Jack Bac Jam for Holiday Gift Giving

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...

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Apple Bread Pudding With Luscious Vanilla Sauce

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...

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My New Butter Bell Crock … Got Butter?

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...

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Happy Mother’s Day!  Jammin’ With My Mom

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...

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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...

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Pickled Vegetable Sandwich Slaw

Pickled Vegetable Sandwich Slaw

These colors look amazingly delicious ... and I'll let you in on a little-known secret - this pickled vegetable sandwich slaw IS delicious! In the past Deb from Smitten Kitchen posted pictures and her take on a pickled vegetable sandwich slaw recipe for...

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Blueberry Waffles and Homemade Blueberry Sauce

Can anyone tell me why 2 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a piece of bacon typically cost $3.99 or $4.99 at a restaurant and ONE WAFFLE will set you back $5.99? Recently we were at our favorite breakfast place and my sweet-lovin' husband said, "I think I'll have a blueberry...

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The Need For Homemade Ranch Dressing

Have you ever made homemade ranch dressing? I haven't, until now.  You may think this doesn't sound too exciting for the holidays but I have an ulterior motive for sharing it at this particular time.  Coming soon is yet another exciting use for ranch dressing ......

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Kickin’ Creamy Cole Slaw

Do you include cole slaw on your Thanksgiving table?  I love slaw and I like trying different recipes.  I am always looking for the perfect slaw that fits my craving for a mayonnaise base but with a "kick" included.  Slaw is a casual salad but not too casual for a...

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