Snow Day Proper…

When you go from this… to this…   in less than 24 hours you have either prepared with the proper provisions (say that five times fast)  for the snowpocalypse of 2016 or you’re wishing you had. Life is such a beautiful hot mess!  My entryway looks like it’s been attacked by an army of tiny…

A Snow-Day Soup & Butternut Brew!

As I peered out of the window to see, yep you guessed it,  SNOW  on the ground my mind immediately started thinking of soup. I’m a foodie, not a fashionista (though I desperately try to be both which always leads me back to the hot mess reference) so instead of thinking what shoes or what…

Roadmap to Romance… A FoolProof Valentine’s Dinner For Two

You’ve heard the saying, the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I’d like to think this is true today for all genders. We are in the 21st century, I mean a woman is running for President for crying out loud.  Women love food just as much as the hungry man.  I…

When to leave the nest?

Part of my new years resolution was to expand my food blog with more recipes and tricks of my trade but to also get “real” with readers and highlight  key issues I face every day as a mother, wife, business owner, and woman. This lead me to rename my blog from cookingupfun to afreshhotmess.  With…

Take it with a Grain of Salt

It may be premature to mention resolutions, but why wait!  Why do we have to set such inconceivable standards that usually end up broken and thrown out the window by the second week of January.   This year start small and instead of waiting for the new year….start now and save your self a few…

Tis the Season for Torta…

Tis the season…..to eat!   With holiday parties, office luncheons and family gatherings you can guarantee food will be bountiful.  It truly is the most wonderful time of year for fudge, cream pull candy, peanut butter rolls, bourbon balls, hams and turkeys, and for “carving the roast beast,” so says the Grinch. (Dare I mention the…

Resolve for No More Resolutions!

Well it’s that time of year where you are still working to keep your resolution…vowing to never do this to yourself again, or you broke it during the second week of January.  Of course the most common new years resolution is to lose weight, eat better, or practically starve your self to fit back into…

Perfect Pickins

Perfect Pickins The month of May is perhaps the prettiest month in Kentucky with everything in bloom, gardens growing strong, and farmers markets in full swing. This month is also jam packed with events from Derby, to Mother’s Day, to Memorial Day weekend (and my birthday!) Of course the normal response would be what to…

A Scant of Spring with Asparagus Soup & Parmesan Crisp

Its official, its spring! Thyme to polish up with a fresh pedi, pack away all your dark heavy sweaters, & pull out some spring swag! It’s also the perfect time to get some well needed Vitamin D and plant a garden. (Yeah, I said it.) Whether you are apartment living, have a small yard, or…

Star Spangled Strawberries for Fourth of July BBQ

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It’s hard to believe that we are past the half way mark of 2012 and Independence Day is a few days away.  At this time of year you don’t have to second guess your menu….it’s BBQ; grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and ribs, maybe a little potato salad, fresh watermelon,…