One evening we came home from a date night and the babysitter had ordered Chinese food and said, "you're daughter ate all my fried rice!" Me, always looking for new and fresh weeknight dinner ideas, had an AH-HA moment. Why not make a healthier chicken fried rice at home?
I had a huge bowl of green apples left over from a photoshoot. Mmmm ... what to make with them? What. to. make..... apple crumb cake with cinnamon and oats atop a moist sour cream cake with a hint of almond extract. Yep. That's it. Start peeling apples.
An organized pantry is a real relief for the home cook. Knowing where your go-to items are, and having a system in place to re-stock the pantry when necessary helps in meal planning and grocery shopping. When you know where everything is, you’ll waste less and thus spend less. Plus, getting that panty in order is easier than you think!
Weeknight dinner inspiration can be a challenge. My family wants to eat dinner every. single. night. It's exhausting! Trying to come up with something simple to make, healthy, and delicious is a tall order. I've really been working to bring you just that—easy weeknight meals that everyone will love, staring with these Barbecue Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.
We're all looking for easy and healthy weeknight family meals. This Yogurt Crusted Chicken is crispy, tender, versatile, and simple to make.
Homemade gifts are the best gifts. And, when your holiday gift list includes not only family and friends, but also co-workers, neighbors, teachers, and even the mailman, homemade treats make heartfelt economical gifts that everyone appreciates.
Thanksgiving is next week and I can't stop craving pumpkin. We've been buying a bushel of apples at the Farmer's Market every Saturday so VOILA!, this Pumpkin Apple Cake was born!
Everyone loves Williams-Sonoma's Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread. I mean, what says fall more than the smell of pumpkin bread coming from your kitchen?
Think beyond traditional autumn colors for an elegant change-up to this year’s fall decor. Succulents planted in white pumpkins are the perfect addition to any fall tablescape.
I started making homemade Cherry Limeade last 4th of July for our annual Independence Day party. Now it has become a special summer treat that I find myself making quite often. No need to trek to Sonic, this homemade recipe is fresh and totally amazing!
Weekend afternoons and evenings spent poolside with family and friends are a treat that only summer can afford and nothing screams summertime-fun more than lemonade. This sweet and tart childhood favorite turned boozy adult cocktail will be your new favorite warm-weather refresher.
The best way to take advantage of the beautiful, warm days ahead is with a picturesque picnic eaten in a lovely al fresco setting. There’s something about eating outdoors, and on a blanket, that makes food taste slightly more delicious.
It was such an honor to treat my daughter, mother, and grandmother to a very special tea party celebrating Mother’s Day and the unconditional love it means to be a mom. Dressing everyone in Draper James, a brand known for Southern grace and charm, made it extra special. It is amazing how a clothing brand can bridge the gap of generations so effortlessly. To have myself, my mom, and my grandmother all looking polished and current-yet-timeless in the same brand is truly amazing. It really speaks to the ageless versatility of the Draper James style!
Here’s a tiny taste of the festivities. For more pictures and details, head to draperjames.com.
As we move into the season of summer entertaining, backyard barbecues, ladies luncheons, and kids parties will fill our calendars. It’s so important to be a gracious guest and when someone goes out of their way to feed and entertain you, show your gratitude with a little something for the host.
This cake has become one of my family's favorite Easter traditions. I think it's just because it's my favorite, I make dessert every year, and thus have forced it upon everyone else. Isn't that how all family traditions begin?
Seeing as today is Pi Day (3.14), I thought that I'd bring you one of my all time favorite pie recipes. Now, I know that your inbox and social media is going to be bombarded with PIE today but this Lemon Blueberry Pie is not to be missed!
While dying eggs may be fun, it's far from artistic. However, with watercolors, painting blown eggs or hard boiled eggs can become true works of art. Using watercolor paints or simple food coloring, you can create soft watery designs in beautiful pastel colors. It is a great interactive project for kids to share in without the mess and monotony of dying.
Whoever said whiskey is just for the boys never met a Southern girl! I recently gathered my girlfriends for a handsome girls night out at Homestead Manor's Glass Bar. This Draper James Southern Whiskey Tasting was totally dapper enough for the gentlemen but perfectly planned for the ladies.
A couple of months ago, I went to the opening of Sprinkles in Nashville. I was thrilled to get a swag bag with yes, cupcakes. I was even more excited though about the cookies included. I had no idea Sprinkles even had cookies! Oh, do they have cookies. The most amazing cookies.