Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake

Dense, fudge-y chocolate cake made with sauerkraut – yes, sauerkraut -slathered in sour cream chocolate frosting. Best Chocolate cake I have ever eaten! I can almost hear you right now. “EW! SAUERKRAUT in a chocolate cake?!?!” All I have toRead more…

Honey Simple Syrup

Simple syrup made with honey to perfectly flavor cocktails or a fresh brewed glass of iced tea! Simple syrups are key in many cocktails. Making the sugared syrups with sugar and water, is the most common, but what about ifRead more…

Baked Banana Donuts

These banana donuts are easy to make, baked in the oven, not fried, and are dusted with spiced sugar and served warm. This morning we finally used my donut pan I bought at Crate and Barrel last fall. I haveRead more…

Country Chic Graduation Party for my Daughter

My daughter graduated from High School last month, and I promised you, my readers, a little peek inside of her party we threw her the last weekend in May. So, here you will see our decorations, a bit about ourRead more…

Banana Split Jelly Roll Cake

Strawberry Cake Swirled around banana pudding, rolled into a jelly roll cake, frosted with whipped cream and sprinkled with chocolate shavings. I was trying to come up with something new to serve when my Mom’s side of the family wasRead more…

Peach Basil Chicken Salad

Peach and basil … two of my favorites, but I would never imagine that they would make chicken salad out of this world! Seriously, this was by far, the BEST chicken salad I have ever eaten. Not to mention, lookRead more…

Smoky Mountain Chicken

We eat chicken multiple times per week, and finding a recipe that is THIS GOOD and only 4 ingredients, is a winning situation! On Wednesday of this week I shared my review and recipe post from Deep South Dish’s newRead more…

Skillet Red Beans & Rice

I think the only person that is more excited than me about my new copy of Deep South Dish cookbook, is my husband! I can honestly tell you that I have had many a cookbook lay on my kitchen counter,Read more…

Baked Shredded Beef Tacos

When I go to a Mexican restaurant, and they give the choice of ground beef or shredded beef I will pick the shredded every time. There is just something about the way that shredded beef holds on to the flavorsRead more…

Southwest Chipotle Stuffed Peppers

We adore stuffed peppers. My classic recipe I grew up with for Stuffed Peppers is actually one of my favorite meals. So, when I found this recipe at Renee’s Kitchen Adventures, I thought, those looks super good, but I wonderRead more…

Sesame Ginger Salmon over Crunchy Ramen Slaw #SaucyMama

I am so excited to share with you my 2015 entry into the Saucy Mama Recipe Contest! I present to you, my contribution to the seafood category: Sesame Ginger Salmon over Crunchy Ramen Slaw! I am super excited to beRead more…

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

I love potatoes, don’t you? I grew up in the age of dinner meant three things on your plate: Meat, Vegetable and Starch. The hubby grew up the same way. So to me, if there isn’t a starch on theRead more…