Parmesan Fish Filet

Fast and Easy PARMESAN FISH FILET

If you’re a regular reader, you know how I get on a kick at times (and wear something out?!!). You’ve seen this past couple of weeks how I’m on a lemon and lime and fish kick…the tablescape last week, the Ceviche recipe, and now this …my favorite fish dish of all time!  (And, I normally […]

Need to Eat Healthy? Try Ceviche

Make Eating Healthy DELICIOUS!

I think it was in the last survey that a reader said he’d like me to share healthy recipes. Well, that would require that I eat  healthy. Until recently, I wasn’t focused on eating healthy.  But now I am.  And, there’s no reason eating healthy can’t be delicious! This is a bowl of some favorite […]

Cream Cheese Fruit Ball

Cream Cheese Fruit Ball

I suppose most people make a fruit ball for Christmas gatherings and things like that.  But, I’ve made one to take on this year’s girls trip.  By the time you read this post, I’ll probably be on my way. This will be my final post for the week.  I’ve never really taken a trip without […]

Asian Barbecue Slow Cooker Roast

Asian Barbecue Slow Cooker Roast

I watched a cooking show on TV a couple of weeks ago.  After writing down three special ingredients needed to make the delicious-looking roast, I was only able to find one ingredient: Asian barbecue sauce (and more specifically, Bibigo brand Korean BBQ Sauce. Have you ever used Asian barbecue sauce?  I’d never heard of it […]

Deb’s Sunday Dinner Baked Rice

Baked Rice with Mushrooms

My friend Deb has a reputation…for making the best rice in town.  Isn’t that something different to be known for?  (She’s known for other things too…like her beauty, her hospitality, and her sweet, Christ-like character.) Deb’s rice is quick and easy to put together – only five ingredients. She puts everything into her dish before […]

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

I was surprised when I realized I haven’t published my chicken noodle soup recipe before today. Maybe I discounted it because it’s something I make quickly when we’ve been gone all afternoon and return home needing a warm and satisfying soup.  This quick hunger fix is so easy! Do you normally keep onion and carrots […]

Oven-Baked Sliders for a Crowd

Oven-Baked Sliders

PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me a recipe several years ago for making Krystal burgers in a 9 ” x 13″ pan.  I don’t really like Krystal burgers these days, so I changed the recipe slightly when we had nine teenage boys to feed. It was a late night snack.  Otherwise, I would have made […]

Berry-Top Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites Kicked Up a Notch

Do you ever need something easy to take to a gathering?  These brownie bites are very easy to make, and they look like you went to more trouble than making plain ol’ brownies. If you prefer a raspberry or blueberry on top rather than a strawberry piece, go for it.  A pineapple chuck?  There are […]

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Bacon Cinnamon Rolls

Have you ever cooked cinnamon rolls with bacon tucked inside?  Or, maybe you wrapped bacon around the cinnamon rolls? I don’t know what got into me recently, but I wondered how it would taste together.  I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  We in the south call it a hankering. Yep, I had a hankering. For […]

Leg Lamp Shortbread Cookies

Leg Lamp Cookies

To update you on Our Christmas Story Dirty Santa game, I began my leg lamp cookie cutter adventures last Thursday. I mixed a batch of shortbread dough from our family’s favorite Raspberry Almond Cookies – without the raspberry preserves and the almond glaze. Refrigerate the dough well before rolling it out. It took me a […]

Holiday Peppermint Pretzels

Holiday Peppermint Pretzels

Do you make peppermint bark at Christmas?  I do.  Fun Son requires  it.  😉  His Christmas isn’t complete without this stuff. But…year after year of eating the same candy is a little boring.  Don’t you think? I decided a little salty addition couldn’t hurt. The sprinkles are in honor of Spunky Daughter, who now even […]

Perfect Turkey Gravy My Way

Rubbed Sage in Turkey Gravy

Are your ovens warming for pies to enjoy for Thanksgiving?  Did you get ahead of the game a little over the weekend? I made these two Southern Sweet Potato Pies.  One went into the freezer, and the other…let’s just say HH and I started giving thanks a few days early (wink). I decided to try […]

