Foodie Fridays: Maple, Pecan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Monday, since I was off for President’s Day, I decided to make what I’d call an elaborate meal for the husband.  The meal consisted of the following: BBQ’d short ribs, Broccoli in a homemade three cheese sauce, and the star of the meal, Maple, Pecan Mashed Potatoes.  Usually, we bake our mashed potatoes with some […] Read more…

Thirsty Thursdays: Sorrel Mimosa

Even though I’m a straight up Yankee, I love me some sorrel! What is sorrel?  If you’re familiar with hibiscus tea, it’s similar to it, especially in color. Sorrel is made from the sepals of the sorrel flower (Hibiscus sabdariffa).  I’ve honestly never made it.  I get my sorrel from the mother of my sister’s boyfriend. […] Read more…

Thirsty Thursday’s: “The Vixen”

During my most recent vacation, I entered the Master Mixologist contest and won with the recipe for “The Vixen”.  I came up with the name of this drink because back in my younger, party days I used to call myself… well, SultryVixen .:haha:. Sounds like a stripper, but, trust me that I was not. My […] Read more…

I’m BACK! … Traveling with a toddler isn’t bad

Carnival Dream & Triumph both docked in Cozumel, Mexico Hey everyone! My family and I are back from vacation.  I can’t wait to fill you all in on what happened.  We had a blast during our 7-day cruise aboard the Carnival Dream, as well as our 2-day stay post cruise in Orlando, Florida.  It is […] Read more…

Milk Mondays: Breastfeeding and returning to work

When I returned to work mini me was almost 4 months old.  She didn’t really care for the bottle during the day, and nursed non-stop when I returned home.  My supply stayed in-tact, as I pumped twice per day at work, and I still do. How did I do it? While returning to work was […] Read more…

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