Cheesy Baked Vidalia Dip – and how to stay sane :)


If you're on Pinterest, I'd love it if you could use that button above! Thanks :) I have something on my heart to share with you today but it is a little deep so I'm going to put it at the bottom of the post instead of the top. In it's place waaaay up here at the beginning is a recipe for a cheesy baked vidalia dip that will have your stomach growling and your tongue wagging! This stuff is ... Continue Reading

Martha White Giveaway!

Martha White Goodie Basket featuring Grocery Bag, Apron, T-shirt, Kitchen Utensils, an assortment of mixes, and more!

This contest is now closed. Thank you for entering!  Winners have been contacted and are announced in post below.  I'm tickled to death to announce that I've been asked to be a judge again at this year's National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Tennessee on April 27th and 28th! I had so much fun getting to taste all of the wonderful entries last year, made by amazing home cooks like ... Continue Reading

Fuss Free Fried Chicken


If you're on Pinterest or Facebook, I'd dearly appreciate it if you could use one of those buttons above, thanks! Today I'm going to show you a fuss free way to fry chicken in your oven. No, this isn't oven fry chicken as most folks think of it, where chicken is baked to resembled being fried. This is a way to actually fry chicken, in oil, in your oven. The beauty of it is that once you get your ... Continue Reading

1 Minute Peanut Butter Syrup


If you're on Pinterest of Facebook I'd really love it if you could use one of the buttons above. Thanks so much! Follow me on Pinterest by clicking here. It's National Peanut Butter Day! My family is made up of a bunch of peanut butter fanatics so when I realized what day it was I dropped what I was doing and rushed into the kitchen to mix up a batch of this delicious syrup so to show you how ... Continue Reading

Grandmama’s Hawaiian Nut Bread

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I was so honored when Amanda Dobbs sent me this recipe, along with the story of her dear Grandmother who makes it for her. I know you'll enjoy reading about the fascinating Mrs. Molcie as much as I did, and we'll all be thankful for her every time we have this wonderful bread!    "Molcie Dobbs is a phenomenal woman. As a twenty-two year old (mind you, the age I am now), my grandmother ... Continue Reading

Chocolate Revel Bars – Amish Romance with a side of Korean TV


  Lately I've finally gotten around to trying a few recipes I've had on my "must make" list for well over a decade, today is one of them. I first read about Revel bars shortly after I got married when I was reading an Amish romance. I'm pretty sure it was a Beverly Lewis one. If you've never checked out any of her books but enjoy reading, I think you'll be very pleased. I love when I can read ... Continue Reading

Cinnamon Twists from the Cast Iron Issue of Taste of the South


  YAY! It's time for the Annual Cast Iron Issue of Taste of the South Magazine! This is one of my FAVORITE issues of the  magazine because it is dedicated to our beloved heritage cookware and filled to the brim with recipes using our beloved heritage cookware. Top that off with lots of stories from notable folks about their cast iron memories from days gone by, and you have an instant ... Continue Reading

Sugar Free SuperFruit Salad


  I'm going to be brief today, because I'm needed to help out with some family and I figure you could use a break from my rambling anyways :) This recipe is absolutely delicious and Mama and I have been enjoying it for over twenty years. A friend on a diet passed on the recipe back in the day and she called it "SuperFruit", so that's what we've always called it. We make ours sugar free and ... Continue Reading

Mama’s Mexican Cornbread


Most families I know make a version of this deliciously moist and decadent cornbread. Studded with sweet corn, cheddar cheese, and spicy bits of jalapeño peppers, whenever I make this, I can happily eat two pieces of it, hot from the oven, and nothing else (I wonder if I could fit another comma into that sentence?). Even my husband, who really doesn't care for cornbread unless it's sweet, comes ... Continue Reading

Tex-Mex Lasagna – and how I aim to ride this train

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If you're on Pinterest or Facebook, I'd sure love it if you could use one of those little buttons above, thanks! Hey Everyone! I've been taking some time off to enjoy Christmas and New Years with my family and today is my first "official" day back. I had an absolutely wonderful time doing something we very rarely (if ever) do - nothing. This is such a rare thing for me. I never "just" sit and ... Continue Reading