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Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

Here in Atlanta we are going to see torrential rain for July 4th. Will that stop the party?

Heck no!! We will be at our dear friend, Melanie’s house. It is going to be a HAPPENING. I can’t wait!

I am making double bacon potato salad. If some bacon is good, more is better, right?

What are you up to? I am crushing on these fun photos:

Cupcakes, icing, and well, more cupcakes!

Apparently, I’m on an icing kick.

I’m not even sure what these are, but I need them in my life.

And I HAVE TO HAVE everything on this sweet website:

Love love love

I wish you and your loved ones a fabulous and safe July 4th. Leave a comment and let me know what you are up to!!

xoxo, Patti

Eat Your Veggies

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

How is everyone faring in this heat? It is brutal in Atlanta and it only looks like it is going to get hotter.

What to eat in this sultry climate?

The Haggis Chronicles

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

When our sweet friend, Stephanie, asked Eric and I to join her Cookbookery Club back in December, we were thrilled. The premise – choose a cookbook and allow everyone to prepare a dish, then get together and chow down.

That sounds perfect for us! Of course we would love to join!

This month was very exciting!

I Guess Some Healthy Eating Is Needed

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Welp, all the partying is done (until Super Bowl…), so I should really consider eating more healthily.

Let’s see what’s in the pantry and fridge.

What About The Sides?

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

All kinds of emails show up in my inbox everyday. It’s sometimes hard to decipher what might be cool and what I might want to share with you.

Something worth sharing inside

Gamble on a Party

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Do you feel the cool in the air? Just a subtle change right now that will segue into full fledged autumn weather.

The change of season invariably has me thinking of new ways to entertain. Autumn is the gateway to all those fabulous holiday parties that keep everyone busy. And with so many parties to choose from, make sure yours is the one they are still talking about next year.

What am I whipping up?

Snackety Snack

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Every once in a while you just need a little something to nosh on.

What is your go-to snack?

A Stylish Evening With Stephanie Johnson

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh, how I love a good dinner party. I love every aspect of it. The planning, the menu, the cooking, and especially the guest list.

How did this one come together?

Market Fresh

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

With summer’s bounty all around us, you may be longing to visit your local farmer’s market. New to the scene? How about taking along an expert?

Farmer’s Market 101 Inside

Fun Find Friday – Campo Viejo Winery

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Campo Viejo recently contacted me to ask if I would like to participate in a wine tasting. Why, of course I would!

Last night they answered questions in real time while we sipped and ate. Melanie made a perfect roast chicken with roasted potatoes and scrumptious collard greens.

How did they pair?

Join our dinner party!