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Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Deep luscious tones of chocolate highlighted by the spirit of dark rum. Rich flavors that melt in your mouth! Rum balls have long been a favorite of mine and I frequently make them for holiday gifts. This version creates a bite that is soft and […]

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

It’s the height of baking season. Flour and sugar are frequent guests on my counter, remnants of the last pie, cake or bread that is now baking in the oven. All are wonderful but it’s hard to beat the aroma of bread baking in your […]

Something Old, Now Something New

Something Old, Now Something New

I am fortunate to have a number of heirlooms that had belonged to my Mom and my Grandmothers, but none more precious to me than recipes, written in their own hand. Many are stained from years of use, parts somewhat illegible from age. The memories […]

Hydrangeas, Bringing Seasonal Color Indoors!

Hydrangeas, Bringing Seasonal Color Indoors!

Looking to buy flowers this weekend? Check out hydrangeas. They are gorgeous displayed with a single stem or in clusters making them an affordable option with a lot of impact. Now commonly available in most markets, hydrangeas can be found in a range of colors. […]

Company’s Coming!

Company’s Coming!

  It’s that time of year and with a few simple steps your guests will feel like they are at a five-star resort when they arrive at your home. These tips are easy to do and most things you’ll have on hand or will only […]

“You come from good stock.”

“You come from good stock.”

I don’t remember not cooking.  I’m fortunate that to from a long legacy of great Southern cooks.  My dad was a cattle rancher in the Texas Panhandle, working land settled by his great-grandfather, who came  from Missouri. We worked cattle, and would often feed the […]


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