Getaway Color Ways: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival 2013

Photo: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

This Saturday, October 5th, the streets of downtown North Wilkesboro (the home of Dreamwalls) will be jam-packed! It won't be bumper-to-bumper cars causing all of the commotion though; it will be vendors selling everything from homemade crafts & trinkets to yummy food--including all kinds of … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Heart-Healthy Baked Cherry Oatmeal

Heart Cherries

February is National American Heart Month and National Cherry Month, so what better way to celebrate than to combine the two holidays with a yummy and healthy recipe? According to Heart Healthy Online, cherries "may help decrease the severity of conditions such as cardiovascular disease or cancer", … [Read more...]

It’s Tea Time!

Hot tea

Here in the south we love our sweet tea. It's a staple at the dinner table and a cool refreshment at summer cookouts. Now that winter is here, a nice cup of hot tea is just the thing to warm up with on a chilly day. There are lots of different hot tea flavors to choose from, and the benefits of … [Read more...]

An Appetite for Success

Nom Nom Food Truck

And now for a brief return of "Foodie Friday"! Yesterday I talked about our glass truck. But today, since Holly is still on vacation and is unable to do her Getaway Color Way, I'm going to talk about food trucks. I had my first experience in Washington, DC when I was working at one of our … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Quick & Easy Ham Bites

Ham Bites

If you need to whip up a quick snack, these ham bites are the way to go. They're simple to make and they're great for a summertime cookout or picnic! Ingredients: - 1 package dinner rolls - 2 cans of ham OR sliced deli ham - 1 package shredded cheese - Mayo/mustard … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Shamrock Chips & Pot ‘O Gold Dip

shamrock chips

For this week's recipe I found an awesome treat from the ladies over at the How Does She site. These Shamrock Chips and Pot 'O Gold dip make a healthy spinach & tomato snack that is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The best part? It's very simple and won't cost you a lot of money to make. For … [Read more...]

McGyver Chicken


The chef I model myself after the most is McGyver. While he wasn't technically a chef, he made do with what he had to get the job done. (And, in all fairness, it DID often involve a piece of chocolate or stick of gum.) Living out in a rural area, I don't have the luxury of just running out to get … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: S’mores Brownies

S'mores Brownies

Earlier this week, a friend of mine asked me to whip up a dessert for her son's birthday, and since he doesn't like cake (!!), but loves brownies, I decided to make these s'mores brownies for him. I made them last year for a party here at work and they were a big hit. If you like brownies & you … [Read more...]

Chickie Ditalini Soup

Chickie Ditalini Soup

We love soup at my house, and this one is at the top of the request list from my 4-year old. It's so easy to prepare, it has pasta and protein, and fills the house with a hearty smell. "Chickie Ditalini" is my husband's specialty. One pot, a few cans, and about 30 minutes.  As a bonus, the leftovers … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: “Box of Chocolates” Cake

Box of Chocolates Cake

This past Tuesday, I made a cake that resembled a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day & brought it here to work. Everyone loved it, and at first, some folks even thought it was an actual box of chocolates! The heart, or "box" is cake covered in fondant. The "candies" are cake balls, which are … [Read more...]