Saturday, February 18, 2017

Braised Short Ribs over Cheese Grits

The hubby and I celebrated a belated Valentine's dinner last night.  Such is life with little ones, basketball games, travel schedule and evening meetings.

A few years ago, I was cleaning the house and Food Network was on to The Pioneer Woman.  Ree Drummond was cooking her braised short ribs over cheese grits as Brian walked through the room.  He literally stopped and was mesmerized.........he may have even drooled.  I immediately went online and downloaded the recipe and we finally tried it last night.  Y'all - if he was drooling watching the show you should have seen him eating.  It was SO yummy.  Best of all - there were only a few prep steps and then it simmered in the oven for a couple of kinda meal.  The meat fell off the bone and was so incredibly flavorful.  We highly recommend.

Red wine, beef broth, thyme and rosemary along with carrots and unions 

My husband thinks its hysterical that he gave me a dutch oven and I love it.
Please tell me I am not the only one who married a manboy.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Great Wolf Lodge

We gifted the boys with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina for Christmas. Having never been before, they were so excited to go ride the rides and play in the indoor water park.  Great Wolf Lodge also features an arcade room with a bowling alley though we never made it that far.

We opted for a

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Make Your Own Pizza Family Night


I am a huge fan of food stations where you assemble your own meal.  It is interactive, fun and super easy to throw together.  

This past weekend, the boys

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Featuring: Raddish Kids Cooking Kit

My Little Chef, Spencer

A neighbor posted a picture of her child cooking with a Raddish cooking kit and I was instantly enthralled.  As a mommy of two boys, any dreams I had of baking with a little girl and grand tea parties were abandoned a long time ago.........until one fateful day, when my baby came into the kitchen and said, "Momma, whatchu doin'?"

I didn't bat a eye lash as my elder son frequently asked the same question