Party Panache, Team Pride, Southern Favorite Recipes for the National Championship

I know everyone is focusing on New Year’s Resolutions, dealing with life in this pandemic, and trying to stay sane in this political turmoil… but here in Alabama, we are focused on the National Championship game tomorrow night! We love to go all out for Alabama games, but with safe socializing in mind and the … Continue reading

Party Panache, “Snownut” Cake

We celebrated my son in law, NG’s, birthday last weekend CC and I made him a lemon cake covered with white buttercream and white chocolate chips… It looked just like a giant powdered donut! It’s made with lemon cake mix, lemon jello, lemon juice, eggs, butter, white chocolate chips, and sour cream {not pictured} CC … Continue reading

Saying Goodbye to 2020 with an Evergreen Pastry Tree

Happy New Year’s Eve! Just for laughs, one of my neighbors shared his twelve insights looking back on 2020: 1. The dumbest thing I ever bought was a 2020 planner. 2. I was so bored I called Jake from State Farm just to talk to someone. He asked me what I was wearing. 3. 2019: … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Lightened Up Apps for the New Year

January is a popular time to shed holiday pounds, get back to a healthier life style, and start off the New Year with a fresh outlook… Thursday is New Year’s Eve, then on New Year’s Day there is a special broadcast to replace the cancelled Rose Parade, and then a weekend of football! You are … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pimiento Cheese & Sausage Puffs

This is a twist on an old Southern party favorite, Bisquick Sausage Balls Thank you Ricki for telling me about this version! This combination is great for Christmas because the red pimientos and green onion pieces make them look party festive! You can use prepared pimiento cheese, or make your own here Because of the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Club Sub Spirals

This giant baked submarine sandwich has lots of possibilities, layered with tasty deli meats and cheese, it can be sliced into appetizer servings or cut into larger pieces for a meal And anything goes! you can use up what you have in your refrigerator Leftover ham, turkey, deli meat, bacon, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, onions, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

The other night HHjr was cooking steak bites {recipe below} I offered to do potatoes and a salad and got out my trusty slow cooker to help… These potatoes are not only an easy side dish for any night of the week, but are also perfect for solving the holiday challenge of getting all your … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

Keep this irresistible dip in mind for the holidays, it’s red and green! If you love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, now you can enjoy the same flavors in this creamy cheesy dip Let me show you how easy this is to make! First cook the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Raspberry Sorbet

My oldest grandson, 12, is homeschooling this Fall, and one of the perks is the addition of credited life learning lessons, after “school,” electives like art, home economics and cooking! Super Boy’s mother arranged for a weekly art class given by a friend, with several cousins participating HHjr volunteered his cooking skills to teach his … Continue reading

Caramel Drizzled Pecan Bread Pudding

Let me just mention that this bread pudding is so most and flavorful it doesn’t even need a caramel drizzle… But hey, if you’re going to splurge and have bread pudding, a little drizzle of caramel or even better, salted caramel, is going to take it over the top! Here’s the good news, this bread … Continue reading