30 Minutes or Less

Need an easy dinner recipe, but don’t have a lot of time? Each one of these simple and delicious meals can be made in 30 minutes or less. The kids are sure to love Homemade Sloppy Joes or Pulled Pork Crescents. 10 Minute Easy Shrimp Scampi is ready in the time it takes to boil pasta and Paprika Chicken with Sour Cream Gravy will put an end to boring chicken dinners.

summer succotash in a blue enamel skillet

Squash Summer Succotash

Turn those yellow squash from the garden into a delicious summer succotash side dish. Fresh squash, zucchini, lima beans and onions are seasoned with crispy bacon and creamy butter. Succotash is one of those words that’s just fun to say, don’t you think? I developed this summer succotash recipe out […]

buttermilk ranch dressing in a white gravy boat

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing + VIDEO

Tangy mayo, buttermilk, herbs and spices give this homemade buttermilk ranch dressing recipe and flavor that doesn’t compare to store bought. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to learn more about how affiliate links are used on this site. Did you know ranch dressing is the number one […]

mason jar full of simple syrup with sugar and water in the background

How to Make Simple Syrup + VIDEO

Every home cook should know how to make simple syrup at home. With only two ingredients, the process is “simple” and the uses are endless. I was astonished recently while perusing the cocktail aisle of my grocery store. There sitting between the Agnostura bitters and the grenadine was a small […]

large white casserole dish of shrimp creole garnished with sliced green onions

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp creole is a popular dish in Louisiana made with shrimp, diced tomatoes, vegetables and served over cooked white rice. While attending a food bloggers’ conference in New Orleans many years ago, someone in the audience asked a panelist what the difference was between Cajun and Creole cooking. The panelist’s […]

overhead shot of a blue skillet of tomato gravy with plates of biscuits topped with gravy and a basket of biscuits to the side on a dark wooden background

Tomato Gravy + VIDEO

Tomato gravy is a breakfast essential in the South. Fresh or canned tomatoes are simmered with a roux and served over flaky buttermilk biscuits. Tomato gravy. If you’re not from the South, you might assume it’s something your put over pasta for dinner. While you certainly can eat it for […]