How to Keep Dinner Interesting.

People often ask where I get my inspiration and recipes. First I like to read cookbooks and I prefer cookbooks from authors that are cooks and chefs that I know have tested recipes and that I have personally made with great success. I subscribe to America’s Test...

DIY Christmas Pine Cone Garland

With a closet full of pine cones collected from my yard and red ribbon I decided my fireplace mantel needed a Christmas Pine Cone Garland.  I’m not one of those that decorates the same every year.  I prefer to mix up the décor.  Move candles here, hang a wreath...

DIY Apron Awesomeness

My personal cooking apron that I have used for years, is leftover from my food service days.  It’s practical, it fits, it has really long ties that go from the front to the back to the front.  It’s worn and stained and I decided it was time for a new...

The Monster Menagerie

Entrepreneurs are my favorite people.  They take unusual risks, are independent, are creative and are driven.  On top of all these traits many are local and add so much to the community and our environment. On a recent trip to Asheville, NC I wandered onto Dana Mason...