Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Chicken Casserole with Bacon & Tots

This recipe has been floating around the internet and when HHjr came across it, he knew it would be a great weeknight dinner Easy, kid friendly and do ahead means “winner winner chicken dinner” to both of us! Boneless chicken a bag of frozen tots, milk, cheese, cooked bacon and seasoning, that’s it! He used … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Autumn Apple Cheddar Soup

Aren’t apples one of the best symbols of Fall? And when you think of the ultimate comfort food, a bowl of hot soup and a sandwich has to come to mind… The other night HHjr whipped up a pot of Apple Cheddar Soup and served it with Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Yes, it was a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Butternut Squash Noodles with Mushrooms & Prosciutto

This dish is simple to put together, can be made ahead of time, and it is sure to delight your taste buds Butternut squash noodles, sauteed mushrooms and prosciutto, combined with just enough Alfredo sauce to hold together and finished with Parmesan and fresh rosemary *sigh* Spiralized vegetables are now widely available in grocery stores, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Birthday Football Bash

Last weekend we had a small family gathering to watch the Alabama/Ole Miss Game and to celebrate DD’s birthday We like to celebrate birthdays in a big way, and for DD’s birthday this year, HHjr had a pretty funny idea for a theme When DD first graduated from Ole Miss, long before marriage, children and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Autumn Risotto with Pumpkin, Walnuts & Bleu Cheese

This is a lovely side dish for the Fall season, risotto flavored with sweet pumpkin, walnuts and tangy blue cheese This risotto is made with chicken broth, white wine, celery, onions and finished with bleu cheese crumbles and walnuts Make it early in the day and then just pop it in the oven 30- 45 … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Ideas for Football Gatherings

Football season is big around here, and even though this year our gatherings will be very small and safe, we are still going to enjoy football food and cheer for our favorite teams! A big game for our family is coming up this weekend, Alabama vs Ole Miss DD went to Ole Miss and HHjr … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Creamy Potato & Corn Soup and Broccoli Mushroom Pastries

It is feeling like Fall more and more in the South Sunday I played in the kitchen, putting a comfort soup in the slow cooker and making pastries filled with broccoli, mushrooms and cheese I wanted to make HHjr a welcome back dinner, he was returning from another weekend of hard work on the coast, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

My monthly “Paint Bucket” is a list of recipes to refer to for cooking ideas and inspirations for the upcoming month. It is my way of organizing my meals and menus by choosing 16-18 recipes that are seasonal and appetizing, thus saving a lot of time endlessly browsing through Pinterest boards and saved recipes all … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Galette

My flavor of the month for September is Rainbow Vegetable so when I discovered I had a rainbow of vegetables in the refrigerator and 1 pie crust dough round I decided to usher September out with a glorious rainbow of vegetables in a tart I had 1 ear of corn, a small package of broccolini, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Lasagna and Autumn Snack Mix

Sunday the weary hurricane warriors returned and I wanted to reward them in some way, they worked all weekend cleaning up our beach house, property, plus helping neighbors, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally There was no water the first two days and no power until after they left on Sunday… hot, humid, buggy, smelly, … Continue reading