Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Mint Julep
Chicken & Dumplings
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
Coconut Orange Daiquri

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Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bruschetta

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Bruschetta

Happy Earth Day!  Today I'm celebrating with one of my favorite recipes:  Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta. Summer is getting ready to be in full swing and there's nothing I look forward to more than fresh, organic tomatoes and basil from my mom's garden.  She's got a green thumb to … [Read More...]

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Now let's be real here... who needs a silver cup to enjoy the classic Mint Julep? Honestly, I've never been into any kind of pro sports, racing or anything of the nature. But one thing's for sure:  You can always count me in for the party.   We recently got invited to my first … [Read More...]

Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings

Taylor had outpatient surgery on his shoulder today and I wanted to make him the ultimate comfort food that wouldn't bother his stomach after anesthesia... so when we returned home,  I made him this easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe. Whether you call it chicken and dumplings or chicken and … [Read More...]

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

You're gonna absolutely LOVE this easy and creamy Tomato Basil Soup that is bursting with flavor! It's no secret that I'm a sucker for comfort food.  But when I'm under the weather, I reallllly crave comfort food.  Like a big bowl of soup that I can dunk a grilled cheese sandwich … [Read More...]

Coconut Orange Daiquri

Coconut Orange Daiquiri

Some of the best things in life happen by accident. And they're ohhhhh so simple. I love those times.  When you just want something good, are forced to improvise, and throw it together like a champ.  Like you planned it all out. Yeah... I made that awesome drink. After coming … [Read More...]

Classic Deviled Eggs

Classic Deviled Eggs

Just about every Southerner I know loves deviled eggs.  Actually, I can't think of anyone I know (Southerner or not) that doesn't! Now, "classic" to me means the deviled eggs have what I consider the basics:  mayonnaise, mustard, sweet pickle relish and some spices.  Just like my mama … [Read More...]

Ginger Martini

Ginger Martini

Hallelujah!  It's starting to look and feel a little like Spring in my neck of the woods. Today was the first sunny and spring-like day in FOR-EV-AH.  So I had to make a cocktail (It's Thursday) and get my butt outside.  Nothing special, I just perched this simple Ginger Martini up on the … [Read More...]

Easter Bark

Easter Bark

This Easter Bark is sooooo easy to make... and super cute, too! It's true... I'm pushing 40 and my mama still gives me an Easter basket every year.  She is so thoughtful!  As I've grown older, the baskets have just included more "grown-up" goodies.  My last basket had some gardening stuff … [Read More...]

Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots

These Maple Glazed Carrots are packed slam-full of nutrients and are a cinch to make! My mom really never had problems with getting me to eat my vegetables as a child.  Come to think of it, I really can't think of any food I didn't like.  I always cleared my plate and never complained when … [Read More...]

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes

These little Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes are just as cute as they are delicious!  With the Easter holiday approaching, I thought back on what we used to eat at my grandma's house for Easter dinner after church. Somehow she'd always manage to throw together the BEST pineapple cake at the … [Read More...]

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa

I love the combination of broccoli and cheese in just about anything, or by itself.  Cheese is one of many of my food weaknesses, and if I can figure out a way to add it to a recipe... I'm on it. I recently had some fresh broccoli left over from my Chicken Broccoli Casserole and used it in … [Read More...]

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

One of the recipes I've seen around and have been wanting to make lately is Hasselback Potatoes.  They're so dainty and elegant!  Not to mention some of my favorite ingredients combined into one recipe:  potatoes, cheese, butter and sour cream. It's no secret I love cheesy starches... so I … [Read More...]

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

I absolutely LOVE recipes that satisfy comfort food cravings, are simple to prepare AND taste insanely delicious. This Taco Soup is one of those recipes.  Brown some ground beef and onions, then add a few more canned ingredients and seasoning packets into a pot.  Simmer.  DONE. I … [Read More...]

Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I recently was presented with the challenge of coming up with 4 fast breakfast sandwiches for ChefMom.com.  Not that it was a crazy challenge, but I don't have kids, so I had to think a little differently!  I know kids can be picky and it's hard to get them to eat their fruits and … [Read More...]

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

This is a great recipe if you have leftover chicken that you can't figure out what to do with.  I boiled a whole chicken the other day for part of Chance's food for the week (yes, I cook for my dog).  The freezing rain and sleet had me craving some intense comfort food (imagine that?)... so I … [Read More...]