Shawna Lynn’s Blog

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

They opened a new amusement park in Gulf Shores, which is about an hour from my house. I’ve mentioned before that I love Disney World, although that’s a bit of an understatement. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been, but I know it’s been over twenty,...

Tiramisu

Whoever said herding cats was hard has never tried to herd my two dogs. My 7-year-old, Bear, is supposed to be my good boy. I can turn him loose in the yard without a leash, and he will stay within eyesight, then come when I call. Milo isn’t quite five months...

Sophie’s Lemon Cookies

My youngest is one of the most outgoing people I know, next to my husband. She definitely got that trait from him. She has friends all over the world, all of which she met online. As a parent, you can bet this made her father and I a little edgy. Maybe more than a...

Chicken Apple Sausage

After six months gluten free, I finally had my blood work yesterday. I’d be a lot more excited about it if it weren’t for the fact that nothing changed. Nothing. Antibodies are still exactly where they were before. The doctor’s advice? Do it again. Seriously? I’m not...

Guacamole

I just returned from a week and a half long road trip from Oregon to Texas. I don’t know if you’ve ever taken a road trip that long, but if you haven’t, you can take my word for it that your own bed starts looking good after three or four days of staying in hotels. I...

Lasagna

Okay, I have a secret. Deep breath. Here goes. I’m not exactly perfect. Don’t tell my kids I said that. I messed up. It all started with Disney World. See, I never really considered Mickey Mouse a bad influence. I mean, he’s usually a stand up guy and all, but there’s...

Dill Potato Salad

If you saw my last post, you might’ve gotten the idea that we eat a lot of barbecue at my house. If so, you would be right. My husband has a whole room at the butcher shop for smoking meat, and I’m sure not going to pass up the chance to let someone help with dinner....

White BBQ Sauce

I was born in Pascagoula. If you’re a Jimmy Buffett fan, you’ve heard of it. I’ve mentioned before that I was raised everywhere else. I first moved to Alabama when I went to college at the University of South Alabama, which is in Mobile. Mobile is almost as far...

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts

I’ve only recently discovered brussels sprouts are actually good. Really good. As in, “where have you been all my life?” good. Well, maybe not all my life. I’ve never been a fan of green, leafy things, and brussels sprouts were close enough to...

Pão de queijo (Brazilian cheese bread)

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my brother lives in Portland, Oregon. He used to live in Dallas, and he and his family are moving back again this summer. I’m excited about that for a number of reasons. First, my brother, his wife and my niece are three of my...