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Spring Fling Entertaining with Cracker Barrel®

As the weather warms up, we begin to invite more friends and family over for spontaneous afternoons to play and enjoy meals together. We seem to always gather around on our back porch, munching on appetizers while finishing up supper on the grill and watching the children run and play in the back yard. It read more »

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Muffins Recipe | ©

Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Muffins

Just the name alone of these Lemon Blueberry Cornbread Muffins makes my mouth water. Mercy! In celebration of the National Cornbread Festival hosted by Lodge and Martha White, I just knew I had to share these babies with you. Speaking of which, if you are in the area of the National Cornbread Festival this weekend, read more »

Honey Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs Recipe | ©

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs Recipe

These Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs have just got to happen at your house soon. I mean soon! Tonight would be a good time, even.     The recipe for them really couldn’t be any simpler to make either. Which probably makes me love them even more.

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe | ©

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

Honey Mustard Dressing is one of my family’s favorite dressings to use with chicken fingers, on a simple salad, or even on sandwiches from time to time.   One of the best things about making my own Honey Mustard Dressing is that I know exactly what all goes into the jar as I’m mixing it read more »

Parmesan Chive Biscuits Recipe | ©

Parmesan Chive Biscuits Recipe

Mercy me! These Parmesan Chive Biscuits are the stuff dreams are made of! And y’all know how much I love, love, love biscuits!   And these Parmesan Chive Biscuits are absolutely perfect with so many dishes. The flavors from the Parmesan and chives aren’t too much, but lend these delicious little clouds of heaven the read more »

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe | ©

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe

My husband and I enjoy making smoothies practically every day. It is a thing around here for sure. We try all sorts of flavor combinations, some we love, some we just like, and some we can’t agree on. This Strawberry Banana Smoothie falls into that category.     You see, my husband isn’t as in read more »

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe from ©

Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Okay, so Coconut Cream Pie is about the best thing ever. Really. It is practically summer in pie form.   And this, my friends, is a Coconut Cream Pie to beat all Coconut Cream Pies. Well, at least in my book.

Lemon Dill Salmon | ©

Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

Lemon Dill Salmon has to be one of my very favorite meals. The flavors are simply perfect and delicious!     And this salmon really couldn’t be easier to prepare. Which makes it wonderful to prepare for guests or for a busy, but special weeknight meal. I threw this salmon together in no-time flat. Simply read more »

Grilled Cheese with Ham and Bacon Sandwich Recipe |

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham and Bacon Recipe

There’s just something about a grilled cheese sandwich that is totally comforting. Like a giant hug from your grandmother when you had a really rough day or a warm, cuddly quilt on a rainy afternoon, grilled cheese sandwiches just feel good. The other night as we were driving home, I asked my husband what his read more »

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe |

Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

Spring and summer always have me craving this Strawberry Lemonade. So refreshing, delicious, and the perfect little blend of sweet and tart.     My strawberry lemonade recipe begins with two of my favorite recipes as a base and then are blended together for the perfect strawberry lemonade!

Roasted Vegetables |

Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Lately, I’ve been craving fresh vegetables. Like these roasted vegetables or those that I piled onto my Greek Salad I talked about yesterday.   And when I say craving, I mean craving!

Greek Salad Recipe |

Greek Salad Recipe

A big Greek Salad has to be one of those salads that when I start craving it, there is just no way around making one.     Luckily for me, Greek salads couldn’t be any easier to make and are quicker to make than they are to drive to a restaurant and order one, most read more »

Pewter Measuring Cups |

My Favorite Things :: Pewter Measuring Cups {Giveaway}

I love sharing my favorite things with y’all and these pewter measuring cups are definitely one of my very favorite things!   One of the most consistent emails that I receive is about my pewter bird measuring spoons.     Any time I post a photo with those babies included, folks immediately start emailing for read more »

Green Tea Lemonade |

Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

We’re home and slowly digging into getting back into our daily routines. Spring Break was fast, fun, and absolutely fabulous. One of my favorite things I sipped on during the week was this Green Tea Lemonade.   Refreshing and oh so delicious! I also think it gives me just a little bit of energy. Maybe read more »

BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe |

BBQ Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin makes one of our favorite go-to meal ideas, especially on busy weeknights or even on slower weekends. I love finding new ways to prepare it that my whole family enjoys and am really excited about sharing this recipe with you guys for my BBQ Pork Tenderloin recipe.   So simple to prepare, this read more »

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 »