Meal Plan Monday #94

Welcome to Meal Plan Monday! Whether this is your first time stopping by or you’re a dedicated follower, we are tickled that you are here. Each week, we have the pleasure of hosting Meal Plan…read more »

Southern Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas

Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day: Down here, we’ve got some superstitious folks.  And with the arrival of the new year, many of those superstitions are put on full display.  In our family, the food…read more »

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

One of my favorite things to do as the year reaches its end, is to delve into the analytics of to see which recipes you guys were making the most.  It’s always fun to…read more »

Southern Collard Greens

southern collard greens with ham…mmm! This is a post I wrote more than 6 years ago.  I’ve updated the photos and tweaked the recipe just a smidge.  Hope y’all enjoy!   When folks think of…read more »

Merry Christmas, Y’all!

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, countless mass shootings, terrorist attacks.  A solar eclipse, unicorn frappuccinos, a royal engagement.  It’s been a year for sure.  But certainly seems we’ve seen far more than our fair share of tragedy…read more »

This Easy Rum Cake starts with a cake mix but ends up as Rum Cake Perfection. It's perfect for the holidays! #rumcake #rum #cake #recipe #easy

Cake Mix Rum Cake

Y’all, it’s the holidays.  Despite the fact that my brain can’t process that fact, they’re here.  And sometimes around this time we need something easy.  (Actually, I need something easy most of the time, but…read more »

This Easy Pecan Shortbread is seriously the easiest shortbread you'll make. #shortbread #pecan #easy #recipe #ideas #christmas #cookie

Easy Pecan Shortbread

easy pecan shortbread – a holiday favorite Shortbread cookies.  They’re one of my most favorite things.  There’s something magical about the perfect blend of flour, butter, and sugar.  But truth be told, they can be…read more »

Meal Plan Monday #93

Welcome back to Meal Plan Monday, y’all! We’re so glad to see you this week! We’ve only got a week or so until Christmas is here and we know that y’all are still looking for…read more »

Easy Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

I am SO excited to share this recipe with y’all.  It is AMAZING and amazingly easy.  Cheesecake recipes can often be fussy with water baths and the like, but this one doesn’t call for any…read more »

Meal Plan Monday #92

Hey Y’all! Thanks for stopping by and welcome to another Meal Plan Monday. We’re sure glad to have you! Each week at Meal Plan Monday, food bloggers come together to share some of their best dishes…read more »

These easy Chewy Gingerbread Cookie with Eggnog Drizzle are sure to be your new favorite holiday cookie recipe!

Chewy Gingerbread Cookies with Eggnog Drizzle

I feel like I’m playing matchmaker and I’m just giddy with excitement waiting to introduce two folks that I just know are going to be perfect for one another.  Except this isn’t about dating and…read more »

Candy Plan Monday

Hey, friends!  Welcome to another special edition of Meal Plan Monday!  The holidays have us feeling all festive so we wanted to share another list of recipes geared toward this special time of year!  Nothing…read more »

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

This post is sponsored by my great friends at Borden® Cheese, but the thoughts and opinions here are all my own – just as always. Hash Brown Casserole is a holiday staple on our table.  I…read more »

Meal Plan Monday – Christmas Cookie Edition

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to a super special holiday edition of Meal Plan Monday! This week we are all about Christmas cookies and are just tickled that you’ll be joining us. We are starting things off…read more »

This fudgy top-prize winning Cream Cheese Brownie Pie needs nothing more than an ice-cold glass of milk to make a perfect ending to any meal.

Cream Cheese Brownie Pie – Pillsbury Bake-Off® is BACK!

Did you hear? The Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest is back! Yep, the 48th edition of the classic baking contest is currently underway. To celebrate, my friends at Pillsbury asked me to pick a favorite winner from previous contests…read more »

Southern Butter Beans with Bacon

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of College Inn®. The opinions and text are all mine. Here’s one of my favorite vegetables… the butter bean.  Apparently, classifying what is and isn’t…read more »

Meal Plan Monday – Thanksgiving Desserts Edition

Hello friends! Come on in and pull up a chair as we prepare for Thanksgiving by sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving desserts from around the web! Holiday Fruit Salad from Southern Plate Cream Cheese…read more »

This Butter-Basted Slow Cooker Turkey Breast is a super easy and amazingly delicious way to cook the perfect, moist turkey breast!

Butter-Basted Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

One year for Thanksgiving, Heather was on call and couldn’t be any farther than 30 minutes from the hospital.  It meant that we missed out on our annual family gathering with my grandparents, but also…read more »

This recipe for Green Bean Casserole takes the classic dish up a notch by adding bacon, mushrooms, and cheese! It's a new Thanksgiving must-have!

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

There’s a lot that can be said about the humble Green Bean Casserole.  LOTS.  And I’ve seen some pretty serious arguments about what can and can’t be in the dish.  To me, Green Bean Casserole…read more »

Southern Slow Cooker Green Beans

Growing up, I only knew green beans as the super tender Southern style recipe with bacon and onions.  So the first time I had green beans prepared lightly steamed, I thought someone had really screwed…read more »

This classic Southern Cornbread Dressing is a simple, easy recipe that's been passed down for generations!

Southern Cornbread Dressing – A Family Favorite!

So, last week I posted a question on Facebook to ask what your must-have Thanksgiving sides were.  I posted that mine was Cornbread Dressing.  Several folks asked for my family recipe.  I jumped over to…read more »

Meal Plan Monday – Thanksgiving Sides Edition

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to a special Thanksgiving Sides edition of Meal Plan Monday! This week you’ll find some of the most-loved Thanksgiving side dishes of your favorite food bloggers! Make sure you come back next…read more »

Grilled Chicken Parm

I’m so excited to introduce you guys to the newest appliance in the Southern Bite Test Kitchen – the Kenyon City Grill.  This little baby is American made and is the perfect option for apartment…read more »