East Meets West

fullsizeoutput_1bb3.jpegOne of our favorite places to shop at in Tyler, Texas, is at Fresh by Brookshire’s.  It is a gourmet supermarket that I could spend hours in.  You can even drink a glass of wine while you shop!  Well, that’s a novel idea! Continue reading “East Meets West”


Sweet Potato and Two-Squash Mash With Crispy Sage


With this recipe, I was thinking it would be great for a potluck Thanksgiving like we have at my grandmother’s.  Everyone volunteers to bring several dishes, and we all enjoy each other’s company while trying everybody’s new/old dishes. Continue reading “Sweet Potato and Two-Squash Mash With Crispy Sage”

Lavish Libations Series: A Pumpkin-tini and a Holiday Comedy!


*This post is dedicated to my good friend, Elaine.

Well, how about a DEEE-Licious drink to pair with a great holiday comedy?  Steve Martin and John Candy starring in Planes, Trains and Automobiles!!

Continue reading “Lavish Libations Series: A Pumpkin-tini and a Holiday Comedy!”

Life Lately At the LL

fullsizeoutput_1bc7.jpegJust wanted to keep ya’ll informed with a few updates on all things pertaining to life lately.  More good than not.  Trying to keep that cup half full, ya know?

First, for the bad news…. I like to get that out of the way first, so we can focus on the good. Continue reading “Life Lately At the LL”

NOLA: Another Three Days, But the Healthy Way?!?

IMG_1769I know I just recently posted a NOLA trip…..But, fortunately, I got the opportunity to travel again to New Orleans.  It seems every trip I take a trip to the Big Easy, I bring back 5 pounds of souvenirs on my backside!  This time, I swore to myself that I was going to indulge in more healthy, but tasty eats.  Plus add a little more activity to the trip! Continue reading “NOLA: Another Three Days, But the Healthy Way?!?”