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I thought you might like to see a few pictures of the lovely Easter Brunch we enjoyed here over the weekend. It was an intimate affair (just six of us) and the toddler was in bed for nap time… so I was able to go “all out” with a delectable menu and pretty place settings. […]
Oooh, I get so giddy when I have a reason to invite company over for Brunch! And as it is Easter week- a time for reflection, for gratitude, for renewal, and ultimately for celebration- I am hosting a small brunch for a few dear ladies in my life (as well as my sweet husband who […]
If you read my last post, you know I’ve been a madwoman in the kitchen this week, baking bread nonstop! I don’t know what’s come over me… some sort of weird pregnancy mania? Kidding, I don’t think it’s that at all, I think it’s just excitement over the fact that I have finally cracked the […]
I have been a bread-baking fool over the last few days. ~ ~ It all started Monday. I was trying to stretch the last remnants of our pantry and fridge til grocery day (as usual) and all my go-to pinch hitters were non-options… (I didn’t even have bread in the house!) But I did have bread […]
Last week, I received a super cool gift in the mail! This gorgeous stainless steel serving bowl, along with four bags of premium-quality nuts and a sweet card… all from my pals at Fisher® Nuts. Um…. WOOHOO!! What food enthusiast wouldn’t be thrilled to receive such a package? I love nuts! I don’t get to cook […]
Holyyy. COW. I’ve never had a bread-making success equal to this one before! In fact, I’ll be honest and fully admit that I consider my bread-making skills pretty amateur. It is an ancient art form that I have barely scratched the surface of. Oh sure, I have ample appreciation for eating perfect bread… really, nothing […]
I’m just back from a long weekend at the Whitestone Country Inn and I’ve missed all of you! I attended a Grief Recovery Retreat there, along with my siblings and our spouses. If you’re new to the Pretty/Hungry blog, you may not know about the tragedies this year has brought our family. It began with […]
Many of my close friends are (no doubt) astonished to see me blogging right now. And for those of you who don’t know me personally, the reason for that is because our family is in the midst of a tragedy. My dad is critically ill with cancer and in the hospital. He found out about […]
I did a really fun thing this week… I canned strawberry jelly! (For the first time in my life, I might add.) ~ ~ I hatched the idea almost a year ago as I was ordering seeds for my summer garden… “Strawberries! I need to grow strawberries!” You see, my brother-in-law, David, is the strawberry jelly […]
~ You might wonder why I’m writing about steel-cut oats on Thanksgiving Day… Shouldn’t I be writing about stuffing yourself with stuffing? Shoveling in mashed potatoes? Washing it all down with a boat-load of gravy to make sure every last crevice of your stomach is filled? But here’s the thing… If had to guess, I’d […]
Can I hear a shout out from fellow lovers of Crystal Paine, the “Money Saving Mom“? I love all of Crystal’s tips, coupons, e-mails, and blog posts. They’ve been very helpful to me as I’ve embarked on this journey of overhauling our family’s spending habits. Do you know she will even e-mail you a weekly […]
~ I give you… Mr. March! My Crispy Potato Skins with Pesto Cream Dip. ~ ~ I know that I informally named my Caramelized Pear Clafouti “Miss October” and that calling calendar models “Miss” sounds way more stereotypically appropriate than “Mister.” But for some reason, I just can’t call these Potato Skins a girl… so […]
I’m honored and excited to be guest-posting over at MoneySavingMom.com today! If you’ve not heard of it yet, Crystal’s site is a fantastic resource for anyone looking for creative solutions to cut excess spending in your life! My featured article is about a creative breakfast idea I had a few weeks ago. I found […]
This recipe ranks high on my list of “Ridiculously Easy to Make but Deceptively Impressive” desserts. I happen to really love recipes like that… don’t you? ~ For one thing, the pear slices fanned out in a circle give the illusion that you are a fancy pastry chef. (And why not, dangit? Go ahead and […]
If you offer me free food (pretty much whatever it is) I will take it home and figure out how to cook it. It’s the budget-er in me that just can’t stand to see food go to waste. Even if it is one ring of onion from your fast food cheeseburger… I will take it […]
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