Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Life Changing Recipe: Pimento Cheese


I love a lot of things about living in the South.  The heat is not one of them.  Pimento cheese really, really is.  Until last week I have been happy to indulge in the occasional tub of my favorite (Palmetto, anyone?) and then I came across a recipe in an old Martha Stewart magazine which--in spite of the damage to my waistline--definitely changed my life for the better.

It is so easy!  All you need is:

6 ounces shredded cheddar
6 ounces shredded sharp white cheddar
1/2 C mayonnaise
2 T or so of pimentos (throw some of the pimento juice in there too!)
Cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all up together and that is that!  I like processing it a bit in the food processor too, but you don't need to.  It's ready to spread it on crackers, make a sammie, or just eat it with a spoon.  This costs about the same as buying a tub but makes twice as much--so bonus!  Saving money and taking names.

Also: drink some sweet tea.  Thanks.

Some of my readers are all like, "I live in Minnesota, I've never even had pimento cheese before."  Okay so all I can say is go directly to your kitchen and bring a taste of the South on in to your home.  It will change your life!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Deep, Dark, and Gorgeous

Navy, charcoal and coral.  Perfection.
The fam and I were visiting friends a couple weeks ago and when I saw her new bedroom decor I knew immediately I had to share. My iPhone pics cannot possibly do it justice, but you can clearly tell how gorgeous it is, right? 

This is the way to do deep and dark, y'all.  It is stunning.  Literally, I was speechless and that almost never happens!

The color of the walls is of course the show-stopper here, however the details my girl put into the room really make that color work.  She balanced the deep dark walls with hits of turquoise and coral, and layered the room with texture which to me adds to the romantic vibe just as much as the wall color itself.

Wondering how to get your husband to agree to trade your ceiling fan for a great chandy?  Here's how:

If you do a deep color like this, send pics!  Or maybe you already have a dark color in your home? Do tell...

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Wall Color: Naval by Sherwin-Williams
Ceiling inside Tray: Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Armchair: Home Goods
Chandelier: Overstock
Bamboo Shades: Home Depot


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