Salmon BLT’s

23rd Feb 2018

These Salmon BLT’s are one of my favorite meals. They are easy to make and you can change them up in so many ways. Right now I’m loving them on Panera Bread’s Tomato Basil bread, but Rye Bread, Potato Bread, Sourdough… all yummy!  Sometimes I make a garlic mayo, other times I’ve added a little sriracha for Luke and I.  You can also change up the way you season your salmon. It sounds a little wonky, but my favorite seasoning for these is Harry & David’s Hamburger Spice Rub.  Luke’s favorite is Old Bay! Both are great, but you can […]

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

15th Mar 2013

To me, dumplings have always meant big, fluffy biscuit like goodness.  But to my husband, dumplings are flat strips of pastry.  Delicious, yes, but just not quite the same.  So everytime I’ve made chicken and dumplings it’s been with the afore mentioned type of dumpling. However, thanks to Pinterest I kept seeing links to “Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings”….  but it never seemed to be an actual recipe for the crock pot. I ended up combining my method for peas and slippery dumplings (using Anne’s Dumplings) in the crock pot with my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe… the result?  So good […]

Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Meat Loaf

6th Mar 2013

As a newlywed, this is one of the first recipes I ever made. My husband loved it and raved about it, and I felt like I had found a million dollar recipe!  This is from the “Jack Daniel’s – The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook”.  It is truly a wonderful cookbook – full of traditional, southern recipes as well as fascinating stories of the people and culture of middle Tennessee.  If you can find a copy, I highly recommend it!

Dinnertime Sweet Tea

5th Mar 2013

Every girl of the south has her own way of making sweet tea.  Over the year’s I’ve simplified my method and now am in the habit of making a small 2-quart pitcher each night while I prepare dinner.  It’s perfect each and every time and super simple.

Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

4th Mar 2013

This recipe for an Alfredo sauce that uses greek yogurt and olive oil, instead of butter and heavy cream caught my eye on Pinterest. While I love a good Alfredo sauce, sometimes they can be a little bland. This recipe was so full of flavor! And the fact that it’s a much lighter version of the classic is a definite bonus. Be sure to check out the original recipe here, and see below for the slight variations I made.    

Sunday Morning Buttermilk Waffles

24th Feb 2013

It’s become a tradition in our home that on Sunday mornings I make homemade waffles. Every week my husband is sure to ask if we have enough buttermilk in the fridge in anticipation for our Sunday morning waffles. I have tried a number of waffle recipes and these from Martha Stewart are by far our favorite. I usually halve the recipe below, and in my round Bella Rotating waffle maker (which I absolutely love) the half recipe makes two big fluffy waffles. 2017 Update: With three kiddos I now double this recipe!    

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

17th May 2012

Perhaps it was the browning bananas sitting on my counter or just mark it up to a pregnancy craving, but I couldn’t get the idea of a banana bread with cream cheese out of my head. I ended up trying Martha Stewart’s banana cupcake recipe and used my new go-to cream cheese frosting from the carrot cupcakes we made at Easter. Topped with just a little chopped walnuts… yum!!  These also kept well in the fridge – (I stored the icing in a little tupperware container and frosted as we wanted them). Banana Cupcakes – Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned […]

Carrot Cupcakes

16th Apr 2012

I was asked to bring cupcakes to Easter Dinner with my husband’s family. In addition to kid-pleasing orange creamsicle cupcakes topped with jelly beans, I made these yummy carrot cupcakes, with handmade fondant carrots and homemade cream cheese icing for the grownups.   And guess what?  They were simple! First, I started by making the cupcakes… that’s right, Duncan Hines BOXED carrot cupcakes (and they were delish!).  While they baked, I whipped up the fondant for the carrots.  You can find many precise recipes online for homemade fondant, but since I just needed a few little carrots I “eyeballed” it. Homemade […]