The Very Best Carrot Cake. Ever

One of my great weaknesses (okay, I have many!) is carrot cake.  My grandmother’s version is one my family has used for years; it never fails.  The cream cheese icing isn’t too bad either. But earlier this month I tasted … Continue reading

Tarragon Chicken Salad

During June Danielle, Kathryn and I demoed at the Howard County Women’s Fest to a packed room. What fun that was! I promised the ladies that I would post the Chicken Salad recipe. So, here it is. This is one … Continue reading

Oatmeal Cookies

We love this chewy cookie. We used both kinds of raisins in this batch but have made them with only dark ones and with only golden ones. Make sure to not over bake to keep the wonderful chewy texture. Soaking … Continue reading

Summer Fruited Salad

My friend Wendy is the queen of salads and often on a summer evening would add fruit to her green  salads. I played with this and found that almost any combination of salad greens works as do a variety of … Continue reading

Berry Truffle Cake

This can be made with either cake or brownies as the base. You’ll need a 9-inch round or square pan of chocolate cake or brownies. I’ve given the recipe for a brownie base below, but for speed and convenience, a … Continue reading

Chicken Salad

Those of us in Pennsylvania just went from cool, rainy spring days to hot and humid summer.  I don’t know about you, but summer just isn’t my season.  Odd, I know, but I do not like glistening on those muggy … Continue reading

Summer Salad

Many years ago, we were at a “Dish to Pass”.   One of the salads was the just the tastiest and easiest salad I’ve ever had.    I try to keep a dish of it in my fridge since just … Continue reading

Sidewalk Drink

Here in Arkansas, the temps are warming and we believe summer begins with Memorial Weekend. I’m not much of a cocktail drinker (although I do enjoy Joyce & Deb’s lemon drop martinis), however my daughters enjoy mixing and trying out different … Continue reading

Travels in the South

Some of you may have caught our posts about being in Nashville in April.  We started the week by attending the inaugural Knowledge Sharing Summit and Marketplace presented by our professional association (Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals),  We adjourned to … Continue reading