Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

Peachy Sweet Tea Mint Julep

This is a fun grown-up drink I made with some leftover peaches, bourbon I had from brining our turkey at Thanksgiving and sweet tea I made for lunch one day.  It’s tastes like summer time in the South.  I can imagine drinking this in a rocking chair on a front porch while the sun in going down. […]

Southern Sweet Tea

Southern Sweet Tea

Sweet tea is something my parents didn’t make when I was growing up even though we lived in the south.  My dad’s parents were northern transplants, and they all drank unsweet tea.  The first time I had sweet tea I was at our neighbors house when I was about 12 years old, and it was […]

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Peach, Basil & Goat Cheese Quinoa Salad

Summer is in full swing, and I got the bug to make a batch of summery food this week.  It all culminated into one productive morning with a lot of over ripe peaches that were left in our fridge when we had to unexpectedly make another trip to Florida two weeks ago for my grandmother’s funeral. […]

Easy Summer Rolls

Easy Summer Rolls

I never knew how easy summer rolls are to make.  I also wasn’t sure if I would like them since they are cold, so I was totally caught off guard by how much I looooved them!  My friend Gloria Lee taught us how to make these.  In our house, she is referred to by Arabella […]

The Best Asparagus Recipe

The Best Asparagus Recipe

My husband use to be a really picky eater.  Since we’ve been married, he has learned to eat so many new things because he was willing to try them.  I realized it’s all about how you cook things.  The first time I made asparagus for him, I made it this way, but I wrapped it […]

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

This salad is so diverse in flavor that I debated for a long time on what to call it.  It has chicken, strawberries, balsamic vinegar salad dressing, basil and coconut cashews.  It’s kind of like an Italian-meets-Thai salad.  I know that sounds a little weird, but it’s so good that I found myself trying to […]

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

I want to begin by saying that this recipe is not my own.  I have changed an ingredient to it to accommodate what I actually have in my pantry.  I’m all about not going out and buying one ingredient so I can make a recipe.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know […]

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Croutons

I love making things with leftover food instead of throwing it away or wasting away in the fridge or pantry.  This helps me save money for our family and gives me a little challenge to create new things.  I had some leftover bread I made in my bread machine that needed to be used up […]

Food Dad Will Love

Food Dad Will Love

In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to compile a list of recipes worthy of the men in your life.  All man approved by, of course, my husband John who has developed and cooked some of the recipes himself.  One of the recipes is my own dad’s, who is an amazing cook himself.  I am so […]

Easy Egg & Spinach Breakfast Wrap

Easy Egg & Spinach Breakfast Wrap

My mom gave me the idea for this yummy little breakfast or brunch wrap.  I just added the spinach.  You could easily change this up with some red pepper or spice it up with some Sriracha hot sauce or red pepper flakes.  I originally thought I would drizzle a little balsamic vinegar dressing or italian […]