Sunday, March 17, 2013

Honey, I want a biscuit

This post was almost titled, "I made a biscuit, and I live with a pig". More on that later

Rob loves biscuits, asks for them daily, if not several times a day. He calls me Biscuit as a pet name, we use the word biscuit in place of bad words, you get the hint.... minor obsession in this house. So it was no surprise that after our recent girls trip to Poogans Porch in Charleston, SC that their Buttermilk Biscuit recipe had to be mine! They are perfection! And our lovely waiter gave us a copy on a beautiful recipe card.

I LOVE Poogan's Porch! How could you not! If you are in Charleston, do yourself a favor and treat yourself.

The "We Believe In" quote on their website...seriously perfect! One of the best southern quotes ever. Onto the biscuits...

A little biscuit history, my previous biscuit adventures have been disasters. Not even sure the ducks in our backyard would eat them. Today was a real victory!
Poogan's Porch Buttermilk Biscuits
Yields Six 2oz. Biscuits
1 Cup sifted self-rising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
4 oz. buttermilk (room temp)
Mix flour, baking powder, and sugar thoroughly - cut in shortening until you make course crumbs - add buttermilk and mix. Put dough mixture on a floured surface for kneading. Pat dough to 1/2 inch thickness and use biscuit cutter. Put biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 min. or until golden brown.
PS: Brush with melted butter the second they come out of the oven mmmm

Hubby approved!

Oh, the alternate title for the post today...... When I delivered the fresh from the oven biscuits to Rob his answer was "wow, babe, you did it! you actually made a biscuit! ok, you passed the test we can get married now" oh men, you gotta love 'em!
This is the flour we bought at the Piggly Wiggly (pronounced pig-a-lee wig-a-lee) and carted 500+ miles back home because they recommened this brand... Hey don't mess with perfection

...and my least favorite part, the clean up. ugh! enjoy the biscuits everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

perfect summer totes

I'm ready for Spring to get here!! It's just not right - it's like summer inside the Peppermint Palm with all the new spring arrivals and 30 degrees outside -grrrrr. Makes me think it's time to get rid of the black - black boots, black turtleneck, black purse...
Here's a few summer totes I've been eyeing, love them all!
This bag not only needs to be big enough for a trip to the pool or farmers market but shouldn't look like I'm taking a suitcase to work. Nautical Stripes by Michael Kors, Lovely White Leather with Tory, perfect straw tote from Pomegranate? Which do you love?

1). Michael Kors, 2). Tory Burch  3). Pomegranate 4). Kate Spade 5). Longchamp  @ Keeneland Giftshop

Monday, March 11, 2013

Adult Spring Break 2k13

Took I-26E to South Carolina this weekend for an eventful Bachelorette Party weekend for our dear friend Katherine. Walks on the beach in our (my) pjs, shopping on King Street, night out on the town, and a great beach house! We had a fabulous time celebrating Katherine!

Here's a few one liners that made this weekend even more memorable

-If we have a Zombie Apocalypse I'm heading to the piggly wiggly warehouse, that looks good place to hide

-remember when you said to that girl, I don't speak skank- oh, nevermind, that doesn't apply to this weekend

-why did you pay $50 for a margarita? because Snookie did it

- a girls gotta eat if she doesn't want to end up on the street

- I mean she's cute, but she's not like CUTE. Ya know

-I have to put that on Instagram. Do we have a hash tag for the weekend?

- remember when we would get drunk at the SAE house then go back to the Theta house and run on the treadmill. We did some random shit. We're lucky we lived

-I was going to crack a joke about the last time I had someone between my legs but I won't

- that will be $5 for a side of guacamole

- you know they switched to the other side a few years ago. What do you mean....they're gay? No I mean they are democrats now - they adopted a baby an named it Barock

-Eew my hands don't smell good, they smell like band-aids

-It has a slit in it, I want lots of grandchildren :)

-I mean I'm a good girl. I go to church on Sunday except when I'm hungover

-I know it's super sketch but I take greyhound home all the time, it's like $10

-I didn't want to tell her my hair my hair looked like shit because I cut it myself with kitchen scissors

-OMG, you should totally see her nipples

-Do you have a very sever comb over ?

-someone else drink this I dont want to get roofied alone

-Aren't we going to be sinners at the church bar?

- hey this bar is just like two keys!

-I'm sorry ma'am I can't take a photo with you I'm married

-I don't usually wear clothes

-We are so white

-I loved that bartender an she loved me, She told you the difference between vodka and salt

-Going back to joke school .......kinda like real estate school

-This weekend could have been a real world special

-%#$&@....$&#%€ ....... Hey People are trying to sleep!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ready for Spring and Summer.... clothes

After unpacking 23 boxes of Lilly today.... long day but so much fun checking out all the new spring dresses..... I am sooo ready for warmer weather and new clothes. I feel like I've worn the same black turtleneck, skinny jeans and flats 1,043,674 times.

The Lilly Worth skinny jeans are so cute in the new Chin Chin print -pink and green elephants and theres a monkey with a glass of wine too I think?!?! Pair these with a chambray shirt, Jack Rogers, and some aviators and it's Spring!

Here's to at least dreaming of warm weather for now, cheers!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Cookie dough Greek yogurt?? Pinned it, ate it, loved it!

Of all the real sugar, real butter, brownies, cookies and cakes I have saved on Pinterest the pin for Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough was towards the bottom of my list of things to try. I'm a "if you're going to eat someting sweet you might as well go all the way" kind of girl.

However I am sooo glad I tried it because its really good! And it really does taste like cookie dough, this is a perfect post workout snack ( CycleYou kicked my butt today) thanks for this tasty and healthy treat!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kitchen Tips and Tricks - how to clean your cast iron skillet - via Pinterest

Home alone and it's freezing outside, the snow is falling - what better to do then curl up on the couch with Pinterest.  My New Years plan was to get off the couch and start testing out some of the my pins. These are some no brainer kitchen tips and trips - seriously how did I not think of these???

We cook a lot in our cast iron skillet - it just taste better that way. Chicken, bacon, steaks, bacon, bacon.... seeing a pattern? But cleaning it is obviously not as fun as cooking with it. Until, thank you Martha Stewart and Pinterest, you can clean this baby with salt. And it works like a dream! Southern girls know you shouldn't clean your cast iron with soap and never ever ever put it in the dishwasher.

Via - Here's the best way to clean cast iron: Scrub it with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt, a natural abrasive, absorbs oil and lifts away bits of food while preserving the pans seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

Let's back up - before you can scrub your cast iron, you need to drain the fat from it (another new years resolution I'm still working on - less fat) Lovely thought huh - dispose of the fat swimming in your pan.. ugh. However it's another "why didn't I think of that" moment. Put aluminum foil in a bowl, pour the grease in. When it hardens, roll up the foil and throw it out!

Pinned Image

Sunday, January 20, 2013

who wants to break out in their 20's ( ugh almost 30!)

I was lucky enough to not have problem skin when I was a teenager but for some reason my skin has decided to freak out now - I'm almost 30.. REALLY!!!!

I've tried perscriptions, drugstore brands, chemical peels ( which realy do work!) and everything else.  Until now - I have found the perfect cocktail my my skin to be clear. And with our wedding coming clear skin in a must!!!

If you are like me, I hope this helps :)