I have been an avid watcher of Food Network for as long as I can remember. I go through phases where I love to cook for the family. I’ll try out new recipes and spend a few hours prepping and stirring over the stove. But other times, I just want to throw something in the microwave and be done. What I really love, however, is to watch other people cook, or read about it. I don’t get much time to read but when Jessica Tom’s new book, Food Whore, landed on my desk, I stopped everything and read it. And it was delicious.
Just a few years ago most of my girl friends wouldn’t even consider drinking bourbon cocktails. I’m so glad it became hip and there are all kinds of fun cocktail recipes popping up at bars across America that include bourbon. My husband loves a good whiskey sour or a Manhattan. But those are still a little too manly for some ladies. I found this cocktail which includes bourbon AND champagne (or sparkling wine…semantics) which I think all my lady friends will love!
I have two new loves in my life. A few months ago, our family grew a little bit bigger. I had always thought that our family was perfect. But when I met these little guys, I knew that we had grown in to something even better. Today I’m sharing how adoption has touched my family – spoiler alert – it’s totally amazing.
Can you believe Thanksgiving is in a week? It’s crazy making. My Christmas lists aren’t ready for Black Friday shopping so that is, for sure, the next on my to-do list. But I am thinking ahead to eating a LOT of food next Thursday. I’m also thinking about that intricate dance of getting all the side dishes timed perfectly to get to the table the same time as the turkey. And all those hot plates need somewhere to sit. All you need to do is head to your local hardware store and make these easy DIY trivits. You’ll have a set of matching trivits, a bountiful table of food and a full stomach in no time!
Yes, Thanksgiving is all about the food. We eat two full meals that day (one with my husband’s family and one with mine!) but there is nothing worse than the feeling of an empty stomach while you wait for all that yummy food to come out of the kitchen! I created these DIY place card and snack trays to guide your guests to their spot at the table and keep them from getting hangry… Head over to Julep to see the full DIY!
Image by Dez and Tam Photography