The American South has given us many great things such as a universal pronoun (y’all), sweet tea, boiled peanuts (don’t knock ’em ’til you tried ’em!) and one of the greatest female literary characters – Scarlett O’Hara.
Sure Scarlett had her flaws; she was vain, selfish and more than a little ruthless. But she was also smart, resourceful, and had a steely determination to turn adversity into prosperity – the original steel magnolia. She didn’t adapt to her circumstances so much as
It seems most of us have some sort of obsession in life. Personally I am a little obsessed with turning cocktails into gluten free cupcakes. Kiddie cocktails are no exception.
As a kid my sisters and I would always order Shirley Temples when we went out to a fancy restaurant with our parents. We felt so special when we sipped on our pretty little pink mocktails
Is there really anything wrong with being nice?
In a conversation with a male, single friend of mine; one of the nicest, most considerate people I know, he revealed to me that he hated being called “nice” because girls don’t like nice guys. Really? What’s the alternative? Mean guys?
Summer means barbecue, but it is often just too hot to barbecue here in Florida. Ok, maybe I am a little bit of a priss when it comes to sweat pouring down my face and back and being bitten by mosquitos the size of hummingbirds but at least I don’t pass out from heat stroke or suffer malaria making dinner.
I leave the real grilling to my son; Mr. Smoking Hot Gluten-Free
As you can imagine, I get lots of emails from people asking me how to make something gluten free or for advice on converting old favorites to gluten free. What you probably didn’t imagine is that I also get a lot of emails asking me if a recipe of mine can be converted to non-gluten-free. Sometimes the writer is hesitant to ask in fear of offending me. I am never offended. Quite the contrary, I am flattered.
With Mother’s Day tomorrow it got me thinking about my own mother and how she shaped my life and inspired me.
From my mother, I learned that the details matter; the details are what take something from good to great. Taking time for the details shows you care.