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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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?  […]

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 […]

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pastries

Good morning!  I’m guest posting on Sue’s blog at TheT2Women, so you’ll find me over there today. Sue directs our Jubilee Journey Facebook group, as well as her blog, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know her better this year on our journey through the Bible.  All the women involved with Jubilee Journey are very encouraging, […]

Butterscotch Robin Egg Nests

Robin Egg Nests

Are you gathering with family and (or) friends this weekend for an egg hunt?  As we approach Easter, I thought you might want something fun to make for kids.  Hunting eggs can really work up a hunger! Do you make hay stacks during Christmas time?  We love hay stacks.  They’re also called Chinese Butterscotch Crunchies. […]

Springy Strawberry Salad

Springy Strawberry Salad

Have you forgiven me for being a little late with yesterday’s post?   (Did the topic of forgiveness help you to cut me some slack?  😉 ) We enjoyed some fun family time over the weekend with a visit from Fun Son and his cutie pie.  We ate good food and watched movies.  Nothing else to […]

Green Bean Bacon Bundles a l’orange

a l'orange

After making the Orange Spring Salad with Toasted Almonds, I had a little leftover creamy orange dressing.  Because we live in The Land of Making Do, I’m the queen of using leftovers in new and inventive ways.  It’s not necessarily always with good results, but sometimes it’s really tasty…repeatable, and even on occasion requested as […]

Chips Ahoy! Pie

Chips Ahoy! Pie Slice

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I made this pie at Christmas and took pictures to share the recipe with you.  With other more pressing  projects to post, this pie was nearly lost in the mix. I stumbled upon the pictures of this pie just in time to share it for Valentine’s Day (barely!). Chips […]

A Molten Addiction? Chocolate Understands!

Chocolate Molten Explosion

Welcome to heart month!  Are you thinking of special treats to make for your loved one(s)? Before Christmas, PAM and HBD (aka Mom and Dad) gave me a little happy – because they know I love chocolate, and they know nothing understands like chocolate (and Jesus, as we discussed yesterday). No silly questions like, “What’s […]

Quick Fix Biscuit Mix

I may have created a tongue-twister title, but the reason is a good one.  With this biscuit mix, biscuits really ARE a quick fix! Since publishing my 3-ingredient scratch biscuits, I’ve been itching to share this nifty time-saving trick. Last summer, I showed you my technique for making prepackaged graham cracker pie crust mix.  This […]

Quick-Version White Chicken Chili

Quick-Version White Chicken Chili

As promised yesterday when I posted the original White Chicken Chili recipe, here’s a faster way to achieve the same chili. This version uses canned great northern beans rather than dried.  Naturally, that cuts down a good bit of time. Overall, this recipe saves over an hour and a half.  It tastes every bit as […]