Herb Stuffing

herb Stuffing

What’s your style on Thanksgiving? Traditional or Risk Taker? Me, I’m a traditionalist allllll the way. I tend to make the same things every year, partly because I have my recipes and all the timing down to a T and everyone requests specific things. I have been cooking Thanksgiving for 25+ people for the last […]

2013 National Beef Cook-Off

Cali-Avocado Steak Salad

I had the esteemed honor of being a judge for the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off along with a few other lovely ladies; Barbara Kiebel of Creative Culinary, Kathy Moore who writes Plugged into Cooking and Kristen Browning-Blas who makes her home at The Denver Post. We tasted 21 different beef dishes over 2 days and […]

Popsicle Pop-Up Party Round up

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I know for some of you summer is over, but here in the South, the heat continues, so it’s never too late to throw a party with Popsicles. Remember my Pop-Up Popsicle Party, filled with cute kids and popsicles? I thought I would share some of the other bloggers who participated in this summers Popsicle […]

DIY Halloween Costume – The Bird’s

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume..Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”.

Happy Thursday…Katie from Sew Woodsy invited me over to her DIY site  to show you all how to make my super easy Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume..Tippi Hedren from Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. Stop on by and say Hi! Click HERE for the How To. Katie also has a wonderful food blog… Katie’s Cucina

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These.Bars. My BFF made these for an Origami Owl Jewelry Bar and I honestly couldn’t stop eating them. So very addictive. So I obviously had to come home and make them after making a couple of tweeks. I made them for a Halloween party, and my husband conveniently forgot to put them in the car. […]

Do you Meal Plan?

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One would think that being a recipe developer and a publisher of a recipe/food blog, I would be super organized and would meal plan every week? Um, nope. I have been a meal planner in the past and honestly it does save a HUGE amount of time and money. Laziness has gotten the best of […]

Split Pea Soup with Ham and Bacon

Split Pea Soup with Ham and Bacon

Quick… What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words… Split Pea Soup? The Exorcist? Yep me too. Poor split pea soup.  It’s long been associated with that horrible movie. I tried watching it through the slits of my fingers that covered my eyes many, many, many times. Never made […]

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

  Oh hi. Remember me? Leslie, the girl who posts yummy recipes on this site? You see, I have a bit of “recipe mojo loss disorder”. It’s a real disorder, at least it is in my mind. It all started when we got an offer on our house, I didn’t sleep for weeks… 4 hours […]

Popsicle Stick Crafts and Giveaway

Popsicle Stick Crafts

We have been eating Popsicles Allllllll summer, have you? Do you have a weird obsession with keeping the popsicle sticks like I do? You can do so many things with them. Since I am the least crafty person on the face of the Earth, I turned to Pinterest for some popsicle stick inspiration. Because I […]

Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta

We’re having a baby …Nooooo not for me…this shop is allllll closed up!!!! My good friend Aggie of Aggies Kitchen is having a sweet baby boy. Aggie and I started our sites around the same time and instantly hit it off. She is  sweet, funny and warm, I couldn’t be happier for her and her adorable […]

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker Giveaway / Review

KitchenAid Pro Line Waffle Baker

® Isn’t she pretty??? I can not tell you how excited I was to receive this KitchenAid® Pro Line Waffle Baker. You know those waffles you make at a hotel in the heavy duty waffle maker that you have to flip over while the waffle is cooking? Yep, same thing here. I am over the […]

Cake Batter Waffles

Cake Batter Waffles

You guys…. These Cake Batter Waffles were born out of desperation. I had a weak parental moment one evening and bribed my kids with homemade waffles the next morning if they would just get along for 10 minutes. The bribe worked and they got along for 11 minutes and 37 seconds. The next morning I […]