Friday Feedings

I might be biased but I think I had some pretty cute Valentines this year. This is the first year they actually made cards for their friends at school and it was precious. And remember what I told you about our normal vday routine well after almost 7 years of not really celebrating John surprised me with steaks, lobster and oysters! Mama was on cloud nine that night! Had to take Nova (our first baby) to the vet this week. And Continue Reading…

Mushroom Ravioli

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. So I guess the big question is how are you going to celebrate? John and I personally have never really cared to celebrate. With our anniversary in a little less than a month away we just hold off. And I tell him besides our anniversary I’d rather get flowers randomly throughout the year as a surprise anyways. But I guess whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary Continue Reading…

BBQ Chicken Chili

With the Super Bowl around the corner everyone is going to need something to eat. Right? Okay let’s get down to the real questions before we discuss food. 1) Who are you cheering for? 2) Do you even watch for the game or just the commercials and halftime performance? (cough my Mama cough) I have to say I am not thrilled about either team – even though I will cheer for Eagles because I am not a Brady/Belichick fan. But Continue Reading…

Roasted Grape, Butternut Squash and Kale Salad

Have you ever roasted grapes before? And then put them in a salad? No? Well me neither until I did a review for the Food52 Mighty Salads Cookbook. I mean I don’t think it could get better – a salad with with veggies, fruit, and cheese? Yes please! The chapters are broken down to Leafy Salads (like this one), Less-Leafy Salads, Grain & Bean Salads, Pasta & Bread Salads, Fish & Seafood Salads, and Meat Salads. So as you can tell Continue Reading…

Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Sausage Pizza

How are we over halfway through January already? I was planning on ringing in the new year with this  Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens and Sausage Pizza or what I like to call Soul Food Pizza. But let’s be honest I reminded you that it’s my busiest time of year for work so it’s a little hard. And then we lost my dear Granddaddy last week so I have not really been on social media or up to blogging. Oh and Continue Reading…

Winter Cosmopolitan

Time to ring in the new year! Are you ready? I sure am. I had a lot of things that were great in 2017 – my blog took off, my part time job keeps getting better & better, my best friend got married, and the kids started a new school. But we also had to deal with the loss of too many family members and friends. So I am looking forward to the new year. I like to have a word, quote, Continue Reading…

Cinnamon Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

I’m sure you’ve done all your Xmas shopping right? Well of course we saw Santa last weekend and JG tells him he needs a boat. I am sure between both sets of grandparents and us he will get EVERYTHING except a boat. But thank goodness for Amazon right?! What can you say I’m a sucker for my little boy. At least with Amelia she’s easy – anything brother likes, anything pink, and anything princess related. And wouldn’t you know it Continue Reading…