Jack Bac Jam for Holiday Gift Giving

Buckle up and hold on because this meat sauce recipe is going to take you over mounds of bacon and onions and right down sugar-lane filled with sweet maple syrup and a beautifully rich balsamic vinegar! Last year at this time I suggested DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract as a lovely gift-giving idea.   Vanilla is still … Read more

Apple Bread Pudding With Luscious Vanilla Sauce

When my sous chef dish-washing mom made Overnight Egg and Cheese Casserole for her Bible study group, we had a half loaf of white bread left over.  We are not big white bread eaters but we are big lovers of bread pudding.  I also had a few whole wheat hot dog buns also leftover from a … Read more

My New Butter Bell Crock … Got Butter?

On a recent trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, I wandered into a Paula Deen Family Kitchen Shop. I’ve never seen one of these shops before. I won’t go all buttery ya’ll, but honestly it is a beautiful shop! The very first display I see is for Butter Bell Crocks.  Since I leave a small dish of butter … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day! Jammin’ With My Mom

Spring strawberries are in season in middle Tennessee.  Friday my sous-chef dish-washing mom and I made a trip to a local farm to fill up on fresh, ruby-red, stunningly juicy, beautiful strawberries. Mom cleaned the strawberries as I made dinner Friday. We talked about our “plan of attack” on Saturday morning to turn these berries … Read more

Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese

Since being gifted with fresh figs from our friends Joan and Ed, I have three figgy recipes I plan to share with you.  Fig Preserves was the first one.  This Ham and Fig Grilled Cheese Sandwich is the second and you’re darn tootin’ you’ll love the third one! The Chief was very skeptical about a … Read more