Category Archives: FOOD

EASY APPETIZER :: CHARCUTERIE BOARD

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ November 9, 2017/ FOOD

    Who doesn’t love a good appetizer sampler? It’s fun to pick your favorites off one big platter, rather than being stuck with the selection that one person requested (hello fried mushrooms). Especially when there is a large group of people, the more variety the better. Cheese boards and charcuterie boards are everywhere these days. They’re the fancy cousin of the sampler platter you find

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HOLIDAY BAKING MUST-HAVES

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ November 9, 2017/ FOOD

This time of year, we spend so much more time with family and friends. I never like to show up to someone’s house empty handed so, here, I’m going to share with you what’s in my recipe box this holiday season. From cooking hacks to my favorite kitchen essentials, you will hopefully find just enough inspiration to get your own

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Easy Entertaining for July 4th

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ June 30, 2017/ FOOD

    I LOVE a patriotic holiday. Whenever these special days come around, I can’t help but swell with pride in my country- in the men and women who fight for my free life. What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than spending it in the great outdoors with the people you love? Growing up, the holidays were held

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Watercolor Cookies

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 28, 2016/ FOOD

I’ve always thought that cookies decorated with royal icing were so pretty. After learning that the icing recipe only calls for 2 (TWO) ingredients, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give it a shot. However, after all was said and done the plain white icing left more to be desired. It was more of a blank canvas. I decided to try to paint the

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St. Patrick’s Day Punch

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ March 15, 2016/ FOOD

When it comes to entertaining, my grandmother knows how to put on a party! And even though each season is decorated in its own way, it seems like every holiday party isn’t complete without a few tried and true essentials. One being her infamous punch. It’s so fizzy and refreshing! We see it at weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, and

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Praline Sweet Potatoes

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ November 24, 2014/ FOOD

My grandmother has to be one of the greatest cooks I know. Born and raised in Louisiana, she has an appreciation for all things Cajun. This dish is no exception, with its crunchy praline-crusted exterior and a warm, melt-in-your-mouth interior. Being that it is my all-time favorite Thanksgiving side, I had to share the recipe with my friends. DIRECTIONS: Combine

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Easy Granola Recipe

hlw0008@auburn.edu/ February 10, 2014/ FOOD

EASY PEASY recipe: 3 c oats 3 c nuts & seeds (I used almonds, pecans & sunflower seeds) 1 c coconut flakes (unsweetened) 1/2 c honey 1/4 c olive oil (to coat the granola) 3 tbs unsalted butter 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix first 3 ingredients in a separate bowl. Heat honey, olive

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