Countdown to Turkey Day The Soft Menu Plan

Heather says: To make creating your Thanksgiving Menu Easier, I have a handy Thanksgiving Menu Printable. This printable has three columns, one for your ideal Thanksgiving menu, a second for your planned guests’ ideal menu -I assume you have some idea of what the people you will be serving expect- and the third column is…

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Countdown to Turkey Day 2016

Heather says Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of the year. It’s no secret that I love food and I love to cook for others, and Thanksgiving Dinner is my Superbowl of company dinners. It’s a chance to gather with friends and family and indulge in the traditional and the exceptional. Are you planning on…

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Sweet Cornbread Recipe

Heather says: This is a very basic, dense, slightly sweet cornbread recipe. It is not to be confused with cornbread cake which, as one may imagine, is even sweeter and more cake like. Corncakes usually contain flour to lighten the batter. The recipe as written below is safe for those on a gluten-free diet as…

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Simple Mushroom Risotto

Heather says: This recipe for mushroom risotto is about as simple as risotto can get. You see, while risotto is rice, it’s a needy rice. It’s rice that needs a little nurturing and love, but then when it’s ready to serve? It brings the awesome. If you really want to make this recipe company worthy…

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Collard Greens

Heather says: The new year will be here before long, and in the Lowcountry, that means it’s time to cook up some greens. Collards are a traditional New Year’s dish eaten to bring wealth in the coming year. Their peak season is from January to April, and they are packed with calcium, iron, and vitamins…

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Menu Monday Week #42 of 2016 –

Heather says This is one of those weeks where having a menu plan for the week is critical to our staying on budget. Most weeks, when I’m not traveling for work, I time shift. In other words, instead of working the standard 9 am – 5 pm, I am on 6 am – 2 pm.…

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Hurricane Matthew – What We Learned

Heather says I hope everyone is doing as well or better than can be expected. Last week, starting on Tuesday, it became readily apparent that Hurricane Matthew was coming for a visit. It was Thursday before we had a good idea of the type of visit he’d be paying. We spent the week debating whether…

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Menu Monday – Week 40

Heather says Well, it is definitely still hurricane season on the East Coast.  I know many of you who live on the East Coast are tired of the drama that accompanies these usually-and-thankfully-non-events.  While it looks like Matthew will make the S-curve and head out to sea, it bears watching. We’re going over our preparedness…

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Menu Monday Week 39

Heather says: Fall is finally here, according to the calendar. I’m shaking off this year’s late summer funk and last Sunday I spent the afternoon reshooting some old recipes that need a little photographic love. I’m putting together an ebook of quick, budget-friendly weeknight dinners.  Since we have a wheat allergy in the house, everything…

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Let’s Talk About Sweaty Sheets (Again)

Hello, I’m so lost…. I’m trying to get some sweat stains out of my cream-coloured sheets, as well as my white mattress pad, and the closest I have to remove these stains is powdered Borax and/or pre-treat Resolve Spray ‘n Wash. I was really curious if it is safe to use both Borax and Resolve…

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Off Topic with an Menu Monday Attempt to Get it Together

Heather says Late summer is difficult around here. You’ve got the usual back to school hassle and sports starting up with four kids, we enter birthday season mid-August and before any of that happens, I start dreading an anniversary. For those that don’t know, my sister was killed  in August of ’13. It was a traumatic…

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