New with the Old

*Reposting this recipe from the archives (April, 2014) because I just made these recently and remembered how amazing they are. Enjoy! I like to live a life that mixes the new and the old. New adventures mixed with the old standards. Nature walks (which I’ve always loved) in new neighborhoods. Eating at new restaurants while […]

Think Fruitful Travels: Asheville, NC

I’ve been to Asheville a few times and love love love the small-town hippy feel of the cute, buzzing city surrounded by gorgeous mountains. Here are some of our favorite Asheville Finds (which I’ve updated over the past few years):

Simple Saturday: Simply Pies

Did you notice that it’s been all about pies on the blog this week. (Scroll down to see the other posts.) And why shouldn’t it be. You know what’s so great about pies, other than the sweetness and that tantalizing buttery crisp crust? Pies are made to be shared. Although some of us may have, at […]

Pie Week Part 2: Coconut Buttermilk Pie

Combos are the  best, right? What’s your favorite combo. I have so many favorites that I can’t even pick one. I also like trying recipe mash-ups. Sometimes I go to Google with a really specific recipe idea in mind, and I just need a template or a few recipes to guide me along my way.

Last Days at the Beach (Pie Week Part 1)

Are you missing days on the beach? Warm sand granules surrounding your brightly painted toes. Reading a new book then falling asleep in the sun. Enjoying the flavors of the summer- bright citrus mingled with sweetness. Sadly, I only got one day (well three hours) at the beach this summer. But, thankfully, I only live a […]

Simple Saturday: Good Reads

Lately, I’ve stumbled upon some really great reads. First let’s get it out of the way that I am a library book gal to the core. I love going to the library, using the computer catalog and switching out books every few weeks or month. I know that these things called eBooks exist, but I just […]

Gnocchi in 30

Summer meals really are some of the best. Ok, so I usually enjoy any seasonal meal, but summer meals that require just a few steps (without the oven) and are full of freshness are extra special. We’ve already eaten two of our nightly meals this week based around the beautiful summer tomato. Like my husband said, “I […]

A Legendary Breakfast

A few weeks ago, I saw that Food52 was asking for recipe testers for their berry recipe contest! And I ran across this recipe for Legendary Blueberry Biscuits from another North Carolinian. (You can find a recipe headnote from yours truly introducing the recipe.) I knew that I had to try these out!

Simplify Saturday

We’re doing Simple Saturday even more simple today, with some ideas for simplifying our lives. With food, clothes, our words and most things in life, we often have room to simplify. I’m talking about cleaning out or closets (or actually wearing the clothes we buy), cooking out of our cupboards and saying what we mean […]