Calling all strawberry lovers! Julie here, from redheadcandecorate.com with the easiest recipe for strawberries in a desert that you will ever find.
Does anyone else feel like the month of May might actually be the busiest month of the year? I always thought it was December but I now think that Spring is more insanely crammed with activities especially if you have school-aged children. It’s like the powers that be are wanting us to be REALLY ready for summer. 😉
So, if you are feeling overwhelmed and needing a few minutes to catch your breath, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a little bit of inspiration to start your weekend off on the right note.
Wouldn’t you agree that there isn’t much in life that can’t be tied back to Anne of Green Gables? This must be why I couldn’t make a plum puff pastry tart without thinking about Anne Shirley and her desperate longing for a dress with puffed sleeves.
Good morning, and Merry Christmas from redheadcandecorate.com!
Last year, I tried something new for our annual Christmas appetizer party and I’m so excited to share it with you here today hoping maybe you will try it. Keep in mind, this is an appetizer you can use for any celebration.
We don’t usually have a large party, but we do invite our closest friends over, and everyone brings something to share. Then we all lounge around the fire in our kitchen chatting up a storm and sometimes even playing games. It’s one of my most favorite nights of the year. Here’s a couple of photos of our kitchen all decked out for Christmas…
Recently I’ve realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things.
People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. And every year around this time battles are waged in the war between the pumpkin flavor lovers and the pumpkin flavor haters.
Social media is flooded with the intense opinions of both sides of this issue. Some people wildly cheering for the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes while others bemoaning the fact that they are slammed from all sides with pumpkin this and pumpkin that.
I was warned it would happen.
The other mothers, the ones with older children, would look at me wistfully with a hint of pity in their eyes. Now, looking back, I realize that I was a skeptic. Perhaps I was naive. Perhaps I was just hopeful it wouldn’t happen to me. Either way, I was wrong. Dead wrong. And now, I find myself realizing the truth.
The truth about the ‘hollow leg’ stage.
I’ve learned a few things since being married to a southern (born and raised) boy for the last 20 years. If you can shoot it, you can eat it. If you can grow it, you can eat it. If it’s good, it’s even better fried. If you can cook it, cook it even longer..for example turnip greens!
I have a confession to make. And I hope you still like me and want to be my friend and will still sign my yearbook after you hear it. 😉
I don’t really like cake all that much. Gasp! And if I had my druthers (seriously one of my favorite words ever!) I would rather have a bowl of cereal as a treat than a bowl of ice cream.
Which leads me to my next confession.
I love baking. Honestly I WAY prefer it to cooking. This might have something to do with the fact that anything I bake is received by my family with joy and gratitude as opposed to the meals I cook each night which, frankly, are always a bit like a shot in the dark. Sometimes they hit their target and sometimes they are so far off from the target you would think that I was purposely trying to torture them.
Oh, Gus! Spare me.
Okay, there really isn’t a Gus, or anything to spare, but I’m trying to get your attention because I’m talking about asparagus today. Yep, good ole “green sprig most people run from” asparagus.
Hi, everyone…it’s Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com. I hope you love asparagus as much as I do. I know the ATPF sister’s do. They recently shared “Roasted Asparagus with Goat Cheese” and it sounded so amazing. So much amazing, that it reminded me of my grandmother’s “Creamed of Asparagus on Toast”…
Oh my goodness, doesn’t that look scrumptious.