Coconut Nutella Cupcakes

Marriage and Cupcakes~ I’ve been married for almost twelve years and have been friends with my husband for nearly 17 years. I married my best friend–something I highly recommend.


Light And Creamy Asparagus Soup

Asparagus has such a unique flavor and appearance. These spiky green shoots are gladly welcomed in spring, when we’re anxious for farm fresh produce. Did you know it’s part of the lily family? …And...


Easter Rice Krispies Chicks in Nests ($100 GIVEAWAY)

Lemonade Rice Krispies® Chicks in Cocoa Krispies® Nests Recently I was given the opportunity to participate in a challenge hosted by The Motherhood and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies. As Rice Krispies are my hubby’s favorite...


Prosciutto & Edamame Pasta with Lemon Glaze

I’ve been on a bit of a lemon kick lately. Meyer lemons, that is. For the longest time I would read recipes and blog posts of friends flaunting their use of Meyer lemons, yet...


Meyer Lemon and Peppercorn Italian Ice

Readers email me about a lot of different things… cooking questions, substitution ideas for recipes, to tell me funny stories about their children or dogs, but the most common messages ask for healthy dessert...


Okie Dokies Smokehouse’s Jalapeno Hushpuppies & Red Slaw

Or better titled Love in the Smokehouse. *wink* Sometimes you get the chance to walk into a person’s life at a divinely appointed moment, and witness something truly wonderful. That characterizes my  encounter with...


Fruity Pillow Cookies

It’s here, it’s here! Spring is here!  Tiny green shoots are bursting forth from the barren soil and delicate buds reach longingly toward the sun. Life feels different in spring. Light. Hopeful. Full of...


Dubliner Fondue & Chocolate Guinness Floats (GIVEAWAY)

Who says Saint Patty’s Day means Corned Beef and Green Beer? Sometimes the most FUN holiday dishes aren’t the most traditional.


Beef and Lentil Stew

Although this stew isn’t Irish, it most definitely needs to grace the pages of ASP before winter’s official end.


Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Cookies… I can’t think of a word that makes me happier! Maybe the word “massage” is a close second and “nap” is running for third, but COOKIE is definitely my favorite word and snack.


Clams Casino

As spring rolls in, so do the backyard get-togethers and garden parties.  I always love the idea of an outdoor gathering in early spring. Imagine an evening with friends on an expansive deck adorned...