Printable Seed Packet Assembly

28th Mar 2013

For my own wedding in 2007, I created seed packet wedding favors with wildflower seeds. And then I found myself creating them again and again for various occasions, both happy and sad. The photos shown are of a packet for my Mommom’s memorial service. She was a beautiful lady, dearly missed, and I think she would have loved these little favors. Using the seed packet templates from my Print & Party Shop you can easily create your own amazing little packets for any occasion.  The process is pretty simple…  order your custom packet design then get to assembling. Photos shown […]

Hydrangeas Bridal or Baby Shower

19th Mar 2013

There are certain plants that just have a natural association with the South: especially hydrangeas. They remind me of summertime and front porches and a by-gone era.  These big, puffy, blooms in shades of white, pink and blue are delicate and beautiful.   Perfect for a wedding, bridal shower or baby shower, perhaps with a Love Is In Bloom or a Baby is Blooming theme?  In addition to invites, recipe cards and seed packets from my Sunnyside Print & Party Shop, here are some of my favorite items from other Etsy sellers as well as some beautiful hydrangea cupcakes, cakes […]

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

15th Mar 2013

To me, dumplings have always meant big, fluffy biscuit like goodness.  But to my husband, dumplings are flat strips of pastry.  Delicious, yes, but just not quite the same.  So everytime I’ve made chicken and dumplings it’s been with the afore mentioned type of dumpling. However, thanks to Pinterest I kept seeing links to “Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings”….  but it never seemed to be an actual recipe for the crock pot. I ended up combining my method for peas and slippery dumplings (using Anne’s Dumplings) in the crock pot with my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe… the result?  So good […]

Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Meat Loaf

6th Mar 2013

As a newlywed, this is one of the first recipes I ever made. My husband loved it and raved about it, and I felt like I had found a million dollar recipe!  This is from the “Jack Daniel’s – The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook”.  It is truly a wonderful cookbook – full of traditional, southern recipes as well as fascinating stories of the people and culture of middle Tennessee.  If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it!

Dinnertime Sweet Tea

5th Mar 2013

Every girl of the south has her own way of making sweet tea.  Over the year’s I’ve simplified my method and now am in the habit of making a small 2-quart pitcher each night while I prepare dinner.  It’s perfect each and every time and super simple.

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

4th Mar 2013

This recipe for an Alfredo sauce that uses greek yogurt and olive oil, instead of butter and heavy cream caught my eye on Pinterest. While I love a good Alfredo sauce, sometimes they can be a little bland. This recipe was so full of flavor! And the fact that it’s a much lighter version of the classic is a definite bonus. Be sure to check out the original recipe here, and see below for the slight variations I made.