I Was a Vegetarian For 2 Weeks and Here’s What Happened – Part 3

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My two week experiment as a vegetarian yielded some interesting results.  Some were expected and positive, others were unexpected and negative.  They fell into two basic categories, changes to my body and changes to my lifestyle.

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5 Tips For The Hassle-Free Holiday Hostess

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5 Tips For The Hassle-Free Holiday Hostess

Are you hosting Christmas dinner this year? I am and I’m really excited about it! I’m looking forward to hanging out in the kitchen with my sisters, baking rolls, mashing sweet potatoes, cleaning greens, etc., while my mom watches us continue the legacy of love through cooking that has been in my family for generations.   Read more

Salmon With Browned Butter Honey Garlic Glaze

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Salmon has become the “go to” fish of the American diet, so it’s important to have a “go to” recipe for it.  I was never a big fan of salmon until I started cooking it myself. I learned that a good sauce or glaze on salmon really makes the difference.

This is a really good glaze….

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Salad In A Jar!

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No more excuses!

Today, we are taking away all your excuses for eating unhealthy, calorie rich, carbohydrate heavy meals.  Gracious Living Guide has a lunch “hack” that satisfies your need for quick, convenient, and healthy food options that you can make ahead.

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Dessert That Will Light His Fire – Flaming Strawberry

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Dessert that will light his fire! 

The Flaming Strawberry

How do you end a romantic dinner? With an unforgettable dessert, of course! This simple dessert is guaranteed to “turn up the heat” on your relationship.

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Heart Shaped Napkin Fold -2 Ways

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A heart shaped napkin fold?  It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!   You can do it in the time it takes you to read this paragraph.  In fact, it’s so easy, I can show you not just one, but two ways to do it!  We Gracious Girls always have a few tricks up our sleeves!

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Valentine’s Day Table For Two

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I’m so in love…with Valentine’s Day!  It’s a holiday that celebrates LOVE!

Valentine’s Day conjures up romantic notions of intimate moments spent with the one you love. Whether you are falling  in love, or falling in love all over again, this romantic table for two is set just for you!

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Tablescape Inspiration: The Colors of Morocco

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Tablescape Inspiration : The colors of MOROCCO

I am still musing about my trip to Morocco last spring. A beautiful country with beautiful people and customs, all with an exotic flair. Click here to read about my trip.   I brought home many souvenirs – leathers, textiles, silver, etc., but most all I brought home beautiful memories and an enlarged view of the world. (Funny how travel does that!)

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Easy Dinner: Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
It’s the first day after a long holiday weekend.  If you are like me, you spent the better part of last week cooking turkey, dressing, desserts, etc.  The last thing you want is to eat another rich meal, let alone cook one.  This easy butternut squash recipe is just what you need.

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