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

I know a lot of you out there wrinkle your noses at brussels sprouts- I was never a huge fan, either, until I learned how to roast them (and every other vegetable known to man) in the oven. But believe it or not, I’ve found an even tastier, simpler way to prepare them- and now, […]

Food, Live, Sides

May 20, 2015

These Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Will Make You Weep with Joy

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

Like many of you, I have slowly been replacing the outdated appliances in my kitchen with newer, stainless steel models. And it wasn’t long before I started asking myself how this so-called steel had the audacity to call itself ‘stainless’ when no matter how much I scrubbed or what kinds of household cleaners I used, mine always, always […]

Food

April 28, 2015

The Quickest, Cheapest, Easiest, BEST Way to Get Those Irritating Smudges Off Stainless Steel

I buy green onions just about every time I go to the supermarket, and use them in my cooking at least once or twice a week. Last spring, I planted green onions in my herb garden, but they take a woefully long time to replenish themselves when I trim them, so I considered my homegrown green […]

Food

April 16, 2015

Why I’m Taking Green Onions Off My Grocery List

I remember a time when providing food for a party meant opening a couple bags of chips, putting out a few 2-liters and a stack of Solo Cups, and maybe baking cookies to show you really cared. Then the Internet came along and ruined everything. Now that parties have been Pinterestized, the food has never been fancier. No […]

Food, Fun, Humor

April 8, 2015

14 Truly Terrifying Food Creations That’ll Make You the Life of Your Next Party

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

SAVE THAT TURKEY CARCASS at the end of your Thanksgiving dinner this Thursday. You can use it to make a big batch of turkey stock, which you can then freeze in 2-cup increments so that you can make this soup for months to come. My mother-in-law’s soup is incredibly simple to make, but it’s so good […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Soups

November 24, 2014

Noni’s Turkey Continental Soup