I love surprises

You know those people who say “I don’t like surprises,” well, I’m not one of those people. I love surprises. My Mamma was the surprise queen. Over the years she planned surprises parties for me and she would always keep one special Christmas present as a surprise for that night. Some years she actually found…

Baked chicken jambalaya

Baked Chicken Jambalaya When I’m feeling domestic and have enough time, I like to sit down and make out a menu and grocery list for an entire week. Some weeks I don’t have the wherewithal to figure out on a Sunday what I think I’ll want to eat the following Thursday, but when the mood…

Weekly roundup

Here are a few fun things from the internet this week: Wine pairings to go with everything in your life. This is a post from Martha Stewart via The Lush Life. Click the hyper linked life event to go to The Lush Life site for the full explanation of each wine pairing. Photo reposted from…

What I ate on my summer vacation

Remember the first day back at school in the fall and the assignment was to write about what you did on your summer vacation? Well, summer is just getting started, but here’s what I’ve done so far. More accurately, in keeping with our food theme here at Kitsey’s Kitchen, here is what I ate while…

New jewels

I love jewelry. No, really, it’s sort of an obsession. A few years ago I discovered a jewelry designer by the name of Charles Albert. It’s sort of become my summer tradition to buy a new Charles Albert piece each summer while on vacation. This year’s piece is a huge green turquoise pendant. What I…

Got To Be NC dining competition

I had one of the most thrilling culinary experiences last week when I had the chance to attend the Got To Be NC live Competition Dining event in Winston-Salem. A chef from our very own Yadkin County was competing. If you’ve ever watched those cooking competition shows on the Food Network, that gives you an…

Gogo jewelry

Last weekend my bridesmaids surprised me with an unexpected trip to the coast. It was just what the doctor ordered. We went to Amelia Island in Florida, where one of my bridesmaid’s sisters has a place. We had a amazing time. We sat in the sand, soaked up some rays, ate some good food and…

How does your garden grow?

I started gardening a few years ago and I love it. One of my favorite things to grow are herbs. I love to use them in my cooking. Something as simple as adding fresh mint to my iced tea in the summer makes all the hard work of gardening worth while. This year I have…