Monday, May 27, 2013

Honey Jalapeno Cole Slaw

 A colleague gave me this fantastic recipe, courtesy of her father.  A perfect summer salad (no dairy!).  I want to pin it to Pinterest and the only way I know how is to post it here first.  

Honey Jalapeno Cole Slaw
6-7 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 cup carrot (per Dad!)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped (1/2 cup)

1/2 - whole jalapeno pepper, seeded
2-3 green onions, roughly chopped
2-4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons sherry
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1-2 tablespoons cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
2/3 cup salad oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 - In a large bowl combine cabbage, peppers, onions and cilantro
2 - To make the dressing, place all vinaigrette ingredients except oil in a food processor or blender; puree.
In a slow steady stream add oil until incorporated.
Pour over cabbage mixture; toss. 
Chill for at least an hour before serving. 
Makes 8 cups salad.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Exersaucer Time!

I really can't believe he is this big already.  

Trying to soak it all in.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Spring & Mother's Day

I have been so proud of my flowers this spring.  For those who don't know, I'm not very good at growing things.  But for some reason, my irises finally took off after a couple of years.  So much so that now I need to thin them!  :)

On Mother's Day, Andrew planned a family picnic under my favorite tree in town.  Look at that tree.  Isn't it amazing?!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Dodson Clan: Sneak Peak

I'm going to warn you.  There is a ridiculous amount of cuteness below.  Don't say I didn't tell you so.

A few weeks ago, the entire Dodson clan gathered in Richmond for a photo shoot--a Christmas gift for my mom.  The photographer was amazing.  She knew just how to handle the kiddos.  (Please visit her website: and if you're in Richmond, look her up.  She's fabulous!)

There are even more of these to come.  And thank you so much to Kristin Seward for allowing me to post these here.