Eats

Sunday supper: gameday breakfast

god, it’s weird to watch football at 9:30 in the morning. but with the Falcons in London (along with Spy — and our Falcons flag!) you gotta do what you gotta do, y’all! given that this is the only meal that will likely get cooked in this house today, i figured i’d go ahead and […]

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Friday favorites + Blogtober14 catch-ups

well this was inevitable. so much blogging, so little time. i fell behind on the #Blogtober14 prompts. again. but lucky for me (and you!), i think i can wrap up yesterday’s, today’s (since they’re both kind of about favorite things) and my semi-usual Friday favorites in one neat little package here. so overachieving of me, huh? don’t get […]

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apple jammin’

this past summer, i tried my hand at making jam for the very first time and it was a lot of fun! we had a gazillion peaches from our tree in the yard and every year i struggle to do something with them before they all rot. and thus, July’s peach jammin’ was born. well, […]

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fall vibes: apple cake

we woke to a gorgeous, crisp autumn day today that seemed perfect for baking one of my favorite fall treats — also one of the recipes i’ve really been wanting to make with the apples we still have from our apple picking trip a few weekends ago. my grandmother’s apple cake is one of the […]

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Friday favorites

just a few funsies this week. looking forward to beautiful fall weather and a productive weekend with the whole family at home before Spy runs off to Europe for a bit. TGIF!   perfect passtime over the past couple weeks, i at least started the process of cleaning out and organizing my closet for fall. not fun. unfortunately/fortunately, i […]

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munch out on your lunch out: bartaco

i am completely the eat-lunch-at-my-desk girl. leftovers or a fast salad from downstairs, bring it. because i am busy and important. though not important enough to have lots of fancy lunches out like Spy . . . and actually, i’m probably just more time management challenged and diet obsessed than important. but whatevs. point is, […]

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signs of fall

so love this weekend every year. when the season officially changes on the calendar and, despite, the still-summer weather, our home starts to reflect changing leaves and cooler weather. this year, Spy and Miss Girl have gone camping for the weekend, leaving me on my own for 2 full nights and nearly 2 full days. […]

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Sunday supper: spoils of the day

yesterday, we spent an amazing day at B.J. Reece Orchards near Ellijay. in addition to the apples we picked (more on that, as well as what the heck i’m doing with all those apples soon!), we also brought home nearly an entire crate full of preserves, pickles and sauces all made right there. or nearby. […]

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Sunday supper: steak & salad

i know. i’ve totally been slackin’ on these posts — and on actually doing anything interesting or different for Sunday supper, for that matter. so, inspired by the August Real Simple, which i just finally got a chance to thumb through this weekend (downtime, wut?), i put on my big girl pants and actually followed […]

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lady who lunches

Miss Girl has gotten some fancy new ideas from her public schoolmates. packed lunch? yes. packed lunch. and just like that, yesterday, i became a mom who packs lunches. not every day, mind you. i’m not insane. but i have agreed to do it once or twice a week. and i did buy the stupid […]

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Friday favorites

i know. it’s been a while. i’m trying hard to get back into the swing of this, so here goes . . . happy Friday, y’all! boozy popsicles i’m not sure anything more really needs to be said. Thrillist has put together a (beautiful) list of 14 amazing-sounding cocktail-based popsicles from mint julep to white […]

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peach jammin’

when life hands you peaches . . . well, we had them in spades this year on the not-so-little-anymore peachtree we planted in our backyard 4 years ago. in years past, i haven’t done much with them. but this year, there were just. so. many. i had to do something. problem was we had to […]

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recipes & me

i know i’ve mentioned before how i can’t follow a recipe to save my life. not sure whether it’s short attention  span, annoyance with details or what, but man, do i just hate to be tied to following instructions when i cook. that said, i found it kind of amusing today when i pulled out […]

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