Jambalaya Chicken in the Crock Pot

As much as I love to surf the internet in search of recipes and crafty inspiration, there’s something to be said for a good old fashioned book.  Lately, I seem to have gotten away from my periodicals, and kitchen shelf chock-full of cook books, so I have vowed to pilgrimmage back for inspiration.  And I … Continue reading

“The Best Whole Chicken In a Crock Pot”

Yes, I am a huge skeptic.  Any recipe titled “The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock-Pot” will cause my eyebrows to go all uneven and weird; picture someone snarkily saying “Seriously?” I have tried numerous “The Best…” recipes and, let’s just say, I’m thankful that my mother wasn’t correct when she said “keep looking like … Continue reading

The simplest Strawberry Shortcake Ever

I know, I promised another crock pot recipe.  And I have another big winner for your slow cooker.  But…it’s strawberry season in North Carolina, and I am easily distracted. I want to share with you the very best, easiest in the world, shortcake “recipe”.  (I use the term “recipe” loosely, because it’s more of an … Continue reading

Cowgirl Chicken in the Crock Pot

Day one of crock pot dining brings us “Cowgirl Chicken”.  As promised, this is a recipe that was tried and enjoyed by two adults and three picky children.  And for the record, this particular recipe wasn’t just “enjoyed”, it was devoured! In case you did not read the previous post, here’s the criteria our family … Continue reading

The Crock Pot Challenge

Here in the south, we are smack in the middle of baseball and softball season.  Dixie Youth, Cal Ripken, high school, middle school, Optimist, Little League, Rec League, USSSA, you name it, it’s in full swing.  And if your family is anything like ours, you are consuming your fair share of concession stand nachos, drive … Continue reading

When Pinterest Inspiration goes Wrong…

I’ve been a member of the online community “Pinterest” for a number of months now.  And while I admit, the inspiration I draw from other people’s boards is amazing, there are quite a few “flops” too.  Take for example the White Chicken Enchilada  recipe that is pinned everywhere I turn, and billed as “the best … Continue reading

Dirt on the Ball Field

I was inspired to write this post after a recent evening at the ball field.  As a sports photographer and the mother of athletes, I have spent countless hours at athletic events; T-Ball, soccer, football, baseball, softball, cheerleading and even some time with track and field.  When  my youngest came along, it made for an … Continue reading

Baseball Seam Bracelets

OK, if you’re still with me on this crazy baseball mom topic, you know that your children perceive you as crazier, the older they get.  And if you’re a baseball mom, you know that one of the fastest ways to earn cuckoo marks is by showing up with “little kid treats” for the middle and … Continue reading

Mardi Gras Baseball Cake

It is officially baseball season.  Basketball has wrapped up for most schools, and spring is in the air.  Time to welcome the return of the baseball mom… And even if you’re not a “baseball mom”, per se, chances are good that you’re a soccer mom, classroom parent, scout leader,or that you have something to do … Continue reading