Signs from My Diner


If you're on Facebook, please click the "like" button above. Thank you so much for your help! I've seen some of the neatest signs on Pinterest lately and as an avid sign lover myself, I thought I'd do a post sharing some of the signs I have around my house with you (You can follow me on Pinterest by clicking here if you'd like). Most of my signs are located in our Diner or the kitchen. We ... Continue Reading

One Fish, Two Fish – Story Time Video


I'm excited to be bringing you another story time video today! After you watch this one, you can scroll down and click on any of the other book covers to hear more of my favorite stories. One Fish, Two Fish by Dr Seuss Listen to more of my favorite stories below! Interrupting Chicken How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call from Larry The Cucumber! Pirate Pete’s ... Continue Reading

Chicken Pot Pie – & Flowers Vs Weeds :)

Chicken Pot Pie

  Today I have a guest post for you for Chicken Pot Pie from one of the head chef's at UNA's Culinary Department. But before I hand over the reins, I'm feeling chatty so I thought I'd spend a few minutes visiting with you if I may.... Y'all know how I am when I get chatty. Not much that can shut me up :) I have some great friends and each one seems to have a specialty when it comes to the ... Continue Reading

Monte Cristo Skillet – and Your Cast Iron Memories

Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet Supper

This delicious recipe is at the bottom of the post. Hope you get to try it soon! Be sure and share your special Cast Iron memories in the comments below! (more details at bottom of post) Today I'm thrilled to bring you a guest post from the good folks at Martha White, along with a fun announcement! The National Cornbread Festival is coming up! The cornbread festival is held each year in the neat ... Continue Reading

Tacky The Penguin – Story Time Video

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Tacky was an odd little bird, but he was just who they needed! You might want to turn this down when Tacky speaks :)  Tacky The Penguin by Helen Lester For more information on this book, click the cover below. Scroll down for more story time videos!  Listen to more of my favorite stories below! Interrupting Chicken How Many Veggies?  Featuring a surprise phone call ... Continue Reading

WIN A White Lily & Cuisinart Prize Package

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Congratulations to Ricky Mudd! His comment was chosen using to win this prize. Thank you to everyone who entered! You help ensure we have more great giveaways coming up on!  Congratulations are also in order to Christine Sanford! White Lily was so excited with the participation in this giveaway that they decided to choose a second winner as well!   If you're on ... Continue Reading

Cappuccino Cake


If you're on Facebook, please click the "Like" button above, thanks! Incredibly moist Dark Chocolate Cake iced with a Whipped Cappuccino Buttercream icing and served with chocolate ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup...  We used to have this great restaurant in Huntsville called Darryl's. Everyone loved that place. As a teenager, anytime homecoming, birthdays, or any other eating out ... Continue Reading

Creamy Peanut Butter Fruit Dip – & The peppermint lifesaver that has made me smile for over 30 years :)

Fruit tray

If you are on Facebook, please click "Like" above. Thank you so much! I love to surprise my kids after school with little treats and things that show them I was thinking of them and excited about them coming back home at the end of the day. Sometimes I pick them up and take them for surprise frozen yogurt, sometimes it's a walk in the park, every now and then it's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies ... Continue Reading

Football Showdown Recipes and Tips from Southern Plate!

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 So I hear tell we have a big old football game coming up next week. I won't be pulling for any team in particular (growing up in Alabama you either embrace the football fandom or you run from it - and I run pretty fast) but when it comes to football I’m on the side of any team whose fans like to serve food – so with that in mind, here are some recipes that might come in handy! Stuffed ... Continue Reading

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole – and Becoming The Crazy Daffodil Lady


I'm honored to have been asked to be a judge at this year's National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee! If you're planning on coming to this fun event, be sure and RSVP on my Facebook page by clicking here  so I can keep you updated on my whereabouts because I'd love to get to meet you!   Christmas and New Years behind us, and most folks are in the middle of winter, ... Continue Reading