Red Wine & Herb Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata & Farmers Cheese Pierogies 

So Kris and I just recently started buying our beef from a local cow farm and y'all the beef is AMAZING! If you're an NC resident I highly recommend trying out Southern Meadows Farm! Check out their Facebook page in the link below! Southern Meadows Farm So we had purchased all this beef and I … Continue reading Red Wine & Herb Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata & Farmers Cheese Pierogies 

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Lavender

Lavender is such a pleasant and beautiful herb to have in the garden!! The smell alone makes it worth growing! I love growing lavender to have for bouquets, tea, desserts and baked goods! Here are some of my lavender recipes below. Check them out! Lavender & Rosemary Scones + Lemon Glaze Lemon and Lavender Shortbread … Continue reading Lavender

Garden Brunch Menu & Tips on Hosting Brunch

One of my favorite things to do with my girlfriends is to get together for coffee and to catch up while our little ones  are at school. We try to do this once a month and it usually consists of coffee, baked goods, good conversation and even better company! It was my turn to host … Continue reading Garden Brunch Menu & Tips on Hosting Brunch

Seared Salmon + Sauteed Pineapple Salsa & Curry Coconut Cilantro Risotto 

 I have an amazing recipe for y'all!! I have been wanting to share this on the blog for a quite some time now! This is a recipe that my hubby and I  have been making for date night or special occasions for almost five years now! This dish was inspired by a resturant I use … Continue reading Seared Salmon + Sauteed Pineapple Salsa & Curry Coconut Cilantro Risotto 

Skillet Ratatouille

I don't think I will ever make ratatouille without thinking of the Pixar movie! My son Bennett absolutely loves that movie Ratatouille is a French dish that typically consists of tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, squash, zucchini, onions, garlic and herbs. First the vegetables are sauteed separately and then cooked together very slowly. It can be served warm … Continue reading Skillet Ratatouille

 Honey Peach Scones + Basil Glaze & Tips on making the perfect Scone

We had lots of peaches to be used after I took the boys peach picking! The majority of them we ate in the raw! They were sweet and juicy! Just how a summer peach should taste! I knew we wouldn't be able to finish them all so with my love for scones I had planned … Continue reading  Honey Peach Scones + Basil Glaze & Tips on making the perfect Scone

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Cups 

Summer is in full swing here in the Carolinas! It is HOT, HOT, HOT! Which also means my herb garden is in full force and I am always looking for ways to use those aromatic herbs. You have to keep cutting them to keep them producing! My go-to to use up those herbs is pesto! … Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken Cups