Happy Mother’s Day! Jammin’ With My Mom

Spring strawberries are in season in middle Tennessee.  Friday my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I made a trip to a local farm to fill up on fresh, ruby-red, stunningly juicy, beautiful strawberries. Mom cleaned the strawberries as I made dinner Friday. We talked about our “plan of attack” on Saturday morning to turn these berries … Read more

Breakfast In Bed For Mom? Praline French Toast! Yes Ma’am!

In 2004 the Chief and I bought this lovely home to run as a bed and breakfast. In the 3 years that followed we hosted over 1,000 men, women (and a few children!) at our breakfast table. In this 174-year-old home antebellum home, Mother’s Day was an extra-special day because we treated the mothers  staying … Read more

My Mother The Thief

Once upon a time this little girl Alice (on the right) starting stealing … hearts that is.  Here she is posing with her older sister Mary. Little Alice with Esther and Arthur Rufer whose heart she stole when she was quite young.  With no children of their own they loved taking Alice to the circus … Read more