I didn’t always love salmon like I do now, but then I learned that I was overcooking it (and so are most restaurant chefs). Try asking for your salmon to be cooked medium rare and you will notice a HUGE difference in taste. Reducing the cook time transforms salmon from a fairly ordinary fish to […]

Food, Main Courses

November 7, 2018

Roasted Salmon with Creamy Dijon

My mother-in-law’s cooking is legendary in our family, and her pumpkin bread recipe is one of her greatest accomplishments. We love pretty much anything that has pumpkin in it, so I’ve tried several pumpkin bread recipes over the years. None have even come close to this one. Even better, I typically have on hand everything […]

Breads, Food, Kid Favorites

October 29, 2018

World’s Most Amazing Pumpkin Bread

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for amazing Thanksgiving recipes to add to your arsenal. I like to mix old favorites with a few new recipes each year, just to shake things up — but I want to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that whatever new thing I’m making is like, THE […]

Food, Holidays

November 13, 2017

35 Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes: Tried, Tested, and GOBBLED UP.

  Let’s cut to the chase. I went to Publix yesterday, spent $29.10, and SAVED $70.42. I am not even kidding. By taking a little time each week to look up the deals at Publix and get my corresponding coupons together, I can save a TON of money there– so much that I sometimes worry […]

Food

August 31, 2016

I Just Might Be Publix Enemy Number One.

In this post, I’m saving you the time and trouble of learning how to save money at Kroger by putting all my tips and tricks in one handy post. You won’t believe how easy it is to cut your grocery bill in half! I used to love that show ‘Extreme Couponing’ on TLC– Sure, those […]

Food

February 2, 2016

How to Save Money at Kroger & Cut your Bill in Half!

I had never heard of Swedish Spritz until I met my husband. His mother is a renowned cook and baker and the Swedish Spritz cookies she made each Christmas were one of his favorite childhood memories– Since my husband’s love language is FOOD (Oh hush, it’s totally a love language, I don’t care what Gary […]

Desserts, Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites

January 26, 2016

A Swedish Spritz for All Seasons

Cherries are my favorite summer fruit, so you’d better believe I’m loving life right now. Cherries are only available for a month or two each year at my local supermarket– and when Dennis and I both brought home bags recently, I needed to find a use for the surplus.  Hello, turnovers! These turnovers have been our […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

July 10, 2015

Delicious Cherry Turnovers

It’s easy to find fancy chicken recipes in cookbooks and on the Internet- and over the years, I’ve tried scores of them. We have lots of family favorites, and most of them rely on other ingredients to make the chicken taste great. But sometimes, I just want something simple– and as far as cooking goes, I’ve […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Main Courses

June 25, 2015

Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks

It wasn’t until I spent a few years working in South Carolina that I learned how truly delicious a peach could be. Gaffney, South Carolina is known for its peaches, and each summer, we’d book someone from there to be a guest on the morning newscast I anchored. I’d sit and smile and pretend to be interested in Gaffney’s annual peach […]

Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

June 18, 2015

Simple and Delicious Peach Cobbler

You can tell from the recipes section of this blog that I am a huge fan of fruit breads. From Peach Carrot Bread to Applesauce Nut Bread, I try to bake one at least every other week for my family. My kids love them, they’re far better for them than cookies or chips, and they’re […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

June 16, 2015

World’s Best Banana Bread