Simple Summer Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Simple Summer Salad—Using What You Have Some people refuse to eat leftovers, but I’m a big proponent of using what you have whenever possible. One of my favorite things is when my husband grills chicken and we have some left! My favorite recipe for grilled chicken is the Brown Sugar Chicken from Stolen Moments Cooking. They call it “Angel Chicken” and I absolutely agree! I’ve cooked it in the oven, but we like it best grilled. That brown sugar gives {Read More}

Chipotle Chicken & Sweet Potato Bake

Getting food on the table doesn’t have to be hard and this Chipotle Chicken and Sweet Potato Bake is proof of that!! For years and years, I cooked for a family of five. My oldest child now has his own place and my middle child works full-time and is constantly off doing his own thing. As a result, most nights it is just me, my husband, and our daughter eating dinner at home. She is a super picky eater and {Read More}

Quick and Easy Ham Salad Spread

*This post contains affiliate links. There is no obligation to visit these links or to make any sort of a purchase from them!*   In the South, I’m pretty sure everything is a salad or a casserole. Whether it has vegetables or not, if we can mix it up and spread it on something, it’s a salad! Ham salad is one of those things that you either love or hate. I don’t think there is much of an in between. {Read More}

Sissy’s Spicy Pimento Cheese

The honest-to-goodness truth is…I don’t like pimento cheese.  Bless me and my Southern roots, but I don’t.  Or rather I should say, I don’t really like any pimento cheese except for this one teensy little recipe that my sister came up with.  It’s a little bit spicy, a little bit pimento-y, and a whole lot of cheesy! My sister is super brilliant y’all.  I mean, she is so, so, so smart.  She is so smart that when we were in {Read More}

Christmas Eve Appetizers

Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year.  The excitement of knowing Christmas Day is coming makes me so happy, but it’s really the annual family get-together that totally thrills my soul!  It’s been a tradition since I was a kid and I always look forward to it.  Seeing my family is wonderful, but we also have an awesome tradition of Christmas Eve appetizers and desserts.  In case you don’t know, I’d rather have appetizers than just about any {Read More}

Summer Squash Fritters

Summertime is one of the best times for produce.  There are so many wonderful things that come out of the garden–tomatoes, corn, watermelon, and squash are some of my favorites.  And it’s not unusual for me to crave them at any other time of the year either! Squash happens to be one of my absolute favorites.  There are a lot of different varieties, but the yellow summer squash is super versatile. While squash are delicious at least a dozen different {Read More}

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}