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An easy Homemade Bread (Dressed to Impress)

An easy Homemade Bread (Dressed to Impress)

Last week was National Beer Day. While I love a good COLD beer, I am much more of a baker than a drinker. When I was in college a friend gave me a recipe box filled with some of her favorites and I have enjoyed…

Let’s Talk About Salt!

Let’s Talk About Salt!

  When I was growing up there were three kinds of salt. Morton’s Table Salt, Kosher Salt and the disgusting salt substitute, my Mom let my Dad use, after his heart surgery (YUCK!). Nowadays, there are a zillion kinds of salt. You can have a…

I’m in a Pickle!

I’m in a Pickle!

I was watching an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives over the summer. In one of the restaurants they said something about Bread & Butter Jalapenos, and never said another thing. It was as if a light bulb went on for me. What a brilliant…

Giving in to the AirFryer Craze

Giving in to the AirFryer Craze

I did a piece a while back, saying that you don’t really need to purchase an air fryer, if you have a toaster oven with the convection setting. That still holds true but I am taking back the you don’t need both part. A toaster…

Apricot Brandy

Apricot Brandy

When I was in college, my boyfriends dad used to make Apricot Brandy. I still think about sipping it during the summer sitting in their backyard, or in the winter by a fireplace. So when I somehow ended up with bags of dried apricot. Maybe…

#Fearless Friday – Whipped cream

#Fearless Friday – Whipped cream

It seems so simple but fresh whipped cream, made at home, is something special. I love recipes that are simple but offer a big wow factor. It’s ironic that something so simple is often not tried. I hope this gives you the incentive needed to…

Nut Free Granola

Nut Free Granola

I have a daughter that is allergic to nuts. Thankfully, it is not a life threatening allergy but just enough to be really uncomfortable. She used to love the granola from Madison, in NYC. I decided to create a nut-free version she could enjoy. I…

Everything is Better with Bacon Gravy.

Everything is Better with Bacon Gravy.

Nothing makes anything better like bacon. Seriously, bacon is the ultimate Unami flavor. Nobody does bacon better than the south.  Here is a bacon gravy that literally is great with anything! You can pour over scrambled eggs and biscuits. If you make meatloaf, pour this…

Biscuit Memories

Biscuit Memories

You know how there are certain things that evoke a memory. Today for me it was eating warm homemade biscuits oozing with butter and drizzled with real maple syrup. If you know anyone from the south you know there are a thousand different ways to…

Homemade Gift Idea!

Homemade Gift Idea!

It’s time to start thinking about last minute gifts. Mason Jar Mixes are an easy gift that can even be made at the last minute. I’m giving you a recipe for Chocolate Chip Muffins, but really you can use any of your favorite recipes. All…

What’s in my Cart? – Restaurant Edition

What’s in my Cart? – Restaurant Edition

When I first started this blog, I would get stopped in the grocery store with people asking what was I my cart. I was always happy to stop and share.  As my recipes and classes became more popular; people wanted to show me what was…

It’s not always easy!

It’s not always easy!

I hope you are enjoying my re-vamped website.  Love my new logo and slowly but surely I am adding new recipes and photos. I am so fortunate to have great readers that don’t let me hang out there alone. I am re-sending the recipe for…