6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

6 Side Dishes to Serve on Easter

Easter has really taken me by surprise this year.  We have been so busy this spring that I just forgot it was coming up so soon.  In lieu of this, I am sharing some tried and true side dish recipes that I have made at so many different holidays meals.  Whether you are having ham (my favorite) […]

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving Day & Leftovers Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here!  It really is my favorite holiday to cook for, and now that I’m a blogger I get to have two Thanksgiving meals.  One for blogging before the Thanksgiving festivities start, and one on Thanksgiving that’s just a fun family event. Most people probably think that sounds crazy, but I love it! […]

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Have you ever wondered how brussel sprouts grow?  Yeah, me neither.  Strolling through Trader Joe’s produce section, I found these babies on the end cap.  Who knew brussel sprouts could be so beautiful? Speaking of beautiful… and weird… and tough.  Enough of that.  That’s what the stalk looks like after you pull the sprouts off. Back […]

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. […]

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 […]

Festive Potato Salad – Update

Festive Potato Salad – Update

This potato salad is a recipe I made last year for Memorial Day.  I was never happy with the pictures.  They just didn’t do it justice.  Now that I’ve learned how to take better pictures, I wanted to share the recipe again in time for Memorial Day or any other cook outs or picnics you […]

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

My Dad’s Famous Grilled Potatoes – Update

This recipe traveled around Pinterest last summer when my blog was fairly new.  Since learning how to take better pictures, I’ve been wanting to redo this post and add the recipe in a card format too.  I also discovered that my grandma made these first and then my dad started making them.  Every time he […]

Favorite Jello Salad

Favorite Jello Salad

This recipe is one that my mom has made since I was a little girl.  She got the recipe from her sister, and named it “Favorite Jello Salad.”  It’s a classic recipe straight out of the 50′s or 60′s, but it’s so good that I had to share it with you.  Southern Living recently did […]

Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Quick Breakfast Potatoes

Making your own breakfast potatoes is so much cheaper than buying the frozen ones.  John and I have been making our own for a while now, but this method shortened the time involved.  My dad taught me this time-saving trick he learned from one of his fishing buddies.  Once a year, my dad and uncle […]

Cranberry Fluff

Cranberry Fluff

This recipe was my mother-in-law’s, and it’s always a staple at our Thanksgiving table.  Since she left us to go to heaven earlier in the year, I am dedicating this post to her – a loving mother, an amazing cook, gardener extraordinaire and prayer warrior for Jesus.  Ann called it Cranberry Salad.  In the south, […]