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 […]

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 […]

Sweet Potato Dumplings

Sweet Potato Dumplings are delicious and so easy to make! These dumplings are similar to my Apple Dumplings and they sure are good.  I’ve always loved sweet potatoes. Because it is, well, sweet. You can fry it, bake it, casserole it or souffle it. Sweet potato fries? I’m all in! A while back, some church […]

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 & Giblet […]