Pecan Pie in a Jar

Pecan Pie In a Jar

Thanksgiving be coming, y’all!  Like I had to remind you. What kinda pies are you making?  Pumpkin?  Check.  Chocolate Pecan?  Check.  Pie in a Jar?  Um, say what? To be clear: this has nothing to do with mason jars; I think we all know how I feel about food in a jar. ~ A gentle […]

Dream Bars

Coconut Almond Dream Bars

WAKE UP!  You’re totally not dreaming, but these bars are what dreams are made of…sugar and spice and mmmmm, everything nice. I know you’re starting to think about your holiday baking.  You’ve got cookies out the wazoo (yeouch!)  But do you have an easy and elegant recipe that you’ll want to hoard for yourself as […]

Brine a Turkey the Easy Way

The Easy Way to Brine a Turkey

For years, we have been brining turkeys with great success, and you can too! Most people think that when you brine a turkey or chicken, that the end result will be an overly salty beast.  So. Not. True. The opposite is true: when you brine poultry, the end result is tender moist deliciousness that most […]

Trick or Treat This

Filled Chocolate Cookies

I first wrote about these cookies last year and I wanted to share them again, because they are that good.  When Boy was a kiddo, I made these filled cookies every year for Halloween. The dark chocolate color covered the spooky appeal of the holiday, and the POW! of the orange-filling spoke of jack-o-lanterns. Plus, […]

Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find: Take Two

pinto-beans

We eat lots of pinto beans in the house + OMT! loves easy = y’all see where this is headed. I have shared my easiest pinto bean recipe with you and today, I’m offering a delicious variation: pinto beans cooked with a ham bone. ~faint~ My favorite way to make dem pintos is in a […]

Homemade French Bread

Homemade French Bread

When I think of French bread I suddenly speak with an extremely embarrassing French accent and imagine myself in a beret. Oui Oui! ~ugh~ If you have never had homemade French bread, let me weep a little for you (yes, again in the French accent).  If you have never made homemade bread of any kind, […]

How To Properly Store Baked Goods

How to Properly Store Baked Goods

You’ve spent all day perfecting your light and airy cupcakes, that buttery pie crust, those dense amazeballs brownies, but are you hip to the last step in your perfect perfection: how to store your baked goods?   This step often gets overlooked in baking. How you store your delectable creations can mean the difference between […]

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

I can hear some of you thinking: Obsessed with Bacon Meatloaf much, woman?!  Yes, yes I am.  And you would be too if you would just make the dang-blasted thang. It’s important to point to the obvious here: my recipe for Bacon Meatloaf, like most of my recipes, is for those who love leftovers.  Luckily, […]

Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce Review

Chuy's Boom Boom Sauce Review

A few years back I discovered Chuy’s Boom Boom Sauce through a friend. The funny weird thang was that for years I had long been a Chuy’s fan and never knew about it.  Um, know it now and it makes me love Chuy’s more. How much do I/we love Chuy’s?  We used to make the […]

Buttermilk Cupcakes

Buttermilk Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting

OMT has been baking with buttermilk again, y’all.  It’s so Southern, don’t you think? When I first found this recipe, I immediately printed it out.  Then, I promptly forgot about it. I blame my peri-brain fog. When I ran across it again, I made a note of the ingredients, ran to the store for buttermilk, […]