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Conecuh Crescent Bites

Calling all Conecuh Sausage fans! I have just the recipe for you!! If you don’t live in the southeast, you may not be familiar with Conecuh Sausage, but it is the best sausage out there. It is most certainly one of my guilty pleasures, and I have taken it to the next level- Conecuh Crescent Bites. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe it. Enjoy!

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Conecuh Crescent Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2, 1 lb Packages of Conecuh Crescent Bites 

  • 2, 8 oz. Packages of Crescent Rolls

  • 3-4 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 3 Tablespoons Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Slice sausages into 1.5 inch pieces.

  3. Spread on a lined baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

  5. Slice Crescents into about 2 inch strips.

  6. Wrap Sausage pieces with Crescent Strips.

  7. Roll wrapped Conecuh Crescent Bites in the Everything Bagel Seasoning.

  8. Place on lined baking sheet and Bake for 15 more minutes. 

  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve. I paired it with a lemon mustard sauce.

Lemon Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup of Sour Cream

  • ½ Cup of Mayonnaise

  • 1 Tablespoon of Mustard

  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice

  • 1 Teaspoon Hot Sauce

Instructions:

1. Combine ingredients and mix well.

Stuffed Figs

I have a handful of delicious fig recipes coming out over the next few weeks. My Grandaddy picked a bunch of figs for me before I came back to Birmingham last weekend, so I am putting them to good use. I have childhood memories of a giant Fig Tree that grew beside our house, so lush and full. So big, that it became as tall as the chimney! Funny how food always reminds beckons memories or meals of the past. Here’s to Figs, the reminders they bring to the surface, and their unique summer flavor!

The first recipe I tested was too delicious not to share. My Stuffed Figs will please any crowd. Enjoy!

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Yield: 20-25 Bites

Stuffed Figs

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 22 M

ingredients:

Stuffed Figs
  • 8 Oz. Package Of Blue Cheese Crumbles 
  • 20-25 Figs 
  • 4 Oz. Package of Prosciutto 
  • Tooth Picks
  • Cracked Pepper 
  • Balsamic Reduction 

instructions:

How to cook Stuffed Figs

Stuffed Figs
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut off the stem tip of the Fig, and then slice halfway down the center of each Fig.
  3. Scoop a small amount of Blue Cheese into the center of the figs.
  4. Cut your Prosciutto in pieces with kitchen scissors, it helps keep the meat from breaking apart.
  5. Begin arranging Figs with Tooth Picks and Prosciutto. Use the Picks to place Prosciutto slices on each end.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until slightly bubbly.
  7. Remove from the oven. Next, top off with a little more Blue Cheese, then Cracked Pepper and Balsamic Glaze to taste.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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Gingerbread Cookies

One of my most favorite things about Christmas time, is baking with my Grandmother. Baking just brings back so many memories of the holiday season for me! Crazy how flavors and smells can trigger memories. My GanGan whips up a variety of treats every year. Her baking varies every year but I always remember items like Peppermint Bark, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Fudge (coming to the blog soon), Divinity, Trash (AKA Holiday Chex Mix nom.), and so many other things!! If baking hasn’t been apart of your Holiday memories in the past, don’t fret, it’s never too late to start! I am going to share some delicious Christmas Classics throughout the month. Enjoy!

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Yield: About 15 Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

ingredients:

Gingerbread Cookies
  • 1/2 Cup of Molasses 
  • 1/3 Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar Packed Tight  (Dark or Light)
  • 1.5 Teaspoons of Ground Allspice 
  • 2 Teaspoons of Ground Ginger 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves 
  • 2.5 Teaspoons of Baking Soda 
  • 1/2 Cup of Unsalted Butter - Room Temperature 
  • 1 Large Egg- Room Temperature 
  • 3 Cups of All- Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt 
Gingerbread Men, Royal Icing
  • 16 oz. of Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 Cup of Room Temperature Water 
  • Zip-lock Bags or Icing Bags 

instructions:

Gingerbread Cookies
  1. In a medium saucepan combine Sugars, Molasses and Spices.
  2. Bring ingredients to a boil and then reduce heat to low, continue stirring throughout. 
  3. Remove from heat and combine with Baking Soda in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Next, you will add in the Butter and the Egg. You will mix well (I used Kitchenmaid mixer, but hand mixer is good too) and then add in Flour and salt.
  5. Once combined, remove dough from the bowl and form into 1-2 disks. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  6. Once firm, remove from refrigerator and then pre-heat oven to 325 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (two pieces).
  7. Begin rolling out dough (1/4 inch thick) on a lightly Floured surface.
  8. Begin making cut-outs, I used Gingerbread men, Star, and Candy Cane cookie cutters.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, and let them cool fully.
Gingerbread Cookie, Royal Icing
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine Royal Icing ingredients. Beat on high until thick.
  2. Spoon icing into piping bag. Next you can decorate your cookies.
  3. Let dry, and enjoy!
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Galentine's Day Party

Y'all know I love a good party, so when my friend Rachel asked if I wanted to collaborate for a Valentine shoot, the answer was YES. Getting to know like-minded creatives and entrepreneurs is so fun, but especially when CHAMPAGNE is involved. I had the BEST time collaborating with Rachel Awtrey and some very talented vendors for a Galentine's Day Shoot. Enjoy some snaps from the garden florals, dreamy paper suite, and scrumptious bites.

PAPER

If you haven't heard of Dixie Design Collective, you are missing out! I stumbled upon them at the Junior League's Market Noel about 4 years ago. It was love at first sight. They have unique and beautifully curated stationery. From invitations to gift tags, their pieces are designed by skilled artists. We were so lucky to have them design our invitation, menu, place cards, and favor tags. It was the perfect touch to our galentine's party.

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Perfect Paper Suite by  Dixie Design Collective

Perfect Paper Suite by Dixie Design Collective

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FOOD

I've made grabbing lunch at Ashley Mac's part of my weekly routine! This little cafe offers southern home-style recipes with a feminine flair. If you're wanting a good chicken salad sandwich for lunch, or catering for 500, they are your new go-to. Ashley Mac's provided all of the "eats" for our Galentine Party, and y'all they did not disappoint. From mushroom puffs (my personal favorite) to strawberry cake, each bite, savory or sweet, was perfection!

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Delectable Eats by Ashley Mac's

Delectable Eats by Ashley Mac's

FLORALS

I enjoyed every second of this collaboration, specifically working on the florals! When creating this arrangement, I wanted garden style with pops of color tying back to the lushness of our Valentine theme. I hope you enjoy these snaps of my floral work! 

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Floral Design by  Huckleberry Collective

Floral Design by Huckleberry Collective

 

If you enjoyed my snaps from our Galentine party, head over to Rachel Awtrey's post to see more! She is featuring our Raspberry Champagne Float, Oli.O Favors, and Decor from The Paper House.