4th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped Wine, Beer, & Food Fest

I have some exciting news for y’all today! If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw this post earlier this week about The Arc of Essex County’s Uncorked & Uncapped 4th Annual Wine, Beer, & Food Fest coming up on September 28, 2017. And if you don’t follow me on Facebook, what are you waiting for? Anyways, this is

Creamy Tomato Soup

With all this cold weather, I keep finding myself thinking of summertime. The sun’s rays shining down from the sky to warm your skin, playing in the water, summer flowers, and going barefoot every day. And living here in Georgia, nothing beats a home grown tomato during the summer! Red, ripe tomatoes with their sweet, salty, tangy flavor that tastes

Honey & Nut Yogurt

I hope everyone had a memorable Christmas and Santa brought you everything you wanted! I know I was very pleased with what Santa brought me this year…a KitchenAid Mixer!! And not just any old KitchenAid Mixer but a RED one with a 5.5 quart mixing bowl!! Oh, I am a happy girl! But alas, the year 2013 is coming to a


I’m Julie and I would like to welcome you to the Sweet and Spicy monkey blog! Here I will share recipes, photos (as we all like to see what we are about to create!), helpful cooking tips, and other learned stuff. My mom is who taught me how to cook and bake when I was growing up and I have