Wow! What a night! I can't believe everyone that came out to the launch party for my first book, So Much to Celebrate, at Nashville's Draper James! We toasted with Le Grand Courtage Champagne and snacked on biscuits from Holler & Dash and macarons from Baked in Nashville. The line formed early for the coveted SWAG BAGS but everyone got to enjoy something special with Abigail McGinnis penning calligraphy book plates.
After years of hard work, my first book, So Much to Celebrate, has arrived! I couldn't be more proud of it or more eager for you to get you hands on it!
As summer slides into fall, I find myself savoring the flavors of the sunny season. I am truly enjoying the last of the peaches, squash and corn until they come again next June. Late summer tomatoes, fresh herbs and citrus fill the final hot weeks. As the days get shorter, I am craving quick and easy meals that are not only light and fresh but feel special and celebratory as we say goodbye to summer.
It's been a little while since I've posted my Friday faves ... we've been traveling a bit and I've gotten a little off track. I'm back and totally inspired by the Spring that feels like it's ALMOST here. My tulips and daffodils are blooming and Easter is just around the corner. It makes me crave color and light and fresh meals that we can enjoy on the patio.
All my time lately is spent making and photographing pies. I'm on number 33 out of 100 for a cookbook I'm shooting but I am still out and about making things happen! Here are some of my favorite things this week:
Here's what I'm crazy about this week!
Sorry I've been a little MIA this week. I have locked myself in my house to cook, style and photograph an upcoming cookbook. Can't wait for you to see it but for now everything is under wraps (get sneak peeks as I go on my Instagram ... shhh!). Here's what I'm crazy about this week!
I had the in-laws over for dinner last night and I wanted to make something simple but hearty and delicious. This Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage dish is from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook was the perfect solution. It was easy to make and I made a couple of edits (ok, several) that better suited the ingredients that I had at home (sometimes Ina gets uppity with her ingredients—what is broccoli rabe anyway?).
With the seasons changing, I am suddenly energized to spruce up my home. Running down Franklin's Main Street yesterday, I had to stop and peer into some of my favorite home stores for a little inspiration. Franklin is chock-full of amazing boutiques and shops that I love to frequent. These are just some of my favorite home stores on Main Street.Here's a map to help when you go!