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It’s Not a Pumpkin Dessert

Pumpkins are fine, it just seems weird that for about 6 weeks out of the year they are a primary flavor in so many foods and beverages – mostly desserts. In many countries people eat pumpkin all year long treating it like any other squash, but here we go full out for a season. …

A September Salad

Never ever would any good Southern girl say she is tired of the bounty of summer tomatoes, but by the middle of September it’s fun to add a little variety to your salads. Sometimes a recipe is a beautiful hand me down from you family or shared by a friend, but sometimes it involves a dig in the fridge that turns up treasure. 

Greek Life

Going Greek doesn’t necessarily mean that you are attending a large SEC school or even a small college while seeking membership in the perfect sorority or fraternity. Instead, it could be that two lucky events led to having the ingredients for an amazing and easy Greek dinner. …

Fruitti Tutti

This recipe is as old as the hills which is a good reason to have it in your repertoire. You know a dessert is the real deal if it’s stuck around for ages and can still get “oohhs and aahhs” when you bring it to the table. I’ve never been sure if this recipe had a real name. …

Vacation Bars

Here is a disclaimer so that you will know before you sink your teeth into reading this blog that it does not contain a list of bars to visit on your next trip. Actually, we were vacationing in Monteagle and I love cooking in a vacation home, so I made dessert bars – the kind you pick up and eat!

Have a Very Berry Merry Summer

One of the blog recipes that gets a lot of love is shortbread. It’s probably the easiest to make using simple 4 ingredients with staples that almost everyone would have. Absolutely no special equipment is required – just an oven and a pan. …

Summer on a Plate

It’s lovely to get kind comments on blog posts, but also fun to get questions. It seems that Chicken from Tennessee was popular – it is pretty yummy – and several people asked about the salad pictured alongside it.


Good for you, we are salad lovers too, particularly in the summer when there is so much delicious fresh produce to admire and acquire. …

Hot Off the Grill

By the end of last week, it was just too hot to contemplate turning on the stove or oven. My mom used to say that, and I really didn’t know what it meant until it was a hot humid 93 degrees in the backyard. A trip to the farmers market yielded fresh asparagus, corn, and some beautiful peaches for dessert.

Chicken Closer to Home

Is it okay to have favorite recipes in your own cookbooks? Hope so because my husband adores Chicken from France. We make it at least once a month. He may have been kidding but recently he asked what Chicken from Tennessee would taste like.

Rose Petal Jam

This has been such a fantastic spring for roses.


 That may not sound like an opening to a food blog but actually there is a story here and of course a recipe. It goes like this; I was sitting outside admiring my roses and reading a kind of boring novel set in a California vineyard. …


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