Overseas to Overseas Part 3 -Southern Hospitality

Arriving in Louisiana from our whirlwind trip to the awesome Northeast was rather exhausting but I was still pretty amp'd up from all of the fun we had.  We would spend several days in the husband's home town which would include visiting family and friends and a fantastic small town Étouffée festival. The festival was … Continue reading Overseas to Overseas Part 3 -Southern Hospitality

Memories and Cravings

So recently I've been thinking about, remembering and craving my mother's ... (pause for effect) Peach Cobbler! Like this but probably better because...well ... she made it! This was not just your every day cobbler.  It was EPIC!  Big pan, Big slices of peaches and BIG yummy baked dough.  It was often a Sunday morning … Continue reading Memories and Cravings

Diana’s Fit Club Diary – Entry 6

Today starts the 30 day Career Girl Challenge which is designed for daily exercise and conscious eating habits.  I really want to get into a habit of exercising daily and am going to work hard at making that happen. Meal planning this week is consisting of overnight oatmeal bowls for breakfast, well balanced salads for … Continue reading Diana’s Fit Club Diary – Entry 6

Diana’s Fit Club Diary.. Entry 5

Just a quick note on accomplishments this week so far... I said no to birthday cake at work and stuck to my no even after each person tried to convince me a small bite would be ok....AND it was an ice cream cake so extra hard to say no but I did it!  (baskin robbins … Continue reading Diana’s Fit Club Diary.. Entry 5

Cooking Challenge Reality Show

I was in a cooking competition with about 10 people, split into two groups.  The kitchen for each was set up on either side of a counter and each side had a celebrity chef assisting.  Emeril and Robert Irvine. At first I thought I was going to Emeril's side but secretly hoped for Robert's.  Then … Continue reading Cooking Challenge Reality Show

Eww Raw Fish!

When friends and family heard we were going to live in Japan for 3 years I had a mixture of reactions.  Most were super excited and some said they would make the trip to come visit.  Then there were a few who cringed and said "Eww Raw Fish!  I would starve to death in Japan!" … Continue reading Eww Raw Fish!

Alton Brown Guest Star

It was a holiday celebration at my parent's house but it wasn't any house I've seen before.  It had a breakfast bar with stools and a dining area.  A lot of people were around; children, brother, adults, teenagers, and ... Alton Brown.  Yes, I said it.  Mr. Brown was a guest and he seemed well … Continue reading Alton Brown Guest Star