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Sweet Tea Sundays

Sweet Tea Sundays

Happy Sunday! Whether you’re getting ready for church or pouring a glass of wine to go with a book on the porch swing, Sunday is a sacred day. It’s a day of rest, relaxation, recuperation, and revelation. A chance to think back on the past […]

A Day on the Farm with Laura’s Mercantile

A Day on the Farm with Laura’s Mercantile

There are a lot of misconceptions about Kentucky: we don’t wear shoes, we marry our cousins, we are all insanely good at basketball, etc. Additionally, people seem to think that we’re all country folk that spent our childhoods milking cows instead of reading books. While […]

Spanish-style Tapas

Spanish-style Tapas

Welcome back! If you checked out my last blog post (which so so many of you did and I love you for it), you know that the first stop on my recent honeymoon to Europe was a gorgeous little trip to Barcelona. At the end […]

Out of the Kitchen: Barcelona, Spain

Out of the Kitchen: Barcelona, Spain

Buenos días! As some of you may know, I’m coming to you today as a newly married man! We had our wedding on a beautiful sunny day in late April, and left almost immediately for the most amazing honeymoon I could have ever asked for. […]

Blackberry Lime Pavlova

Blackberry Lime Pavlova

As the great Alyssa Edwards once said, I’m back back back back again! Listen, life’s been a little hectic lately. Currently, I’m going through a career change, planning my own wedding, planning my honeymoon, working full-time, studying (or trying to), and working on some other […]

#LocalFoodieFriday: Simply Thai

#LocalFoodieFriday: Simply Thai

Hey y’all, and welcome to another Local Foodie Friday! I started this series off last week with a visit to Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen; and in a move that is incredibly uncharacteristic of me, I’ve actually managed to stay on schedule and bring you another post […]

#LocalFoodieFriday: Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

#LocalFoodieFriday: Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen

Happy Friday, and welcome a new section on the blog! I’m starting what I call “Local Foodie Friday.” I’ve had this idea for a while, but I think it’s time to put it into motion. I’m ridiculously proud of my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. I […]

Christmas Fudge 3 Ways

Christmas Fudge 3 Ways

Fudge runs in my blood. Seriously, I’m not playing. My grandmother made the absolute BEST fudge you’ve ever had in your life. She was “the cake lady,” but she did some fudge on the side at Christmastime. My grandparents lived in a small town, so […]

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Apple Pie Cheesecake

Sometimes you get an idea so brilliant, so out of this world, that you just HAVE to make it a reality. “Apple pie, but on a cheesecake,” you think. “Apple pie cheesecake. Wow. I should make this happen.” And then you do. Don’t get me […]

Slow Cooker Southern Chicken and Biscuits

Slow Cooker Southern Chicken and Biscuits

Is there anything more Southern than chicken? I know I’m on a mission to eat more veggies and less meat, but chicken is my weakness. Fried Southern chicken, baked chicken, spicy chicken – you name it, I love it. But my favorite way to eat […]