Welcome to 2017!

Happy New Year!  I can hardly believe that 2016 has come to an end. Ok, I’ll say it: I am a little relieved that the holiday season is over.  Don’t get me wrong; I have savored plenty of delicious food and time with family.  I have loved taking a break from …

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Pecan Pie Bars

These are amazing!  If you like pecan pie, you will LOVE these!  In fact, I personally love them way more than pecan pie because it doesn’t have the crust coming up and over the sides. Our friend Trish gave us this recipe several years ago, and it was an instant …

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30 Things to Know About Me

Lisa – Raleigh, NC 1.  Fresh strawberries, watermelon, homemade ice cream and dark chocolate are some of my favorite foods. 2.  I never order the chocolate dessert at a restaurant. 3.  Born and raised in Wake Forest, NC, I grew up on my great grandfather’s farm land. 4.  I can …

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Chicken-in-the-oven

I ask my mom to make this for me for my birthday every year.  (My birthday is in November and this dish is perfect for colder weather.)  My mom always makes homemade mashed potatoes and butter beans as sides, so the sauce can be poured on top of the ‘mashies’. …

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2016 NC Visit – A Blog’s Origin

As a stay-at-home mom of two young kids, I often crave adult interaction.  Texts.  Phone calls.  A real-live adult that speaks to me.  These things are rare in my daily 9-5 life. So when Heather texted to see if we were available for her and her mom to visit in July 2016, I didn’t …

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Hello!

Have you ever had a friendship that neither time nor distance could fade/diminish?  For me I have a friendship like that with Lisa. Meet Lisa (on the right)!  I met Lisa 19 years ago, when we were both Freshman at the University of North Carolina (it’s hard to believe we’ve …

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