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 soupĀ is incredibly simple to make, but it’s so good […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Soups

November 24, 2014

Noni’s Turkey Continental Soup

Fruit and vegetable breads are one of my absolute favorite ways to sneak healthy food into my kids’ tummies without them even knowing it. I’ve tried dozens of recipes and I have to say that this chocolate zucchini bread is hands down the best bread I’ve ever made. Not only does it taste like a […]

Breads, Desserts, Food, Kid Favorites

September 3, 2013

Seriously Effing Awesome Chocolate Zucchini Bread

With a gallon of freshly picked blueberries on my hands, I had to find lots of ways to use them. This pie was one of the clear winners. I served it at my neighborhood Fourth of July party warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and people RAVED. It disappeared within minutes. […]

Desserts, Food

July 10, 2013

Best Ever Blueberry Pie

How do I love thee, Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs? Let me count the ways. 1. You are low carb and Atkins friendly. 2. You work as an appetizer, a snack, or a meal. 3. You are perfect for picnics. 4. Even my kids love you. 5. I can make you in advance and you keep several […]

Appetizers, Food

July 6, 2013

Chicken Salad-Stuffed Eggs

After my stepmother died last year, my father asked if there was anything of hers that I particularly wanted. And there was– her cookbook collection. She had ordered Southern Living’s annual cookbook each year since the late eighties and my mouth watered just looking at them. I took two of them home when I visited […]

Food, Sides

June 19, 2013

Summer Broccoli Salad

Earlier this month, I agreed to make a special reading-themed snack for Punky’s class on the day they took the reading portion of their standardized tests. At a complete loss, I turned to Pinterest– and found these adorable bookworms. They took some time to put them together, but the end result was fabulous– –and they’d […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Play

May 22, 2013

Kick Off Summer Reading With Edible ‘Bookworms!’

Seriously. It is. This recipe is based on Martha Stewart’s very popular recipe for mac and cheese, which you can find all over the Internet- HOWEVER, if you’re familiar with Martha Stewart’s recipes, you know that they often contain ingredients that are difficult to find and steps that are tough to follow. So I did […]

Food, Holidays, Kid Favorites, Sides

May 14, 2013

This is the Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipe in the World

I made these muffins for my daughter’s birthday sleepover last weekend and they were a perfect breakfast treat. Not too sweet, not too rich, moist, and delicious right out of the oven. The ingredients and prep are simple, too, which is important when you’re not a morning person! Ahem! One note- Be very careful if […]

Breads, Breakfast, Food, Kid Favorites

April 12, 2013

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Muffins

I tried these HEALTHY, oven-baked french fries last weekend and OMG, y’all. I am spoiled for life. I’d put these fries up against the ones from Five Guys any day. BRING IT. And yet, they’re so much better for you than anything you’d get in a restaurant. But don’t take my word for it. Try […]

Food, Kid Favorites, Sides

March 15, 2013

Best French Fries EVER!

About a year and a half ago, Dennis and I began making a concerted effort to eat healthier, and since we both love good food, I set out on an epic journey to find healthy recipes that tasted every bit as delicious as the high-fat, high-carb stuff I had been making for years. It has […]

Food, Main Courses

March 5, 2013

Healthy, Scrumptious Crispy Fish with Lemon-Dill Dip