Food and Recipes

Chipotle Lime Steak | Cinco de Mayo

  One of my favorite holidays is Cinco de Mayo, and I’ll admit shamelessly that it’s all for the food. This year for our Cinco de Mayo feast, the star of the show will be this Chipotle Lime Steak for tacos or burritos. I concocted it for a trial run this weekend, and it was […]

Rosemary Garlic Citrus Pork Loin

I love to find a pork loin roast on sale.  It’s like hitting the jackpot!  I like the little tenderloins, too, that usually come in pairs, but the pork loin roast is probably my favorite cut of pork.  The pork loin is lean, tender, and always feeds my family twice! I conjured up this Rosemary […]

A French Toast To The Weekend

Our weekend started a little early, due to unfortunate weather conditions in much of the area on Thursday night. There were severe thunderstorms, some localized flooding, and possibly even some funnel clouds.  We got a call at 10:30 Thursday night informing us that there would be no school on Friday. So, I’m making a very […]

BBQ Gulf Shrimp

Here’s a little story about BBQ Gulf Shrimp that will make you jealous. Our next door neighbors went to the Gulf of Mexico over spring break.  I don’t even know where they went, whether it was Florida or L.A. (Lower Alabama), but when they came back home, they brought us some beautiful, plump gulf shrimp! […]

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

If you’re excited that Spring is finally here, raise your hand!  Yes, mine is up in the air, flapping like a kid who knows the answer to the question for the first time all year!  As usually happens around here, the first day of Spring brought the coldest temperatures we’ve had in a few weeks, […]

A Spring Snack Mix | Weekend In Pictures

I got a new camera!  I’m so excited I just can’t see straight. It’s actually only new to me, but it is a far cry better than my iPhone 4s camera, which is what I’ve been using. I snapped pictures all weekend with said camera, including some of my cute Spring snack mix, which we’ll […]

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Jimmie, my beautiful sister, is one of the most health-conscious people I know.  She eats right, exercises, drinks lots of water, and generally tries her best to keep the rest of us on track, as well.  We’d all be fat as bears, walking around all two-seconds-from-a-heart-attack if it weren’t for Jimmie.  She teaches us new […]

Popcorn Shrimp Two Ways

I’m shamelessly going to show you how to serve popcorn shrimp two ways. Shamelessly, because I have a confession to make.  I buy, and serve, frozen popcorn shrimp. It’s really not bad, and the girls love it!  While it’s pretty decent just cooked and served with some cocktail sauce and your favorite sides, I’ve found a […]