VALENTINE’S CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Okay, so this isn’t your traditional charcuterie board set up. But, I thought a sweet version of a charcuterie board would be on theme for Valentine’s Day. This board can be used as a galentine’s gathering focal point, something fun for the kids, or even sized down for a zoom event. Tips for creating your […]

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ROAST TURKEY + GRAVY

With Covid-19 restrictions amping back up, I know a lot of Thanksgiving gatherings are getting smaller and smaller. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great Thanksgiving meal. I know the idea of roasting your own turkey and cooking a big Thanksgiving meal can seem really intimidating to young mother’s and wives, because that […]

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SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE Ingredients: 4 (1 lb) cans sweet potatoes 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp milk 1 tbsp vanilla** 1/2 cup chopped pecans marshmallows **The recipe actually calls for 1/4 cup of bourbon. But, because I don’t drink alcohol, I choose to substitute for vanilla. My mom loves the bourbon taste and […]

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SOUTHERN CORN BREAD DRESSING

Here is your step-by-step guide to creating the MOST DELICIOUS Corn Bread Dressing this holiday season. This recipe is our family favorite, southern staple. My mom cooks this every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and it is what I look forward to most. SOUTHERN CORN BREAD DRESSING Ingredients: 1 bag Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned […]

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SPINACH DIP RECIPE

I am all about the quick and easy. As a mom of four with six people total living in our house, I do not get as much time in the kitchen as I would like. So, I like to find recipes that deliver maximum taste, quickly. Ever since I’ve known my husband, his mother, Diane, […]

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CHICKEN AND SAUSAGE JAMBALAYA

Growing up in New Orleans has had a profound impact on who I am today. Everything there is deeply seeded in culture and tradition, and that is one of the things I miss most about home. Another thing I miss is the food. There is almost no comparison when it comes to cuisine anywhere else […]

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BEST-OF-THE-BEST SUGAR COOKIES

Cookies are my favorite dessert. Cake is a close second, but a good cookie and a cup of coffee can save any day. So, I’m always on the look out for standout cookie recipes. When I tell you I’ve found the best sugar cookie recipe you’ll ever taste, please believe me. I think between my […]

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SUGAR COOKIE ICING

This icing recipe pairs wonderfully with the best-of-the-best sugar cookies. It is a simple buttercream icing that adds just the right amount of sweetness to garnish your sugar cookies. Even though it makes a lot of icing, I have found the recipe generates the perfect amount for the sugar cookie recipe. I rarely have any […]

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WALDEMAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Want to know the best hosting secret? Always keep a batch of homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in your freezer. That way when someone shows up, planned or unplanned, you can have your house smelling like fresh baked chocolate chip cookies in less than thirty minutes. This trick is also great when my kids have […]

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RICE KRISPIE® CHICKEN

I was lucky enough to be raised in a home with an exceptional cook. My mom can look at any recipe in a cookbook and tweak it to make it her own. She has a vast repertoire of recipes that span a wide array of different types of cuisines. But, honestly, some of my favorite […]

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