Bang Bang Shrimp

One of our favorite appetizers is Bang Bang Shrimp, from Bonefish. We’ve been known to just order the appetizer and make a meal out of it.  For a different Friday night menu item, I recreated this favorite, using a copycat recipe I found online, and tweaking it a bit to fit our taste.  Bang Bang…

Burger Bar

Happy Friday!  We are enjoying a much needed lazy Friday night, as a family, at home.  Burgers were the tasty menu choice for dinner. Not just any burgers, but cast iron skillet burgers, topped with all the fixin’s, served as a “Burger Bar”.  A Burger Bar is a fancy name for ‘self service’. Our Burger…

Wintery Comfort Food

Happy Tuesday!  Today has been a beautiful North Florida Winter day. The morning began with cool temperatures in the mid 30’s. (That’s about as cold as we get most of the time). By the late afternoon, the sun was shining and it was a warm low 70’s!  Cooling down again this evening, for a repeat…

Superhero Winter Formal

Our Church Youth Group’s Winter Formal is tomorrow night!  Superhero is the theme, and it has definitely taken some superhero’s behind the scenes, for many weeks, to organize this event.  It’s going to be a “Super” night! I don’t want to spoil it, but I wanted to share a sneak peek of what’s been cooking…

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it’s 2017!  As we reminisce 2016, we are constantly reminded how blessed our family is. Yes, we’ve experienced some challenges, and heartbreak. We’ve celebrated victories and accomplishments. We’ve cried in sadness, and held each other in comfort. We’ve laughed, cheered, encouraged, and had tons of fun!  And, we’ve done a LOT of…

Fun Filled Friday Night, Family Date Night

It’s the last Friday night of 2016!  We celebrated by using gift cards we received for Christmas, enjoying dinner, and shopping.  We began the evening with a leisurely ride south to Gainesville, where we had reservations at Bonefish Grill. We enjoyed Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, some with a side of fries, some with a side…

Special Requests 

It’s not Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie!  Or, at least, that’s what Zach thinks.  After a day of hunting, I surprised my guys with a Pumpkin Pie, for a late night snack.  Nothing fancy with this recipe, just use the one on the back of the canned pumpkin.  (I omit the giner and cloves, and add…

In Everything Give Thanks!

It has been a while since I’ve had time to spend in the kitchen.  The past several weeks have been filled with long days at the office, school projects, soccer games, amd soccer carpool.  I’d love to tell you that during all of this, we never hit the drive thru, and ate out of the…

Robyn, this is for you!

I wish I could say that I haven’t written a blog recently, because I’ve been in the kitchen, cooking up amazing southern cuisine.  For the past month, I have been double booked Comptroller by day, and triple booked soccer mom by night.  Which means there hasn’t been much time for cooking. But, my dear sweet…

Desperate Kitchen Times & First Times

Happy Saturday!  I “created” this recipe a few weeks ago, in a desperate kitchen time of, “what’s for dinner?”.  It was a hit, and quickly made its way onto our routine menu. First time ever, I’m giving you step by step instructions.  Here we go! Pepper Jack Chicken Rolls Ingredients: boneless, skinless chicken breast (1 per person,…

Going Banana’s!

How many times do you buy a bunch of banana’s and a few days later find that they are over ripe and no one will eat them?  I had good intentions when I bought a bunch at Sam’s last week to add to our lunches, and smoothies for breakfast throughout the week.  There was just…