How to Make Black-Eyed Peas in the Slow Cooker

In the south, it’s believed that eating black-eyed peas or Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day will bring luck and prosperity in the new year. I don’t much believe in old wives tales. I just happen to like Black-Eyed Peas. For me, Black-Eyed Peas are comfort food on a cold winter day. Add a side […]

Southern Pineapple Casserole

Southern Pineapple Casserole has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForTheLoveOfHam #CollectiveBias All of my Christmas decorations are up and the gifts have taken over my bedroom closet.  I need to start wrapping presents ASAP.   I’ve been making lists and checking them twice. So, the countdown to holiday […]

Spicy Pork Tenderloin & Flavor Full Sides

My husband is a meat and potatoes man. Whenever I do meatless Mondays, he tries to be such a trooper. But when you’ve been married as long as I have, you can read your spouse’s mind without him saying a single word. My husband hated veggies when he was growing up and when we got […]

Meatless Monday with Gardein

Do you ever do meatless Mondays?  It’s actually a thing.  And it’s pretty cool and hip and all that good stuff. I’m celebrating Meatless Monday with Gardein (garden + protein) today!   And I never thought I’d get my husband on board, but he actually loves both meals I’m about to share with you. I […]

Crispy Asparagus with Sriracha Mayo

Fresh asparagus is probably my all-time favorite vegetable.  I usually roast it in the oven and it always turns out delicious. But, sometimes I just need a little more crunch. That’s when I make my Crispy Asparagus with Sriracha Mayo. It’s still roasted in the oven, but it takes asparagus up a few notches. When […]

Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob

Avocado & Lemon-Basil Corn on the Cob has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhatsYourRanch #CollectiveBias It’s my favorite time of the year – grilling season!  As soon as it warms up, we take the cooking outside to the grill.  When we can’t stand the heat, we […]

Hit or Miss – Smashed Fried Okra

Okra – it’s one of those southern foods that you love, hate or have to ask someone, “What is okra?”  There is no middle ground! My husband despises it in any shape or form.  I happen to be in love with okra.  I’ve never liked harvesting it by cutting it from the stalk.  Boy, does it […]

Grits – A Southern Delicacy

Grits.  It’s more than just Girls Raised In The South.  It’s more than just Kiss my Grits, the saying that the sitcom, Alice, made famous in the 70’s.  It’s a southern staple. We serve this southern delicacy piping hot with eggs for breakfast and we gussy them up with shrimp for fine dining.  You can find this […]

Easter Menu

Easter is neck and neck with Christmas in terms of being my favorite holiday.  And why not?  These two celebrations represent the birth and later, the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! And, of course, the song “Celebrate” is running through my mind because you know I have a song […]

Hobos and Snow Storms

Old man winter has gripped South Carolina by the nape of the neck and refuses to let go.  Yes, we are well into our second day of a massive snow storm that may have freezing rain and the dreaded “I” word – Ice – attached to the tail end of this unwelcome visitor. And I […]