World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw with Homemade Vinaigrette

 This, the World’s Best Coleslaw Recipe, is for all my friends out there who call themselves as “Bad Cooks”.   I feel your pain. I do. I once despaired of ever being as good a cook as my mama.  It is also for all my friends out there who think of themselves as “Coleslaw Haters“. […]

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak with Blistered Tomatoes

Grilled Flank Steak with Blistered Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette is my new favorite go-to recipe for when company is coming, and I want to serve something that is beautiful to look at, absolutely  delicious, and best of all: EASY!!! Why You NEED this recipe for Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Those words, “company’s coming” can strike […]

Southern Summer Risotto in a Pressure Cooker: with Corn, Tomatoes and Bacon

All the Treasures of Summer in the South, in a Risotto: Southern Summer Risotto is simply an Italian-style rice dish, made in the easiest way I’ve ever made risotto: with a pressure cooker. I made this recipe up myself, by taking a basic risotto recipe, and changing up a few ingredients. It’s made with some […]

What to Do With All Those Tomatoes: Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce

Oven Roasted Tomato Sauce is the answer to the question of what to do with all those tomatoes. Even for, and maybe especially for, the lazy person. My Counter is Full of Tomatoes. What Should I Do??? I’m a lazy person, in many ways. One of the ways it manifests itself is when a huge […]

Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Walnut Cookies

Make going back to school a little happier with this recipe for Crispy, Chewy Oatmeal Walnut Cookies! They’re made with ingredients you probably have right now in your pantry Good Cookies Make Happy Families This recipe for Crispy Chewy Oatmeal Walnut cookies lines up nicely with my mission. Now, by “my mission” I mean, why […]

How to Make Creamy Homemade Polenta in a Pressure Cooker

I’ve learned how to make creamy homemade polenta in my pressure cooker/multi-cooker, (for some of you, that’s an Instant Pot) and I will never go back to the old way I used to make polenta again! Making it in my electric pressure cooker is so much easier!  No more molten lava spatters on my hands […]