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Happy 2018!! Scott and I are on the road right now, returning from a week on the Emerald Coast of Florida. We celebrated an early Christmas with our children and grandchildren, then headed south on Christmas Day. It's been a wonderful week with time for reading, ...Read More →
This Easy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is perfect for New Year's - but will also bring rave reviews at picnics, potlucks and family get-togethers, year round!
This fresh, delicious and Easy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is just one more proof that this little Carolina cook is a tried and true southern girl.Although we hadn't moved to a foreign country, Scott and I had a bit of culture shock when ...Read More →
These easy Copycat Rosemary Pecan Raincoast Crackers taste just like the ones at the gourmet markets!
If you haven't had the popular Raincoast Crisps from the gourmet markets, you're in for an amazing treat. Even better, if you're familiar with and love these delicious crackers, you'll flip when you find out how inexpensive and easy these Copycat Rosemary Pecan Raincoast Crackers are to ...Read More →
This make-ahead Peppermint Candy Cane Tart is a super festive crowd pleaser. It's also melt-in-your-mouth delicious and easy to put together!
Everyone needs a simple yet sensational dessert recipe for holiday celebrations. With an easy graham cracker crust and a short ingredient list, this make-ahead Peppermint Candy Cane Tart will be a huge hit at any party or family ...Read More →
This delicious Pomegranate Pear Kale Salad is loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients. The simple, vibrant lemon dressing ties it all together.
I love going to a party and finding something fresh, healthy and delicious in the midst of all the indulgent, celebration food. To me, it's a bit like finding an oasis in the middle of a hot, dusty desert. If you look up fresh, healthy and ...Read More →
If you love baking and sharing delicious cookies but don't have a lot of time to fuss with fancy recipes, these Easy Molasses Ginger Cookies are for you!
These Easy Molasses Ginger Cookies just might be my favorite ginger cookies ever!Have you heard the saying "A girl can never have too many shoes"? I'm not so sure about that but I would definitely agree that "a girl (me in ...Read More →
With less than 30 minutes of hands-on time, this delicious Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken is elegant enough for a dinner party; and easy enough for weeknight dinners!
Need a delicious and impressive dinner party entree recipe that pretty much makes itself? How about an everyday-easy, sure-to-please weeknight dinner recipe that family/friends will look forward to all day? This Slow ...Read More →
These tall, flaky, Ridiculously Easy Cheddar Chive Biscuits are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious. They'll have you quite smitten, at the first bite!
Growing up in the Midwest, I was never a biscuit aficionado. There was a good reason; the only biscuits I ever tasted were the kind that popped out of a tube. You know, the ones found in the dairy section of every local grocery store. They were ...Read More →
With an easy decorating technique, these fun, festive and super delicious, Christmas Shortbread Cookies look like they came from a fine bake shop!
Are you in the mode? Or the mood? Or whatever you want to call this getting-ready-for-the-holidays frame of mind. There's a lot to do, isn't there? Decorating, preparing for guests, making lists, checking them twice, shopping, baking. ...Read More →
This Maple Walnut Banana Coffee Cake will be the shining star of any breakfast or brunch buffet. It comes together easily, no mixer needed!
"Could we stop at the grocery store?" I asked Scott on our way home from an event we had attended. "Sure, what do you need"? "It won't take long, I just have to pick up a few bananas", I told him. "More bananas? he exclaimed. "Wow, we've gone through ...Read More →
Keep a stash of these Cranberry Clementine Conserves handy for a super easy and absolutely delicious appetizer. It's also fabulous for gift giving!
What's a "conserve"? I hate to disillusion you regarding my culinary expertise, but honestly, I didn't know myself until several weeks ago when this recipe for Cranberry Clementine Conserves first started swirling around in my head.As ...Read More →
Got leftovers? Give them brand new clothes with this delicious Easy Turkey Dinner Galette. You can put it together in less than 20 minutes!
There are a zillion things I love about my daughter Cait. She's fun, kind, generous, thoughtful, smart and very honest. Her honestly reminds me a lot of my mom, who always called things as she saw them, perfectly frank. If my mom said you looked ...Read More →