Aug 182015

This Cherry Lime Rickey mocktail recipe is a partnered post. All words & opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago Louisville hosted the annual Brews, Blues & BBQ Festival.  I had never been before so when I was offered to tickets to attend, I was excited at the prospect of checking out something new.  The event was Friday night through Sunday and as Austin’s going away party was on Saturday, we planned to go on Sunday.

Cherry Lime Rickey Mocktail Recipe - easy and refreshing, this mocktail would make a great sip for a girl's night in, a summer garden party, or even a bridal shower

The weather hadn’t been exactly awesome but by the time the start of the festival rolled around on Sunday it seemed like the weather was going to cooperate for a few hours.  Apparently that wasn’t the case for the festival venue, however.  After driving through a sizable amount of water to get to the location, we were told the city had deemed it unsafe and cancelled the festival. Continue reading »

Jul 022015

Thank you to Datarank and Hidden Valley Ranch for sponsoring my ranch potato salad recipe. All thoughts are my own.

Anyone else excited that it’s grilling season?  I know we are!  I’m really looking forward to our BBQ this weekend for the Fourth of July, and while I’m not looking forward to him leaving, I know we’ll have fun grilling out next weekend for his going away party.

Ranch Potato Salad recipe - this creamy ranch potato salad has a yummy cucumber twist to it. Prepped and ready to chill in under 30 minutes, this easy recipe needs only 6 ingredients.

Normally we switch off with who is supposed to bring or cook what.  We’re hosting this weekend, so we’re taking care of the proteins and all the grilling recipes.  Everyone else is bringing sides and desserts.  But next weekend, my husband’s aunt is hosting so we’ll be in charge of the “extras”. Continue reading »

Jun 302015

I use an app on my phone for my grocery shopping list, and it has a predictive typing feature.  When my app pulled up everything on my list with the first tap of a letter, I realized that there are a few things I’m always restocking my pantry with.  These are pantry staples I just couldn’t cook without.

20 Must-Have Pantry Staples - with these items in your kitchen and pantry you'll always have everything on-hand that you would need for most any recipe

Next time you head to the store, grab this list and take it with you.  Always having these pantry staples on hand can mean the difference between saving you time by being able to whip up a meal on the fly or having to run to the store for just one simple thing. Continue reading »

Jun 222015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. The Hot Brown-inspired hot dog recipe, photos and opinions are mine alone. #WhatAGrillWants #CollectiveBias

Kentucky is famous for a number of things you’ve probably heard of.  Horses and horse racing, the Louisville Slugger, Kentucky Bluegrass.  But you may or may not be familiar with one of Louisville’s most famous offerings: the Hot Brown.

My Hot Brown Hot Dog Recipe is inspired by the Hot Brown sandwich made famous here in Louisville, KY.  It's topped with fresh diced tomatoes and a yummy Mornay sauce with two kinds of cheese!

It’s an open-faced turkey sandwich with sliced tomatoes, Mornay sauce and some other tastiness.  The flavors go together really nicely and I was trying to think of other ways to pair them together.  And I came up with this Hot Brown-inspired Hot Dog recipe for you all. Continue reading »

May 142015

Thank you to Chex for sending supplies and goodies for these Chex Mix muddy buddies recipes.

Next week my SIL and brother go to see if they can find out the gender of their baby.  I’m looking forward to knowing if it’s a boy or a girl so that I can start shopping for adorable baby clothes!  It also makes planning for a baby shower a little easier, if you’d like to decorate based on the gender.

"It's a Girl!" & "It's a Boy!" Baby Shower Muddy Buddies Recipes

Muddy Buddies has always been a hit at any of the parties I’ve been to, and when you mix in pink or blue candies, it also makes a great snack for a baby shower.  Fill cupcake liners and use them as a place setting at the guest tables, or place bowls filled with it on the food or dessert tables. Continue reading »