So hopefully by March 1 I will be back in the regular groove of Monday menus and Thursday recipes. No promises though remember I do have two under the age of 3 who stay sick it feels like every few weeks. But with the Continue Reading…

Maple Bacon Gravy

Love is in the air. It’s Valentine’s Day next week yall in case you have forgotten. Now even though John and I don’t really celebrate it -occasionally we decide to put the kids down early and a have nice fancy meal to ourselves. This could include mushroom Risotto or Creamy Madeira Mushrooms and Port Wine Filet Mignon. I know you are thinking okay great where are those recipes? But if you also visit here often you know the way to my Continue Reading…

BBQ Chicken Slider Melts

Rise Up! Yes obviously growing up in Georgia you should know who I am pulling for on Sunday. Now if it came down between the Colts and Falcons then I might be a little torn. Luckily I am not in that predicament and I can’t stand Tom Brady so it’s an easy decision for me. Now what is not an easy decision for me is what I will cook. Obviously there will be cheese dip. Now out of the 26 Continue Reading…