Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe |

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies Recipe

While we’re on vacation this week at Disney, I decided to whip up these peanut butter and jelly cookies. They were sort of born out of my son’s constant answer when I ask him what he wants for lunch this week. Every day, I’ll say, “What would you like for lunch today?”

Lima Beans with Ham Recipe |

Lima Beans with Ham Recipe

Lima beans with ham make a wonderful, hearty meal. It’s actually one of our favorites for serving anytime during the year. And there are many nights this is exactly what we have for supper.   Perfect served with Southern Cornbread, like these where I’ve take my recipe and made them into cornbread muffins for easy read more »

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits Recipe |

Ham and Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

I hope you had a fabulous Easter! It went by way too quickly, didn’t it? We’re on Spring Break this week and escaped with family and friends to Walt Disney World for a while. Oh my goodness, the weather is gorgeous. Warm. Sunny. And well, gorgeous. Camping has been absolutely ideal, too. Playing four-square, cornhole, read more »

Cheese Straws |

Cheese Straws Recipe

Cheese straws and the South just go hand-in-hand. Well, at least they always have in my family. My Mama has always made the most amazing cheese straws. I remember as a little girl sitting at the bar, perched up high on my bar stool as she’d use her cookie press to make long lines of read more »

Pear Salad Recipe |

Pear Salad Recipe

This. Oh my goodness, this pear salad! I’m not sure who in the world ever came up with this fabulous combination, but I sure wish I could give them a hug!     I grew up with this family favorite appearing for Sunday lunches after church or suppers at my Grandparents’ house. It always had read more »

Chocolate Coconut Nests |

Chocolate Coconut Nests Recipe

Little Buddy and I decided to get a little bit crafty with our food this week and made these Chocolate Coconut Nests for Easter. Let me just tell you, if you are looking for one of the fastest little food crafts to make with children for Easter, this one should be at the top of read more »

Honey Pecan Nectarine Cheddar Appetizers |

Spring Cheese Pairings with Cracker Barrel Cheese

I was fortunate to travel to Chicago to visit Cracker Barrel last week as a brand ambassador and to learn as much as possible about what goes into making one of my favorite foods – cheese! We spent time learning the history of cheese, cheese making, cheese pairings with wines, beers, chocolates, herbs, and so, read more »

Egg Salad with Olives |

Egg Salad with Olives Recipe

Egg salad has to be one of my favorite foods in all the land. It is so simple to make and enjoy on toasted bread as a sandwich or on a bed of lettuce as a… well… salad.   And even though the simplest of egg salad just involves hard cooked eggs that I make read more »


Southern Easter Menu

Can you believe Easter is this coming Sunday? You certainly couldn’t tell by the weather, but I know we’ll have warm, humid summers soon enough so I’m certainly not rushing it. I started thinking of everything I wanted to share with you guys this week for Easter and honestly, my head began to spin with read more »

Mushroom Saute Recipe |

Mushroom Saute Recipe

Mushrooms make one of my favorite ingredients in so many recipes, but I especially love to make a quick mushroom sauté as a side dish. Since I always have mushrooms on hand, mushroom sauté makes a wonderful quick-fix accompaniment to so many other dishes and is perfect for a casual weeknight family meal or for read more »

Coconut Pecan Banana Bread |

Coconut Pecan Banana Bread Recipe

These happened this weekend. Coconut Pecan Banana Bread Muffins that is. And let me just tell you… they were fabulous!   So much so, that I made extras for my family to enjoy for breakfast while I’m out of town the first of the week. I’m headed off to Chicago to learn all about cheese read more »

Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes |

Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes + Giveaway

This past weekend and week have been all about slow cooker recipes. I’ve gone on and on about my love for my slow cooker and slow cooker recipes many times before, but seriously, this week she’s been my right and left arms, too! You see, we’re hosting two parties at my house this weekend, an read more »

Hard-Cooked Eggs in the Oven |

Hard Cooked Eggs in the Oven

It is no secret that my family loves hard-cooked eggs. They are perfect for salads, egg salad sandwiches, and just eating for a quick lunch or snack. One thing I’ve learned over the last few years is how to bake them in the oven instead of worrying with boiling them in a pot of water. read more »


Blackened Shrimp Salad Recipe

Okay, so sometimes, I just really crave a salad. A big salad with a ton of flavor like this one with blackened shrimp.   So simple to make for a quick lunch or light supper and I’ve found a trick that really helps make salad type meals so much fun and gives everyone exactly what read more »

Bruleed Lemon Tart |

Bruleed Lemon Tart Recipe

You know how crème brûlée is just amazing with that crunchy, sugary glass topping? Also, you know how a lemon tart is just perfect for spring with all that citrus zing? What if those two decided to join forces? Well, I kind of did that with this Bruleed Lemon Tart.  

How to Cook Bacon |

How to Cook Bacon Recipe

I’m about to share a quick-tip with you that will rock your bacon-lovin’ world – How to Cook Bacon in the Oven! Are you ready?     Learning how to cook bacon in the oven is really an essential cooking tip that I just had to share with you.

Spinach Artichoke Bread |

Spinach Artichoke Bread Recipe

You know how I’ve been all about spinach artichoke lately? From the obvious dip to spinach artichoke chicken and just about everything in between? Well, the other day I threw this spinach artichoke bread together for a really simple supper and I have to tell you – I’m not looking back!     How could read more »

Cheddar Biscuits |

Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

These happened this weekend. Cheddar biscuits. mmmmmm. Light, fluffy southern buttermilk biscuits filled with freshly grated cheddar cheese in every single bite. Mercy! My husband invited our friend Walt over for breakfast Saturday morning so they could catch up. Little Buddy and I already had plans to take Miss Annabelle to our vet, so it read more »

Chocolate Mint Brownies |

Chocolate Mint Brownies Recipe

Oh yeah, baby. These chocolate mint brownies are the bomb diggity! Is that a real word? Nevermind.   And oh my goodness are they ever simple to make! They are just right for when you have a hankering for a delicious chocolate and mint dessert. These chocolate mint brownies definitely fill that craving perfectly.   read more »

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10 Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes

Peanut butter recipes are some of my favorite. That’s been the case since I was a little girl and Daddy would always let me draw my initial with a knife in a fresh jar of Jif. I also have an affinity for a little diddy about peanut butter, too. Peaaaa-nut. Peaaaa-nut Butterrrr. Jelly. Peaaaa-nut. Peaaaa-nut read more »