March 2013 archive

Simone Says What is now Life Inspired!

Welcome to Life Inspired!  This new lifestyle blog allows me to share more of myself, and what inspires me.  Hopefully, it will provide a bit of inspiration for you as well.  If this is your first visit, you can read more about me here.  Relax, stay as long as you like, and be sure to […] Read more…

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Easter Egg Fun

Somehow, I’ve managed to get away without decorating easter eggs for the past 6 years.  But this year, my daughter’s godmother sent her the cutest easter egg decorating kit from William Sonoma, so there was no escaping. share this post Read more…

Crispy Fried Chicken

My mom makes the best fried chicken.  It’s always perfectly seasoned, juicy, and crispy.   Luckily, I paid attention and learned how to make a delicious batch of fried chicken. share this post Read more…

Honey Apple Pie

Since my daughter doesn’t eat refined sugar, I have to get a little creative when it comes to dessert.  The first time I made this pie, my husband and I couldn’t believe it didn’t have any sugar.  Needless to say, she can devour a whole pie with very little help.  As she says, “It’s golden […] Read more…

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Highland Bakery’s Sweet Potato Pancakes A few years ago when I was in Atlanta, my cousin took me brunch at Highland Bakery.  Best brunch I have ever had!  One of the things that I enjoyed most was the sweet potato pancakes.   While they are not hard to make, they do take time (do not skip […] Read more…

Chocolate Buttercream Icing

Magnolia Bakery’s Chocolate Buttercream Icing Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened 2 tablespoons milk 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled to lukewarm 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups sifted powdered sugar share this post Read more…

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