Summertime Corn Salad

Ah, sweet summertime…when the weather is hot and the tomatoes are delicious.  I’m not really sure if it’s the sunshine or the dirt or what, but the flavor just can’t be beat.  Really and truly, there is just nothing like food fresh from the garden–no matter what kind it is! When summer rolls around, I start dreaming about a simple Summertime Corn Salad that my aunt used to make and bring to cookouts.  Although, it works fine in cooler weather, it’s {Read More}

Sort-Of-Like-Momma’s Cornbread Salad!

There are just some side dishes that are versatile enough to work with multiple meals.  Cornbread salad is one of these.  We’ve eaten it at Christmas with turkey, at Easter with ham, during the summer with ribs or burgers, and someone here might just eat it as a snack.  I won’t name names though. Cornbread salad is also one of those dishes that you can modify to your own taste.  Don’t like raw onions?  Substitute with chives.  Don’t have sweet {Read More}

Momma’s Simple Fruit Salad

Momma’s Simple Fruit Salad  I’ll forgive you if you sing “yummy, yummy” after you say fruit salad.  Seriously, I will.  Because we really can’t say the words “fruit salad” around here without someone singing it.  (If you don’t get that, then you have obviously never watched The Wiggles!  Look it up.) Some days I just crave fruit and vegetables and simple dishes.  And some days I want things “just like Momma used to make!”  This is one of those days.  Our eating {Read More}

Pineapple Au Gratin

(Here is an oldie-but-goodie that is pretty popular in our families!  It’s a great dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or just because you like it!!) Well the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone and I’m trying to get my Christmas Spirit in full swing. I’ve actually been on hiatus for a couple of days (in case you didn’t notice).  I wasn’t feeling well and honestly, I’m just tired.  I did manage to work on my Christmas decorating a little, but I’m {Read More}

My Favorite Squash Casserole

Lucky for my Momma, I was never a picky eater.  And I actually do love vegetables, even though I don’t eat nearly enough of them.  Of course, my methods of preparation may not always be the healthiest way to go…but they do taste soooo good! Squash has always been one of my favorite vegetables and it is one of those that I will eat just about any way you cook it.  It’s fabulous fried or grilled or sautéed!  One of my {Read More}

Creamy Corn Casserole

What do you make when you need something that can go from family comfort food to Holiday dinner?  For me, one of my go-to dishes is Creamy Corn Casserole.  It’s called a casserole, but it actually has more of a corn pudding consistency.  It’s warm and creamy on the inside, with just a little bit of crust on top.  And it’s oh so delicious! This is such a versatile dish.  It goes with just about any kind of entrée and {Read More}

Mimi’s Potato Salad (Well Almost…)

Just in case you are wondering who Mimi is, she’s my sweet Momma.  When my first child was born, he came into this world with two grandmothers, four great-grandmothers, and one great-great-grandmother.  Talk about a blessing!! Everyone but my Momma and Mother-in-Law had pretty well established their nicknames.  We had three Grannys, one Nannie, and a Mammaw.  My Mother-in-law decided she wanted to be Granny too, but my Mom wanted something different.  My three best friends were in the waiting {Read More}

Camping Tips and Suggestions for Beginners!

The Super Trooper and I recently took our first weekend camping trip with our children.  The in-laws have taken them a few times in the past, but this is the first one with the five of us together.  This was also the first time I’ve been camping since I was a teenager.  That was (cough, cough) a couple of years ago!!  Since I’m not a seasoned veteran, I thought maybe I could share a few tips and/or suggestions for other {Read More}

Confessions of a Non-Biscuit Maker (along with a four ingredient biscuit recipe!)

Confessions of a Non-Biscuit Maker: Don’t tell, but it’s true.  I make horrible biscuits.  And I don’t know why.  I’m the girl who grew up surrounded by great southern cooks.  You  know, the this-is-how-my-granny-made-it kind?? My own Momma makes the best little biscuits you ever put in your mouth.  Light and fluffy on the inside, with just enough brown crust on the bottom to give it texture.  As a matter of fact, my Nannie, Mammaw, and Great Granny all made {Read More}

Pulled Pork BBQ and Hot Slaw…Yum, Yum!!!!

Even though this is just pulled pork bbq, I felt like it needed one of those fancy names, so I started calling it Lawbreaker BBQ.  There is a story behind that though!!   The Super Trooper’s family has a big ol’ reunion every year…usually in the summer and always on a weekend.  I’ve only been to a few because, in the past, I’ve always worked weekends.  However, I like to cook and I always try to contribute something. Last summer, I made {Read More}