Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Growing up I remember my mother loved the convenience of Betty Crocker box au gratin potatoes.  When I started cooking on my own I wasn’t in love with the salty flavor from the boxed mix. I couldn’t tell you the last time I made them from scratch. We...
Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup and grilled cheese are at the top of my best-of list.  Soup is a perfect dish for winter and when I found this recipe for Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup on Pinterest from Cafe Delites, I wanted to give it a try. First, I always wash my vegetables with...
What Would Holley Wear: Autumn Whites

What Would Holley Wear: Autumn Whites

Of course, you wore whites all summer and soon you’ll be wearing winter whites.  But have you thought about introducing whites into your fall wardrobe? An easy way to transition is with white jeans.  A look I’m partial to is white jeans paired with a camel blazer,...
Mother’s Poppy Seed Chicken

Mother’s Poppy Seed Chicken

I loved it when Mother made Poppy Seed Chicken, so much so I asked her to make it for my birthday dinners (with, of course, her Elizabeth Doyle’s Chocolate Cake recipe).  It’s the perfect meal for a weeknight dinner or a weekend dinner party with friends....
Fried Chicken 101

Fried Chicken 101

Mother taught me how to make fried chicken. It’s actually very easy to do; it just takes a little planning and patience. Of course, she never measured anything, and neither do I for this recipe, but it’s super easy to make it up. First, buy a cut-up...