Waterslides, bike rides, fireworks, weekend getaways, BBQs….the list is endless. Summer is one of my favorite seasons! To celebrate summer, I’m doing a special series this month! For July, I will be bringing you a different BBQ recipe each week. We will start with dessert first, because “Life is short, eat dessert first!” and why not??? Then […]

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Summer pool parties are here! What are you bringing to those get togethers? A good Southern girl always brings a homemade dish to a party. Chips and dip are always a big hit at pool parties.  I love the salty chips with a creamy dip. Garlic dip with chips is one of my most popular […]

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Have I mentioned how gorgeous the Bay Area is? There is so much to do. This summer I recommend jumping on the ferry and heading out to Angel Island. All of the San Francisco Bay glory goes to Alcatraz, but just beyond Alcatraz is another gem, Angel Island. It is one of my favorite state parks! […]

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How is it June already? Father’s Day is in less than two weeks! Celebrations for my Dad usually means a bike ride and an ice cream stop after church or going out for BBQ dinner. What are your traditions with your dad? 10 Great Gifts for Dad I have gathered some Southern gifts, some local […]

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Sometimes a mini getaway on the weekend is all you need to recharge. Enter Filoli….an amazing hideway in the San Francisco Bay Area. Filoli is similar to the Huntington Library that I featured a few weeks ago.  It’s located in Woodside, about 25 minutes south of San Francisco. There is an adorable little cafe if you […]

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Have I mentioned that I love picnics? There is something about getting outside on a gorgeous day to share a meal with your loved ones that is just perfection to me. Not to mention how adorable all of the tiny picnic items are! I love tiny salt and pepper shakers and picnic baskets where everything […]

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Grits are one of my favorite dishes to make. They are also one of the reasons why I started this blog. Growing up with a Southern mother, I was very used to have grits on a regular basis. I might wake up on Saturday morning to find a big pot of grits on the stovetop […]

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On Monday, I introduced my Wild Rice and Turkey Road Trip Salad that I make every time we take a trip down to Southern California. On one of our recent trips down, Ben and I visited the Huntington Library and Gardens with my parents. This was an amazing trip. Having always heard of the incredible property, it […]

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