Food + Wine, Style

a little KuKu

Have you ever been so busy in life where one aspect of it just gets cut out completely, and then so much time passes that you struggle with even knowing how to bring it back into the routine?  For some people that may be exercise, or keeping up with certain friends in their life, or a hobby… for me it’s been work.  And this blog.  And then I guess my social life?  Which ties into my work…

Since we’ve been undergoing all the home renovations, and working towards selling our house to move, things just keep getting crazier.

and busier.

and stressed-ier.

It’s like… like… a big pile of dirty laundry on top of a dusty floor that should have been cleaned before the laundry got to it but life never let you do that and over time that pile keeps getting more clothes added to it and it grows higher and higher until you just feel like

screw it.  i’ll just go buy new clothes. because I can’t possibly get to the bottom of this

That’s me in life right now.

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Pumpkin Bread for the ages

(sleepy drained abbey never hit publish on this last night and sleepy drained abbey wishes to not change the narrative to have it make more sense today, so use your time machine to pretend you got this at the end of yesterday, k?)

So I have legit drafted about 4 recipe posts in the past couple of weeks… then life keeps getting in the way and I get re-routed.  I’m sure I’ll get them to you eventually, but right now I have something

simple . delicious . seasonal . comforting

and baked

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Fall Wine Trends! and me on the telly

Hi y’all! Ok. So this will be uber duber quick because goodness to gracious I’m a busy bee.

I’ll be on WCNC NBC tomorrow morning – NBC Charlotte at 6 – talking about more Fall wines (woo!!) I’m sooo very excited!!!  And these wines right here make me so happy.  We have so many fun things this time!  Hooray!!

Here we GO.

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Brown Butter Pumpkin Biscuit Rolls

Awhile back I saw a recipe that my friends over at Feed Feed shared from a website called Taste and Tell. It was a take on cinnamon rolls made using a biscuit dough instead of a yeast dough… so you could make them quicker than traditional cinnamon rolls (in about 30 minutes!!), but probably also?

Because biscuits rule.

I made them for houseguests a couple weeks ago and they were phenomenal.  Loved by all.  I shared them on Instagram that morning…

So naturally I wanted to put a twist on them and see what else I could come up with.

And guys?  GUYS.  These are incredible.



It’s like Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Rolls and Buttermilk Biscuits made a baby.

And you reeeeeally want that baby.

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Indian Coconut Green Lamb Curry with Sorghum

I had lamb… I was in the mood for curry… the rest brought me here!  I know they sell curry pastes and sauces in all markets now, and I know there are a lot of great versions of them…  But that would be one hell of a boring post, wouldn’t it?

I made my own green curry sauce… based on what I figured would go in one… based on past tastings and what memory the old brain had of them… and blended it with coconut milk to slow cook with some leg of lamb that I rubbed with yellow curry powder and garam masala.  I had it simmering on low, along side the pot of sorghum softening in water, while my husband and I were at the kids’ swimming practice the other day.  We came home to the house smelling incredible, and dinner being ready.

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National Red Wine Day – Fall Wines!

Heeeey, y’all!  Set those DVR’s again to watch me talk wine!  This Monday, August 28th on FOX 46 WJZY, I’ll be with the good people of Good Day Charlotte sippin’ and spoutin’ some fun wine talk. I won’t take my first sip til around 8:45 that morning, (which is a large difference from the 6 a.m. wine drinking I did with my boys over at NBC a couple weeks ago), but it’s always fun to watch someone morning drink, yeah?

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