Peach Blueberry Crumble

Good day friends!  A lot has been happening in Pensacola the past few weeks.  Sir Streusel’s mom, who is in memory care, had an ‘episode’ (seizure/stroke) that completely consumed our days.  She is doing better which is a miracle.  We were told she wouldn’t leave the hospital.  When she made it back to her room at her facility, Sir Streusel and I took a much needed get-a-way for a few days.  We headed to Orlando and did Disney……adult style!!!  Much to blog about that later.

This is a picture of two people who desperately needed a few days away to relax. We had been through a lot with his mother and were exhausted. This was our first night, look how we immediately relaxed!

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Key Lime Poke Cake

Still looking for a little Cinco de Mayo treat?  Need a little flavor from the Florida Keys?  I can hook you up!!!  In the South, we like to poke things, even our cakes.  We love to bake a sheet cake then poke and fill the holes with a jello based filling.  This type of cake became a phenomenon in the 70’s and has never stopped making appearances at potlucks and dinner tables.  

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Caprese Chicken Salad

I felt like I wanted a salad.  I felt like I wanted chicken.  I felt like I wanted everything covered in delicious balsamic vinaigrette.  So I got in the kitchen and got busy.  Sometimes you just have to make things happen for yourself.  

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Frozen Fruit Salad

The weather is gorgeous, Florida humidity is at a rare low, the grass is turning green, everything is coming together for me to sit outside and enjoy this beautiful spring.  Except, for me to truly enjoy this weather, I mean truly enjoy all it has to offer…..I will need a snack.  Girlfriend loves her snacks!

Remember the Frozen Fruit Salad your Grandma used to make and you could eat like a popsicle?  I had forgotten all about this little treat until I came across the recipe in my old index card file box full of recipes. This my friends is the perfect little snack to enjoy while sitting on your porch reading your favorite book. Continue reading Frozen Fruit Salad

Braised Pork Chops and a Birthday

Well, let me start this post off by saying my shoulder is so much better!!!  I love my cortisone shots.  I start rehab in a week.  I am going to do everything possible to not have rotator cuff surgery.  Thank you so much for the Facebook, texts, and email well wishes.  It actually hurt to type last week.

Easter was wonderful in our home.  It was also Eric’s birthday.  I am sharing some of his Birthday/Easter meal with you today.  He deserves only the best.  I could have fed him corn dogs and potato chips and he would have been happy.  

The Birthday Boy with his cake.  His mom, who lives in memory care, was able to join us for the day and she remembered our names.  That was the best gift he received.

I can whip out cupcakes pretty quickly and with confidence that they will look pretty good.  However, I am NOT a cake decorator.  Cakes are a challenge for me.  This cake was definitely a labor of love for my birthday boy.

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Easter is Coming!

Yesterday was my birthday and our 36th anniversary.  Thirty-six years with the same man.  Thirty-six years spending my days with the same man.  Thirty-six years looking at the same man.  Thirty-six years cooking for the same man.  Thirty-six years doing laundry for the same man.  Thirty six years laughing with the same man.  Thirty-six years going through all the ups and downs of life with the same man.  Thirty six years of being a very lucky girl!

Of all my birthday wishes yesterday, and I loved each and every one of them, this was my favorite…..hands down.

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Punks, Frittata, Macaroons, Pepper Nachos, and Cheesecake

Let me start this post by stating that it is full of recipes from my weekend with my punks.  I have all of the recipes located at the end of the post, just keep scrolling!

Last week was a bonus week for this Mama, my Raleigh punks came home!  They normally only come home during Christmas but one punk couldn’t make it this past holiday so I got a bonus!  I literally could not stop smiling last week.

This was the first of three runs to the grocery store plus a run to the seafood market.

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Creamed Sweet Corn Pudding

Easter is coming!  Tradition is rooted in Easter Sunday.  Families attend church together to celebrate the Resurrection.  After church, families head home to enjoy a beautiful meal together.  The finale of the day is the ‘Great Egg Hunt’!

I so hope this Corn Pudding in on your Easter menu.

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Cranberry Vinaigrette

Spring has my mind thinking of nothing but crisp, fresh salads that are covered in wonderful vinaigrettes.  I am a vinaigrette girl.  I have never been one for heavy dressings.  A light drizzle of flavor is all I want.  I want to taste everything I have tossed together in my salad.  I was so pleased with this Cranberry Vinaigrette.  It is perfect to toss on top of salad of greens, pepper, apples, shaved Parmesan, and nuts.

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Two Adorable Entrepreneurs

I love the farmhouse decor that is showing up everywhere!  Instagram is covered with the farmhouse look.  The farmhouse look is all about making your home relaxing and welcoming while at the same time keeping it simple.  Well we have two of the cutest farmhouse decor entrepreneurs in our city that you will ever meet.  Their business is named  “Our Funky Farmhouse” with the motto, “Let us add some funk to your farmhouse.”  I want to share with you the business these two young gals have started.  

Meet Ali and Courtney!

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