Jingles – 11 Months

Jingles – 11 Months Do you ever count time and wonder if you have miscounted because the number you came up with can’t be right? That is what I keep doing with Jingles, our guide dog in training with Southeastern Guide Dogs. On Thursday, she will be 11 months old, which means our time with…

Sunflower Bakehouse

Sunflower Bakehouse 2414 Lebanon Pike Nashville, TN 37214 P: 615.750.5499 W: http://www.ilovesunflower.com Hours Mon-Fri: 7A-9P Sat: 9A-9P Sunflower Bakehouse is the sister restaurant to the Sunflower Cafe, which is located in the Berry Hill section of Nashville. Sunflower Bakehouse opened in Donelson in September 2019, and I was lucky enough to visit them on their…

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk Pie I will admit that I am not one to sit down and enjoy a cold glass of buttermilk, but when it comes to cooking, I love it! Nothing comes close to matching that tang, that zip and that complexity it adds to foods. Every container of buttermilk that comes into my house will…

Dish Drying Rack

Dish Drying Rack Like many of you, I purchased one of those thick drying pads that seem to be everywhere. I liked the fact that it could be thrown in the washing machine and that it folded nicely in the drawer for storage. But using it disappointed me. My upside down dishes never completely dried,…

Pizza Crust

PIZZA CRUST I have always been a fan of thin pizza crust. There are a couple of reasons.  I don’t have to wait around for the dough to rise. I don’t fill up on the extra “bread” with a thick crust. In less than 15 minutes, it’s topped and ready to go.  It cooks on…

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice I have a friend who is constantly telling me she has found a bottled product that tastes just like fresh squeezed orange juice. I have tasted these imitators and every time I am disappointed. They all seem to overcompensate and it has a bite that lingers in the mouth. So this…

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie I grew up in Mississippi surrounded by pecan trees. It seemed as if there were always bowls of these whole nuts sitting around with crackers and picks for anyone who had a craving. And sometimes it just won’t do to have any other dessert other than a freshly baked pecan pie. While there…

Jingles – 9 months

Jingles – 9 months It’s hard to believe that our puppy from Southeastern Guide Dogs, Jingles is now 9 months old. She continues to progress as a future superhero for a hero. We are now working on the close command, which is when she puts herself between our legs while we are seated in a…

Athens Family Restaurant

Athens Family Restaurant 2526 Franklin Pike Nashville, TN 37204 P: 615.383.2848 W: http://www.athensfamilyrestaurant.com Hours Mon-Sat: 7A-10P Sun: 7A-9P I have literally driven past Athens Family Restaurant for years, and nearly every time, I’ve thought to myself, “I want to go there.” I love Greek food, and I had always heard good things about Athens Family…

Butter Beans

Butter Beans Few things taste better than great vegetables that have been lovingly preserved when their fresh season is long gone. So as I toil over the hot stove on a hot day to prepare the freshly harvested Butter Beans I have been shelling, I remind myself of that. I usually completely cook the beans,…