Basil Bean Salad

This Basil Bean Salad is another favorite summertime salad of mine.  I love all bean salads but this one helps me use up my overabundance of basil.  It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere! Helpful Hints:  My recipe calls for chilling for several hours or overnight, but in the past, I have thrown this salad together and served […]

Stan’s Hushpuppies

When my extended family gets together, there is usually a family fish fry in the cards.  That’s because my mom, dad and older brother, Stan, are the best in the entire world when it comes to fishing and all things fish – including cooking them.  And Stan’s Hushpuppies are the greatest things since sliced bread. […]

Fourth of July Menu

Today I’m sharing an easy, breezy, old school Fourth of July Menu.  It’s fun, festive and fabulously delicious.  Enjoy and let freedom ring! The Frugal Decor:  I found the cutest place mats in red, white and blue at Everything’s a Dollar store! I also found star shaped ice cube trays – two for a dollar! The […]

A Garden Party – Featuring Grape Salad

My grandma Elrod was an avid gardener.  I believe she knew the common name of every flower on the planet.  And she could grow anything.  Ditto for my mom and her sisters, as well. Me, not so much.  In my case, I thought the apple had fallen far from the tree when it came to […]

Spinach Artichoke Pasta – Yum-O!

I adore the Pioneer Woman.  She’s just so down to earth.  She lives in Oklahoma and I used to live in Oklahoma.  Not on a ranch, mind you.  I lived in Tulsa.  But I have a lot of the same recipes she has.  We both blog.  She has a gazillion followers and I’m trying to […]

I Need a Do-Over

I’ve decided that I need a do-over of yesterday morning.  Yes, I do. Definition of Do-Over:  A chance to redo an action I hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend.  I did.  Well, almost.  And even though today is April 1, this is NOT an April Fools prank.  No, it’s not. As I’ve often […]

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Think apple dumplings, not chicken and dumplings.  Think melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness.  Think scrumptious.  Think dessert OR side dish. Make a run to the grocery store.  Hurry.  You have to try these. I have a special place in my heart for the sweet potato.  Because it is, well, sweet.  You can fry it, bake it, casserole it […]

Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes

So this is my Thanksgiving week! Sunday – Went to the House of the Lord.  Well, actually, we are the house of the Lord, but you know what I mean! Monday – Shopping with two of my daughters.  We were shopping for Christmas outfits for the grandsons.  If you have boys, then you know how […]

Mom’s Cornbread Dressing with a Twist

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! With that in mind, I’m sharing my Thanksgiving Menu and my Mom’s Cornbread Dressing. I’ve also highlighted other recipes in orange so you can click the link to get the recipe. My Thanksgiving Day Menu  Pineapple & Brown Sugar Glazed Ham Deep Fried Cajun Turkey Mama’s Cornbread Dressing & […]