Tried and True Turkey Day Sides

Tried and True Turkey Day Sides

Is your menu for Thanksgiving dinner complete?  If you’re missing something important, here’s help. The linked title before each picture below is the source page for the image. Does gravy intimidate you?  It does me, especially when it involves making a rue.  But the best gravies start with a rue.  Here’s a fool-proof recipe that […]

Thanksgiving Morning Quiche Cups

Thanksgiving Morning Quiche Cups

Nothing is better than having breakfast prepared ahead of time for holidays.  Do you agree? With all the other Thanksgiving meal prep needed from daylight ’til prayer around the table, quiche cups are for you!  Everyone needs these delicious make-ahead cups of quiche for a quick breakfast for family and guests. Make them a day […]

True Conversion Turnip Greens

True Conversion Turnip Greens

Are you in the “I like greens!” camp?  Or, do you never  want to see a turnip green again in your life?  It seems people are either on one side or the other. Is there no middle ground here? I’m here to tell you about my conversion experience.  After occasional tasting due to prompting from […]

Parmesan Panko Roasted Vegetables

Parmesan Panko Roasted Vegetables

A few years ago, I made a recipe from this Everyday Food magazine by Martha Stewart. Actually, I’ve made many of the recipes in these monthly publications. I stopped the subscription after a year because I was overwhelmed by all the great recipes.  I couldn’t keep up! The Roast Chicken with Cauliflower and White Beans […]

Nutty Orange Feta Salad

Nutty Orange Feta Salad

Do you like feta?  I wasn’t a big fan until eating my friend JA’s Pasta Salad for a Crowd.  Let’s just say I’m warming up to it. I decided to try feta in a salad of mixed greens, mandarin oranges, and toasted almonds.  Oh. My. Goodness. Kroger sells the most delicious Orange Poppy Seed Dressing […]

Green Apple Breakfast Delight

Fall Breakfast Delight

You know by my green apple tablescape posts, Green Applies Aloft and Navy, White, and Green (Apple), that I’m experiencing a severe addiction to green apples.  Not only for decorating, but also for eating. Notice how the white bowl on the table is empty.  It was full just a short while ago. Here’s Why Since […]

Swiss on Chicken Corn Chowder

Swiss on Chicken Corn Chowder

It’s cool and fall-like this morning.  Nice! Have we turned a corner?  Oh, I hope so…unlike the other day when the weather looked   much like fall but was terribly warm and humid outside.  I was so in the mood to make soup.  So, what did I do? I made chowder.  😉 On social media, Sue […]

Barbecue Meatball Pita Sandwiches

Barbecue Meatball Pita Pockets

Have you made those meatball hors d’oeuvres in barbecue sauce and grape jelly?  They are very easy to make in a slow cooker – and serve from it, too. Gotta love that! I saw an old recipe for the meatballs recently, and it struck an idea for a sandwich.  Wouldn’t these be fun for an […]

Grandmomma’s Mississippi Mud Cake

Grandmomma's Mississippi Mud Cake

When Fun Son’s birthday rolled around and I set our Beach Escape Tablescape, I planned to make his favorite chocolate chip pound cake.  I thumbed through my recipes and came across my grandmother’s recipe for Mississippi Mud Cake. Hmm…Fun Son loves rich and gooey chocolate. Why had I never made this for my family before?  […]

Falling for Acorns

Hershey Kiss Acorns

Are you ready for fall?   Once again, I’m facing a new season, and I’m. NOT. Ready. To help me (and hopefully you) get motivated for fall treats and projects, I decided to post a round-up of some Acorn favorites. First things first:  the front door, of course.  I love this Fall Wreath with Acorns by […]

Heirloom Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Heirloom Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

I’ve made this ice cream recipe for years.  PAM used this same recipe for our home-made ice cream as I was growing up.  She got it from a friend over fifty years ago. It’s never been tweaked, added to, or changed in any way.  That makes this an heirloom  recipe, right? This is the basic […]

