Thursday, January 19, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Glad you stopped by Foodie Friday & Everything Else. As I write this post, fog is so dense I can't see the road. The hilltop hasn't been graced with sunlight for 20 days in a row, but I won't let the gloom take hold. I'm making an effort to see, and to create, beauty in everyday life. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Easy Way to Make a Naked Cake

It's all in the wording, of course. I didn't bake anything. However, I had a ball making a four layer naked cake, and it took five minutes.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Come on in and grab a warm drink. You're just in time for Foodie Friday and Everything Else.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to the first Foodie Friday and Everything Else party of 2017. I'm glad you're here. Take off your boots and coat, and let's talk about your week. In my neck of the woods, I haven't seen the sun in days and days. And it's been cold. 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else -- New Year's Party

As the New Year approaches, I can't help but remember the winter of 2016. In Tennessee, we had downright wintry weather, minus the dreaded Polar Vortex. It's the time to take down Christmas decorations and evaluate the year--was it good, bad, or ugly? Do you have resolutions or will you adjust your sails when they need adjusting?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Christmas at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Are you ready for the holidays? Ahead of schedule or behind? Are you staying home or traveling? Wherever you'll be this Christmas Eve, I wish you a happy, safe holiday. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas All Through the South--Part II

I'm joining the Novel Bakers for the final day of Southern Living's Christmas All Through the South. It's the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, marking a slow but sure return to light. I'm in the kitchen, serving casual Southern fare: buttermilk fried chicken, apple-cranberry slaw, pecan cornbread, Montgomery's punch, and shortbread.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas All Through the South with the Novel Bakers

I'm joining the Novel Bakers today and Wednesday to present Southern Living's Christmas All Through the South, a book overflowing with charm and old fashioned magic. You'll tour gracious holiday homes, stopping to look at outdoor decorations, foyers, mantels, staircases, wreaths, and gorgeous trees. Along the way, you'll see a home in the pines and a house by the sea (to name a few), and a menu has been prepared for each home, reflecting the season and geographic location. The last chapter is devoted to festive recipes.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

It's time for Foodie Friday and Everything Else. The temperature is falling, and I've stayed inside my warm, cozy kitchen, baking Christmas goodies. I've made French bread, 2 kinds of peanut butter fudge (one recipe didn't quite work), shortbread, gingerbread cake, and pecan scones.  

Monday, December 12, 2016

Quick Appetizer Wreath for Exhausted Cooks

December is a month-long feast, a time for parties and pot lucks. Every event, large or small, is a food lover's dream, and you'll have the honor of sampling the host's finest dishes. Potlucks are a delight, because you'll encounter at least one new-to-you recipe, along with the classics. But it can get dicey if you're attending six potlucks in five days--and you've promised to bring a dish to each one.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Hi, sweet ladies. I'm glad you're joining us today for early holiday cheer and inspiration! Grab a glass of eggnog and let's go on a house walk.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop--Day 2

This week I'm teaming up with 20 other bloggers for the Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop, which brings you 4 homes each day, hosted by Celebrate and Decorate.  Day 2 of the tour began today, Tuesday (I'm posting early). 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 Happy December 1st. I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. My mother has made great strides since her illness last summer, and she set out vintage Santas and even made fried apples. Everyone brought food, and we were so busy eating, no one remembered to take a picture. My great niece kept us all entertained with her bright personality and charming ways. During the holiday, we had the best news: I will be a great aunt for the second time. I'm excited to see what you brought to this week's Foodie Friday and Everything Else. And I love hearing about you, from the weather in your neck of the woods to your kitchen adventures to your holiday activities. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Merry Little Tablescape

I'm delighted to launch Christmas festivities with 20-plus bloggers for a holiday tablescape blog hop, organized by the darling, talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else--Thanksgiving Edition 2016

Rattlebridge Farm wishes you a happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for Foodie Friday because it has introduced me to so many lovely people over the years. The party began in the winter of 2009, and it has remained the highlight of my week. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to the pre-Thanksgiving party at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. The holiday is almost here. Are you ready? How do you find time to blog and entertain (and prepare your home for guests)? Do you have any time-saving tips? 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Forest Feast Gatherings with the Novel Bakers Part II

I'm so happy to join the Novel Bakers for part two of A Forest Feast Gatherings by Erin Gleeson. If you missed part one, you can catch up by visiting Jain, Mary, Linda, and me.  I was enchanted by the Bakers' unique presentations of this extraordinary cookbook, and I know you will love them, too.