Southern Potato Salad

I had prepared a potato salad recipe from my mother-in-law that served us well for years. It was good, we were happy. About a year ago, I found this recipe for Southern Style Potato Salad on Budget Bites, which is one of my favorite food blogs. Beth, the culinary talent who develops the recipes, is … More Southern Potato Salad

Grilled Fried Chicken

I saw this unorthodox recipe in an issue of Cooks Country. I was so intrigued and as I completely trust the folks at Cooks Country (they are the ones who test each recipe over and over until they get it right) thought we should give it a try! It’s not difficult, but there are multiple steps … More Grilled Fried Chicken

Taco Tuesday

This is my standard Taco Tuesday menu. You can use the taco meat and serve it with hard corn shells, or soft whole wheat tortillas. Tacos (slightly adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe) Servings: 4 Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Serve with refried beans and Mexican rice. Enjoy!

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Even though it is officially Spring, it’s still cool here in the southeast. During these chilly weeks, before Spring shows up to stay, this flavorful soup will surely hit the spot. This particular recipe is delicious and the best Split Pea and Ham soup I have tasted. If you have some leftover Easter ham, put it … More Split Pea and Ham Soup

Southern Shrimp Cakes

I love to order crab cakes when we’re visiting a great seafood restaurant. Making them at home is a challenge. Buying crab at the seafood department at my local grocers is incredibly expensive and the crab is in a tin or a small plastic container. Not very appetizing! We love to substitute shrimp which is much more … More Southern Shrimp Cakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

What a fun treat for Valentine’s Day morning! If you can rise a little early you can treat your family to the most delicious and healthy pancakes and oven-cooked bacon. I love to make this, especially on weekend mornings when I have more time. You can use real buttermilk in the pancake recipe or this recipe … More Whole Wheat Pancakes


  While I like extravagant desserts, the simple pleasures of a Blackberry cobbler, or a Coconut Cream pie, heck even a Reeses candy bar, make me every bit as happy! This recipe for brownies, warm out of the oven, with a good quality vanilla ice cream is one of those simple desserts that is so good. Yum! … More Brownies

Asian Lettuce Wraps

This is a delicious recipe that I have made for several years. I think it’s a great dish to serve on New Year’s Eve. With all the indulging, we need something relatively healthy! By the way, these wraps, which are supposed to be a copycat for P. F. Chang’s, are scrumptious! Lettuce Wraps Ingredients: (Serves 6 as an … More Asian Lettuce Wraps