Hi! Remember me?

It’s been awhile since my last edition of table talk (my sincerest apologies), but today I have some updates and great recipes for you! Grab some coffee or beverage of choice, this is a long episode.

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In Real Life

I’m still at it with recipe development and photography, but my time is being more split now as I’ve shifted into more free lance work. A year ago, I decided to sharpen my photography skills and signed up for a very intense course- Pretty Focused.

After graduating, I’ve been hired to help out other fabulous bloggers with their photography needs.

Speaking of fabulous bloggers…

image of me and my blogging mastermind group at a farmhouse table.
From left: Kathleen, Eliza, Lynn, Sheila, Nikki, me

I spent last week with my mastermind group at a gorgeous farm house in Tennessee. We ate, we got stuff done, we laughed, and we cried. These are some of my very favorite people in the whole wide world. We have become such good friends even though we live all over the U.S.

For more incredible recipes, you’ve got to check out their sites! You won’t be disappointed!

Bensa Bacon Lover’s Society -Eliza specializes in BACON. If you love bacon, you need this in your life!
The Fresh Cooky -Kathleen cooks a lot like me, real foods, nothing processes. She also lives in CO and knows all about the high altitude baking.
Life Love and Good Food – There’s no better explanation! Not too fancy, just good food. Sheila lives in the south and satisfies every appetite.
Nourish and Nestle – Lynn does SO much more than food! She has excellent home tips and the greenest thumb you’ve ever met. She’s also my go-to for all things canning.
Soulfully Made – Nikki also lives in the south and she makes delicious, home-cooked, easy recipes. Comfort food at it’s finest!

My last personal note is my first-born is graduating. Talk about an emotional bittersweet time! I can barely talk about it without tearing up… I’m at it full force planning the celebration.


This is why we’re really here, right?!

Cinco De Mayo

In America we love to celebrate with food! And Mexican food is one of my favorites. Here are some great Mexican recipes for you to enjoy any time of the year!

I don’t know about you, but I eat Mexican food all year long.

White Chicken Chili
If you haven’t tried my Award winning white chicken chili, now is the right time! This family recipe is absolutely delicious and I promise, it's the easiest chili recipe you'll ever make! 
White Chicken Chili
white bowl filled with white chicken chili, garnished with swirls of sour cream and cilantro
Slow Cooker Carnitas
These are super easy and delicious! There are so many different ways to use this flavorful pulled pork– tacos, burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, as well as my favorite: Leftover Carnitas Casserole.
Slow Cooker Carnitas
pork carnitas with rice and black beans, garnished with lime, avocado, and jalapenos

For more Mexican food, check out my collection of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes. Enjoy!

4 image collage showing recipe ideas for Cinco De Mayo, including, chicken tinga, carnitas, steak fajitas and mojitos.

Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, let’s celebrate it with love and gratitude… and amazing food!

Here are a few Mother’s Day recipe ideas guaranteed to make any mom sigh with delight. 

Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes with homemade strawberry syrup, the perfect breakfast to start the day.
Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes
strawberry cheesecake pancakes
Creamy, fluffy eggs, savory bacon, fresh vegetables, and herbs, all cooked to perfection in one pan.
Frittata Recipe
cooked frittata in a cast iron pan garnished with arugula, rosemary, and diced tomatoes
Blood Orange Mimosa Mocktail
The perfect non-alcoholic drink for Mother’s Day brunch. It tastes like the real thing!
Mimosa Recipe
blood orange mimosa mocktail in champagne flute
Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin with Blackberry Sauce
This decadent dish is perfect for celebrating. If you have never tried using sous vide, I must warn you – you may never cook pork the same way again. I have a detailed cooking guide, so don’t worry, it’s easy!
Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Rectangle Platter with sliced pork tenderloin laid out in an S pattern surrounded by roasted carrots and potatoes.
Arkansas green beans
Fresh green beans combined with a tangy garlic-butter sauce and topped with crisp bacon makes this Arkansas Green Beans recipe an unforgettable side dish!
Arkansas Green Beans
Arkansas Green Beans in a white casserole dish
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
Perfectly grilled juicy chicken with amazing teriyaki sauce. A simple and delicious dish for every occasion.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
grilled chicken with teriyaki sauce on a white platter, served with green beans and white rice
Rhubarb Crisp with Strawberries
A sweet ending to your Mother's day celebration and start to the summer season!
Rhubarb Crisp
Two bowls of rhubarb strawberry crisp topped with ice cream and a fresh strawberry slice. A few slices of strawberries are scattered around.
French Style Coconut Parfait
Rich, creamy, and oh-so delicious! This frozen parfait is absolutely divine. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker to make it. 
Coconut parfait
How to make a frozen parfait
Kombucha Recipe
Have a healthy mom? Make her a batch of homemade Kombucha. I will walk you through the whole process! It does take some time, though, so this one needs to start early.
Kombucha Recipe
Berry flavored kombucha in a decorative tall glass garnished with a cocktail skewer of blueberries, a sliced strawberry, and a sprig of mint leaves.

Fun Fact

May 6 is Sauviganon Blanc Day! So grab a friend and share a glass!

Thanks again for stopping by, I’m honored that you spent some time having a conversation at my table.

Cheers to you friends, have a blessed weekend!


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  1. It was a fantastic week with blogging friends! Love your new photo and you!

  2. I love the new pic and I love you sweetest, Chellie! What a treasure you are to me, to our group!! Happy Cinco de Mayo and happy early Mother’s day! You Rock!!