My Today Show Chili Contest Entry – Super Secret Recipe: Beer Bacon Chocolate Chili
Brunch Recipe: Easy Frittata
Breakfast Recipe: Shakshuka – Baked Egg Skillet w/ Veggies

Family Recipe: South African Melk Tart (Custard Pie)

South African Melk Tart Recipe

South African Melk Tart (or custard pie) is one of my very favorite deserts. Every time I eat it, which is not often enough, it fills me with a warm, nostalgic feeling.  Plus, it is delicious, so that’s just as Continue reading

Thinking outside the Box: Creative, Last-Minute Gift Ideas!

The Grace Scarf from Rethreaded

It’s the weekend before the big holidays commence, and if you are like me,  you haven’t been able to commit to your final gifts because you want to make sure you get something different. Sure, sweaters and socks have their Continue reading

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Cranberries

In the last post in my Thanksgiving round-up, I would like to share with you some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes. Now, we aren’t talking your standard Mashed Potatoes, or Green Bean casseroles. These dishes will offer Continue reading

Boston Love for Washington, Il. – Bloggers supporting Bloggers

It is not uncommon to be inundated with “I’m thankful…” lists, posts, updates and blogs during this Thanksgiving month. In the midst of the tornadoes and storms that tore through Washington, IL last week, there are small glimpses of reasons Continue reading

A Guide to Black Friday Shopping – And a Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

Shabby Apple Vintage Dress

Make sure to read all the way through to enter to win an awesome vintage-inspired dress from Shabby Apple! First, let’s get this out-of-the-way. I am not happy about Black “Friday” now starting on Thanksgiving Thursday. Not because people will Continue reading

Kobe-Crafted BBQ Meatloaf w/ Homemade Tomato Jam

kobe Meatloaf recipe with tomato jam

Yeah, I said kobe meatloaf. Not too shabby, right? Meatloaf is one of those things I haven’t made…probably in over 15 years. For some reason, I had really been craving it in the last few weeks. It may have something Continue reading