Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

It’s funny how soon I forget what good strawberries really taste like. The season is so short here in Ohio that it’s easy to get used to the giant ostrich egg-sized berries that occupy the produce section for the majority of the year. But, oh, my friends- there are few things more scrumptious than Ohio…

Jonah and Kate

This past weekend our friends from college, Jonah and Kate, were united in marriage in a beautiful ceremony. Their reception took place in a gorgeous screened in pavilion. The flowers, the table setting, the decorations, the food- it was all positively fabulous. Kate’s attention to detail resulted in a beautiful rustic and elegant party that…

Spice-rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

I love summer. I love the feel of my bare feet on the freshly cut grass. I love the sound of our neighbor kids, out of school for the summer, laughing and riding their bikes around the neighborhood. I love seeing the lightning bugs shine after the sun goes down. And I love using the…

Chocolate Cream Puffs

Oh hey- just felt like posting mysterious pictures of cream puffs with no explanations last week. I had self-inflicted technical issues, but now I’m back. My mom made these beautiful puffs of delight for our Memorial Day party we had a few weeks ago. She happened to make them again this weekend and people always…

Life Lately

Whew! I can’t believe it’s already the middle of June. This summer is speeding by at record pace and it seems like there hasn’t been a lot of time for blogging. Don’t get me wrong- it’s been a good kind of busy. Full of cookouts, parties, and reuniting with some long lost friends. I’ve just…

Butterscoth Pie

Butterscotch Pie Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 4 tablespoons flour 2 cups whole milk 3 large egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 pinch salt 1 (9 inch) pie crusts, prepared, baked and cooled 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar Directions 1.Preheat oven to 350°….

Jalapeno Lime Grilled Chicken

It looks like the warm weather is here to stay in Ohio and that means grilling season is well under way. Robert and I have been taking full advantage of our trusty gas grill and have been using it for anything and everything we can- burgers, pizza, vegetables, and this jalapeno lime grilled chicken. This…