Nana’s Cranberry Salad

The Holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving will be here in 4 days and Christmas soon after.  Along with foods like turkey and green bean casseroles, you’re likely to see a lot of cranberry dishes this time of year. This one is my favorite as it holds a lot of sentimental value.  My Nana, who passed…

German Roasted Pecans

That time of year is slowly (or not so slowly) approaching. It’s getting colder and darker much earlier, and if you can believe it, Christmas music was playing in Krogers today. Crazy, I know.  I’m willing to bet you a cookie that if you walk into a Shopping Mall here right now, you’ll be smacked…

Pumpkin Weather

Autumn is my favorite time of year. The cool weather, the gorgeous colors, the boots and sweaters and of course, PUMPKINS!  I purchased a couple locally grown pie pumpkins at our local grocery store last week, and today I decided to cook them down and prepare them for future recipes.  I started with two, medium…

Homemade Squeezy Pouch Food

So, as you know by now, little L is extremely picky. So much so that it drives me nuts. If I give him delicious vegetables for dinner, he’ll either pretend they aren’t there, or he’ll throw them onto the floor.  Recently, he’s been trying to live off of Puffs and Cheeze It’s. Yes I give…

Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter Cups, with Homemade Chocolate

So, 2 or 3 days turned into 2 or 3 weeks. I apologize. As soon as we kicked one cold, we caught another! But we’re finally better and have been better for a few days. Let’s hope we stay that way! While I was sick, I learned how to make chocolate from scratch. That’s right,…

Christmas Quiche

Quiche is one of my favorite foods ever. Especially when it’s cold outside.  When I was a child, instead of leaving out cookies and milk for Santa Clause, my mother and I laid out mini quiches and milk because unbeknown to me, “Santa” was a diabetic, and didn’t need those cookies šŸ˜Š So today when…

Momma’s Sweet Potato CasseroleĀ 

So the weather around here is FINALLY cooling down. We’ve been in the 80’s every day this Fall until this last week, we got a bit of a cold front and today’s high was 66!  Now that the weather has cooled, cooking all the traditional Fall foods feels more festive. Today The Hubs requested Sweet…

Homemade Pumpkin pie from Scratch

A few years ago, I learned that Pumpkin Pie filling in the can wasn’t made with ACTUAL pumpkin. It’s made with Butternut squash. I’ll never forget the first time I had a REAL pumpkin pie, it was stringy, sweet, and ok tasting, but it wasn’t my favorite. My favorite is the typical pumpkin pie, or…

Blended Coconut and Chai drink

So today I was browsing Facebook when I came across a drink that a store from my hometown was now serving. Being that I’m over 50 miles from this store, I decided to whip up my own drink, and let me tell you, I’m glad I did. It’s delicious, satisfying, and not full of syrups…

Semi healthy breakfast muffins and living with a picky eater

So my son has recently decided that anything in the vegetable category just isn’t for him. I’ve cooked and seasoned them in every way I know how and he’s always been able to pick them out or avoid his food all together. It’s become pretty frustrating and worrisome, since veggies are a great source of…

Southern Peach Cobbler

While I’m trying to lose weight, and I AM succeeding, I’m also Southern, and we love our peach cobbler. Today, I decided to make one from scratch, including using fresh peaches. And it was so incredibly delicious. Not too greasy, not too fluffy, just perfect. And here’s how I made it! First, I boiled my…