Hurricane Prep from a Lifetime of Prepping
In my 49 years, I’ve lived through my fair share of hurricanes and tropical storms, and I’ve learned a thing or two over the years. We all know the obvious prepping advice. These tips are from my hard fought lessons learned. Food Boxed Food. Yes, buy canned goods, but don’t forget boxed goods. Cereal, Pop […]
Summer Cocktails: Coco-Mango Cocktail
The state of our world these days is depressing. Many of us are torn between homeschooling and sending our kids back to school. Many of us continue to shelter in place. Many of us need a break. Many of us need a cocktail to cool off and relax. The Coco-Mango Cocktail is a fruity, but […]
Oven Roasted Chicken with Blackberry-Bourbon Sauce
I love using ingredients in unexpected combinations. I love taking classics and turning them on their side. Last night’s dinner was no exception. After going round and round about what to have for dinner, I gave up asking my husband what he wanted. The supermarket had a sale on blackberries, so I decided that we […]
Steak & Sweet Potato Hash
I live in house dominated by men…one husband, two sons, and even the dog is male. They are as manly as it gets…meat, potatoes, dirt, mud, guns, trucks, boats…totally male! Every once in a while, I cave and give them a break from girly food and perfect platings. Needless to say, I have to […]
Valentine’s Day Dessert: Dark Chocolate-Raspberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
But these aren’t the grilled cheese sandwiches from childhood. No, these grilled cheese sandwiches melt chocolate, brie, and raspberries between slices of poundcake. Yes, they’re messy…oh well! Enjoy!
Weekend Breakfasts…Bacon Waffle Benedict
A twist on eggs benedict made with bacon waffles, topped with scrambled eggs and a creamy hollandaise sauce.
Memphis BBQ Potato Salad
Remember my earlier post about date night recipe throw-downs? This was our first. Reser’s was hosting an ancillary competition at World Food Championships, so since we were already going to Vegas to compete, Jeremy thought he’d try his hand at recipe creation and cooking. I made a list of everything we needed for basic potato […]
Busy Mom’s Guide to Southern Comfort Food…Chicken & Dumplings
Nearly every country and culture has their own version of chicken noodle soup. In the south, chicken noodle soup is a bit different. Our chicken & dumplings, aka “chickn’ dumplins”, is a serious matter.
Forget the Cookies & Ornaments…Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers
I’ve never been one for tradition, so it’s only fitting that I go a little outside-the-box when it comes to teacher gifts during the holidays.
Uncommon Gifts at Uncommon Goods
Sponsored Post It’s THAT time of year again. Holiday decorations are already showing up in major retailers. This past week, I’ve already seen Thanksgiving decorations and pre-orders being taken for Christmas trees. Seriously?!!?! I’m lucky to have my tree up by Christmas eve! I usually start my Christmas shopping in August because I love deals […]