Crock-Pot Chili with Chicken and Hominy

Who doesn’t love a crock-pot meal?  It’s so nice to set up the crock-pot in the morning, forget about it, and then enjoy a great dinner in the evening. I’m always looking for a new recipe to try and we really enjoyed Crock-Pot Chili with Chicken and Hominy.   A jalapeno, chili powder, and a […]

Spinach and Blue Cheese Burgers

Do you like spinach or blue cheese?  We like both and a favorite meal is Spinach Blue Cheese Burgers. The combination of spinach and blue cheese is so good that you forget that this burger is missing the meat.   Spinach is combined with onion, garlic, Italian bread crumbs, an egg, salt and pepper, and […]

No Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares

Who is hoping that the Easter Bunny leaves some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Eggs in their basket?  I have always loved that candy. For years I have made my grandmother’s recipe for Peanut Butter Bars that taste like a Reese’s Cup.  This recipe is a family favorite!   Recently I tried a variation that uses […]

Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate

If you are anything like me, you are always looking for inspiring Christmas ideas.  This week I’m delighted to participate in Home for the Holidays, a blog tour full of Christmas ideas.  Today we are sharing Holiday Recipes and my contribution is delicious Peppermint Cookies with White Chocolate.     Home for the Holidays will will […]

Butterscotch Pecan Pretzel Brittle

A tradition in our neighborhood is to exchange plates of cookies just before Christmas.  I like to mix up the assortment of goodies that I give our neighbors from year to year which means that I’m always looking for new recipes to try.  I recent recipe success was Butterscotch Pecan Pretzel Brittle.  I don’t know […]

Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting

I’ve been craving a fall dessert and tried a recipe that I spotted in the September 2016 issue of Southern Living Magazine, Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting.   Southern Living described this dessert as an update on an old-fashioned Southern cake with the warm spice of chai, an Indian tea.  I’ve never tasted chai […]

30 Minute Skillet Lasagna

  30 Minute Skillet Lasagna made with Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce is my latest recipe creation.   Who struggles with the age old question, “What’s for dinner”?  I know I do!  After a long day of work, the last thing that I want to do is spend an hour in the kitchen […]

Orzo Salad with Feta, Olives and Peppers

Today I’ve got a real treat for you, a recipe for Orzo Salad with Feta, Olives and Peppers.  I first tried this recipe in 2007 and have been making it at least once per summer ever since.   A recent gathering of family at the lake was my latest occasion for making this orzo salad. […]

Delicious BLT Salad with a Twist

In the summer we love to grill, especially when we are at the lake.  A pasta salad is a frequent accompaniment to whatever we happen to be grilling.  For a recent lake weekend, I tried BLT Salad from Melissa’s Southern Cookbook (affiliate) but changed the recipe by substituting shredded baby spinach for lettuce.  BLT Salad […]

Spicy Smoky S’mores Bars

We had some friends come to the lake for dinner on Saturday and like always, my friends volunteer to bring a dish to share.  When Nicole asked what she could bring, I immediately thought of the Spicy Smoky S’mores Bars that she’s made for a few other parties.  These are chocolatey good with a pleasant […]