O Pumpkin! My Pumpkin Roll!

Pumpkin Roll

Nothing like a little literary fun in the title  to start a post.  Thanks, Walt! Pumpkin rolls are EVERYWHERE!  So why not join the fun? Oh, momma! A friend shared this recipe with me years ago, so I don’t have the original source.  I’ve made it every year since for Thanksgiving and Christmas, to my […]

Easy Spiral Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

Easy Spiral Ham with Pineapple Honey Glaze

For those with great memories, you’ll remember the Pineapple Honey Glaze I originally used on a spiral ham at Easter, but then wanted to put on everything. Mmmm, Pineapple Honey Glaze… Here’s the resulting outcome of the original ham.  What meat-eater wouldn’t love to see this on the holiday table? Look at that delicious ham!  […]

Favorite Sides for Your Table

Drunk Carrots

When making special meals, or getting tasked with bringing a side dish to a gathering instead of a fabulous dessert, it’s nice to have a few worthy choices that you can feel confident about making. I offer my worthy choices for your consideration. Drunk Carrots: Every time I make this recipe, I agree with myself […]

You Can Stop Looking Now: The Pineapple Honey Glaze You’ve Been Looking For

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Way back in the spring, Easter-time to be specific, I made a ham with an improvised pineapple honey glaze that turned out to be a show-stopper. As most of us do, I searched the Internet for a recipe and found one.  Except, I excluded some items, upped the measurements for others and BAMMO! I now […]

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

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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, […]