Patty’s Pimento Cheese

In the south, Pimento Cheese rates way up there, right along side sweet tea, boiled peanuts, grits and cornbread. I don’t know if we could live without it! We eat it as a dip with crackers and crudites. We spread it thick on sandwiches. I’ve even been known to eat it straight up, with a […]

Lazy Day Avocado Sushi

I have a thing for sushi.  My favorite sushi restaurant is Ru Sans in Charlotte.  Akina’s isn’t bad and Red Bowl is good. But, alas, I can’t click my heels three times and appear at Ru Sans every time I get a yen for sushi.  So, I learned to make basic sushi all by myself. […]

Voodoo Pecans AKA Spicy Southern Pecans

Pecans are my favorite nuts, hands down! When my oldest daughter’s boyfriend (now husband) lived in NY and was studying for his finals in grad school, she thought it would be a splendid idea to share some love and send him a care package.  We (do I have a frog in my pocket?) prepared all kinds of […]

Chocolate Martini Body Scrub

Do you love body scrubs?  I do!   And this homemade Chocolate Martini Body Scrub is one of my faves!  I made 50 of these to give  as gifts at our Girlfriends Unlimited Event and added a Christmas ornament.  I have already received several comments on how awesome this is!  Well, thank you very much! […]

Cheapo Faux Snow

When I’m decorating for Christmas events, I’m always in need of some faux snow.  And I’ve never been too crazy about the imitation stuff found at craft stores. So, let me introduce you to the best cheapo faux snow in the world.  The one, the only . . . . Epsom Salt!  Yes, my friend, […]

Homemade Peppermint Candy Serving Tray

I heart Pinterest.  I really do.  Except when spell check shows me that it is not a real word.  It may be a made-up word, but it has saved me countless hours of research.  Because now, everything you ever wanted to know about, well, any and everything, is on Pinterest.  🙂 Since I’m smack dab […]

Peanut Butter Brownie Cups & Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

Have you noticed that most Christmas treats are all about the chocolate?  That’s because chocolate makes everything better!  These two recipes are party worthy! Peanut Butter Brownie Cups is another one of my old school go-to recipes.  I’ve never seen anyone turn these babies down! Peanut Butter Brownie Cups 1 pkg fudge brownie mix  miniature […]

Smells of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I just love the smells of  Christmas!  I especially love that smell of cinnamon, cloves and citrus.  And I always want the smells of Christmas to waft through my house, permeating every nook and cranny. Candles or plug-ins could do the trick.  But my husband can sniff out those chemically […]