Sometimes I just make myself so mad! I made this luscious, creamy, sweet and tart pie in March when our friends Maribeth and John came to dinner. (Note: St. Patrick’s Day celebration tablecloth!) But did I take time to share it with you? 😳 Uh, no. Fast forward 2 months. I can blame my sharing […]
That’s right. You heard me. Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, “gross… I have to try these!” And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate. I’m not kidding… chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids. Indulge responsibly. I’m on the […]
Christmas is quickly approaching! And you know what that means!? Party time! Christmas parties and potlucks are some of my favorite get-togethers of the whole year, but there’s always the question of what to bring. No one wants to be the person whose dish doesn’t get eaten. So how do you know what will be […]
It’s that time of year when all things turn orange, and I am not just saying that because I live in the very orange state of Tennessee! Recently we had some little-people visitors and I wanted to give them a treat before they left for home. I was thinking of something not-too-sugary but still fun to […]
Every once in a while I get out of the kitchen and make way for my Sous-chef dishwashing mom to create something wonderful! That is exactly what happened recently after she was leafing through the fall Southern Living magazine and came upon this recipe. The minute she saw it she knew it was meant for […]
If you enter the National Banana Pudding contest and win third place instead of first place … is it still “Award-Winning” banana pudding? It all started a long time ago when I moved from Nebraska to Tennessee. Whenever talking food I would often hear … “oh! Banana Pudding! Yum!” Then I tasted it in a […]
My sous-chef dish-washing mom came home from Community Bible Study all excited with a recipe in hand! “You’ve just got to make this” she said. Our friend Barbara made this dessert cheese ball for a fellowship lunch. Everyone went wild over the surprised rich white chocolate liberally mixed together with a fine vanilla extract. Cream […]
Last week I was given the gift of spending time with my niece Crystal and her family. After 6 years of classes, while raising three children and still working part of that time, Crystal realized a life-long dream of becoming a registered nurse. We attended her graduation and then the pinning ceremony later that day. […]
We buy a 40-pound box of sweet potatoes from a local farmer every fall. I cannot tell you the exact science behind why sweet potatoes direct from the farm tastes so much better than sweet potatoes from the grocery store … but trust me, they do! We dine on sweet potatoes all winter long. When […]
My Grandma Paulsen was a lovely, gentle, funny lady. No matter who or when someone stopped by her home there were always cookies. And sandwiches and treats. And so much more. My Grandfather was a Nebraska farmer and some of my best childhood memories took place romping wildly with my cousins through the barn, the […]
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 […]
When the words vanilla, cheesecake and pecan are all run together ending in pie I cannot help myself. I cannot resist. I head to the kitchen, sort out the ingredients and begin the fun of mixing and blending while imaging just how good this is going to taste!
We’ve got apples! Do you? I’ve got caramel apple dumplings, want some?
When the Brown Eyed Baker posted this dessert recipe I was totally captivated by her pictures. It was the first of August and I had children and grandchildren arriving in just a few days. I was in meal planning mode. What I didn’t know was …
Recently my friend Charlene was traveling through Arkansas with girlfriends. I didn’t realize this, but the home of P. Allen Smith is located just 30 minutes outside of Little Rock. The Garden Home at Moss Mountain Farm sits on top of a ridge overlooking the Arkansas River Valley. Paul Allen Smith is a television […]