Fall Treat

This past Sunday marked the first day of one of my favorite four letter words: F-A-L-L!!!!! (Among my other favorite four letter words are love, hope, cake, soup, and dogs!)  Don’t you just love fall? The crisp air is so full of potential for cozy evenings around bonfires, warm gatherings in the home, exciting football games, and beautiful changing scenery. … Read More

Caramel Apple Spice

One of my favorite fall treats is Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks.  I like to describe it as apple pie in liquid form.  Oh, man.  That stuff is so delightful.  And expensive.  So expensive.  When Pinterest first came out, I found the solution to that.  Now, the thing is, though, you still have to buy one thing from Starbucks for … Read More

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

You guys, I have a serious affection for salted caramel & chocolate things.  It all started a couple years ago when our friends, Marianne and Justin, enlightened us about Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate (with Toffee) from Starbucks.  Since then, it’s been a highlight of the warm beverage months every year when that sweet and savory concoction hits the cups once … Read More

Mel’s Rolls

My sister-in-law has really learned her way around the kitchen.  It’s always such a treat to eat at their house, because her meals and treats are delicious! She has her own cooking blog.  You really should visit it because it’s just wonderful! Anyway, last year when we moved here, we had a combined dinner.  I made stuff for French Dips … Read More

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Growing up, I don’t remember eating a lot of spicy foods.  I think my family members (myself included) were a bunch of scaredy cats when it came to too much heat. I think my first experience with spicyness was in 8th grade.  My best friend, Holly, was raving over how great banana peppers were at the lunch table.  Somehow, we … Read More

Shrimp Po Boys

My mom grew up in South Alabama- not too far away from the ocean.  Growing up, we’d go visit my Great Grandmother Sellers.  I remember eating at this one restaurant as a little girl and trying something I’d never heard of before: a Shrimp Po Boy.  I loved every bite of it.  Honestly, I don’t think I had another one … Read More

Apple + Walnut + Goat Cheese Salad

Can I make a little confession to you? Sometimes, I really don’t like to eat salads I make at home.  They just don’t seem as spectacular as the ones I get from a restaurant.  I think part of it is, I just can’t decide what temperature I like my lettuce when I’m at home.  I mean- I can’t decide if … Read More

Cheese Grits

I’m a Grit, y’all.  Girl Raised In The South.  (No, I don’t have the shirt from Cracker Barrel).  I don’t understand these people who put sugar in their grits.  That’s just weird to me.  Give me butter or cheese grits any ole time.  And do not give me runny, watery grits.  I like my grits thick and creamy.  That’s just … Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Tacos

I love an easy, delicious meal, don’t you? I decided to mix things up a bit the other day and try a new recipe for my weekly Mexican rotation. I don’t really plan to have a Mexican night every week on purpose, it just happens that way because we love Mexican food so so much around here! And it’s usually … Read More

Jean Jones’ Cookie Cake

OK.  So, Pinterest is great and all, but it just can’t satisfy every craving.  I was scrolling through the other day looking for the perfect cure for my sweet tooth.  And then I thought to myself, “This is ridiculous.  I just want some of Jean Jones’ Cookie Cake.”  I shut my lap top and marched myself into my kitchen to … Read More