Okra and Tomatoes and Being Honest With Ourselves
Cabbage Creole and the Southern Food Blogger Retreat
Better Baked Beans and the Dangers of Waiting
Crusty Broiled Tomatoes – Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook
Squash Fritters
Fall-Off-The-Bone Slow Cooker Ribs
Peach Freezer Jam
Dill Pickle Dip with Vlasic
Okra & Tomatoes

Okra and Tomatoes and Being Honest With Ourselves

A few days ago I was doing a magazine interview when the reporter asked me about my most embarrassing moment.  It took me a few seconds to scan through my brain – there are lots…read more »

Cabbage Creole

Cabbage Creole and the Southern Food Blogger Retreat

Y’all I’m so excited to announce the Southern Food Blogger Retreat!  If you are a  food blogger, no matter what stage in the process – beginner or expert, you’ll want to be a part of…read more »

Better Baked Beans

Better Baked Beans and the Dangers of Waiting

I see so many people around me waiting.  Waiting for 5:00pm, waiting for the weekend, waiting for vacation, waiting for a better life.  Think about waiting for a second.  How many times have you been…read more »

CrustyTomatoes

Crusty Broiled Tomatoes – Southern Living Heirloom Recipe Cookbook

Y’all know how I feel about the importance of preserving recipes from those that have come before us, right?   Well, what happens if your parents and grandparents weren’t great cooks?  The folks at Southern Living…read more »

Squash Fritters

Squash Fritters

Yellow Squash is a staple in many Southern gardens.  It’s usually pretty easy to grow and rather prolific.  That means that there is usually some extra around.  If you’ve got some extra squash around, you…read more »

Slow Cooker Ribs 2

Fall-Off-The-Bone Slow Cooker Ribs

You know, it’s easy to get caught up in life so much that we lose the perspective of seeing how blessed we each are.  Sure, we ALL have problems, but we each are offered blessings…read more »

Peach Freezer Jam 3

Peach Freezer Jam

Photography is not something I talk about a lot on the blog.  I guess I just take it for granted, but it’s such an important part of a food blog.  Photography is what people see…read more »

Dill Pickle Dip

Dill Pickle Dip with Vlasic

  Believe it or not, summer is upon us.  It doesn’t even seem possible, but July 4th will be here in no time.  The Fourth usually comes along to find us all in the midst…read more »

Peach Dumplings

Peach Dumplings

It’s peach season in my neck of the woods and I’ve been dying to give these a try!  Last fall when I was making some of my Apple Dumplings, I thought, “Hey, these would be…read more »

Ginger Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops

Ginger Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops

If you grew up in the South, chances are you are no stranger to Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea.  Even if you aren’t lucky enough to be from here, there’s still a good chance that you…read more »

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse: The Loving Kitchen (& and Giveaway!)

  You know how sometimes you meet someone and instantly you feel like you’ve known them your entire life.  LeAnn Rice is one of those people.  From the time I first met her several months…read more »

Blueberry Yum Yum

Blueberry Yum Yum

I love a layered dessert in the summer time.  Wait, who am I kidding?  I love a layered dessert anytime!  Based on the huge success of my Oreo Delight and my Lemon Icebox Delight, I’m…read more »

Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken

Tomato-Orange Marmalade Chicken: A Southern Living Preview

It’s hard to have a serious conversation about Southern food and culture with Southern Living being mentioned.  So when they asked me to share a new recipe from their exciting June food issue, of course…read more »

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Rice

When the temperature heats up, most people put their slow cookers away.  For me, it’s the opposite!  I love using my slow cooker to prepare meals during the hotter months because the old trusty appliance…read more »

Zucchini and Tomato Bake

Zucchini and Tomato Bake and Being the Statue

You know, life get us all down at some point.  We get caught on a bad day.  It happens to all of us.  As the saying goes, “Some days you’re the pigeon; some days you’re…read more »

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler

Roasted Tomato and Bacon Cobbler and the National Cornbread Festival

A few weeks ago I had the great honor of being a judge for the Martha White National Cornbread Cook-off at the National Cornbread Festival in beautiful and charming South Pittsburg, Tennessee.  It was an amazing…read more »

Lasagna Casserole

Lasagna Casserole: Disconnect to Reconnect

If you’ve been following my blog for any time, then you’ve more than likely heard my speech about the importance of home-cooked meals and getting your family to the table.  So, when I heard about…read more »

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Drumsticks

Community Cookbook: Roasted Lemon Rosemary Drumsticks

I’m just thrilled to introduce you to a brand new series here on the blog, Community Cookbook!  One of the things I’ve heard so many people mention about my cookbook is how it has a…read more »

Lemon Icebox Delight

Lemon Icebox Delight and Why You’re Okay Not Being a Pinterest-Perfect Parent

There are so many things in our lives that Pinterest has made better.  I love being able to search for quick and easy ways to clean things and I’ve gotten more than a few ideas…read more »

Quick and Easy Marinade

Quick and Easy All-Purpose Marinade

For most of us, grilling season is upon us and for those of us who are still braving some cooler temps, it won’t be long.  Grilling some chicken this weekend, I realized I had never…read more »

Tres Leches Poke Cake

Tres Leches Poke Cake (3 Milk Poke Cake)

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, then you’ve probably heard me mention my buddy, Brandie, over at The Country Cook.  And if you’ve been following Brandie for any amount of time,…read more »

Quick Quiche2

Get the Today Show Recipes: Quick Quiche, Fruit Salad, Shrimp and Grits

Are you looking for all the recipes from my Today Show appearance and can’t get your hands on them?  Well, I’ve got you covered.  Below you’ll find all of the recipes in one place.  You…read more »

Vanilla Wafer Cake

Vanilla Wafer Cake and Tossing the Bad Apples (a Today Show recap)

Whew!  What a wild and amazing last few days it’s been.  Having the opportunity to be on the Today Show has never been on my radar screen, so to be able to have 30 minute…read more »