Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Welcome back my daughter-in-love Emmaline for some yummy goodness for the hot summer! The only bad thing about her sharing her cooking prowess? I don't get to taste a sample! Well friends, as summer approaches and warm (or should I say HOT - I do reside in North Carolina, you know) weather comes sweeping over us, I am all about finding easy and … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Dinner Recipe with Mac and Cheese

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." “When life give you lemons, eat them, they're good for you." "When life gives you lemons, accept them graciously.”  All these quotes from my pal "unknown" sum up our lives this past month. Since my DIY hubby had two surgeries in December, including rotator cuff repair, our … [Read more...]

Healthy Dinner Ideas for Holidays and Beyond

  How on earth is it already New Year's Day? Is it just me, or did time really start flying this year? Somehow I don't want to admit that it definitely has something to do with getting older.  My family embraces many traditions for our favorite holidays. Our best Thanksgiving memories center around consuming a big meal while … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Pasta Salad

  Do you ever have one of those last minute gatherings where you've got to get the kids ready, a dish provided and really don't want to show up as the only person without homemade food? I know exactly how you feel! I'm not one for rushing by the grocery to pick up a ready made product so I'm sharing this very simple dish that my family … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Casserole

  When I was asked by Country Crock to share a favorite family casserole I started thinking about my history with casseroles. (I know, fascinating subject isn't it?) If you're from the south y'all know about casseroles. They're at every potluck dinner and many family meals. Dictionary.com says a casserole is a "noun 1. … [Read more...]

Red Potato Salad Recipe

   I hate to admit it, but it wasn't until recently that I made potato salad from scratch. And I'm from the south. Born and bred y'all. Picnics, lazy days, hamburgers and potato salads. I had deprived my family all their lives. ~sad~ Now that I've learned how to make this Red Potato Salad there's no stopping … [Read more...]

Black-Eyed Pea Salsa Dip

I am a true Southerner. Born and bred in the South and still living here (minus stints in a few other states.) Even so, I wasn't sure about the tradition of eating black-eyed-peas on New Years Day. According to this info,  it should be the first food eaten on New Year's Day to ensure luck and prosperity in the coming year. Nope. Not … [Read more...]

Cheesy Bacon Potatoes

I saw this recipe recently, knew we had an abundance of potatoes and decided to try it. Oh.my.word. It was divine. This dish makes a great appetizer, accompaniment to a meal or snacks for the kids.  Since it has bacon in it is qualifies as a meal with meat and that makes my DIY hubby happy. Since the workload is lighter and more fun … [Read more...]