It’s strawberry picking time, y’all! At our house, this means it’s time to start making strawberry bread. Tennessee’s strawberry season is short and very, very sweet — and since it’s in May before school is out, it can be tough to find the time as a family to pick berries. This year, though, we did […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

May 9, 2019

Delicious Strawberry Bread

Seventeen years ago (!), some kind soul gave us a waffle iron as a wedding present. Over the years, I’ve made waffles on occasion, but since pancakes are soooo much easier, there’s really only one reason I don’t Kondo the big, heavy iron altogether — PIZZA WAFFLES. Pizza waffles are one of my kids’ favorite […]

Food, Kid Favorites

February 19, 2019

Pizza Waffles: A Kid Favorite

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

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

To know me is to know I love to cook, but while I’ve mastered some pretty complicated cooking techniques over the years, one seemingly simple recipe has eluded me: how to boil an egg. Sure, it seems simple, but all the boiled egg connoisseurs out there (Is there a Facebook group for that?) know how difficult […]

Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

May 14, 2015

The Last Boiled Egg Recipe You’ll Ever Need

My mother-in-law’s famous and ridiculously simple creamed corn recipe. You won’t believe how good it is- I’ve tried much more complicated recipes using fresh-shucked silver queen corn and none of them were even half as good as this recipe! It takes just minutes to make and it’s a kid favorite. A Thanksgiving must. Ingredients 16 oz. frozen corn 1 […]

Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites, Sides

November 24, 2014

Noni’s Creamed Corn