Phyllis’ Cowboy Salsa

I brought tomato plants home from my all-time-favorite-tomato-buying-place, Black’s Nursery in Lakeland, over a week ago.  They’ve been sitting on my porch ever since....

Lime Baby Cakes

This one’s for Mom. I wanted to post a recipe that I know she loves, but one that she doesn’t make for herself.  I...

Traditional Margaritas

This recipe for Traditional Margaritas offers the perfect thirst-quenching drink for any Mexican meal. I’ll admit that I’m a bit partial to anything “Rick Bayless”....

Colorful Drink Charms (and freakish confessions)

I must confess, I’m somewhat of a freak collector of curling ribbon.  (If you look under the bed in our spare bedroom, you’ll know...

Carnitas with Sauteed Sweet Peppers

Carnitas is one of my family’s favorite meals. The pork is ultra tender, flavorful, and super simple to make! You’re going to want to...

Roasted Asparagus with Orange Vinaigrette

Each spring I look forward to the arrival of beautiful fresh asparagus.  I can remember going hunting for it with Mom when I was...

Strawberry Cupcakes with Yellow Butterflies

Today my baby turned 3! Happy birthday sweet Tessa! I could just see the gears turning in that little 2-year-old head. My youngest daughter,...