Football Food :)


 It's time for the big game and you know what that means? Football Food! Today I'm sharing some classics with ya that will be sure to please a crowd. Feel free to leave more menu ideas in the comments below! Are you having a party? What are you serving? Aunt Louise's Cheese Ball This recipe came from my great aunt Louise and it is our absolute favorite cheese ball for parties! Garlic ... Continue Reading

Corned Beef Spread – and getting rid of discouragers

corned beef spread

Today I'm going to share a yummy cracker spread with ya that will bring something new and delicious to any party. But before I get started with the recipe, I gotta talk with ya a bit :) I dearly love hearing from y'all. In fact, that is the reason why I keep doing this, because of the wonderful relationships I get to have with everyone. I love getting to chat with you in the comments and I ... Continue Reading

Garlic Cream Biscuits with Bacon Gravy

bacon garlic cream biscuits

  I'm thrilled to be teaming up with Formula 409 to bring you recipes and tips to make your  Big Game Party the most fun yet! Today, I'm sharing my recipe for Bacon Garlic Cream Biscuits topped with Bacon gravy but I'm also sharing a great Super Bowl guide with more recipes, tips, and tricks from Chef Kevin Gillespie, my friend Erin Chase of $5 Dinners, and myself! To read the Big Game Bacon ... Continue Reading

5 Min Prep S’Mores Brownies – and the right time for you to shine

headline brownie

I get a lot of questions from folks on Facebook, comments on the site, and email asking how I'm doing and how I've been since the accident. When last I left off, I had taken my first steps and was learning to walk again. And from there I kinda left you hanging. It wasn't that I meant to leave you hanging, it was just that I could walk again and had some serious work to do to get back up to par ... Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Cider

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I love to see my kid’s faces light up when they come home to wonderful smells filling the house. And slow cooked apple anything is sure to make your house smell as good as it gets this side of heaven. As my kids have gotten older they have come to love “custom” warm drinks, like the ones served in coffee houses and such. This slow cooked apple cider is the perfect treat at the end of a school day ... Continue Reading

Simple Lemon Syllabub


Syllabub is a dessert that has been around for centuries. I first heard of it in a Tamera Alexander novel (which coincidentally features one of my recipes in the back!) and since it was the beloved favorite of one of the lead characters, my interest as a cook was piqued. I immediately made a version of it and understood full well what all the hub bub was about! Since then, I've heard this recipe ... Continue Reading

Spring is coming…


I hope you've had a productive week. It feels so good to accomplish something, doesn't it? I've been busy cleaning out my house, a project that won't be finished anytime too soon I'm afraid! Over the years, as the kids have grown and our needs have changed, we've acquired quite a bit of clothing that no longer fits, furniture and items we no longer need or have space for, and other assorted ... Continue Reading

Chicken Fried Brown Rice


This is one of my son's all time favorite suppers and I shared it in Taste of the South's Easy Southern Suppers collector's issue, which is available on newsstands now (more info at the bottom of this post). I think it must be a teenage boy thing to love chicken fried rice. Brady used to ask us to go get it as takeout for him whenever the hankering hit him until I developed a quick and easy ... Continue Reading

Christy Jordan’s Super-fast Succotash

Christy Jordan's Super-fast succotash

When it comes to good old fashioned Southern cooking, my favorite things are usually the vegetables, most of the time even more than the desserts! I love garden fresh veggies, especially medleys of them, seasoned up just right, and served fresh off the stove. Succotash is akin to manna from Heaven for me, and I don't think it's blasphemy to say that considering God made all of the ingredients - ... Continue Reading

Vanilla Wafer Pineapple Pudding – and Changing Me :)


If you're on Pinterest of Facebook, I'd sure appreciate it if you could use one of those buttons above! Homemade, from scratch, banana pudding is about the best thing on the planet when it comes to good eats. But occasionally, I happen upon someone who doesn't like bananas, so they avoid this amazing dessert. No worries! There is more than one way to make this pudding! Crushed pineapple is ... Continue Reading