Tailgate Time – Pimento Cheese & Brownies

Football season is well under way so that means it’s tailgate time! Well, by tailgate time I mean time to hang out at home in my yoga pants, watching football on my big TV, and stuffing my face with lots of yummy food. Let’s call that “home-gating”!  Sure beats dealing with the crowds, traffic, and…

Help Me! Help Me!

My Dad was a great cook.  He was a master of ribs and loved Italian food.  He didn’t shy away from a challenge in the kitchen.  He took inspiration from his world travels while he was in the Navy.  BUT, despite all that, one of my Dad’s favorite things was Hamburger Helper.  Why he loved…

Berry Pickin’

Tomorrow is October 1st.  Today’s high in Nashville is 68° and there is a chance of frost this weekend.  You would think I’d be breaking out the butternut squash and making a big pot of soup but no, today I’m reminiscing about summer.  Go figure. For those who know me you will know that I…

Hot Diggity Dog

My husband, Steve, travels A LOT.  I mean like every weekend a lot.  It’s been traveling off and on for most of the 9 years that we’ve been married but that’s okay.  I knew what I was getting into when I said “I do” and I wouldn’t trade it for the world! We have been…

On Top of Spaghetti…

Men, pay attention.  Ladies, I’m going to ask you to walk away.  Go ahead, it’s alright.  There’s got to be something that can keep you occupied for a few minutes.  They’re in good hands.  Just trust me. Okay guys, are they gone?  No?  Okay I’ll wait… Now?  Good, read on. I stopped at the grocery…

You Have Been Chopped!

Hello.  My name is Amanda and I’m addicted to the Food Network. When there is nothing else on TV my thumb automatically punches in the numbers.  It’s a reflex.  When my husband hands over the remote he leaves it on the Food Network because he knows it will end up there anyway.  I can watch…