Creations, Spring Things!

These past few winter days have made many of us a little crazy… In the South there’s a famous saying So I’m embracing crazy today with crazy Spring recipes and crafts, it’s time to have some fun! Hop into Spring with a Cottontail Cocktail, it’s made with cake flavored vodka {or milk for a no … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Last Minute Super Bowl Supper, Create a Pizza with what you have!

Are you watching the Super Bowl tonight? Do you need a wonderful last minute nosh that you can easily throw together with what you have? My go to dish for last minute entertaining, or a family dinner, is pizza And no, not pizza delivery, but a “clean out the fridge,” get creative, and make your … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Stuffed Zucchini, 4 Ways!

Zucchini can be your best friend when you are trying to eat less carbs and lighter foods It’s available fresh year round and can be used in an endless variety of ways The other night my resident chef, HHjr, made zucchini boats stuffed with sausage, black beans and corn A very tasty dinner that’s easy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pancake Pillows

Have you ever heard of Japanese pancakes? They are also known as pancake souffles WOW, right?? This beautiful breakfast was presented to me last weekend! 2 thick, fluffy pancake pillows, stacked and topped with crispy bacon, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup I can’t take a minute of credit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Artichoke, Mushroom & Asparagus Pizza

This pizza was created by my family’s love of artichokes The last time we had artichokes, HHjr said, “We should make a pizza using the hearts and sauce the crust with your lemon aioli” “That is a GREAT idea!” We decided to cook artichokes on Friday night to go with our steaks and save the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Broccoli & Cauliflower Nachos

These lo carb nachos are so tasty, you will never miss the chips! You can serve them as an appetizer or a side dish and they’re easy to make too! First cut broccoli and cauliflower into smallish florets and put them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet Drizzle them with olive oil, sprinkle with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Salad with Peanut Dressing

I use my monthly bucket list to help me make meal choices quickly, I pin and save recipe ideas all the time and then once a month, I choose 3-4 recipes for each category The flavor/theme of the month for January is International When I was looking at the list the other day, I was … Continue reading

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

Take-out Tuesday, Gnocchi Florentine with Mushrooms & Pancetta

This recipe is a pleasant change from typical pasta bakes, it calls for gnocchi, which literally translates to “dough dumplings” Gnocchi can be made from a variety of sources, with one of the most common being potatoes This is a simple dish of potato gnocchi, with fresh mushrooms, spinach, pancetta and 2 kinds of cheese … Continue reading