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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
An egg salad sandwich with bacon and avocado. Could there possibly be a better combination? I think not. I hate to tell you guys this, but this was my lunch and I loved it so much that I made them again for supper.
Roast beef is one of those meals that I turn to time and again. Like my favorite Dr. Pepper version or even that balsamic roast beef that my family loves so much! And one thing is pretty much certain, I’m not afraid to play around with the flavor combination that I use when I read more »
I’ve shared before about my husband’s intense love for strawberries. And a strawberry milkshake is the one treat that I can count on him to order whenever he has the opportunity. Like when we visit Parksdale Market in Florida each spring, or when we happen to eat at Johnny Rocket’s at the mall. Finally, a read more »
Okay, so this strawberry syrup is something that happens fairly often around my house. Once you make it and use it a couple of times, you’ll totally be as obsessed with making and having strawberry syrup in your refrigerator as I am. I feel certain. Simple as can be to make, a container of read more »