Spring Cocktails and Sunday Features {122}

It’s time for spring cocktails and Sunday Features {122} Blood Orange Gin & Tonics from The Kitchen | Strawberry Lemoncello Spritzers from Delightful E Made | Mango Madness Vodka Cocktail from Simply Darrling And from your hosts… I’m sharing the yummy signature drink I served last year on Easter Sunday, my Blackberry Thyme Sparkler Cocktail.     Let’s start this week’s party! Just a few guidelines: 1. Link up your favorite home decor, DIY, craft, or recipe. No Etsy, online stores, link parties or giveaways. 2. {Read More}

Delicious Nutritious Green Smoothie!

This Green Smoothie is chock full of nutrients to fuel your body! One of the easiest ways I get all the daily veggies my body needs is by enjoying a green smoothie or two. There are so many benefits of drinking green smoothies, including: weight loss/maintenance, increased fiber intake for colon health, antioxidents for optimal health and fitness, mental clarity and focus, increased energy, clearer skin, and minerals for healthy bones.  This smoothie is so quick and easy to make. I just {Read More}

Peach Mango Green Smoothie: My 150-Calorie Snack Hack

My number one resolution in 2015 is to get fit and, in the process, lose 10 pounds before Trevor and Rachel’s wedding in May. Yes, it’s a lofty goal, but I’ve done it before! Starting Monday, exercise will once again become my best friend. Along with lean protein, veggies and lots of salads. Bread? Pasta? Sugar? The enemy. So… what’s my game plan? In addition to exercising five-six days a week, I’ll be back to super healthy eating habits. Which means small, healthy {Read More}

Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

Cheesy Shrimp and Grits. When I first heard about this from my sister a few years ago, I thought YUCK! I may be a Louisiana girl, but I definitely never liked grits. Though maybe I never tried them. Yes… I think that must be it. Because if I’d ever tried Shrimp and Cheesy Grits, I would have fallen in love with this creamy, ground-corn goodness long ago! When I was at boarding school at  Culver Academies, the infamous Dean Nagy taught me AP History. The {Read More}

Migas: The Best Brunch Ever!

MIGAS! The best brunch ever! If you aren’t from Texas, chances are you’re not familiar with migas. And migas is something you definitely SHOULD know about. Simply put, migas (pronouned MEE-guz) is THE most flavorful and delicious breakfast. In fact, I don’t think I’ve introduced anyone who didn’t enthusiastically rave about them! So migas it was for brunch when Tom’s cousin and his wife visited us yesterday. While I cooked, Tom set and decorated the table with the stenciled burlap table runner I created a {Read More}

Healthy, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly Banana Bread

I love banana bread. Who doesn’t? But for years, it’s been on my “do not eat” list because of the flour and sugar. But now I can enjoy it again, guilt-free. And guess what? T likes it, too! This recipe is quick and easy to make. I usually slice it, freeze it and then warm it up when we want a piece. Give it a try. I bet your family won’t even taste the difference! Ingredients for Healthy, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly {Read More}