Weeknight Warrior: Spicy Shrimp Caesar Salad

I feel like summer is going to keep hanging on for a while but I’m over here thinking about soup, everything pumpkin, boots, sweaters…All in all our summer has been pretty mild so I shouldn’t complain but bring me cooler weather!! What’s a fall loving girl to do when the temperature keeps climbing and the…

Weeknight Warrior: Smoky Shrimp & Cheddar Grits

Shrimp & Grits is one of those dishes that seems like it would be totally complicated when in fact it is super easy!¬† It’s the perfect, quick meal for a busy weeknight. The key to really stellar shrimp & grits is to go all out with the shrimp.¬† I love to stop at our local…

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Y’all, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is the best crock-pot recipe I have ever created.  Whoa! Maybe it was so delicious because it’s 20 degrees and snowy outside.  Or maybe it’s because I love cajun food.  Or maybe it’s because I love coming home to dinner already done…

Adventures in Gourds Part #1 – Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

Peter, Peter pumpkin eater, Had a wife but couldn’t keep her, ¬†Put her in a pumpkin shell, And there he kept her, very well. What?!¬† This is one of the many nursery rhymes that sort of disturbs me…I’m sure there’s some deep philosophical meaning¬†but I just don’t get it… Anyway… I. Love. Pumpkin. ‚ô•¬† I’m…

Dinner For One

Dinner for one is a common theme in my home.¬† I can say that’s probably the most challenging aspect of a life with a travelling husband. There are some perks to him being gone though.¬† I can watch as many girlie movies on Netflix as I want.¬† It makes pedicures¬†with my best friend easier to…