Easy Apple-Caramel Pie

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Special thanks to our friends at Taste of the South Magazine for adding this decadent recipe to our Apple recipe collection! Since this is a guest recipe, it does not include the photographic tutorial, just the recipe only. I hope you enjoy the printer friendly format though, and be sure and add it to your recipe box by clicking on the blue "Save Recipe" button below! Easy Apple-Caramel ... Continue Reading

Apple Pound Cake – and Being the Person You Need :)


You ever have one of those days where you just feel a little bit defeated, a little bit battle weary, and you kinda just want to hide in a hole but life won't let you? We all have those from time to time, they're par for the course of us being humans. I'm grateful for those days, though, because going through them helps me to be able to recognize when someone else is there - and that is when I can ... Continue Reading

Country Chowder


If you use Facebook or Pinterest, I'd really appreciate it if you could use one of the buttons above! THANK YOU! :) This is it! Today we have our first, honest to goodness chilly day. There is a glorious crisp wind blowing and I sent both of my kids off to school wearing jackets. I dug back in the far recesses of my closet and came out with a sweatshirt and a comfy pair of jeans that ... Continue Reading

Pirate Pete’s Talk Like A Pirate

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National Talk Like A Pirate Day is September 19th! Watch this video and brush up on your pirate talking skills!  Pirate Pete's Talk Like A Pirate by Kim Kennedy Listen to more of my favorite stories below! How Many Veggies?  Featuring an actual phone call from Larry the Cucumber! When I was Young In The Mountains Interrupting Chicken Tacky The Penguin   Enemy ... Continue Reading

How Many Veggies? Storytime Video *SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST!

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How Many Veggies?  By Phil Vischer For more information about this book, please click here. Listen to more of my favorite stories below! Pirate Pete's Talk Like A Pirate When I was Young In The Mountains Interrupting Chicken Tacky The Penguin   Enemy Pie Little Red Hen Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type Bark, George YES DAY! Giraffes Can’t ... Continue Reading

Easy Dutch Oven Bread (and sweater vest dreams)


Pinterest and Facebook love is greatly appreciated! Today's bread is a really simple one requiring very little work. Most of the time is spent ignoring it while it does its thing and you go about your business. This is a crusty bread on the outside with that wonderful hard crust and a chewy bread on the inside, which I love! BUT FIRST I wanna tell you a little story... I am a very ... Continue Reading

Day Trippin’ to Chattanooga


Family Adventure Days began when my husband and I realized that while we were all together at home on the weekends, we weren’t actually tuning into each other as a family. With the temptations of video games, tv, and the internet at home, we decided to set aside one day each weekend that we are able to leave the house and get out and have some inexpensive fun together as a family. This began in ... Continue Reading

Mama’s Pear Crisp


If you're on Facebook or Pinterest, I'd sure love it if you could use one of the buttons above! Thanks so much!  With an abundance of pears between us lately, Mama and I have been preserving and cooking up a storm! I hope you have had a chance to try my Chewy Pear Bars that I posted earlier this week because those have become a definite favorite across the board between my family, my parents, and ... Continue Reading

Chewy Pear Bars – And Why I’m Thankful to God and Grandaddy :)


These chewy wonderful bars taste of butter, brown sugar, and graham cracker crumbs studded with bits of ripe and juicy pear. Oh my word, are they ever good! You really should make them today because even if you don't have pears handy, you only have to buy two of them ~grins~. Eventually, I'll get around to showing you how to make them in this post but right now, It's disclosure time. Today's ... Continue Reading