Cherry Covers Chocolate Mousse inspired by Renuzit Tempting Indulgences

Have you ever noticed how powerful scents and smells can be?  Smells can invoke wonderful memories and be completely calming to the soul.  Today I am sharing with you my recipe for Cherry Covers Chocolate Mousse, a recipe inspired by a scent.… Read the rest

How to make Cherry Clafoutis and Whiskey Cherries {In the Kitchen}

Cherries are in season! And I love cherries!

Cherries don’t typically grow here in Arkansas but I recently found some delicious ones from Washington at my local grocery store.

I have always liked cherries but grew up on the bright red Maraschino cherries in a jar.  … Read the rest

Salmon Cakes with Tzatziki Sauce and Crab and Cheese Grits

I mentioned in an earlier post that salmon is a pretty new food for me.  I have found that I love it and we have been enjoying it about once every two to three weeks.  I prefer to cook a whole side of salmon rather than fillets but a side of salmon can weigh anywhere between 2 and 3 pounds, far more than Richie and I can eat even when we have my mother-in-law, Kathy, over for dinner.  … Read the rest

Blacklisted from the PTA by Lela Davidson {52 Books in a Year}

My goal is to read 52 books in 2012.  Good or bad, as I read, I will be reviewing the books here.  Be sure to leave a comment and tell me about your favorite books!

This weeks book is really special because it is written by my online friend and fellow Arkansas Women Blogger, Lela Davidson.  … Read the rest

Sand and Seashells in a Bottle Beach Souvenir TUTORIAL {Arts and Crafts}

Every summer we head to the beach.  Every summer I collect a pail full of sand and seashells.  Every summer I don’t know what to do with the sand and shells and they end up being tossed in our driveway.  This is neat in it’s own way because every once and a while I will see a shell in the driveway and it takes me back to the days at the beach.  … Read the rest

Limon Sunrise {Drink of the Week}

When Richie and I visited Italy (specifically the island of Capri) several years ago, I was introduced to a wonderful Italian lemon liqueur called Limoncello.  Limoncello on its own is a wonderful drink that is traditionally served chilled, following a meal as a digestivo.  Read the rest