Dessert First – Bourbon Salted Caramel Pot de Creme

Happy New Year! Much like trying to decide what my last recipe of 2017 was to be my first recipe of 2018 was a tough choice!  I definitely want it to be a show-stopper and the dessert I made for our New Year’s dinner was definitely that! Making caramel and custard may be daunting but…

Cookie Swap – Ginger Molasses Crinkles

I think Santa would approve of my favorite Christmas cookies!

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…

Tea Time

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.  ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady Nothing is quite as relaxing as a cup of tea and a good book.  It is one of my absolute favorite past times, especially on a rainy Saturday afternoon. …

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…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I think St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect comfort food holiday.  Spring is almost here but there are still those chilly, rainy days that remind you that Old Man Winter isn’t quite ready to be finished.  The random changes in weather wreak havoc on my sinuses and cause awful headaches.  My allergies start flaring up. …