Recipes for a Memorial Day Menu and Yummly

For this post, I thought I'd throw together a roundup of several of my recipes, any of which would be great items to share at a Memorial Day get-together or pot luck. While I'm at it, I'll tell you about a website where you can find MORE great recipes: a site called Yummly.  A Word About … [Read More...]

Join “Catch” Online Community: Earn Amazon Gift Codes

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Have you ever wished you could share an idea or opinion directly with a company you love to create positive change? C Space is a company that helps brands grow by connecting them with their … [Read More...]

Chicken Dukkah: An Easy Weeknight Recipe

Chicken Dukkah is a great main dish to build a weeknight meal around. Homemade weeknight dinners that are easy and quick to throw together, and also overflowing with wonderful flavors are tough to come by. I know cooking on weeknights, after a busy day, can be really tough to get motivated to do. I’ve been […]

Mondelēz Snack Talk Community Earn Amazon Gift Codes

 This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   If you’re a frequent snacker, Mondelēz (the maker of snack foods) wants to hear from you! Do not miss this opportunity to help usher in dramatic change to the snack industry, by participating in the Mondelēz Snack Talk Community. And […]

Sour Cream and Green Chile Enchiladas

I first tasted this unbelievably easy recipe for Sour Cream and Green Chile Enchiladas when I was growing up in West Virginia. This recipe is pure easy, cheesy, creamy, comfort-food goodness! My sister learned it from her roommate, from her time at Abilene Christian University, in the 1970’s. And while we didn’t know it at […]

How to Make Caramel Cake: Heaven on a Plate

  Are you ready for that most luscious of Southern cakes? Caramel Cake? I whisper its very name, in reverence. Caramel Cake: heaven on a plate. In the words of my dear friend Martha, who was an Episcopal priest, “Could a mere mortal make such a thing?” Yes, you CAN make a Caramel Cake.  That […]

Earn Amazon Gift Codes in the Sound Space Community

This is a sponsored post. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.     Are you a music lover? Whether you’re listening on the go, or at home, if you’re the one in your friend group who is listening to undiscovered artists, or who takes the time to listen through a […]

Seven Steps to Grilling Great Ribs

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #CollectiveBias Here in the MidSouth, every other day, we’re seeing *something* approaching spring – that is, until we go back to having a frost, the following evening. Well, it may be too early in these parts to […]

Venison Shepherd’s Pie

First off, before I give you my amazingly delicious recipe for Venison Shepherd’s Pie in a cast iron skillet, I want to make it clear that I actually really DO know the difference between Shepherd’s Pie, and Cottage Pie. According to Wikipedia, that fount of all knowledge, Shepherd’s Pie is ONLY made with lamb. (My […]

4 Great Reasons to Visit Berkeley Springs and the International Water Tasting

I’ve got four great reasons for you to visit Berkeley Springs – and one of them happens to be why I was there in February: I was a judge at the 28th Annual International Water Tasting. More about that later. First, let me give you three other reasons why YOU should visit Berkeley Springs, WV. […]

How to Brine Corned Beef and Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

When I learned eight years ago that my ancestry was part Irish, I figured it was also time to learn how to brine corned beef. So, not only will this easy stovetop recipe tell you how to brine your own corned beef, it will also deliver the very best Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe I’ve […]

Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]