Apr 272017
 

I’m always excited to attend the Macy’s Culinary Council events that take place at the Oxmoor Center here in Louisville.  There’s usually one that takes place right before the Derby so I’m able to get recipe inspiration for our Kentucky Derby party from the chefs that participate.

Quick & Easy Pecan Sandies Shortbread Cookies Recipe

This year celebrity Chefs Rick Bayless and Anthony Lamas will be in attendance sharing their favorite recipes for race day.  Recipes like Rick Bayless’ Pecan Sandies Shortbread which I recently made and am sharing below.  Thank you to Everywhere Agency and Macy’s for sponsoring this post. Continue reading »

Apr 252017
 

The Kentucky Derby is an exciting time for people around the world.  Even growing up in Maine people would gather on race day to watch the horses run and possibly even throw a themed Kentucky Derby party.

Tips for Hosting a Winner's Circle-Worthy Kentucky Derby PartyTop image courtesy of kentuckytourism.com

When I moved to Kentucky the excitement surrounding the Derby only grew, with lots of events leading up to race day and Kentucky Derby parties to attend.  If you’re planning your own Kentucky Derby party I have some great tips for you on how to make it winner circle-worthy. Thank you to Thorntons for partnering with me so I can share these party tips with you. Continue reading »

Mar 262017
 

Within the last few weeks we’ve had a few milestones take place here.  Bubbles turned six, and she also lost her first tooth – two very exciting happenings when you’re that age.

Celebrate milestones - like birthdays, a first lost tooth, spring, holidays, or more - with beautiful photos from Portrait Innovations

For as long as I can remember my family has documented milestones like these with a trip to the portrait studio.  We almost always went around our birthdays, and then during the holidays my Mom and my Aunt would join forces to corral all six of us cousins for a family portrait. Continue reading »

Dec 222016
 

After our last visit to the Bonefish Grill, Bubbles asked frequently when we could make a return visit.  She had absolutely loved the homemade bread they brought to the table, as well as the mac & cheese she ordered as her kids entree.

The new new Lobster, Crab & Artichoke Dip, part of the Bonefish Grill Winter Menu

When I told her we had been invited back to try the Bonefish Grill winter menu she was definitely excited.  Hubs was happy, too, as we’ve always enjoyed the meals we’ve had there.  The service is great, the food is great, and the ambiance is really nice, too. Continue reading »

Oct 052016
 

I am partnering with Dean’s Dairy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to share their goal of generating resources for the fight against breast cancer here in Kentucky and Indiana.

Bubbles asked me the other day why she was seeing so much more pink around town.  Pink is one of her two favorite colors, so she definitely noticed the uptick in it’s usage.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, purchase Dean's Dairy's DairyPure Milk and they will make a donation for each gallon purchased

Since she’s only five I had a more vague conversation about Breast Cancer Awareness Month than I will when she’s a little older.  I told her that people are wearing and using pink to remind others about a disease that many people have. Continue reading »