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chicken + dumplings

In food ideas on November 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

My sister-in-law, Tiffany, gave me this recipe a 4 years ago and I have been cooking it ever since!  It’s perfect for the cooler weather coming up (slowly but surely here in Florida).  I made it last week and ate it 3 days in row – every meal.  It’s that fantastic!  I don’t know the exact details of the recipe so I’m just going to use cute words in lieu of actual measurements …


3 boneless chicken breasts

1 canister of homestyle 8 -10 biscuits

a bunch of flour

one bottle of everglades seasoning

a cup of chicken broth

Feeds an army of 8

Directions:  Pour the everglades all over the chicken in a way that seems like “Oh my God this is way too much”! Boil the chicken for one hour.  While waiting cut the biscuits into little dough squares and flour them down … like go crazy with the flour.  Once the chicken is done cooking take it out of the pan and slice it all up.  You then pour in the chicken broth for a bit more flavor.  Put the dumplings in one by one then throw in the chicken and let it cook for 25 more minutes … Then enjoy! Oh and then i toss in a half a stick of butter – ya know just in case!

photos & layout by charlotte anabar

from the farm

In food ideas on August 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

I look forward to waking up every morning lately because I make a little coffee and then start making my newest obsession – baked eggs!  I looked up a ton of recipes but I just started tossing some ingredients that I had readily available into the dish and bam it’s the most delightful meal and I am not a breakfast person at all … usually I like chicken noodle soup or possibly spaghetti in the am.


2 eggs| handful of sliced tomatoes | handful of spinach | sliced turkey ( if extra hungry!) | goat cheese | salt n peppa |

what I did: sautéed the spinach and tomato in olive oil  & then tossed in all the ingredients cooked 12-15 min at 450

photos and layout by charlotte anabar

adventures in cheese

In food ideas on March 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm

I just returned from Vermont and besides the beautiful setting the next best thing was the Vermont cheese!  Between the breweries and the decadent cheese I probably  put on a few extra pounds but it was well worth it!  One of my favorites was blue cheese with a dab of honey… amazing.  Anyway, I’ve been doing research on more cheeses because life is too short to not enjoy this tasty treat!

more on cheese right here

cheese platter

favorite meal

In food ideas on July 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

 burgers, fries and holidays are perfect for indulging.  And the all time best patriotic song?  America the beautiful by Mr. Ray Charles, duh.  Remember it played when it was the 4th of July in the Sandlot? ahhhh so cute!

design by charlotte anabar tripson

ain’t no party like a picnic party

In family, food ideas, fun on June 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm

picture one & picture 2 || picture 3

natural diuretic

In food ideas, pinterest project on June 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I was inquiring about other diuretics that could help me maintain my somewhat girlish figure since I am in a wedding this coming Saturday and my friend  Leslie suggested her favorite soup!   It’s filled to the brim with tasty veggies and tilapia!  I was telling her how much diurex pills makes me feel like a dying water buffalo and I needed  a better and healthier solution!  Ya know, one that doesn’t suck the life out of you.  SO!  for the next 3 days this is what I will be eating for breakfast and lunch… Thanks Les!


1. Boil about 4 cups of water and with lots of celery and celery leaves (you can use the inside pieces of the celery stalk – the ones that are skinnier and not as crispy – I always seem to have these left over), little bit of diced onion, 1/2 of a tomato (optional), fresh garlic (or garlic powder), small chunk of ginger root (or dash of ginger powder) and favorite herbs (I use parsley). Cook until celery is soft – the water should reduce to about half.
2. Add in 2-3 tbsp apple cider vinegar (BRAGGS brand – can get at health food store for like 5$), continue cooking on low.
3. Add in tilapia – I put in about 3 servings – so about 20 oz raw.
4. Simmer until fish is done. Put in bowl – refrigerate and it is best eaten the next two days with some CRYSTAL hot sauce.

recipe courtesy of Leslie Beuttell

spinach burgers/eggs ||pin proj 9

In food ideas, pinterest project on June 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm

I’m on a huge spinach kick so making these spinach burgers was something i was really looking forward to except this is how they turned out.

I think, well I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure it was the George that blew my operation.  My awkward mind was all… “burgers go on a grill not a skillet” and didn’t take into account how fragile these baby greens were.  Since we’re on the up & up here – the plus side was that I had delightful scrambled spinach & eggs instead.  Thumbs up (way up if you make them right!)


In food ideas, fun, things on May 25, 2012 at 8:07 am

Coincidentally I’m having dinner at taverna opa this evening where all you do is dance on the table and throw stuff everywhere.  I seem to feel most at home when I can disregard another’s property. Happy Friday!

stripes || dance poster 

a few things…

In food ideas, pinterest project, Waldo's Garden, work on May 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I’m so in the mood to go gung-ho on an awesome project.  I’m working on my own project for a little “thank you  box of favorites” for choosing Waldo’s Secret Garden as an event venue because isn’t it just really nice to be appreciated? Duh.  I’m slowly but surely accumulating little things so bear with me until I get the sample box done.

Pinterest Project update || it’s on hold for a week or so! ( I can hear your teeth grinding and fist pounding amelia)

In the meantime, let’s do something cool &…

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summer bake || project 7

In food ideas on May 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I cooked this all wrong, wrong, wrong. In my defense I was extremely tired and more interested in a re-run of SNL.  I barely followed the directions so my version came out less than perfect.  Here’s what it looks like and consists of.  Delicious and beautiful, right?  Yeah, mine looked like a wet dog.  Mah bad.

soundtrack || sweet nothin’  Brenda lee