It’s Really All About Family

When people ask me about my website I always refer to it as a food blog but more and more I realize that family is what makes this baby’s engine roll. My Mother cooked because she had us and she wanted to gather around a table with us to share conversation and laughter over a good meal that would leave us feeling happy and satisfied. It is the same for me and I suspect for all of us who…

The Perfect Basil Kit from Anthropology (Giveaway)

I bought my first plants last weekend and put my hands in fresh potting soil once again. As much as I love fall, this time of year has it’s own allure and there is nothing like that sense of satisfaction after a long day of working a garden or filling your porch full of pots. One of the best things about spring is that I always have an abundance of basil on hand. It’s easy to grow and a little bit…

An Easter Season

I never asked my Mother to name her favorite holiday but I suspect she would have told me that it was Easter, hands down. The woman loved everything Easter. I have a gorgeous hand painted Easter Egg collection that she started for me the first year that I was married. Each and every spring I would receive a beautifully wrapped box with another fragile little treasure nestled inside. Each egg…

And The Winner Is….

My cookbook contest has come to end and I want you to know that my spouse made sure that it ran fair and square to the bitter end. I am happy to announce that the winner of Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook “Food From My Frontier” is Anna! Anna is a brand new subscriber to My Mother’s Daughter and I’ll be pre-ordering her copy through Amazon.com today. We’ll both be getting…

Cookbook Giveaway!

Anyone who has surfed my website or read my blogs surely knows by now that I am a huge fan of The Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond. And just in case you haven’t noticed (or you just arrived from Planet Mars), she has a new show on The Food Network as well as a new cookbook coming out in March. I have pre-ordered my copy of Food From My Frontier and I’m really…

My Valentine

Yes, it is February 14th and love is all around. It’s fallen on a Tuesday this year and that seems kind of weird to me. Valentine’s Day and Tuesday just don’t go together for some reason. But it is what it is and when I woke up this morning and stumbled to the kitchen bleary eyed with dogs running under my feet I saw the most beautiful vase of flowers sitting on the kitchen table. Flowers have …