Mashed Potato Casserole

Nov 6, 2015 by

  During my pregnancy with both boys, I must have had a potassium deficiency. I craved potatoes. With Big Brother, it was French...

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Sweet Tea Granita

Aug 28, 2013 by

  There is a stack of about five or six Garden & Gun magazines next to The Husband’s recliner.  We can’t bear to part with...

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Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Co...

Aug 12, 2013 by

My “baby” turned THREE on Saturday. At the risk of sounding like every other mother you know, it seems like just yesterday we...

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Venison Bolognese

Dec 4, 2012 by

  Can I let ya’ll in on a little secret?  I think Ina Garten is a bit of a snob. No, I’ve never met her.  And she may be just...

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Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Ca...

Sep 10, 2012 by

  Growing up, cabbage was one of those food items I ALWAYS turned my nose up at.  It smells, I found the the flavor to be very...

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Frozen Brandy Alexander Pie

Aug 6, 2012 by

  Just a warning, this pie is for adults only.  There is a shot of Kahlúa and a shot of Brandy in it and since there is no cooking...

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Spicy Pineapple Coconut Pops

Jul 2, 2012 by

  Remember back in March when I was fretting over our lack of winter weather and what the future would hold as far as the heat for...

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Jun 18, 2012 by

Earlier this month, I bought The Husband an ice cream maker for his birthday.  Okay, maybe he didn’t specifically ask for an ice...

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Freezer-Friendly Spinach Manic...

Feb 17, 2012 by

  As I promised yesterday, here is the freezer-friendly spinach manicotti recipe. A couple tricks I’ve learned from making any...

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The Cooking Bride’s Guid...

Feb 16, 2012 by

  I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of a post-Valentine’s sugar overload.  I’m ready to get back to some real...

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Spicy Chicken and Rice Soup

Jan 5, 2012 by

  I don’t know about you, but the craziness of the holidays left me tired and worn out.  Fatigue makes our bodies less able to...

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Dec 5, 2011 by

Pin It   I’ve dedicated several blog posts on the Southern recipes from The Husband’s side of the family. I thought it was about...

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Velvety Chocolate Butter Pecan...

Nov 21, 2011 by

  Ya’ll. This pie. This pie is what would happen if pecan pie and chocolate pie got married and had a baby. There is just no...

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Southern Cornbread Dressing

Nov 10, 2011 by

  Did you know that there is no historical evidence that stuffing was served at the first Thanksgiving?  The term first appeared...

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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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Tomato and Thyme Soup

Oct 6, 2011 by

  I adore a good tomato soup.  In my opinion, there is nothing more comforting on a brisk fall evening or a cold, dreary day.  I...

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Ham and Cheddar Corn Chowder

Sep 12, 2011 by

  Tropical Storm Lee blew through my area while the family and I were enjoying our time in Chicago. Bad news is, we came home to a...

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Strawberry Semifreddo

Jul 18, 2011 by

  Our neighbors and good friends are expecting their first child in a matter of days. They are beyond excited at the upcoming...

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Pluot Cake

Jul 11, 2011 by

  Pin It   It started as a trip to the store for a bag of cherries. By the time I got to the check-out counter, I had amassed about...

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Strawberry Basil Pops

Jun 30, 2011 by

  When I saw this recipe in my latest Taste of Home Magazine, I knew I had to make these popsicles. All of them. I wanted a freezer...

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Bacon Cheddar Muffins

Jun 5, 2011 by

  These little muffins are perfect. Perfect for breakfast. Perfect for brunch. Perfect for snacking. Perfect with a salad. Perfect...

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Blueberry Bourbon Pound Cake

May 30, 2011 by

  Happy Memorial Day!  I hope all of you have been able to enjoy the weekend.  I am thankful to have an extra day off to spend...

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Apr 6, 2011 by

  Once Christmas is over, I have no use for cold weather anymore. Bring on spring! This is one of the reasons I am thankful I live...

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Classic Meatloaf

Jan 19, 2011 by

  I think meatloaf has gotten a bad reputation over the years. Meatloaf is many things, but glamorous just ain’t one of them. Even...

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Turkey Tetrazzini

Nov 30, 2010 by

  My refrigerator is CRAMMED with Thanksgiving leftovers! Which I guess is a good thing until I have to spend 10 minutes...

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Tomato Ginger Soup

Oct 31, 2010 by

I’m beginning to think Mother Nature did not get the memo about it being fall and all.  It’s almost November and we are still...

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Chicken Chow Mein

Oct 27, 2010 by

  While I was out on maternity leave my days seemed to be consumed with feedings and pumping breast milk.  Too much...

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Venison Meatballs

Jan 11, 2010 by

  I know, I know.  The title is tacky, in bad taste, and maybe a little inappropriate.  I’m sorry.  I just couldn’t help...

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Pumpkin, Black Bean, and Turke...

Nov 22, 2009 by

  Just about every food magazine this month contains tips, tricks, and techniques for a fabulous Thanksgiving feast — how...

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Nov 10, 2009 by

  Oak Alley Plantation is a gorgeous antebellum home located on the banks of the Mississippi River in Vacherie, Louisiana, about...

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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Oct 25, 2009 by

  Alright, I’m going to officially apologize once and for all for the numerous soup posts – past and future.  I’m warning you...

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Chicken Enchiladas with Roaste...

Oct 11, 2009 by

  For a few years I have been fascinated by tomatillos.  I remember seeing them for the first time in the produce section of my...

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Oct 8, 2009 by

  If you can’t tell, I am super excited that it’s soup season.  Time to drag out all the recipes I’ve hidden away since...

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Hearty Meat Lover’s Lasa...

Oct 4, 2009 by

  I love lasagna.  A good lasagna is meaty, dripping with rich tomato sauce, and oozing with gooey cheese.  It’s a meal where...

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Lentil Soup

Oct 1, 2009 by

  Happy October to you! The weather has FINALLY cooled off in my neck of the woods.  And when I say “cooled off,” I mean the...

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