Farmers Market Finds & A Goat Cheese, Bacon, Onion & Tomato Pie

This past Saturday, if you haven’t already figured out, I went to Pepper Place Farmer’s Market. Farmer’s Markets are obviously an addiction for me. I could be a Farmer’s Market Hoarder. Because I want everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. I’ve bought cutting boards, bowls, jewelry, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, BBQ…pretty much anything I’m in the mood…

A Fresh, Beautiful, Sinful & Sweet…Homemade Strawberry Cake!

Fresh Strawberries. Is there a fruit much better than fresh Strawberries? No…no there isn’t. Unless it’s Peach Season. And then…there is no better fruit than Peaches. Well…until Watermelon Season…and then…well you get my point. I am a lover of all fruit. But as of right now…my favorite fruit is Strawberries! After my latest trip to…

Sweet Tea Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken with a Sriracha, Honey Sauce

Fried Chicken. Not much more to say than those 2 words…. I’m just kidding (not really). Fried chicken is one of my all time favorite foods. Picnics, Family Reunions, Tailgates, Sunday lunches, Breakfast…. ūüôā I can remember years ago as a kid always devouring the fried chicken at our Lexington family reunions. And there was…

“Healthy-(Er)” Chicken & Broccoli Casserole…Maybe

Casseroles. If you are from the South, “almost” everyone loves them. And I mean loves ALL kinds of casseroles. They are easy, one pot, comfort foods, main meals, side dishes, desserts, breakfasts…ANYTHING you want them to be! In fact…we like to just turn ordinary, plain dishes into some sort of casserole. For no reason other…

Maple & Orange Baked Ham…Perfect for Easter Dinner!

Easter is finally in a few days. And this is one of those Holidays that I ABSOLUTELY love. There is just so much meaning in Easter Sunday! Church Services, Easter Dresses, Bunnies, Easter Egg Hunts, Families Gathering Everywhere…and Ham. Lots and Lots of Ham. Yep! I admit it. Ham is one of my favorite things…

“Grab & Go” Sausage and Cheese Buttermilk Muffins

I am the world’s worst about eating the most important meal of the day. ¬†Sometimes I will scramble some eggs on the weekend, but I almost NEVER think about breakfast during the week. ¬†My biggest problem is time. ¬†I always seem to be short of it. ¬†Because I am just not a morning person. Not….

Aunt Ivene’s Drop Sugar Cookies…with a Nutella Twist

My Great-Aunt Ivene was one of a kind. ¬†She was born in 1914 and lived for 94 beautiful years. ¬†She grew up cooking, working on the family farm, later working at the bank and probably her truest calling…taking care of the family because she had no children of her own. You see, Aunt Ivene married…

Oven Roasted, Flavored Bacon! My Mouth is Already Watering….

I. Love. Bacon. Let me say that again. I. Love. Bacon. I mean who DOESN’T?!?! Well…those crazy kids that don’t eat meat dislike bacon. And I just feel sorry for them. Because bacon just makes EVERYTHING better! And there are so many different ways to use bacon! Chocolate-covered, maple-glazed, pepper-crusted, in a drink, crumbled, sliced,…

Updated…But Still Old-Fashioned…Strawberry Pie

Springtime weather is FINALLY just around the corner! ¬†Thankfully! ¬†And during the winter of 2014, the South has certainly experienced some very bi-polar weather!! ¬†74 degrees one day…24 degrees the next. ¬†Rain & thunder showers…followed up with 3 inches of snow & ice!!! ¬†So tiring. So long. ¬†So…OVER. When I went to the grocery store…