12 Summer Pie Recipes

Summer Pies

I can't believe how fast this summer has gone by! My son has been busy with drum lessons and cross country training and now marching band camp is about to get into full swing for him. Katy Rose has cheerleading practice coming up soon and my husband and I are in shock at the time warp we seem to have landed in where one day they start kindergarten and the next it's high school! There is still ... Continue Reading

Make Your Own Instant Rice from Bulk Rice

Make your own instant rice from bulk rice - save lots of money AND time!

If you find this helpful, please pin it or share to your Facebook wall by using the buttons above, thank you!  Today I'm sharing a video with you on how I use my dehydrator to make my own instant rice. This saves me lots of time AND money, and I can have rice ready to go with a meal in just a few minutes. Links to all products mentioned in the video are below. Thanks for watching and be sure and ... Continue Reading

Egg and Pasta Bake – and the Joy of Being “Old”

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I've started to feel older lately. Not old as in age, mind you, although some days I certainly do. Old is a state of mind. I have known people in their eighties who were younger than thirty year olds so I know better than to attribute it to a minor thing like age. What I'm talking about is that chasm that widens at some points, between us and the generations who came after we did. It happens ... Continue Reading

Quick Suppers from your Freezer!

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We all have those days when supper seems to "sneak" up on us. You wake up, start your day, get as much work done as possible, and then look up to find it's 5:00! On those days it is more tempting than ever to hit up the local drive through for a bag of greasy convenience. Even in addition to the grease, the cost is stunning! For the four of us to eat fast food for supper or lunch (which we do ... Continue Reading

Holiday Menu Bonanza, with time saving tips!

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Read my tips and tricks for a stress free holiday dinner by clicking here. OVER 60 RECIPE LINKS BELOW! I love big family get togethers and two of my very favorite are coming up : Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner! We tend to have a few celebrations, with larger family gatherings as well as smaller special meals (just the four of us) to celebrate the occasion. Often, with the larger family ... Continue Reading

How To Have A Stress Free Holiday Dinner

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Click here to see my Holiday Menu Bonanza, with over 60 recipe links! I love big family get togethers and two of my very favorite are coming up: Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner! We tend to have a few celebrations, with larger family gatherings as well as smaller special meals (just the four of us) to celebrate the occasion. Often, with the larger family gatherings, the meal consist of a huge ... Continue Reading

Get My New Book! Come Home To Supper

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  Today I'm excited to share my new "baby" with you, Come Home To Supper! I poured my heart and soul into this book and I'm so excited about what I am able to offer you with it! You know, all around us you hear folks tell you how important it is to sit down to supper with your family each night. They tell us that but they don't give us the tools to do it. I set out to write the book ... Continue Reading

Family Favorite Tamale Pie

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Are you on Pinterest or Facebook? I would really appreciate it if you could use one of the buttons above, thanks! We have been treated to some amazing meals while I've been on the road to recovery. Every single bite of every single meal has been savored and appreciated! It's been such a treat being able to taste the standard "go to" meals from other families and today's recipe is one of ... Continue Reading

Cowboy Pizza – And Taking Inventory When You’re In Over Your Head

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If you are on Pinterest or Facebook and could use one of those buttons above, I'd sure appreciate it! Today I'm going to show you how to make a Barbecue Chicken Pizza that will make your taste buds yodel! It comes together quick as a wink, too, whether you use my homemade pizza crust recipe or store bought. But before we get started with that, I'm gonna chat with you a little bit about what ... Continue Reading

35 Ground Beef Recipes to stretch your Food Dollar!

35 Ground Beef Recipes from SouthernPlate

If you're on Pinterest or Facebook, I'd dearly appreciate it if you could use one of the buttons above! Thank you so much! Below are around 35 Ground Beef recipes that my family loves. Just about every post includes a special story or insight into something I've learned in the course of my daily life, so if you're just in the mood to read a bit, be sure and visit each one! I've noted some ... Continue Reading