Lemon-Asparagus Linguine with Turkey Sausage

We love having a cocktail and eating dinner outside during the summer. I love that it stays light out until 9 and the Georgia heat mellows out at night. We have been really loving having lighter, summery dishes during our dinners and this summer pasta is a new favorite. And this one is a real winner. It is so simple and yet so delicious. Fresh. Light. Easy!...more

Easy Baking: Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Pound Cake

When we moved into our new neighborhood, friends of ours from Alaska invited us over for dinner. I only had the afternoon to prep a hostess present, and I thought a Bundt cake would be a perfect treat, and it really was. Now don't get scared with the word "sour cream" in the title. I personally am not a fan of sour cream, but the joy of this recipe is that the sour cream is used only for moisture, not taste (at all, seriously!). Apparently the whole idea of sour cream pound cake comes from the South (oh Paula Deen), so it felt appropriate that this was my first homemade treat in our new house! ...more
Looks so tender and moist!more

The Best Of... LA

Since this is my last night as a Los Angeles resident (I guess that makes me an Angeleno, but I never liked the word), I thought I would share my favorite LA spots with you. Born and raised here, I have 27 years of knowledge on my side and like to think I've truly experienced Los Angeles....more

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

The Deployment: The End

Q was deployed for 353 days.50 weeks.11 1/2 months.He missed his birthday, my birthday, our anniversary, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years and Valentine's Day.There were times we didn't talk for 2 weeks and others when we talked multiple times a day....more

Q's Homecoming

It was this light at 9:30PM...more

Deployment: 9 Months In

Q's new office...more

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Deployment: 8 Months In

8 months in3/4 of the way through244 days down121 days left (approximately)Time flies....more