Ratatouille Casserole [Low Car...

Oct 30, 2013 by

There are some mornings I wake up and wish I had the body I did when I was 20. Age 20 was my ideal.  Physically that is, not...

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Peach Jalapeño Jam

Aug 20, 2013 by

  I’m still trying to figure out this whole self-employed freelance writer gig.  Working from home has its advantages, like...

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Bacon, Basil, and Tomato Crost...

Jul 10, 2013 by

This is the time of year I love the most.  The crickets make their appearance at dusk and their symphony is so loud they drown...

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Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Sal...

Jun 20, 2013 by

    In a former life, I worked in the office of a company that manufactured file folders.  It was my first introduction to a...

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Baja Fish Tacos

May 13, 2013 by

  I have been wanting to try another fish taco recipe ever since I made these sliders. I really thought the spices would work well...

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Pepper Jack Stuffed Burgers wi...

Apr 15, 2013 by

  I have been rolling this recipe around in my head since the bourbon carmelized onions from my corned beef and cabbage Panini post...

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Mini Ham Sandwiches on Butterm...

Apr 12, 2013 by

  Today I am really honored to participate in my first ever virtual baby shower for one of my blogging friends – Nikki from...

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Chicken Parmesan

Apr 4, 2013 by

Now that you know how to make your own seasoned bread crumbs, let’s put those fellas to good use. Chicken Parmesan is an excellent...

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Make Your Own Seasoned Bread C...

Apr 1, 2013 by

  Okay, I know what some of you are thinking. Bread crumbs.  Really, Lisa? This is not an April Fool’s joke.  Trust me, I...

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Corned Beef and Cabbage Panini...

Mar 14, 2013 by

  This panini has one of those lovely behind the scenes stories to go along with it. Working full-time and being a mom means I have...

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Twice Baked Rutabagas [Low Car...

Feb 28, 2013 by

Rutabaga. I can’t say I’ve cooked a whole lot with rutabagas, but it’s one of those words that is fun to say, isn’t...

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Venison Bourguignon

Feb 25, 2013 by

  When I was a young, unmarried, girl I decided that I did not want to marry a man that hunted.  Mostly because I didn’t want my...

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Homemade Chicken Stock

Feb 21, 2013 by

  Chicken stock is a building block in so many recipes.  Before I started regularly making my own, I found myself buying several...

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Whole Roast Chicken

Feb 18, 2013 by

  If there is anything I can do well, it’s roast a bird.  At least that’s what The Husband tells me. Whole roast chicken is...

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Beef Stir Fry with Miso Bourbo...

Jan 24, 2013 by

  I make stir fry quite often.  It’s cheap.  It’s fairly easy.  It’s a good way to incorporate vegetables into our...

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Teriyaki Sauce

Jan 21, 2013 by

  My second post in the Bridal Basics series: teriyaki sauce. I used to spend money at the grocery store on this certain brand of...

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Mississippi Minestrone

Jan 14, 2013 by

  Sometimes I wish I could film what goes on behind the scenes in my kitchen when I’m cooking.  You only get to see the finished...

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Black Eyed Pea Soup

Jan 3, 2013 by

  I decided it was time to revisit this recipe as I was prepping for our New Year’s Day dinner.  You’ve heard of the...

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Pumpkin Risotto with Mushrooms...

Oct 25, 2012 by

  Weekends are wild at my house. I would like to sit here and pretend that it’s because we are such social butterflies that our...

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Peach Lavender Jam

Aug 21, 2012 by

  At the beginning of summer when I decided I would become “a canner,”  I had visions of rows and rows of shiny,...

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Beer Can Chicken

Aug 2, 2012 by

  You know, taking an attractive picture of a chicken with a beer can shoved up its, um, cavity is just about impossible.  No...

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Creamy Homemade Macaroni and C...

Jul 30, 2012 by

  Last Thursday night The Husband and I were lying in bed.  He’s reading a science fiction novel and I’m staring at the...

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Grilled Shrimp with Cherry Tom...

Jul 16, 2012 by

  It must be nice to be one of those food bloggers that has the time to make a dish, pick out the perfect props, find the best...

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Strawberry Shortcakes with Cin...

May 14, 2012 by

  You know that old saying you heard from your parents growing up, “One day when you have children of your own, you will...

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Homemade Pink Lemonade

Apr 23, 2012 by

  My good friend A is pregnant with TWIN girls.  On Sunday, a bunch of us hosted a baby shower and one of the food items I was...

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Chicken, Cheddar, and Black Be...

Apr 2, 2012 by

  Quiches have the reputation of being kind of girly.  A bunch of men sitting around watching football are usually eating pizza. ...

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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Mar 8, 2012 by

  Ever notice how kid’s cartoons usually have very annoying theme songs?  Or maybe the song doesn’t actually become annoying...

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Homemade Chex Mix

Dec 19, 2011 by

  You may be surprised to learn that The Husband possesses a little known secret talent. During the holidays, he becomes the...

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Vegetable Beef Soup

Oct 24, 2011 by

  I love finding ways to reuse leftovers. It makes me feel thrifty. Last week we had a cold spell and I was thankful I had pot roast...

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Beer-Battered Bacon-Wrapped Fr...

Oct 10, 2011 by

  The Mississippi State Fair rolled into Jackson on Wednesday.  Since then, my mind has been obsessing over fair food. During the...

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Chocolate Meringue Pie

Aug 22, 2011 by

  I had not originally intended to include this recipe as part of the The Help series because if you go back a year or so ago, you...

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Aug 4, 2011 by

  I realized after writing this that I just did a post on biscuits and gravy back in April. My knee jerk reaction was to totally...

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Strawberry Blackberry Sauce

Jul 14, 2011 by

  This summer, I have noticed a pattern developing in my behavior. I have a problem with buying way too much fruit. More than The...

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Pan Seared Filet Mignon with C...

Jun 20, 2011 by

  I enjoy cooking for my parents. I think it goes back to that whole, “Hey Mom and Dad, look what I can do!” Yesterday was The...

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Shrimp and Grits

Apr 26, 2011 by

  Two weekends ago, I visited the Mississippi Farmer’s Market in downtown Jackson for the first time. I just love a good...

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