Beach Escape Memory Meal, Starring Mr. Crabs Crescents

Birthday Meal of Beach Memories

Fun Son’s birthday meal that I used to commemorate our beach trip included his favorite entrée and other foods chosen as reminders of the beach.  Last week’s Beach Escape Tablescape was a fun backdrop for our beach escape memory meal. Here’s the menu starting with the entrée, going counter-clockwise around the plate above: Bubba’s Country […]

Peach Home-Made Ice Cream

Peach Home-made Ice Cream

Peach home-made ice cream was always my family’s favorite. I’ll admit after making my mint chocolate-chip ice cream the first time, peach suddenly had some stiff competition. My kids still ask for peach every summer.  So, what’s wrong with making both peach and  mint chocolate chip?  Ha! I make our traditional vanilla home-made ice cream […]

Poppy Seed Crescent Swirls

Poppy Seed Crescent Swirls

HH loves hot sandwiches for lunch, so I try to I get creative over the normal ham and cheese (sometimes grilled) sandwich. Jenna at The Painted Apron has a recipe on her site for club sandwiches made into pin wheel rolls.  In my usual fashion, I copied her idea – except with a twist. 😉 […]

Surprise-Inside Brownies

Surprise-Inside Brownies

Can you imagine your favorite cookies and your favorite chocolate candy tucked inside decadent brownies? On our girls’ trip, one friend brought brownies with Oreo™ cookies inside.  I can’t remember the other cookie or candy that was added, but they were good! Those brownies got me thinking about HH’s favorites.  He loves Keebler™ E. L. […]

Egg Roll/Wonton Salad

Egg Roll/Wonton Salad

I tasted this salad for the first time on our girls’ trip. Remember the trip – where several high school friends and I met at Cane River Cottage in Louisiana for a long weekend? My friend with the three boys (rather, young men) made this salad for us, along with the Crock Pot Tortellini Stew. […]

Cake Mix Scotchies

Butterscotch Bars

These butterscotch bars are quick to whip up when you need something sweet on the spur of the moment.  (Or few moments.) Do you generally keep a yellow cake mix in your pantry?  Butterscotch chips?  Pecans?  You’re there! It’s so simple.  Mix seven ingredients together and press into a baking dish. Bake 25 minutes at […]

Lasagne with White Sauce

Lasagne with White Sauce

I’ve had this recipe for quite a while…at least a couple of years, maybe longer.  One of my friends from high school shared this recipe with us on one of our girls’ trips. Friends came for dinner during the week before Father’s Day, and I decided to make this lasagna.  Don’t worry.  These friends are […]

Tiny Almond Cinnamon Rolls

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Many years ago, I cut out a newspaper recipe for tiny cinnamon rolls.  They were easy to make, and my family loved them.  They quickly became a regular around here before the kids flew the coup. The original recipe was for plain cinnamon rolls.  We like them best with almond flavoring, so I adapted the […]

Corn Dip for the Girls’ Trip

Corn Dip

I hope you had a fantastic Father’s Day yesterday.  This was one of the best for us, I have to say, and I look forward to sharing our favorite family table setting yet. In my post about what was blooming at Cane River Cottage, I promised to share some recipes from the trip.  Since we […]

Grilled Bruschetta Steak

Grilled Bruschetta Steak

Remember my tablescape last month called “It’s Grillin’!”?  Remember how we didn’t use that tablescape due to the rain?  Ha!  Well, we later ate outside (a last-minute decision) with no real table decor at all, and we enjoyed a really good meal. Fun Son grilled steaks for us using the Grilled Bruschetta Chicken recipe from […]

Crunchy Romaine Salad

Bite of Crunchy Romaine Salad

What’s happening at your house over the weekend?  Are you making anything new?  Trying any new recipes?  I’ve got one you will definitely want to make. My friend Debbie shared this recipe with me a few years back.  Every time I eat it, I’m amazed.  It is just so good! You might remember Debbie.  She’s […]

Baked Baby Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chips

Who says healthy doesn’t taste good? Our patriotic lunch on the porch yesterday included a simple meal with a healthy addition. Egg salad sandwiches.  Baked kale chips.  Dill pickles.  Topped off with lemonade. In an effort to eat healthier, I bought these kale chips for salads.  They never made it into a salad.  Once I […]