Grilled Cheese with Thyme Recipe

Grilled cheese is one of my favorite go to sandwiches of all time. So easy. So comforting. And French Onion Soup is one of my favorite soups, too. So, the other night, I decided to have a little soup and sandwich combo of sorts. I knew if I was making the soup and having a read more »

Meatball Soup |

Meatball Soup Recipe

What is it about Meatball Soup that just makes me feel better? A big bowl of it is like an instant pick me up on a rainy, yucky day when I have more laundry to do than I can shake a stick at.     Full of big, hearty meatballs, my meatball soup sticks to read more »


Quick-fix Valentine’s Day Menu Ideas

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day has crept up on us? It just seems like the other day that I was putting away the last of our Christmas decorations. Oh wait… I was. Don’t tell. Anyway, since Valentine’s Day is now upon us. I thought I’d share a few quick-fix Valentine’s Day menu ideas. These read more »

How to Scramble Eggs |

How to Scramble Eggs Recipe

My father taught me how to scramble eggs when I was a little girl and that lesson has stayed with me all these years. You see, when I was little, Mama was finishing Nursing School and spent many evenings and weekends working toward her degree. During that period, Daddy became the master chef in our read more »


National Cornbread Festival + Giveaways

I’m so excited to share some fun news with you guys! I’m going to be a judge in this year’s National Cornbread Championship Cook-Off on April 27th during the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee! In it’s 17th year, the National Cornbread Festival is a fun event for the whole family!

chocolate cupcakes recipe |

Best Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate cupcakes. You probably saw this one coming, didn’t you? I can be rather transparent. Especially since I’ve been talking about the best chocolate cake ever so much and all. But, for this recipe, you have Claire to thank.  


One Pan Chicken with Thyme Biscuits Recipe

When the days are cooler, I start thinking of heartier meals for supper. The other night, I threw together this one pan chicken with thyme biscuits dish. Oh my gracious was it amazing.     Even my pickiest little eater tried it without it throwing his nose completely out of joint. I’m thinking it had read more »


Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe {Giveaway}

Lettuce wraps have been a favorite quick-fix menu item that my husband and I have loved for years, but I was definitely inspired to make them again after watching last week’s quickfire challenge using iceberg lettuce on Top Chef.     Now, granted Sheldon’s lettuce wraps were definitely different from my own as he made read more »


Chocolate Fondue Recipe

My family is a bit obsessed with making chocolate fondue lately.     I blame it on my friend, Amy. Back around Thanksgiving, she started talking about making fondue and planted the fondue making bug in my head. I let it go for a little while and then around Christmas she mentioned it again.


Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies Recipe

My mother’s pecan sandies have always been one of my favorite cookies. Light and crumbly, buttery and delicious. They practically melt in your mouth. But, the other day I decided to make Chocolate Dipped Pecan Sandies with a pinch of sea salt sprinkled over the top. Oh – maaa – garsh!     That’s all read more »

Broccoli Slaw |

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

This broccoli slaw recipe is so simple and easy to throw together. I think you are going to love it.     I love recipes like that. The kind that you can quickly toss together and one that everyone loves. I served this broccoli slaw the other evening with my grilled chicken legs. The crunch read more »

Chili Stuffed Baked Potatoes |

Chili Baked Potatoes Recipe

Oh my! These chili stuffed baked potatoes are deee-lish-us! And pretty perfect for the Super Bowl this weekend. But, I have to let you in on a little secret. We watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, well and as a great excuse to have a party and dig into all the delicious food. Do read more »

Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe |

Grilled Chicken Legs Recipe

There is just something about the simplicity of grilled chicken legs that I love.   Maybe it’s that chicken legs are just so simple and homey, comforting and delicious. It could be that I remember them being my favorite piece of chicken from my childhood or that they now are my son’s. But, whatever the read more »

Meatball Sliders Recipe |

Meatball Sliders Recipe

I can’t even begin to tell you how crazy good these meatball sliders are. Like seriously, over the top delicious.   And wouldn’t they be perfect for tailgating, couch-gating (heh!) or just throwing together on a random Wednesday night for supper? Yeah. They are. Especially if you are having a fun, laid back sort of read more »

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms |

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Are you ready for this? Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms? Let me just tell you that you are. You really are.   I threw these together the other day in less than 15 minutes. Yep, 15 minutes. They set some sort of a pizza record in my house, too.


Blackberry Breakfast Cobbler Recipe

Oh mercy! This blackberry breakfast cobbler is an absolute must-make! Seriously!     I’ve been thinking about making this for some time and finally got around to it this past weekend. Why did I wait so long?! It’s not like it is hard to make or anything. Actually, it’s fairly simple. Let me show  you.


How I Freeze Eggs

The girls have been extra busy lately. They love cold weather and really came into their full laying season starting about September or so. It may sound silly and I’m sure my great-great aunt would tell me to quit becoming so attached, but I dearly love our chickens.     But, I think the more read more »


Toasted Balsamic Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

I really can’t take much credit for these. They were actually my husband’s idea. I had made balsamic chicken for another purpose, but he came home from work for lunch and decided these were what he wanted.     We had all of the ingredients on hand since my son is now a bit obsessed read more »

Chocolate Cake Recipe |

The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe {Ever}

The best chocolate cake recipe. Ever? There are plenty of claims for the best chocolate cake recipe. I get that. But with one bite of this chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, every single person around the table commented that this was the best chocolate cake they’d ever tasted.     So as for my house, read more »


Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake Recipe

I had to sneak a picture of this before my family knew it was out of the oven. When they know that a Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake is happening, they get a bit antsy for it to be ready to eat.     I completely understand. It was pretty hard to just sneak nibbles of read more »

Seared Scallops |

Seared Scallops Recipe

One of my favorite dishes in the world is a plate of simple seared scallops.     Bright, buttery, delicate, and so tender, I always make sure to order them when we visit restaurants that serve fresh scallops. But you know, even then, sometimes they just don’t turn out exactly how I like them. While read more »


Chicken with Garlic and Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Chicken recipes are really some of my favorites to play with lately. And this Chicken with Garlic and Mushroom Sauce is absolutely out of this world. We had family over for supper the other night and while I was trying to think of something special to cook, I knew that I wanted something simple to read more »

Guacamole Recipe | Add a Pinch

Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of my favorite things in the entire world. I love it as a dip, slathered on a piece of grilled chicken, along with any number of recipes, or even as a topping on a simple salad.   I love to go to restaurants where they make it fresh right at your tableside. read more »

Kitchenaid Stand Mixer | ©

A Little Gift for You!

So, today is my birthday and my husband and son have been spoiling me all weekend. Favorite movies, meals, and men in my life – how could it get any better. I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure out something fun to give YOU for my birthday, and finally decided on this gorgeous Kitchenaid read more »