Pasta Fagioli Soup

1 lb ground chuck 1 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 32 oz jar chunky garden style spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and peppers 1 10 oz can beef broth 2 cups water 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 can Northern White Beans 1 can red kidney beans 1 carrot, shredded 1 to 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni Cook ground beef, onion and garlic in large pot over medium heat until meat is browned, stirring until beef is crumbled. Drain and return meat to pot. Add spaghetti sauce, broth, …

Lasagna Recipe

1 ½ lbs. ground beef 2 tbps. Olive oil 1 cloves garlic, crushed 1 onion, chopped fine 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce 2 cans tomatoes 1 ½ tsp. salt ¼ tps. Pepper ½ tsp. oregano 3 tps. Parsley, chopped 1 box of lasagna noodles ½ lb mozerella cheese grated ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 container ricotta cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brown ground beef with olive oil and garlic. Add onion, tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes. Cook noodles 15-20 minutes. Drain and rinse. IN 1 ½ quart rectangular casserole, …

Italian Bread

This recipe comes close to the Italian bread my grandmother used to make. Recipe from Cathy Crimi 1 package active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water 1 ¾ cup warm water 1 tsp. salt 5 to 5 ½ cups sifted flour Lightly grease 15 ½ by 12 inch baking sheet. Soften yeast into ¼ cup warm water. Let yeast stand 5 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, put into a large bowl 1 ¾ cup water and 1 tsp. salt. Blend in 3 cups sifted flour. Stir softened yeast, and add to flour-water mixture. Mix well. Measure 2 to 2 ½ cups …

Flourless Chocolate Torte

8 eggs, cold 1 lb dark or bittersweet chocolate chopping into pieces (you can use chocolate chips too) 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into about 12 pieces fresh raspberries Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line bottom of 8 inch springform pan with parchment or waxed paper and grease the sides with butter. Using 2 sheets of heavy aluminum foil wrap the outside of the pan. Set it into a large roasting pan. Whisk together eggs with mixer until they double in size. About 4-5 minutes. Melt chocolate and butter together over low heat until melted and smooth looking. Fold …

Custom Pools & Spas

When it comes to getting ready for summer, there’s nothing that says summer more than a pool. From planning to execution, the addition of a pool or pool/hot tub combo makes even the most mundane outside space into something special. When designing or renovating a home, creating spaces for enjoyable outdoor living is just as important as the interiors. Designing a backyard space is as unique to the homeowner as it is to the space. Who will be using the space, adults, children, grandchildren, pets, how will it be used, family fun, entertaining, evenings, what is the property setting, architecture …

Cheekwood Orchids

A blooming orchid is an elegant way to brighten up your home over the winter months, yet the plants remain rather unapproachable to the average home gardener and decorator. Where to find orchids along with credible information about growing orchids is the first step to installing your first potted beauty on that empty kitchen windowsill. Find your first orchid at one of the five places described below and break down the barriers to the unnecessarily elusive plants. Don’t be afraid to buy orchids from the grocery store, unless they’re blue. Bright blue orchids are no more exotic than your third-grader’s …

Timeless Design in Sumner County Jennifer Jones Designs

Wonderful new build in Sumner County, with an unconventional twist. Timeless and non traditional co-mingle. Clients retired to middle Tennessee, from a cold climate and asked for a blend in design. Bold color palette with lighting fixtures from Visual Comfort, added wool area rugs in neutrals to merge with traditional Persian rugs in the open concept. Museum quality art and collections along with  historic furniture pieces, co-mingle with contemporary. New and old Baker pieces define living areas. There are new draperies in neutrals with complimentary tape trims…The puppy “Pierre” loves looking out the windows so we opted for Roman style shades. …

Home Offices

For most homeowners, there’s BP and AP – Before Pandemic and After Pandemic. There’s no denying that Covid-19 has impacted the way we not only live in our homes, but how we are now working with design. The home office is probably seeing the biggest change in home design as a result of the pandemic. While working from home seemed like a dream job for most of us, since the pandemic it’s become a way of life. When the coronavirus struck earlier this year and sent office workers home, many of us discovered that their improvised home office setup became …