Bread + Baking

Fresh Caprese Sandwiches

I used to never watch TV. Up until my husband came along, I had a small TV, but it’s sole purpose was to play movies in the background while I read or studied. It was a rare occasion that I’d …

Uncategorized

Why I’m Taking All My Maternity Leave

In my travels, I’ve seen a lot of different options offered for maternity leave, from none at all to full years of paid leave. Here in the U.S., we don’t have a national paid leave law, which means a lot …

Salads Seafood Small Bites + Sides

Layered Crab Salad

I’m not a food snob, despite what some of my friends think when they find out I have an affinity for gourmet restaurants and I’ve had a food blog {or at least part time food blog} for almost seven years. …

rustic strawberry shortcake
Sweet Treats

Rustic Strawberry Shortcake

Craving the combination of fresh and ripe summer fruit, homemade whipped cream, and a sweet and savory biscuit to pile it on? Come on over – I’ve got the perfect mixture of spring and summer dessert for you right here …

Breakfast

Scott’s “Demo Day” Breakfast Burritos

The weather this whole year has been teasing us when it comes to getting projects done. February was beautiful and spring-like, March threw us a bomb cyclone that ripped some shingles off the roof, April froze us again, May offered …

Virginia

Seven Oaks Lavender Farm

Summer is lavender season to me – lavender and lemon verbena candles, lavender shortbread, fizzy ginger lavender lemonade, sprays of lavender tucked into just about every bouquet for a little bit of on the spot tranquility aromatherapy. We always pick …