Spring Time = Salad Time

Who is ready for spring?  I think it’s safe to say, we have had our fair share of snow and cold weather this year in the bluegrass, and enough is enough!  Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year in Kentucky.  With horse racing season and the trees and flowers all in bloom….

Binner is a Winner!

I can remember as a kid I would get so excited when my mom would fix breakfast for dinner. Something different from the norm was fun! Not only is it quick and delicious, it’s nutritious, and the kid’s love it! Let me tell you, between being a mom, a business owner, and a chef;  there…

Game Thyme!

February surprisingly is full of food!   With mardi gras, fat Tuesday, super bowl, Valentine’s Day, and basketball season you are sure to be fumbling through recipes for a go-to winning dish.   Superbowl is undoubtedly known for four main food categories…Pizza, Wings, Chili and Chips & Dips. With this year’s big game falling so…

Snow Day Proper…

When you go from this… to this…   in less than 24 hours you have either prepared with the proper provisions (say that five times fast)  for the snowpocalypse of 2016 or you’re wishing you had. Life is such a beautiful hot mess!  My entryway looks like it’s been attacked by an army of tiny…

A Snow-Day Soup & Butternut Brew!

As I peered out of the window to see, yep you guessed it,  SNOW  on the ground my mind immediately started thinking of soup. I’m a foodie, not a fashionista (though I desperately try to be both which always leads me back to the hot mess reference) so instead of thinking what shoes or what…

Roadmap to Romance… A FoolProof Valentine’s Dinner For Two

You’ve heard the saying, the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but I’d like to think this is true today for all genders. We are in the 21st century, I mean a woman is running for President for crying out loud.  Women love food just as much as the hungry man.  I…

When to leave the nest?

Part of my new years resolution was to expand my food blog with more recipes and tricks of my trade but to also get “real” with readers and highlight  key issues I face every day as a mother, wife, business owner, and woman. This lead me to rename my blog from cookingupfun to afreshhotmess.  With…

Take it with a Grain of Salt

It may be premature to mention resolutions, but why wait!  Why do we have to set such inconceivable standards that usually end up broken and thrown out the window by the second week of January.   This year start small and instead of waiting for the new year….start now and save your self a few…