July 28, 2009


This is a hodge-podge of posts. I don't know what I've been so busy with, but I haven't had a chance to really post since coming back from vacation. Anyway, here are some pics of what I've been up to and a recipe for the guacamole Steve made!

I've got my sous chefs helping me with my famous Strawberry Pies for my mom's birthday.

Found this at the Harris Teeter and you know I had to try it! It tasted just like a cupcake!

This is my brother with about 5 scoops of ice cream and a mountain of whipped cream.

My other brother showing off his bacon cheeseburger on our Build-A-Burger night.

My dad made breakfast one morning and Steve came up with Maryland style grits (american cheese and Old Bay), yum!

Steve's guacamole = mmm.

Fishy cupcakes I made and decorated!

Proscuitto and melon Steve made me for lunch.

Parasailing on the Currituck Sound.

Fish Tacos from Donkey Hotays, sogood!

Chocolate World.

Huge cupcakes from the Hershey Bake Shop in Chocolate World.

Here's a little clip from the DMB concert I went to in Hershey, PA.

Steve's Grilled Corn Guacamole
(Adapted from Bobby Flay's Charred Corn Guacamole)

2 ears of corn, grilled in the husk
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 ripe avocados, pitted and diced
1 Serrano chile, finely diced
1 medium red onion, finely diced
1 lime, juiced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1. Remove the corn from the husk and remove all of the silk. Cut the corn kernels from the cob.
2. In a medium size bowl, combine the corn, avocados, oil, chile, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. Mix together until all ingredients are incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Serve with tortilla chips or as a great topping for burgers, fajitas, tacos, or sandwiches!

Serves 8


  1. I had to laugh at some of your photos--your family looks like fun. Your kitchen looks awesome! Thanks for sharing the grilled corn guac--I have some homegrown corn from my home town--I'll have to give it a try!

  2. I've been dying to try that cupcake syrup! It sounds so good!

  3. Linda, the guacamole is so simple to make!
    Emily, is it bad that I considered drinking the syrup?!