Recipe :: Sautéed Chicken with Brown Butter

This is a yummy quick and easy recipe from Cooking Light – Sauteed Chicken with Sage Browned Butter – enjoy!

4 6 oz. skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 c. A.P. Flour
3 T. butter
2 Sage sprigs
1 T. minced shallots
1 t. chopped fresh thyme
2 T. lemon juice
Fresh Sage Leaves (optional)

Pound chicken to 1/4 inch thickness and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; coat with cooking spray. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Add chicken to pan; saute for 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan. Add butter & sage sprigs to pan; cook over medium heat until butter browns. Discard sage. Add shallots and thyme; cook for 30 seconds. Add lemon juice; cook for 30 seconds. Serve with chicken and garnish with sage leaves if desired.

Orchard Cove Portrait Favorites 2014

A few portrait favorites from last year….
Little Tater from Kami & Jeff’s wedding…and matching socks to boot!
I love this sunset portrait of Sarah & Avery
These sweet flower children from James & Katie’s Bolton wedding
I LOVE this portrait of James & Katie
Jay & Laura’s was one of my favorite first looks ever….with Laura’s Mom holding open the door so her veil wouldn’t get smooshed!
Jay & Laura’s bridal party was so relaxed and friendly not to mention stylish!
Jessie & Pat’s was another great first look – so much emotion and happiness!!
This truck was AWESOME. Pete & Emily and their bridal party were happy to take full advantage!
I love this relaxed portrait of Brendan & Darlene
From my last wedding of the year – so clear how much in love Lindsay and Ben are.

November 2014 Instagram

Happy memories via Instagram from NovemberNovember-14-Instagram-0001

Recommended :: Icy Sparks

I confess that when attending library book sales where titles stretch out over tables and tables of books I’m often swayed to pick up a book I’m not familiar with if I see a known logo – Oprah or New York Times Bestseller or some other distinction/award. This is how I came to “Icy Sparks” which was a part of Oprah’s book club. The main character Icy is a lovable and curious girl whose ticks and quirks alienate her from her community and peers. The story arks from her childhood through her teen years and is an absorbing testament to her strength and perseverance – I’d recommend it!

The Amazon synopsis writes :: “At the age of ten, Icy, a bright, curious child orphaned as a baby but raised by adoring grandparents, begins to have strange experiences. Try as she might, her “secrets”—verbal croaks, groans, and physical spasms—keep afflicting her. As an adult, she will find out she has Tourette’s Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder, but for years her behavior is the source of mystery, confusion, and deep humiliation. Narrated by a grown up Icy, the book chronicles a difficult, but ultimately hilarious and heartwarming journey, from her first spasms to her self-acceptance as a young woman. Curious about life beyond the hills, talented, and energetic, Icy learns to cut through all barriers—physical, mental, and spiritual—in order to find community and acceptance.”

Queensberry Album Black

James & Katie chose a Black Leather 10×10 Queensberry Matted album to display their photos. Inside were white pages with black borders – classy and classic!