Sharing a seriously fun love for food

Month: March 2018

Apple Currant Rolled Pork Loin Roast with Apple Brandy Sauce

Apple Currant Rolled Pork Loin Roast with Apple Brandy Sauce

This is a recipe I’ve been working on for months. I’ve gone through numerous iterations until I finally landed on a version that created the results I was after. I frequently cook pork tenderloin but my experience with pork loin roast has always been, well, […]

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Banana Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Have you ever had something so good it brought tears to your eyes and left you at a loss for words? This classic Southern cake might fall into that category. It wasn’t unusual to find a freshly baked banana cake sitting on my Grandmother’s kitchen […]

Roasted Carrots with Mustard Sauce

Roasted Carrots with Mustard Sauce

I’ve had a number of people asking for suggestions for their Easter dinner. There are so many dishes that are always welcome on this special holiday menu and roasted carrots should certainly be included. The mere image of them makes us think of spring! Carrots […]

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Emily and Matthew are always trying some of the most interesting recipes, including some fun cocktails. I admit the first time she shared this recipe with me my response was somewhat skeptical. Beer and vodka. Really? But this is in fact a light, bright beverage […]

Blueberry Dumplings

Blueberry Dumplings

I just caught a glimpse of the weather in the northeastern part of the country and luckily it’s quite the opposite in Texas. It is absolutely gorgeous outside – just another reason I love the South! I decided to make a run to the North […]

Mom’s Hot Rolls

Mom’s Hot Rolls

Mom was from a large family and having been raised on a farm she knew her way around a kitchen. Both my Grandmothers and my Mom would make hot rolls for every special occasion and for many years my Grandmother would make fresh bread daily. […]

Pineapple Lime Bavarian

Pineapple Lime Bavarian

There’s nothing better than old family recipes. There are some that when I make them I would swear the spirits of my Mom or my Grandmothers are hanging out in my kitchen. This dish is my Grandmother, Grace Pearl through and through. One whiff, one […]

Black Bean Soup – In a Flash!

Black Bean Soup – In a Flash!

Emily and I talk about food a lot. We are always trying both new and old recipes and sharing what we’re cooking. Which is both good (very inspirational) and bad (the distance between Georgia and Texas gets in our way when we would like to […]

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

This dish is a great “go to” when I’m tight on time and stumped for dinner ideas. Made from a short list of ingredients – most I always have on hand. From my early years of setting up a kitchen I keep my pantry stocked […]

Avocado Cream Dressing and Blue Cheese Cream – Two Delightful Savory Whipped Creams!

Avocado Cream Dressing and Blue Cheese Cream – Two Delightful Savory Whipped Creams!

Both of these recipes have been on my “to do” list for a while. The Avocado Cream Dressing comes from one of my Mom’s collections dating back to the 1950s. The Blue Cheese Cream recipe was given to me by a lovely woman from France […]

Coffee Infused Beef Brisket

Coffee Infused Beef Brisket

All the years I was growing up beef was a staple in our house. My Dad’s family settled land in the Texas Panhandle in the mid-late 1800s and were cattle ranchers for generations. They raised their own beef and would keep the meat in the […]

Corn Salad

Corn Salad

Spring fever has hit and Corn Salad is a wonderful fix to bridge the gap between winter and spring! It makes the most of vegetables that are available year-round plus, for me it’s a trip through the memories of my Grandmother’s garden. Years spent gathering […]


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